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September 19, 2005 Table Of Contents

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Can't-Miss AMERICA

The U.S. relied on youth, experience and a player who bridged the generation gap to win the Solheim Cup

By John Garrity


Soon after clinching the Cup, Meg Mallon had to be hospitalized

By John Garrity


Months after his big score at the Big Stakes, PGA Tour hopeful David Ping has made little progress toward his life's goal, but at least he can pay the bills

By Franz Lidz

Questions For Mark Calcavecchia

By playing smart for four days, the 45-year-old beat a tough course to win the Canadian Open, his first victory since '01

By Kevin Woodley

A List

What golfers are talking about

By Jim Gorant

Big Play with Jim Suttie

By Jim Suttie


By Jim Gorant


By Jim Gorant


Old Guard In High Gear

Any young hotfoot expecting to grab the Nextel Cup is going to have to get past Rusty Wallace, 49, and Mark Martin, 46, crafty vets who are finishing strong

By Lars Anderson

Teeing Off: Views and Voices

My Shot

It wasn't easy, but I am proof that you can come back stronger after a hurricane

By Terry Florence

STIK: Life and Times on the PGA Tour

By Chris Eliopoulos


Some High, Hard Ones

By Steve Rushin

SI Players: Life On and Off the Field


Chiefs Tight End

By Amanda Cherrin

Who's Hot Who's Not

Edited by Kostya Kennedy

Showing Their Metal

Athletes say wearing titanium eases pain

By Lisa Altobelli


Edited by Kostya Kennedy

The Questions with Ronde Barber

Bucs Cornerbook

Seeing Spots

Legends and new stars sell Super Bowl XL

By Sarah Thurmond

Good Day, Sweet Prince

By Rickie Weeks

After The Storm

The Saints Come Through

With a lump in the throat and a chip on the shoulder, New Orleans's displaced NFL team won a hard-fought season opener in tribute to hurricane-battered Louisianans

By Michael Silver

Home Is Where the Heart Is

Playing at Arizona State instead of Baton Rouge, LSU summoned up the never-quit spirit of its fans for a rousing win

By Kelli Anderson

NASCAR Championship Preview

Cut To The Chase

NASCAR's best roar into a 10-man, 10-race sprint to the Nextel Cup: Can points leader Tony Stewart hold off Roush's five-car charge?

By Lars Anderson


The King of Queens

Roger Federer and Kim Clijsters won the U.S. Open singles titles, but it was ageless Andre Agassi who owned the fans' hearts at Flushing Meadow

By S.L. Price

College Football

Don't Mess With Texas

Following the lead of do-it-all quarterback Vince Young, the Longhorns displayed the toughness and resilience to beat Ohio State--and any other team that gets in their way

By Austin Murphy


Michigan and Iowa, like Ohio State, don't live up to rankings

By Phil Taylor


Growing Threat

They might look like a bunch of fun-loving kids, but when it comes to the playoff race, the Indians are dead serious

By Albert Chen



The Week In Sports

Inside the NFL


The Patriots gear up for arguably the toughest five-game regular-season stretch in the history of the NFL

By Peter King

Out of the Carolina Blue


By Peter King

King's Corner

By Peter King

Dr. Z's Forecast

By Paul Zimmerman

Inside College Football

Coming of Age

With junior quarterback Reggie Ball displaying a newfound maturity, Georgia Tech is off to a flying start

By Mark Beech

Commodores Shock the Hogs

By Gene Menez

Stewart Mandel's Two-Minute Drill

By Stewart Mandel


Golden Retriever

By Rick Reilly


Leading Off

Singapore, Here We Come

The U.S.'s top gamers met to do battle in New York City, with the winners going on to the World Cyber Games finals

By Bill Syken

Two for the Ages

A pair of historic bouts with race on the undercard are examined with different approaches but the same wallop

By Richard O'Brien

The Old Man and the CFL

At age 42--and a grandfather--Damon Allen, brother of Marcus, just keeps rolling up passing yardage and wins

By Michael Farber


Giant Step

After enduring three knee operations, and sidestepping several scandals, Barry Bonds is back in his clubhouse easy chair. The baseball world remains riveted

By Daniel G. Habib

The Icemen Goeth

As NHL training camps get ready to open, three of the league's most venerated stars decide to hang up their skates

By Michael Farber

For the Record

Family Toes

A placekicking brother-sister act makes high school history in South Carolina

By Rebecca Sun

Voice of America

Indiana's Chris Schenkel informed and entertained fans for six decades

Edited by Mark Bechtel and Stephen Cannella

Triple Jeopardy

A rookie claims he's been busted three times for the same steroids offense

Edited by Mark Bechtel and Stephen Cannella

Christopher Plummer

The Canadian actor plays Roger Bannister's coach in Four Minutes, which debuts on ESPN2 on Oct. 6

By Richard Deitsch

The Beat

By Adam Duerson

The Week Ahead

What to watch and watch for

By Amanda Cherrin

Faces in the Crowd

Edited by Mark Bechtel and Stephen Cannella