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August 09, 2004 | Volume 101, Issue 5

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Joe Namath Cover - Sports Illustrated August 09, 2004

August 09, 2004 | Bill Syken
JULY 9, 1956

August 09, 2004
Maria, Full of GraceThank you for putting Maria Sharapova on your cover (July 12-19). It's interesting that she just happens to be reaching up her skirt to grab a new ball, exposing a little extra...

August 09, 2004
LETTERS•Please e-mail us at letters@si.timeinc.com or fax us at 212-467-4049. Letters should include the writer's full name, address and home telephone number and may be edited for clarity and space.

August 09, 2004 | Steve Rushin
Pete Rose is my role model. Mike Tyson is my mentor. O.J. Simpson is my spiritual guide. In fact, everything I ever needed to know—about how to live and whom to trust and how to treat other...

August 09, 2004 | Jeff Benedict
Prosecutors plan to subpoena a woman who could alter the course of the Kobe Bryant case

August 09, 2004 | Peter King
Two coaches in 35 years: Are the Steelers too loyal for their own good?

August 09, 2004 | Peter King
33Times that the Heat and its new center, Shaquille O'Neal, will appear on national TV in 2004-05.

August 09, 2004
RetiredMoments after he re-signed with the Panthers, quarterback Steve Beuerlein, 39, who also played with the Raiders, Cowboys, Cardinals, Jaguars and Broncos during his 17 NFL seasons. Beuerlein...

August 09, 2004 | Mark Beech
Retired

August 09, 2004 | Bill Scheft
Good to be here. Look, I'm no shill for Claritin, but I took one this morning and for the last 12 hours haven't even come close to saying Jonathan Cheechoo.

August 09, 2004 | Richard Deitsch
The 45-year-old Lord of the Rings hero and impassioned Mets fan stars in Hidalgo, just out on DVD.

August 09, 2004
NBA guard Quentin Richardson scored twice last week when he signed a six-year, $42.6 million contract with the Suns and also closed the deal with erstwhile Cinderella Brandy by proposing with an...

August 09, 2004
Everything old is nude again. Today's aerodynamic, sweat-wicking fabrics have nothing on the outfit worn by the hammer thrower in this 1887 collotype by Eadweard Muybridge, the British-born...

August 09, 2004
A South African soccer referee shot and killed a coach during an argument over a call.

August 09, 2004
TAKEO SPIKESBills linebacker on preseason training: "Man, you start sweating before you even get to camp, just thinking about going."

August 09, 2004 | Julia Morrill
WHAT TO WATCH AND WATCH FOR

August 09, 2004 | Adam Duerson
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August 09, 2004 | Adam Duerson
THE POLL POSITIONWhich team did the best for itself at last week's baseball trading deadline?

August 09, 2004
Johnny Dorn, GRAND ISLAND, NEB.BaseballDorn, a May graduate of Grand Island Senior High, hit three grand slams in a doubleheader for the Home Federal Seniors Legion team. The righthanded pitcher,...

August 09, 2004 | David Sabino
American Idols

August 09, 2004
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August 09, 2004 | David Sabino
SPREAD OFFENSE: b. Spencer Haywood, a 19-year-old center from Trinidad State Junior College, scored 145 points in nine games at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics to lead the underdog U.S. squad to the...

August 09, 2004 | Mark Kriegel
From star quarterback and world-class bachelor to hard-drinking pitchman and devoted father, the life of Broadway Joe has taken unlikely turns that even he couldn't have predicted. An excerpt from...

August 09, 2004
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August 09, 2004
For daily postcards from NFL camp, plus news and analysis from Dr. Z, Don Banks and Peter King, go to si.com/football.

August 09, 2004 | Tom Verducci
As remarkable as it is to win 300 games, Greg Maddux's real feat has been to thrive as a finesse pitcher in a power era

August 09, 2004 | Tom Verducci
Complete baseball coverage, including Tom Verducci's weekly mailbag and Inside Baseball column, at si.com/baseball.

August 09, 2004 | Bill Syken
With Greg Maddux poised to join their exclusive ranks, we caught up with baseball's seven living 300-game winners

August 09, 2004 | Tom Verducci
Savor Greg Maddux's 300th victory—it may be a long time before you see another pitcher reach that milestone

August 09, 2004 | Richard Hoffer
Mike Tyson's latest comeback—and most likely his career—ended in a stunning knockout by a handpicked opponent

August 09, 2004 | Lars Anderson
Tony Stewart's temper may still spin out of control, but his season hasn't, despite a rash of crashes that have left foes fuming

August 09, 2004 | Peter King
With football principles learned under his dad, a coach at Navy, brainy Bill Belichick has turned New England into the NFL's mightiest vessel

August 09, 2004 | Peter King
Peter King's Monday Morning Quarterback, plus news and Postcards from Training Camp, at si.com/nfl.

August 09, 2004
New Swing ThoughtFormer Cardinals slugger Mark McGwire had to hack his way out of a trap at the 102nd Western Amateur golf tournament in Benton Harbor, Mich., last Thursday. McGwire had scores of...

August 09, 2004
Baseball

August 09, 2004 | Albert Chen
A last-minute flurry of deals at the trade deadline caused some intrigue

August 09, 2004 | Albert Chen
Teams can still make deals after July 31, but a player must clear waivers in order to be traded. Here are five likely candidates.

August 09, 2004 | Tom Verducci
STILL SMACKING ITMark McGwire (left) may someday fulfill his desire to be a hitting instructor, but for now baseball must wait until he satisfies his serious Jones for golf. McGwire, 40, told...

August 09, 2004 | Grant Wahl
Is MLS phenom Freddy Adu ready to live up to his hype? He says he is

August 09, 2004 | Grant Wahl
Here are the three other top stories from MLS's first half

August 09, 2004 | Rick Reilly
That was the Democrats' convention? Pbbbbbbbt. Not impressed. Duller than Al Gore's underwear drawer. Do you know why?