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February 27, 2006 Table Of Contents

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Leading Off

Leading Off

Air and Space

A Miracle from Coogan's Bluff

By Steve Rushin

SI Players: Life On And Off The Field

Hannah Teter


As told to Lisa Altobelli

Who's Hot / Who's Not

Edited by Kostya Kennedy

SI Players

The Questions with Antoine Walker

Heat Forward

Edited by Kostya Kennedy

Falling on Your Butt

Six of America's greatest figure skaters describe their least favorite thing to do

Edited by Kostya Kennedy

A Gift for Hymn

Bucks star Michael Redd bought his father a church

By Ben Reiter

Auto Racing

Worth the Wait for 48

The Great American Race had Jimmie Johnson's number--until Sunday, when he capped off a controversial week with a late charge that put him in Victory Lane

By Lars Anderson


A Season Like No Other

On a Virginia Tech team already reeling from a series of personal blows, Coleman Collins has grieved his father's recent death in a manner that would make his dad proud

By Grant Wahl

College Basketball

My Father Knew Best

Dad died last week, but I know now how fortunate I've been to have him and to benefit from his wisdom

By Coleman Collins


Big Game Hunter

If you watch how Astros ace Roy Oswalt uses his steely resolve to stalk a prize buck back home in Mississippi, it's no surprise how efficiently he takes out opposing batters

By Richard Hoffer


The Next to Win 20?

By Tom Verducci

Pro Football

Lynn Swann Goes Deep

In his first try at politics, the Hall of Fame Steelers wideout won the Republican endorsement for governor of Pennsylvania. Now he has to catch up on the issues in his race against a rabid Eagles backer

BY Michael Bamberger


What a Ride

So captivating were the triumphs of America's free-spirited snowboarders that even a showboating fall costing gold could not diminish their impact

By Austin Murphy

2006 Olympics Turin

Way Off Course

Except for a gold in the men's combined, nothing has gone right for the U.S. And there has been no bigger flop than Bode Miller

By Tim Layden

Option Play

After missing out on a medal, Jeremy Bloom turned his focus to the NFL combine and a career as a wideout and return man

By Austin Murphy

Looking Out for No. 1

He may not win a popularity contest among teammates, but Shani Davis stayed true to himself and made history in the 1,000

By Brian Cazeneuve

Thrills and Spills

As competitors literally fell by the wayside, new U.S. citizen Tanith Belbin and partner Ben Agosto tripped the light fantastic

By E.M. Swift

The Wrath of Ahn

A victory over archrival Apolo Ohno in the tightly contested 1,000 meters confirmed Ahn Hyun Soo's ascension to the top of his sport--and served as payback for perceived wrongs to South Korea at the Salt Lake City Games

By Yi-Wyn Yen

Mirakel På Is

(Translation: Miracle on Ice)

By Michael Farber

Fellowship of the Rings

To strike a blow against international hatred, U.S. hockey player Kathleen Kauth did a simple thing: She shook the hand of an Olympian from Iran

By S.L. Price


Inside: The Week in Sports

College Basketball

By Phil Taylor

SETH DAVIS'S Hoop Thoughts

By Seth Davis


By Ian Thomsen

Ian Thomsen's Fast Break

By Ian Thomsen

Life of Reilly

Heart and Seoul

By Rick Reilly



Rough Sledding

Olympic drug enforcers can seem like heroes in their own right--until they bust an innocent man like skeleton racer Zach Lund

By Kelli Anderson

Adios, Amigo

With his power gone and his dignity under assault, Sammy Sosa calls it quits

By Tom Verducci

For the Record

Voice of America

Curt Gowdy's Wyoming baritone provided the soundtrack for a half century of sports

By Bill Syken

Upside Downhill

One Olympic website says the last shall be first, for many are cooled but few are frozen

Face Time

Q&A Scott Baird

The 54-year-old Olympic curler is an insurance agent in Bemidji, Minn., and the oldest Winter Olympian ever

By Richard Deitsch

The Beat

By Adam Duerson

Week Ahead

What to watch and watch for

By Chris Mannix

Faces in the Crowd