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January 10, 2005 | Volume 102, Issue 1

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Matt Leinart Cover - Sports Illustrated January 10, 2005

January 10, 2005
Flip Remarks

January 10, 2005
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January 10, 2005
LETTERS

January 10, 2005 | Steve Rushin
Because only about 5% of babies are born on their due dates, there was much wagering in my family as to when, exactly, my wife would give birth. And though the due date of our daughter-to-be...

January 10, 2005 | Michael Bamberger
Billy Crystal's one-man Broadway show, 700 Sundays, is both an intimate memoir of growing up in the '50s and '60s--and a lesson in how sports unites us all

January 10, 2005 | Michael Farber
At the World Junior Championship a phenom showed that comparisons to Wayne Gretzky aren't off base

January 10, 2005
The tsunami in Asia touched the sports world, which did its part to aid victims

January 10, 2005
0 Running backs who gained 100 yards against Alabama this season.

January 10, 2005
Died of emphysema at age 89, former major league pitcher and umpire Ken Burkhart. The righthander was 18--8 with a 2.90 ERA as a Cardinals rookie in 1945, but an elbow injury limited him to nine...

January 10, 2005
After a three-year battle, cancer claims the Rangers' most successful manager

January 10, 2005 | Bill Scheft
Good to be back. Arbitrator Roger Kaplan cut my time off from 20 days to two weeks.

January 10, 2005 | Hilary Swank
The 30-year-old Academy Award winner stars opposite director Clint Eastwood in Million Dollar Baby

January 10, 2005 | Lisa Altobelli
Red Sox centerfielder Johnny Damon walked down the aisle to the Brooks & Dunn song Brand New Man, but he had the same old scruffy beard and long hair for his marriage to Michelle Mangan at...

January 10, 2005 | Lisa Altobelli
English rugby star Lewis Moody missed the first game after the holidays because he said he’d hurt himself “repeatedly shaking hands over the festive period.”

January 10, 2005 | Lisa Altobelli
Latvia-born Hurricanes goalie, on the NHL owners’ negotiating tactics: “They take a shove-it-up-your-throat kind of approach.”

January 10, 2005 | Julia Morrill
What to watch and watch for

January 10, 2005 | Nancy Ramsey
He grew up in the Jim Crow South, and when Jack Johnson entered the ring, whites jeered. But he paid them no mind, flashed a gold-toothed smile and, with fast hands and an impenetrable defense,...

January 10, 2005
DeVon Fowlkes FORT WAYNE, IND. > Football Fowlkes, a senior wide receiver at Appalachian State, had 103 receptions, 1,618 receiving yards and 2,313 all-purpose yards, all Southern Conference...

January 10, 2005 | SHAUN ALEXANDER
Seahawks Running Back

January 10, 2005
WHO'S Hot

January 10, 2005
Defensive end Reggie White, who died Dec. 26 of a respiratory ailment at age 43, played 15 NFL seasons for the Eagles, Packers and Panthers, made 13 straight Pro Bowls, twice was named the NFL's...

January 10, 2005 | Lisa Altobelli
FOR 22 YEARS the story of the Snowplow Game has held a special place in the hearts of Patriots fans. On Dec. 12, 1982, a frigid day at Schaefer Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., the Patriots and the...

January 10, 2005
TANK JOHNSON BEARS DT

January 10, 2005
[Based on a survey of 354 players]

January 10, 2005
NFL runners (and a poet) talk about the moment when the field opens up

January 10, 2005 | Donnie Edwards
What was your welcome-to- the-NFL moment? My first year, the Thanksgiving Day game against the Lions. Barry Sanders was there. I didn't know if I should cover him or ask for an autograph.

January 10, 2005 | Austin Murphy
After a thundering Orange Bowl victory, a young USC team has back-to-back national titles, 22 straight wins and the makings of a dynasty

January 10, 2005 | Lars Anderson
That's what Auburn considers itself after beating Virginia Tech in the Sugar Bowl to finish 13-0 too

January 10, 2005 | Kelley King
The 24 stars--and the outstanding coach--from the 28 postseason games

January 10, 2005
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January 10, 2005 | Mark Beech
A very early forecast for next season

January 10, 2005 | JOSH ELLIOTT
Make that Tedy Bruschi, and New England has the only one. The big-play linebacker and unsung leader of the defense gives the Pats a shot at their third title in four years

January 10, 2005 | Peter King
Injuries, downtime, instant stardom: a Q and A on the roller-coaster ride to the Super Bowl

January 10, 2005 | Paul Zimmerman
Players from postseason squads dominate the selections by SI's resident expert

January 10, 2005 | Paul Zimmerman
It looks like one mild upset and three easy calls in the first

January 10, 2005 | KARL TARO GREENFELD
He may be a rich NBA superstar with his own jet, but Tracy McGrady has his worries--like how to rescue the Rockets and how to repair his reputation

January 10, 2005 | Michael Farber
Five months after they raised the Stanley Cup, Vincent Lecavalier and Brad Richards joined other locked-out NHL stars on the best team rubles can buy

January 10, 2005
The Week in Sports

January 10, 2005 | Kelli Anderson
Keith Langford (and his new shoes) helped Kansas stay perfect despite the loss of forward Wayne Simien

January 10, 2005 | Kelli Anderson
NBA scouts evaluate the potential of Syracuse AllAmerica forward Hakim Warrick. The 6'8", 219-pound senior was averaging 20.1 points and 8.9 rebounds at week's end:

January 10, 2005 | Kelli Anderson
CHAMPS' STRUGGLES

January 10, 2005 | Seth Davis
MISSING COWBOY

January 10, 2005 | Albert Chen
Prize free agent Carlos Beltran must choose whether to wait out a bidding war or take the Astros' money and run

January 10, 2005 | Albert Chen
With stars like Adrian Beltre, J.D. Drew and Pedro Martinez gone, G.M.'s don't have much left to choose from on the free-agent market. ...

January 10, 2005 | Ian Thomsen
A young and multifaceted backcourt has Washington in the playoff hunt for the first time in eight seasons

January 10, 2005 | Ian Thomsen
BUCKS POINT GUARD T.J. Ford hasn't played since last February, when he was immobilized and put on a gurney after a frightening collision with Timberwolves power forward Mark Madsen in which he...

January 10, 2005 | Ian Thomsen
AMERICAN IN PARIS

January 10, 2005 | Ian Thomsen
AROUND THE RIM

January 10, 2005 | Rick Reilly
When Warren and Julie Lavender surfaced from their first-ever certified scuba dive on the day after Christmas, they pulled off their masks, looked at each other and said, “That sucked.”

January 10, 2005
Hanging Out with TRACY McGRADY BY KARL TARO GREENFELD