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January 31, 2005 | Volume 102, Issue 4

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Jeremiah Trotter Cover - Sports Illustrated January 31, 2005

January 31, 2005
Higher Matt

January 31, 2005
LETTERS

January 31, 2005 | Steve Rushin
When he was turning five, Tyler Kessler received a kidney from his grandmother. Four years later, cancer was detected in his abdomen and chest, and his body rejected the transplanted kidney....

January 31, 2005 | Edited by Mark Bechtel
Just because there's an NHL lockout doesn't mean fans have to go without fights. Your guide to the sports world's most fiery feuds

January 31, 2005 | Edited by Mark Bechtel
Ron Luciano vs. Earl Weaver: Luciano didn't like Weaver's belligerence, and Weaver (left) didn't like umpire Luciano's showboating. Luciano ejected Weaver so often that Orioles players placed bets...

January 31, 2005 | Edited by Mark Bechtel
Johnny Carson often had sports on his mind--and major players on his couch

January 31, 2005 | Edited by Mark Bechtel
116 Games it took LeBron James to get his first triple double; on Jan. 19 the 20-year-old became the youngest player in NBA history to have one.

January 31, 2005 | Edited by Mark Bechtel
Launched by French police, yet another investigation into doping allegations against six-time Tour de France champ Lance Armstrong. Two and a half years after their fruitless 19-month probe into...

January 31, 2005 | Edited by Mark Bechtel
Eighties ace Dennis (Oil Can) Boyd wants to menace batters again

January 31, 2005 | Ben Crenshaw
The two-time Masters winner attended the inauguration of fellow Texan and longtime friend George W. Bush

January 31, 2005 | Bill Scheft
Note to reader: Please call the special 800 number if you don't want to read any jokes about the Swimsuit Issue.

January 31, 2005 | Amanda Cherrin
What to watch and watch for

January 31, 2005 | Nancy Ramsey
Watching Isiah Thomas in Untold, Spike TV's series of athlete profiles, I wanted to implore the interviewer to ask, "So, Isiah, what are you gonna do with the Knicks?" But sports is not the main...

January 31, 2005 | Edited by Mark Bechtel
Brittney Dolgner

January 31, 2005 | Lisa Altobelli
She was the focus of a national uproar after she dropped her towel in that titillating Monday Night Football promo in November, but what no one knew until last week was that Desperate Housewives...

January 31, 2005 | Lisa Altobelli
A University of Calgary professor plans to study why women flash their breasts at hockey fans.

January 31, 2005 | Lisa Altobelli
Pacers forward, to a heckler who told him he sucked during a recent game in Houston: "Yeah, but I get paid a lot to suck."

January 31, 2005 | JEVON KEARSE
Eagles Defensive End

January 31, 2005 | Edited by Kostya Kennedy
Based on a survey of 212 NBA players

January 31, 2005 | Edited by Kostya Kennedy
WHO'S Hot

January 31, 2005 | Edited by Kostya Kennedy
Strange things happen at the bottom of a pile. The report from down under

January 31, 2005 | Eddy Curry
Bulls Center

January 31, 2005 | Devin Harris
AN NBA ROOKIE'S DIARY

January 31, 2005 | Sarah Thurmond
Dhani Jones, Eagles Linebacker

January 31, 2005 | PETER KING
With a strong game by Donovan McNabb and a defense that defused Michael Vick, the Eagles got over the NFC championship hump and into the title game with the Pats

January 31, 2005 | Jeffri Chadiha
Injured wideout Terrell Owens says he'll play in the Super Bowl

January 31, 2005 | MICHAEL SILVER
An ailing Tom Brady added to his big-game legend with a two-touchdown, no-turnover night in the Patriots' AFC title-game victory over the Steelers

January 31, 2005
NFL PLAYOFFS

January 31, 2005 | Paul Zimmerman
How can I pick against a Pats team that can beat you in so many ways?

January 31, 2005 | ALAN SHIPNUCK
With his new swing finally under control, Tiger Woods ended an 11-month drought and hinted that another stretch of dominance has only just begun

January 31, 2005 | S.L. PRICE
That's what Indiana's Jermaine O'Neal asks those who rip him for his actions during the brawl in Detroit. His detractors would be wise not to judge him too quickly

January 31, 2005
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January 31, 2005 | KELLI ANDERSON
Stanford's freshman sensation, guard Candice Wiggins, displays the same spark and drive as her late father, Alan, whom she never got the chance to know

January 31, 2005 | KELLI ANDERSON
Candice Wiggins is one of a number of daughters of pro athletes and/or coaches playing college basketball. Here are some of the most prominent.

January 31, 2005 | JOHN SCHULIAN
It may be the most troubled of sports, but boxing still packs a punch in Hollywood. The latest fight film, Clint Eastwood's Million Dollar Baby, just may be the greatest ever

January 31, 2005 | FRANZ LIDZ
The boxing movie has been a staple of Hollywood for more than a century. Here are some of the genre's champs and palookas

January 31, 2005 | Richard Hoffer
No movie can top the outsized drama of real boxing

January 31, 2005 | Richard O'Brien
Hollywood called in the best to teach Russell Crowe the ropes

January 31, 2005
The Week In Sports

January 31, 2005 | Andrew Lawrence
Illinois, Duke and ... Boston College? Thanks to a trio of Californians, the Eagles are the unlikeliest of unbeatens

January 31, 2005 | Seth Davis
1 Arizona senior Salim Stoudamire is on fire. During the Wildcats' four-game winning streak, the 6'1" guard averaged 26.3 points and made 58.6% of his three-point attempts.

January 31, 2005
Two young reserves who thrive under fourth-quarter pressure have put Chicago on its first post-Jordan roll

January 31, 2005
On the Knicks (17--23 through Sunday), who replaced coach Lenny Wilkens with assistant Herb Williams last Saturday:

January 31, 2005 | L. Jon Wertheim
Are personal coaches really necessary on tour? And if they are, why can't they coach when players need them most?

January 31, 2005 | L. Jon Wertheim
For a player believed to be the most diminutive Top 50 male in the Open Era, 5'5" Olivier Rochus has been producing Brobdingnagian results of late. After reaching the semis and final of the...

January 31, 2005 | Rick Reilly
In golf, bogeys hurt. But bogeys never hurt anybody the way they hurt Sean O'Hair.

January 31, 2005 | AUSTIN MURPHY
Despite days of torrential downpours, the Snowboard World Championships in British Columbia were a feast of 720s, 1080s and, to quote Jaymo, tweakarama

January 31, 2005
WHY HOLLYWOOD LOVES THE RING

January 31, 2005 | CHRIS LEWIS
By combining the methods of two distinct, and warring, schools of sports psychology, Gio Valiante has become the shrink du jour on the PGA Tour

January 31, 2005 | Michael Zucchet
On Jan. 11 San Diego city councilman Michael Zucchet led a 9--0 vote to block plans for a $3 million Rees Jones redesign of the North course at city-owned Torrey Pines. Torrey's South course,...