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December 12, 2005 Table Of Contents

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HOCKEY

No Troubles in Belfast

Former NHL star Theo Fleury, now sober, is back on the ice and thriving—in Northern Ireland

By Kostya Kennedy

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Familiar, Yet Distinct

By Alan Shipnuck

TIMELINE

compiled by Gary Van Sickle

BIGGEST NEWS

By John Garrity

Reputation Index

By Alan Shipnuck

THORNIEST CONTROVERSIES

By Jim Gorant

GOLF MAGAZINE TOP 100 TEACHERS POLL

Sal's Stats

RECOMMENDED READING

By Jeff Silverman

TRULY TERRIBLE TROUSERS

By Jim Gorant

DEATHS

compiled by Farrell Evans

MOST STIRRING SHOWDOWNS

By Jim Gorant

MOST TELLING TELECASTS

By Chris Lewis

10 QUESTIONS FOR 2006

By Alan Shipnuck

STIK: LIFE AND TIMES ON THE PGA TOUR

By Chris Eliopoulos

SI Players: Life On and Off the Field

THE QUESTIONS

WITH Keary Colbert Panthers WR

Brotherly Love

Redskins WR Taylor Jacobs is inspired by a brother with Down syndrome

By Lisa Altobelli

Tale of My Tattoo

Edited by Kostya Kennedy

Deltha O'Neal

BENGALS CORNERBACK

As told to Peter King

Who's Hot | Who's Not

Edited by Kostya Kennedy

The Girl in the Hall

Eagles safety Brian Dawkins married his high school sweetheart

As told to Ben Reiter

The Pop Culture Grid

Edited by Kostya Kennedy

The Third Barber

Edited by Kostya Kennedy

Wed to Fitness

An NFL safety and a world-class javelin thrower share their regimen

By Amanda Cherrin

From the Editor

Quality of Effort

By Terry McDonell

Air and Space

Just the Factoids, Ma'am

By Steve Rushin

Sportsman of the Year

The Ultimate Teammate

The Super Bowl rings are nice, but his greatest achievement grows out of a generosity of spirit that makes him a leader in the toughest times

By CHARLES P. PIERCE

Only Cheers from His Peers

In the demanding fraternity of pro football players, Brady has earned universal respect

By Peter King

2005 Moments To Remember

One for Mama

Just hours after the death of his mother, the Astros' ace took the mound and delivered a crucial late-season win

By Tom Verducci

Auto Focus

For a 23-year-old rookie to appreciate her historic accomplishment at the Indy 500, she first had to make it to the finish line

By Kelli Anderson

Swing Shift

In trouble in the U.S. Open final against Andre Agassi, the Swiss wizard reached deep and recovered his magic touch

By S.L. Price

Choice Words

During a key timeout the Baylor team got the boost it needed to complete a glorious season and uplift a tarnished school

By Grant Wahl

Bush Came to Shove

USC's last-second (and, yes, illegal) touchdown against Notre Dame cemented a partnership for the ages

By Austin Murphy

Relief Corps

For the second time in four years, the worst of catastrophes brought out the best in athletes, most notably NFL players

By Michael Silver

Iraq War Veterans

Run To Daylight

By S.L. Price

Inside

Inside: The Week In Sports

College Basketball

By Seth Davis

Inside The NHL

By Michael Farber

Pierre McGuire's In the Crease

By Pierre McGuire

The NBA

By Ian Thomsen

Boxing

By Richard Hoffer

College Football

By Phil Taylor

The NFL

By Peter King

King's Corner

By Peter King

Dr. Z's Forecast: Staying Perfect

By Paul Zimmerman

Baseball

Olympic Sports

By Tim Layden

Life of Reilly

Strong, Silent Types

By Rick Reilly

Departments

Horsepower Heaven

At Virginia International Raceway, car lovers have the kind of club golfers have always enjoyed

By Lars Anderson

Pimp My Rental

By Richard O'Brien

Leading Off

Letters

King Strut

Whether they know it or not, today's TD celebrators owe a debt to a '50s wrestler who virtually invented the idea of athletic vanity

By John Capouya

Pranks for the Memories

Drop that mascot and reach for the sky! A brief history of harmless mischief

Edited by Mark Bechtel and Stephen Cannella

For the Record

Edited by Mark Bechtel and Stephen Cannella

Power Grab

Once thought to be too slight for the big time, Martina Hingis will try to muscle her way back to the top

Edited by Mark Bechtel and Stephen Cannella

Q & A: Ty Murray and Jewel

The nine-time rodeo world champion and the Grammy--nominated singer have been dating for seven years

By Richard Deitsch

The Beat

By Adam Duerson

Monday Morning Quarterback

Peter King offers his 10 Things I Think I Think

By Peter King

Week Ahead

What to watch and watch for

By Chris Mannix

Faces in the Crowd

Edited by Mark Bechtel and Stephen Cannella

Fantasy Watch

TWO FORMER Arizona Wildcats have defied expectations and become impact players as rookies.

By David Sabino