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November 13, 2006 Table Of Contents

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SI Bonus Section: Golf Plus


Forward Spin

By Gary Van Sickle

Plot Thickener

Karrie Webb makes a play for POY

By Jim Gorant

Big Play with Mark Wood

By Mark Wood

PGA Tourists

Pro golf follows the sun, so we bought an RV and followed the Tour

By Gilles Samson

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Tight is Right

O.K., so they haven't been the smash hits of the season as predicted, but tight ends can still make the difference for your team down the stretch

By Gene Menez

Start 'Em


By David Sabino

Sit 'Em


5 Minute Fantasy

By Adam Duerson

NBA Roundup

By Chris Mannix

NFL Midseason Report

Bear Necessity

From football in the street of a South Texas border town, guard Roberto Garza has worked his way into a prominent role on Chicago's resurgent offensive line

By Bill Syken

The Rookie Revolution

First-year players have made an instant impact this year--a well-schooled army of NFL-ready newcomers who are forcing their way onto the field and taking the league by storm

By Peter King

Worth the Wait

The Chargers jumped through hoops to get quarterback Philip Rivers--then sat him for two seasons. Finally given command, he's playing with veteran poise

By Tim Layden

The All-Pro Notebook

At the midpoint of the season it's too early to pick an All-Pro team--but not to start identifying emerging players who may be earning their way onto this year's elite lineup

By Paul Zimmerman

Air and Space

Playing in a Bigger Game

By Steve Rushin



Oklahoma City has some of the NBA's most rabid fans and a bevy of sponsors, but the Hornets' nest could be empty next season--or it could be the new home of the Sonics

By Chris Mannix

SI Players: Life On and Off the Field



As told to Andrew Lawrence

Who's Hot / Who's Not

Are You Talkin' to Me?

True tales from the similarly named

By Ben Reiter

The Pop Culture Grid

The Questions with Pete Weber

Pro Bowler

Nine-and-a-Half Weeks

Losing weight, helping Mama and making "friends"--are we having fun yet?

Best Foot Forward

No high school player has ever kicked more field goals than Jimmy Stevens

By Farrell Evans

Hard Knock Winner

Battling cancer, coach turns program around

By Alan Shipnuck

The List

College Football

From Least To Beast

Two years after the Big East was almost disbanded, Louisville beat West Virginia in a Top 10 showdown that put the league back on the map. Next up: The No. 3 Cardinals meet undefeated Rutgers

By Tim Layden

B Is for BCS Buster

Taking a lead from its entrepreneurial, garment-crocheting tailback, Boise State may bejust three victories away from securing a spot in one of the five biggest bowls

By Phil Taylor


The Loud Man

After making enemies with his mouth, the Kings' insult-tossing, starlet-dating Sean Avery is trying to win admirers with his play

By Michael Farber

The Gospel According to Ray Lewis

The Gospel According to Ray

Ray Lewis has a story to tell, of persecution and redemption, of fathers and sons, of pain caused and pain endured. The trials he's suffered--and Lord knows there have been many--are all part of a master plan

By S.L. Price


Inside: The Week In Sports

College Football

By Mark Beech


By Stewart Mandel


By Ian Thomsen

Ian Thomsen's Fast Break

By Ian Thomsen

Horse Racing

By Tim Layden


By Richard Hoffer

Life of Reilly

A Barber Who Won't Cut It Close

By Rick Reilly


Bittersweet Success

Portland's Ime Udoka came from nowhere to win a starting job, while also suffering a tragic loss

By George Dohrmann

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Somebody's Perfect

The 50th anniversary of Don Larsen's pitching gem brought together one of sports' most elite fraternities

By Albert Chen

A Triple Threat

Aiming to reach the Games in a third sport, Sheila Taormina is on the verge of making history

By Brian Cazeneuve

Leading Off

Signature Moves

With its access to athletes and their merchandise, a small marketing company is making big bucks

By Chris Mannix


Marathon Man

It was harder than taking the Tour, but Lance Armstrong conquered New York—and showed that he shines even when lost in a crowd

By Brian Cazeneuve

For the Record

Curious Incidents Of the Dogs

Q&A Ernie Johnson

The host of TNT's Inside the NBA, 50, returned to work last week after treatment for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

By Richard Deitsch

The Beat

By Adam Duerson

Week Ahead

What to watch and watch for

By Chris Mannix

Faces in the Crowd