36 Going, Going Green
As global warming changes the planet, it is changing the sports world too. Already, surprising and innovative ideas are helping sports to adapt
by Alexander Wolff
• Rising seas threaten the coast
• Creating greener greens in golf
• Ski resorts face life with no snow
• The arena of the future
46 Remade in Texas
Once a doormat, Texas A&M is now a rugged outfit that's never out of any game
by Kelli Anderson
52 What's the Big Deal?
Pricey free agent Barry Zito has brought a welcome new vibe to the Giants' clubhouse
by Chris Ballard
56 The Pride of Iowa
Two legends try to restore the luster of the state's once-dominant college teams
by Richard Hoffer
62 Rx for Trouble
A raid of a drug distribution network turns up the names of prominent athletes
by Luis F. Llosa and L. Jon Wertheim
68 Top of His Game
If to ask What might have been is the price of genius, the coach of the three-time champion 49ers has paid his dues. But as he battles leukemia, the greatest football mind of his era is coming to terms with his considerable legacy
by Michael Silver
6 Leading Off
First Person: Oscar De La Hoya
Remembering hurler Clem Lebine
NFL spending may have a cost
Days in a Life: Steve Nash
31 Faces in the Crowd
86 Life of Reilly
Two sixth-grade basketball teams, two budgets: one Gulfstream, one shoestring by Rick Reilly
82 The NHL
Garth Snow's shrewd maneuvers
Detroit makes the best deal
83 The NBA
Shaq is ready to play his old role
Scout: Tough pick at the point
How to fix the Busch Series
Ray Evernham's disappointments
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52 BARRY COMPATIBLE New Giants pitcher Barry Zito (left) has already drawn a smile or two out of Barry Bonds at the team's Scottsdale, Ariz., training camp.
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83 STILL A HANDFUL Shaquille O'Neal has looked like his old, dominant self, picking up the slack for the injured Dwyane Wade.
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