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Taking Care of Business

Bart Bryant rocked as the Tour Championship rolled out a bold plan for its future

By Gary Van Sickle

The Envelope, Please ...

After 10 months and 48 tournaments, this season will be remembered for these deeds and words, which we honor here

By Gary Van Sickle

Questions For Bart Bryant

He conquered his inner wimp, then stared down Tiger Woods to win the Tour Championship

By Jim Gorant

Big Play with Mitchell Spearman

Heart And Soul

A bad ticker couldn't stop my dad, who has golf in his blood

By Evan Rothman

Catching Up With

Randall Cunningham, Quarterback

SEPTEMBER 11, 1989

By Andrew Lawrence

DIVISIONS II AND III

For the Love of The Game

That's the main reason athletes and coaches compete--and thrive--in the backwaters of NCAA Divisions II and III, where there is little scholarship money and even less individual glory

By Alan Shipnuck

Air and Space

Doing Well and Doing Good

By Steve Rushin

SI Players: Life On and Off the Field

Kyle Orton

BEARS QUARTERBACK

By Reported by Jeffri Chadiha

Who's Hot / Who's Not

Are We Having Fun Yet?

Learning to stay awake during game film, and other rigors of being an NFL rookie

By Ben Reiter

First Kicks

Rookie punters are all over the NFL map

By Ben Relter

Pro Football

Top of Their Game

The Colts have sprinted to the best record in football behind a combination of precision offense and an eye-popping defense with seven stars 25 or under--and they aren't the only team riding a youth movement in a year when young and hungry is the surest ticket to the postseason

The Young and Relentless

Versatile, hard-hitting and oozing confidence, the next generation of defensive stars is disrupting game plans and creating a new blueprint for building winners

By Peter King

The Mane Man

He's soft-spoken and self-effacing off the field, but when Steelers safety Troy Polamalu hits the gridiron, his hair comes down and the rampage begins

By Nunyo Demasio

The All-Pro Notebook

Some young stars have risen to prominence in the first half of the season. An inside look at who's ready to break into the 2005 all-star lineup

By Paul Zimmerman

Way Too Much Trouble

After the latest--and last?--confrontation between Terrell Owens and the Eagles, the reigning NFC champions are floundering at .500 and facing an uphill battle to salvage their season

By Peter King

Pro Basketball

Love and Basketball

Martell Webster is only 18, but the Trail Blazers' rookie is mature beyond his years thanks to a wise old lady who raised him after the mysterious disappearance of his mother

By L. Jon Wertheim

College Football

Extreme Makeover

Under the critical eye of coach Charlie Weis, the transformed Brady Quinn has led a big turnaround at Notre Dame. Now he looks good to the NFL

By Austin Murphy

Quantum Leaps

Last season these guys, like Notre Dame's Brady Quinn, were either invisible or underused while playing in a major program. What a difference a year can make.

By Gene Menez

Pro Hockey

To Skate and Score in L.A.

No NHL player is better suited to the glamour of Hollywood than Jeremy Roenick, who is already a celebrity for his new team, the first-place Kings

By Michael Farber

Bonus

Full Bloom

Former Colorado wideout JEREMY BLOOM, the world's best moguls skier, hopes to jump straight from the Olympic medal stand to the NFL

By Tim Layden

BATTLES TO WATCH

These pre-Olympic encounters could provide almost as much drama as the Games

By Brian Cazeneuve

TURIN'S TURN

With fewer than 100 days to go until the flame is lit on Feb. 10 to begin the 20th Winter Games, here's an early overview

By Brian Cazeneuve

Inside

Inside: The Week in Sports

Say It Ain't Slow

Looks like the end of the run for the Kings, who have reined in their up-tempo attack to accommodate Shareef Abdur-Rahim

By Ian Thomsen

Smackdown

Miami's no-name defenders showed why they're tops in the nation in a resounding upset of third-ranked Virginia Tech

By Stewart Mandel

STEWART MANDEL'S Two-Minute Drill

By Stewart Mandel

Life of Reilly

Why Wait to Go Postal?

By Rick Reilly

Departments

Stress Management

John Feinstein's season with the Baltimore Ravens gives an intimate look at the pressure of NFL life

By Charles Hirshberg

Leading Off

Prolific Pilot

Christine Sinclair, the nation's top scorer, leads Portland into the NCAAs in search of a second national title

By Julia Morrill

Happy Landing

Senior defensive end Tamba Hali had to flee war-torn Liberia, but he's found a home at Penn State

By Mark Beech

Little John's Big Stakes

Despite his nickname, pool hustler John Macias often plays for large sums--50 or 60 large, to be exact

By L. Jon Wertheim

Totally Cool

Trainers are turning to a new device to help depleted muscles recover and improve performance

By Kelli Anderson

Letters

Yanked Out

As success transformed the Red Sox into an Evil Empire, Theo Epstein came to see his dream job as an untenable position

By Tom Verducci

Stinging Endorsements

Daly and Trimspa? Sherman and phones? A brief history of product misplacement

Edited by Mark Bechtel

For the Record

Edited by Mark Bechtel

On the Road With ... Dennis Rodman

Edited by Mark Bechtel

Grounded Jet

Another concussion could force scrappy receiver Wayne Chrebet to call it a career

Edited by Mark Bechtel

Double Breasted

Kenya's Paul Tergat battled to the tape in the closest finish in New York City Marathon history By Brian Cazeneuve

By Brian Cazeneuve

Clive Owen

The 41-year-old British actor (Croupier) stars in Derailed, which opens on Friday

By Richard Deitsch

The Beat

By Adam Duerson

Week Ahead

What to watch and watch for

By Chris Mannix

Eyeing the Prize

SI's writers offer their picks for the magazine's Sportsman of the Year

By L. Jon Wertheim

Faces in the Crowd

Edited by Mark Bechtel

Fantasy Watch

By David Sabino

Will You Please Sign This?

The quest for an athlete's autograph is not always an easy one--for the hunter or the prey. Some veteran signature seekers reveal the ins and outs of getting that elusive scribble from a hero

By Jack McCallum