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2003
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Kurt Busch, Tony Stewart & Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Contents - The Insider (Is it the rookie or the car? What ails NASCAR, books and videos: Fixin' To Gift and more); All The Rage (Tony Stewart is the sport's biggest winner now if he can just keep from losing it again); Ward Of Attention (The Daytona 500 produced a glut of mangled cars, bruised egos and an unlikely champion); Old And In The Way - 2002: The First Half (A pack of youngsters took turns winning, but it was Sterling Marlin who led the way); Born Again (Of all the comebacks at Roush Racing, none was more improbable than the boss's); Finishing Touch - 2002: The Second Half (The race between Mark Martin and Tony Stewart kept the season sizzling to the last race); 2003 Winston Cup Preview; New Kid On The Block (Jimmie Johnson hoped to learn from Jeff Gordon, but the mentor learned a little too); Young Gunmen (The faces of NASCAR's future are cool, confident and coming on strong); The Boogity Man (Behind the wheel, Bad Boy Darrell Waltrip was the guy fans loved to hate. Not anymore); 5 Things You Need To Know (A new man hoisting the Winston Cup is but one of the things in store for 2003); The 2003 Schedule (From February to November, from Daytona to Homestead, the races and racers to watch in the upcoming season)
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January
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Rich Gannon
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NFL Playoffs - One for the Team (Steve McNair and two unlikely receivers took the Titans to the threshold of the title game.), Now or Never (The Raiders easily dispatched the Jets to move within one victory of their first Super Bowl since 1984.), Bucs Stopper (Derrick Brooks is the quiet leader of Tampa Bay's defense, the key to the team's Super Bowl hopes.), Back in Stride (Buoyed by Donovan McNabb's return, the Eagles advanced to a second straight NFC title game.) Pro Basketball - Raising Arizona (Straight out of high school, Suns forward Amare Stoudemire is near the top of the rookie class.), The Agony of Victory (What would possess Jerry West to abandon the Lakers and move to Memphis to run the Grizzlies?) College Basketball - Driving Force (Guard Diana Taurasi's gender-bending game had UConn streaking toward a record.) Hockey - Wild Ride (The feel good story of the first half was Minnesota and its 20-year-old speedster, Mariahn Gaborik.)
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January
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Sapp/Gannon
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NFL Playoffs - Cold Comfort (Tampa Bay beats the Eagles in frigid Philly), Line Drive (Oakland's offense marches through Tennessee) Pro Basketball - Really Big Show (Yao Ming stands up to Shaq), An American in China (Yao's American replacement in Shanghai struggles) Baseball - Waiting for Godzilla (Hideki Matsui makes his debut in Gotham) Skiing - World Beater (Bode Miller leads the World Cup standings) College Football - Tonelli's Run (A tale of survival in World War II POW camps)
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February
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Joe Jurevicius
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Super Bowl XXXVII - What a Steal! (Tampa Bay wins it's first NFL title), College Basketball - He's In Control (Really?) (Indiana coach Mike Davis), Hockey - Blueline Btothers (St. Louis rookie Barret Jackman and vetern Al MacInnis), Tennis - Slam Dunks (Serena Williams and Andre Agassi win at the Australia Open) Pro Football - Barry Sanders (He is still a mystery three years after leaving the game)
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February
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Yao Ming
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NBA Midseason Report - Sky Rocket (Yao Ming), Small WOnder (Earl Boykins), No Kidding (Detroit's Ben Wallace is the First-Half MVP) Hockey - Back to the Bench (Glen Sather, after no success as a GM, returns to coaching) College Basketball - No. 1...Again (UConn moves up to First in the women's rankings), Island Hopper (Carl English travels 5,800 from Newfoundland to Hawaii to become a shooting star) NASCAR Preview - How They'll Finish (Season predictions), What You'll See in 2003 (Individual predictions), Speed Demon (Jeff Gordon and his love/hate relation with the fans of NASCAR)
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February
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Michael Jordan
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Pro Basketball - Star-Studded Tribute (Celebration of Michael Jordan and an All-Star game), Rare Forty-tude (Five stars facing forty and still playing well) Hockey - All Hull Breaks Loose (SI interview) College Basketball - Wild Cards (Louisville is the nation's hottest team) Olympics - The USOC: Just Fix It (SI gives a plan to fix the USOC leadership) Baseball - Brave New World (Mike Hampton begins career reconstruction with Atlanta's Leo Mazzone) Basketball - It All Starts Here (The offense of Princeton's Pete Carril is the rage at all levels)
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February
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Angels Spring Training
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Baseball - Hope Springs Eternal (Spring training always inspires optimism) Golf - Roaring Back (Tiger Woods coming back from knee surgery wins at the Buick Open), A Woman among Men (Annika Sorenstam is preparing to tee it up with the big boys) NHL - Face of the Future (Dany Heatley has an all-around game built for today) Titan Games - Can't Win 'Em All (Wrestler Cael Sanderson loses in his first international competition) NASCAR - His Perfect Storm (Michael Waltrip wins the Daytona 500 with help from the skies and an Ernhardt or two) College Basketball - Hog Fight (The feud between Arkansas and former coach Nolan Richardson is personal - and racial)
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March
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Kobe Bryant
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Pro Basketball - Roll of a Lifetime (Kobe Bryant is scoring points by the bunch and leading the Lakers into contention) Young Stars - The Gifted Ones (Let's just enjoy the next wave of prodigies) College Basketball - Madness to the Method? (A top-secret computer formula, the RPI, can determine whether a team gets an NCAA berth) Baseball - Safe at Home (Why would Lou Pinella leave a winner in Seattle to manage the worst team in baseball?) Caving - Going Deep (How a curmudgeoinly caver discovered a subterranean wonder and saved it from ruin)
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March
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Cliff Hawkins
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College Basketball - Tubby's Terrors (Tubby Smith leads Kentucky into March), Ghosts of Mississippi (Forty years ago Mississippi State defied court orders to not play against black players) Boxing - Fight-Game Inferno (Boxing is down but not out) Arena Football - Through The Roof (NBC is going to televise their games) Hockey - The Red Line Debate (Is it time to erase the red line?) Baseball - Old Reliable (Pitcher Jesse Orosco)
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March
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Kirby Puckett
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College Basketball - Toot the 'Horn (TJ Ford of Texas is the SI Player of the Year), Hockey - The Big Picture (6'9" Zdeno Chara of Ottawa is the tallest player ever and an important piece to their puzzle), Baseball - Boston's Bullpen Gamble (The Red Sox working with low-cost relievers), Kirby Puckett (Minnesota's favorite son turns out to be human), Pro Basketball - Spicing Up the Spurs (Players from France, Argentina and everywhere else are helping them win)
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March
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March Madness
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Baseball - Is Everybody Happy (The Giants have rebuilt with veterans who can get along with Bonds, will it work?) Hockey - Two Victims (Tragedy from a race for the puck) NCAA Basketball Preview - Senior Class (Experienced players show their importance in the tounament), Four-Year Wonders (A team's worth of unsung seniors), Surprise Party? (The road to the Woman's Final Four), Net Result (SI's bracket picks for 2003) Pro Basketball - The Rap on Kevin Garnett Book Excerpt - The Rights of Bill (The rules that apply when Clinton plays golf) Olympic Sports - Son of Saddam (Accusations about the way Uday Hussein treated athletes who failed to win)
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April
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Dwayane Wade
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NCAA Tournament - Final Foursome (The country's three best players and a dynamic freshman send their teams to New Orleans), Old School (Marquette returns to glory) Baseball - Wait Till This Year (Chicago's hopes are up again) Golf - Master of His Universe (Augusta National Chairman Hootie Johnson), Hockey - Unhappy Ending (Mario Lemieux, his Penguins and his back) Supplements - Jolt of Reality (Teens are trying to copy elite athletes with tragic results)
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April
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Carmelo Anthony
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NCAA Tournament - Orange Rules (Syracuse turned back a late charge by Kansas and hung on to win the national title.) Lacrosse - Duty Firt (West Point midfielder Mike Kamon's graduation portends a dangerous and uncertain future.) Pro Basketball - A Change in Zip Code (Who knows where Karl Malone is headed next season, and John Stockton might leave Utah, too.)) Baseball - The 500 Crowd (Sammy Sosa hit his 500th homer, but with many others in line, is the number losing its luster?) Hockey - Friend or Foe? (Childhood pals Peter Forsberg and Markus Naslund may be on a collision course for the Cup) Boxing - Blood Brothers (A decade after their epic trilogy, Evander Holyfield and Riddick Bowe are still bound together)
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May
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Serena Williams
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Tennis - The Serena Show (Serena Williams is now tennis's biggest star, and no one could be happier on the grand stage.) Hockey - The Last Laugh (With the Mighty Ducks foing for the Stanley Cup, the joke - finally - is no longer on them.) Horse Racing - Hands Down (Putting a baseless accusation behind him, Jose Santos rode Funny Cide in a Preakness win.) Golf - From the Back Tees (After a heated, often silly debate, Annika Sorenstam is ready to test herself against the men.), Pssst...Want a Club? (Golfers spend millions a year on counterfeit equipment. We went to their source, South China.) Pro Basketball - Texas Tornado (For Dallas to beat San Antonio, sixth man Nick Van Exel has to keep up his whirlwind scoring.) Baseball - 18 Pitches, 10 Cuts (Rocco Baldelli, the Devil Rays' free-swinging rookie, isn't about to let a hittable pitch go by.)
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June
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The Deadly Dive
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Stanley Cup Finals - Give Devils Their Due (New Jersey outlasted Anaheim to win its third NHL title in nine years) Horse Racing - Empire Strikes Back (Funny Cide loses in the Belmont to prevent another Triple Crown) Boxing - Uncommon Valor (Micky Ward and Arturo Gatti finish their thrilling trilogy) Father's Day - Hope Springs Paternal (Six athletes who appreciate their father's early investment in their futures) NBA Finals - C'est Magnifique! (Tony Parker is outplaying Jason Kidd and has led the Spurs to an early lead) Tennis - The Man Show (Even though the women are getting the ink in the French Open it is the men who are lifting the game) Freediving - Rapture of the Deep (Two of the world's best freedivers went to the limits of their sport. Only one came back)
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June
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David Robinson
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Golf - Father Knows Best (Jim Furyk won the U.S. Open using a loopy swing he grooved under the tutelage of his dad.) Motor Sports - Top Secret (Many NASCAR fans may not recognize Matt Kenseth, but his Winston Cup lead is no mystery.) NBA Finals - High and Mighty (Tim Duncan's play and Greg Popovich's coaching led the Spurs pas the Nets.) Soccer - Big Bond (David Beckham is all the rage in England - and most of the world - so why does Manchester United want to unload him?) Baseball - Why is He in Newark? (Leadoff king Rickey Henderson is beating the bushes and leaving 'em laughing at every stop.)
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June
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Baseball - Albert the Great (Albert Pujols of the Cardinals), The Kid With the Kick (Dontrelle Willis of the Marlins) Boxing - Cut Short (Vitali Klitschko led Lennox Lewis until a gash undid him) Tennis - How Hard Can He Hit (Andy Roddick) Where Are They Now - Mania Man (Fernando Valenzuela), The Ice Storm (Nancy, Tonya and Oksana), Doctor Memory (Jerry Lucas), The Bronx Zoo (Sparky Lyle and the other 1978 Bombers), Tankee Doodle (Mickey Rivers), Happy Hunter (Bo Jackson), Final Kiss-Off (Morganna), The Real Rocky (Boxer Chuck Wepner), Short and Sweet (Six former small athletes of big impact), The Wild One (Pitcher Steve Dalkowski), Lost and Found (others)
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July
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Golf - Next: U.S. Open (Michelle Wie to enter before going to Ninth grade) NBA Draft - After the Wreck (The Bulls, having to deal with not having Jay Williams, draft a point guard) Baseball Midseason Report - Turning It Up a Notch (First half moments, good and bad), Double Whammy (Cubs pitchers Kerry Wood and Mark Prior), 2003 Player Survey, Blackout (The African-American player seems to be vanishing)
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July
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Kobe Bryant
Pro Basketball - The Dark Side of a Star (Kobe Bryant's heroic image was shattered by his admitted adultery and a charge of sexual assault.), Golf -A Major Major Upset (Playing like a hardened veteran, untested Hooters tour escapee Ben Curtis won the British Open,), Baseball - Eight Men In (Knights of the diamond: A gallery of active players who are sure to make the Hall of Fame.), Swimming - The Next Golden Girl (Natalie Coughlin, who qualified for seven events at this week's worlds, should be an Olympic star.), Pro Football - Jeremy Shockey (How a fatherless Oklahoma boy poured his rage into football and becaue the toast of New York.), SI's 50th Anniversary - Bucking Tradition (The West doesn't get any wilder than the Frontier Days rodeo and festival in Cheyenne, Wyo.)
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August
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Lance Armstrong
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Pro Football - Catch 22 (Emmitt Smith looks good as a Cardinal, but aging great backs rarely thrive with new teams) Cycling - Tour de Lance (Lance Armstrong's drive for an unprededented sixth Tour de France begins now.) Baseball - Royal Revival (Is Kansas City, bolstered by castoffs such as righthander Jose Lima, for real?) Movies - Return of Seabiscuit (The knob-kneed thoroughbred who bacame one of America's most beloved heroes is finally ready for his close-up), 50 Top Sports Movies (We solicited nominations, many of them,and after much debate, ranked the greatest of all time.
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August
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Baseball - Deadline Dealin' (The Giants trade for Sidney Ponson) Soccer - A Keeper of Promise (American goalie Tim Howard) Pro Football - Ain't Seen Nothing Yet (The Redskin's Laveranues Coles wants to prove he is worth his contract) College Football 2003 Preview - Brain Power (It's the muscle inside the helmet), A Beautiful Mind (Ohio State QB Craig Krenzel), Wise Guides (Which sideline sages are best at preparing their teams), All Business (Miami's linebacker Jonathan Vilma), The Smartest Players (Offensive linemen need intellect), The 5-Minute Guide (Guesses and prognosis), Scouting Reports (Ranking of 117 teams)
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August
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Bill Parcells
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Pro Football - Summer School (Class is in session for the Dallas Cowboys and their no-nonsense caoch, Bill Parcells.), Baseball - Those Darned Sox (Two trades and the resurgence of two big sticks have finally given Chicago more than hope.), Pro Hockey - On The Wild Side (Jordin Tootoo is trying to become the first Inuit to play in the NHL.), High School Basketball - They Got Next (Three players shone brightly for the mighty Atlanta Celtics.), SI Exclusive - What Really Happened to Ted Williams (New details suggest that one of America's greatest heroes may never rest in peace.)
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August
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Sammy Sosa
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Baseball - Sammy's Second Season (Sammy Sosa has been the game's most prolific power hitter of the past two months.), Giants Among Men (Christy Mathewson and John McGraw helped make baseball the true national pastime.( Golf - The Unknown Factor (Shaun Michael cruised to the PGA Championship, proving the majors are anyone's game.) Pro Football - Tough Break (Michael Vick's broken leg off a meaningless scramble robs the NFL of its brightest star.), U.S. Open Preview - New York Gothic (Eight plot lines that could make for two bizarre weeks of tennis in Flushing Meadows.), College Football - Why Can't Rutgers Win? (The biggest school in New Jersey, a state swarming with good players, fights a losing battle.)
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September
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Kurt Warner
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Beware the Bats (Catcher Javy Lopez is helping Atlanta with his hitting), Cowboy Quarterback (Washington's Cody Pickett has a chance for the Heisman), Remembering Bonds (The passing of Bobby Bonds), NFL Preview - The Marked Man (Kurt Warner), The Gamble (Eagles take a chance on undersized Mark Simoneau), The Hot Seat (Dave Wannstedt in Miami), Cool Under Fire (The best Pros), Scouting Reports
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September
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Craig Krenzel
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College Football - Let's Play (The season is going and the Buckeyes win) Pro Football - No Holds Barred (Carolina defensive end Julius Peppers will work to restore his reputation) Basketball - High and Mighty (U.S. team crushed it's opponents and qualified for Athens) Baseball - A Whale of a Weekend (Red Sox-Yankeees series) Mental Health - Prisoners of Depression (Teams seem to be finally ready to recognize problems with athletes)
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September
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NFL
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Surprise, Surprise (Opening week of the NFL season is full of upsets including Buffalo beating New England), Long Live the King (Tennis Player Andy Roddick), The Rise of Berlin (Miami beats Florida with Brock Berlin as QB), Larry Bowa Sees Red (Phillies manager is getting results, but what kind?), Train (Fiction by Pete Dexter)
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September
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Mia Hamm
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The James Gang (Edgerrin James showed new muscle and the Colts were softies no more as they beat the Titans), We Have Liftoff (The Astros weekend sweep of St. Louis gave the city of Houston reason to believe), Conspiracy Theory (Oscar De La Hoya lost his rematch with Shane Mosley, then made wild charges about it), Michigan's Big Move (The Wolverines demolished Notre Dame and bulled their way into the national title picture), Prime-Time Hold 'em (That's right, Jack - get yourself in a high-stakes tournament, be a TV star and rake in a bundle), Mia Hamm (In the divided soul of the world's greatest female soccer player, the shy, self-critical athlete fights the relentlessly driven superstar) Departments - Leading Off, Letters (Our readers on Kurt Warner), Catching Up With..., Air and Space (Meet some amputee golfers who can kick your butt), Scorecard (Vanderbilt charts a new course: Should Matsui really be a rookie?: Detroit is a worthy WNBA finalist: The Show - Reds fans go AWOL), Faces In The Crowd, The Life of Reilly (Memo to the children of America: You're too damn fat) SI's 50th Anniversary - Cliff Hanger (Will West Virginia's residents make peace with the adventure sports fanatics) Inside - College Football (Nebraska's D dominant again: Washington State still dangerous), The NFL (Rhodes revives Seattle defense: New NFC rivalry), Baseball (Hitting keeps L.A. in playoff hunt: Mariners try not to swoon again)
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September
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College Football - Make Way for Ducks (Oregon beats Michigan) Baseball - SI's 2003 Awards, The Most Exciting 12 seconds in Sports (12 reasons why the triple is exciting) Women's World Cup - Weathering the Storm (April Heinrichs lead U.S. to opening win) Pro Football - High Priest (Priest Holmes, NFL's best rusher)
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Winter
2003
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Contents - Tart Of Darkness (A demented photographer has hijacked SI's hottest cover ever. Getting it back requires a harrowing - and hilarious - journey deep into the heart of swimsuit), Kenya (May Andersen, Reka Ebergenyi and Jessica White lead a different kind of safari), Turkey (Plenty to see on the Aegean with Bridget Hall, Marisa Miller and Sarah O'Hare), The Keys (Ana Beatriz Barros and Isabeli Fontana cause a rise in Key interest rates), A New Racket (Serena Williams proves she can serve heat off the court too. Anna who?), Colorado (Wearing little more than waders, Molly Sims shows how to fish with allure), Barbados (The Sandy Lane resort is renowned for hosting royalty; now it will be famous for hosting Melissa Keller, Juliana Martins and Daniela Pestova), Spouse Party (Some famous athletes and their soon-to-be-famous better halves suit up), Vietnam (Far East meets West when Noemie Lenoir, Petra Nemcova and Audrey Quock romp near the South China Sea), Grenada (Hit the beach! Michelle Alves, Yamila Diaz-Rahi and Fernanda Tavares lead a swimsuit invasion), Frozen Asset (Skating star Ekaterina Gordeeva has the figure for more than just compulsories), Lap Dance (NASCAR star Dale Earnhardt Jr. gives Marisa Miller the ride of her life), Where To Buy It (See something you like? (We're just talking suits now) Here's how to get it), The Life Of Reilly (A few immodest proposals for how to save the endangered swimsuit issue)
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October
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Jake Plummer
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The Natural (George Plimpton passes away), Snake Eyes (Broncos Quarterback Jake Plummer), Last Man Standing (The flawed bullpens of the eight baseball playoff teams), Bigger, Badder, Brasher (Wide receivers play a different part in today's game), Special Report: The American Athlete, Age 10 Are The Games Still Fun, Index of the 10-Year-Old, Baseball or Bust, A Girl in Full (Elizabeth Beisel), Take It From Cal (Ripken, Jr.), Diamond in the Rough (Diamond Pless)
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October
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Kerry Woods
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What It Will Take Now (Boston plays in the ALCS against New York and the Cubs play against the Marlins), Unknown, Undefeated (Northern Illinois has crashed into the College Football rankings), Viking Congueror (Minnesota Vikings start at 5-0 thanks to Defender Chris Hovan), NHL 2003-04 Preview Goalie Land (Why does Quebec crank out the best netminders?), The Ice Cop (Kris King, Equipment Snoop), Size Matters (The huge pads of goalies), Top 40 Goalies, Scouting Reports
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October
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It's Cool Again (Baseball in the postseason is good again), Shakeout (Oklahoma wins in college football and six unbeaten teams lose), Back in Super Style (Tampa Bay recovers from an embarassing loss), A Memorable Ride (The life and death of Bill Shoemaker)
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October
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LeBron James
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World Series Old School (Florida with their 72-year old manager takes on the Yankees) Pro Football Ride 'em, Cowboy (Quincy Carter becomes the Cowboy quarterback) College Football Dawg's Best Friend (David Greene and David Pollack) Horse Racing Hollywood Ending (Jockey Gary Stevens) 2003-04 NBA Preview Carry That Weight (LeBron James and the city of Cleveland), NBA How-To-Guide (Tips from the pros), The Hayseed (Center Brad Miller), Scouting Reports
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November
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The Lineup - World Series - Youth is Served (Bucking the odds and conventional wisdom, an old hand guided the upstart Marlins in triumph.) Pro Football - Beyond Repair (The Falcons are in such disarray that even a healthy Mike Vick wouldn't be able to survive the season.), College Football - Number 9 is Feeling Fine (Jeff Smoker nearly threw it all away. Noe the Michigan State QB has the Spartan's battlilng for the Big Ten title.), Golf - "All My Exes Wear Rolexes" (The life (loony) and times (lately) of John Daly. Not a role model.), High School Football - Playing in Paradise (Thousands of miles from Friday night lights, young boys in Samoa are bred to play America's game.) Departments - Leading Off, Catching Up With..., Letters, Air and Space, Scorecard, Faces in the Crowd, The Life of Reilly SI's 50th Anniversary - Hell on Wheels Inside... - College Football, The NBA, The NFL, Horse Racing, The NHL
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November
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"The Covers"
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College Football - Trojan Force (Under Pete Carroll, USC is reviving momories of Pac-10 glory.), Hockey - Next Stop: Greatness (Take it from Wayne Gretzky, Sidney Crosby, 16, is for real.), Pro Football - 2,105 Yards (The Ravens Jamal Lewis stalkd the single-season rushing record.), Pro Basketball - Reality Showtime (Sniping superstars, new cast members. Must see TV's? No, just the Lakers.), Tennis - Just Like You (Andy Roddick is Everyman - except for being No. 1 in the world.), Football - The Other Brother (Cooper Manning had NFL talent, but it was not to be.) The Covers - Getting Covered, The Categories, Swimsuit Gatefold, All 2,548 Covers
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November
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NFL Midseason Report - Are The Chief's a Lock (Dick Vermeil and KC), Tough Customer (Titan's QB Steve McNair), Dr. Z's Playoff Picks College Football - Don't Call Him Coach (John Gagiardi) Breaking Out - Carmelo Anthony, Chris Leak, Ilya Kovalchuk College Basketball - Return of the Native (Roy Williams returns to North Carolina)
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November
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Taurasi / Okafor
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Pro Football - Break Up the Bengals (In 10 games under coach Marvin Lewis, Cincinnati has gone from NFL laughingstock to AFC playoff contender.) College Football - Rebuilt for Success (Playing on reconstructed knees, Jason White stands atop the nation's passer ratings and has Oklahoma flirting with perfection.) Pro Football - Black Sunday (Forty years ago this weekend, as America grieved for President John F. Kennedy stunned NFL players were told to take the field.) College Basketball Preview 2003-04 - Postmodern Postmen (Today's shorter centers are using skill and savvy in the pivot.), Brain Meets Brawn (Emeka Okafor studies fiercely and blocks shots ferociously.), 5 Minute Index (An instant guide to the players, coaches and games to watch), The Stability Index (Just how solid are our preseason Top 20? SI has a surefire way to tell.), Scouting Reports (Our Top 20 plus the other 45 that should make the tournament.), Senior Moments (Expect blood, sweat and tears from the class of '04 in women's hoops), Love, Italian Style (U Conn's cocky coach and fearless player share a passion for hoops)
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December
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College Football Bigger Than Ever (Michigan Beats Ohio State, USC steamrolls UCLA, LSU beats Old Miss, An Oklahoma-USC Sugar Bowl?), Off and Running (The Eagles have the best record in the NFC), Cold Comfort (NHL plays a game outdoors), Here Comes Little Matsui (Japanese Shortstop Kazuo Matsui), Will the West Rule Forever? (NBA), Born Again and Again (George Foreman)
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December
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Kyle Turley
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Pro Football No Pain, No Gain (Offensive Linemen: Jonathan Ogden, Kyle Turley, Centers) Pro Basketball The Jazz's New Beat (Youngsters Andrei Kirilenko and Carlos Arroyo) Baseball Now Pitching... (Curt Schilling goes to the Red Sox) College Football So Good, Too Soon? (Sophmore Larry Fitzgerald) Boxing Drink, Smoke, Win (Welterweight champion Ricardo Mayorga) Gambling What's My Line? (Las Vegas and the point spread)
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December
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Tim Duncan & David Robinson
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Sportsmen of the Year Twice Blessed (David Robinson and Tim Duncan), Pro Football - Snow Doubt About It (Patriots shut out Miami and become the team to beat), College Football - We're No. 1 (USC is not playing in the title game), Bayou Bliss (LSU is going to the Sugar Bowl), College Basketball - The Next Straw (D.J. Strawberry, son of Darryl, thrives at Maryland) Hockey - What's the Deal (Will anyone take Jaromir Jagr), Golf - Tiger's Away, Kids Play (Rookies romp in Hawaii), Pro Football - Invisible Men (While Blacks barred from the NFL Harlem gets it's won team in the '30s)
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December
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Peyton Manning
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Pro Football - Hand Him the MVP (The Colt's Peyton Manning is having his best season but can he win in the Playoffs) Sports Fashion - Rockin' the Retros (A streetwise marketer, with juice from hip-hop stars, has created a frenzy for throwback jerseys) Pro Basketball - That Other Rookie ILeBron? Carmelo? Nineteen-year=old Chris Bosh is making a name for himself in Toronto) Hockey - Net Worth (He's not Patrick Roy, but David Aebischer learned a lot about goaltending from the master) Baseball - Chasing George (Irascible Yankees owner George Steinbrenner has AL East teams in a trading and spending spree) Special Report - Rite Gone Wrong (Hazings , often winked at as a benign initiation ritual, spiraled out of control at Long Island's Mepham High)
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December
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Carmelo Anthony
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The Lineup - Seeing The Big Picture (A photo essay on the essence of sports - combining toughness, courage, heart, speed, grace, power and evel a little stupidity.), One Last Hurrah (Sports lost some noble athletes in 2003, from Althea Gibson to Warren Spahn, from George Plimpton to Spectacular Bid), The Great Big Roundup (So many stories of triumph and so many surprises - it would be impossible to touch on them all...or would it?), Do You Smell What I Smell? (Sports isn't just winners - its also stinkers like DUI McMahon and Twiggy, the Water-Skiing Squirrel), Playing Against The Clock (What possible sense can a father make of busted fingers and endless swim meets and four confounding, athletic children.) Departments - Leading Off, Letters, Contributors, Air and Space, Scorecard, Faces in the Crowd, The Life of Reilly SI's 50th Anniversary - Sooner Surprise (Football, sure, but who knew Oklahoma had flipped for gymnastics) Inside... - College Football, The NFL, The NBA, College Basketball, The NHL
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