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August 01, 2005 | Volume 103, Issue 4

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Lance Armstrong Cover - Sports Illustrated August 01, 2005

August 01, 2005 | Andrea Woo
JULY 3, 1972

August 01, 2005
Vick's Rub

August 01, 2005
LETTERS

August 01, 2005 | Steve Rushin
For an industry that produces free throws, free kicks, free drops, free agents, free safeties and freebasers--to say nothing of free spirits like World B. Free--sports gives us remarkably little...

August 01, 2005 | Jack McCallum
With his hoops savvy and flair for the dramatic, Larry Brown is just the coach to bring the moribund Knicks back to life. What happens after that is anyone's guess

August 01, 2005 | Stephen Cannella
With the BALCO scandal behind him, a healthy Jason Giambi is slugging--and smiling--again

August 01, 2005
Announced

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August 01, 2005
After finding himself, Ricky Williams finds himself back with the Dolphins

August 01, 2005
HIT

August 01, 2005 | Richard Deitsch
The 64-year-old is the subject of Pelé Eterno, which made its U.S. premiere at the Museum of Modern Art in July.

August 01, 2005 | Mark Bechtel
It's both saltier and safer, but the new Bad News Bears doesn't stray far from its roots

August 01, 2005 | Adam Duerson
For a kid who first made his name by disrupting a New York City mayoral inauguration, Andrew Giuliani could be doing worse for himself. The 19-year-old, whose antics during his father Rudy's 1994...

August 01, 2005 | Adam Duerson
Five teams were denied entry to Scotland for Homeless World Cup of soccer because they were too poor.

August 01, 2005 | Amanda Cherrin
What to watch and watch for

August 01, 2005
Hayley Peirsol

August 01, 2005
At 17, hockey prodigy Sidney Crosby must measure up to lofty expectations

August 01, 2005
Who has the best fastball in the major leagues?

August 01, 2005
WHO'S Hot

August 01, 2005 | Ben Reiter
Philly's Billy Wagner isn't built for speed, but he can bring the heat

August 01, 2005
Reds First Baseman

August 01, 2005
[This article contains a table. Please see hardcopy of magazine or PDF.]

August 01, 2005
Second baseman Rickie Weeks, 22, the Brewers' top pick in 2003, was called up on June 10 and has batted .270 with seven homers, helping Milwaukee move within seven games of the NL wild card....

August 01, 2005
Getting traded isn't easy. Take it from the tradees

August 01, 2005 | AUSTIN MURPHY
Lance Armstrong added to his legacy as the greatest cyclist ever with his seventh straight victory in the Tour de France. What lies ahead for him--and his sport?

August 01, 2005 | AUSTIN MURPHY
Now, for the cycling equivalent of filling Michael Jordan's shoes. These are the American riders most likely to succeed in future Tours.

August 01, 2005 | MICHAEL SILVER
Talented young backs abound in the NFL. That means that few teams want to invest anymore in a big-money, long-term contract for a top rusher. Even if it's Edgerrin James

August 01, 2005 | Peter King
After seeing how the Eagles do business, unhappy Terrell Owens says he'll report to camp on time

August 01, 2005 | TOM VERDUCCI
The new face of the franchise, Pedro Martinez, is making the Mets matter again in New York, and he's having fun doing it

August 01, 2005 | TOM VERDUCCI
The Mets have $282 million invested in free-agent signees on the current roster--Carlos Beltran, Mike Cameron, Cliff Floyd, Tom Glavine, Braden Looper, Pedro Martinez, Kaz Matsui and Steve...

August 01, 2005
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August 01, 2005 | KARL TARO GREENFELD
... ambitious? ... aggressive? ... asinine? Stephen A. Smith, the lightning-rod NBA commentator who now has his own show on ESPN, has been called much worse. But maybe all those haters--and there...

August 01, 2005 | GARY SMITH
Mike Veeck, the wizard of the minor leagues, has passed on his love of baseball and penchant for comic spectacle to his teenage daughter, REBECCA. She has taught him a few things too.

August 01, 2005
The Week In Sports

August 01, 2005 | Albert Chen
Injured Jim Thome's extended absence opened the door for rookie slugger Ryan Howard. Will the Phils keep both?

August 01, 2005 | Albert Chen
Nick Swisher, RF, A's Oakland had won 26 of 32 games through Sunday, thanks to the rookie who had 10 home runs over that period.

August 01, 2005 | Albert Chen
National League West Every team had been outscored this season, and the Padres had lost seven straight--yet still led the division by 21/2 games.

August 01, 2005 | Tom Verducci
MANNY'S MOOD SWINGS

August 01, 2005 | Brian Cazeneuve
When U.S. diver Laura Wilkinson (right) underwent surgery on her inflamed right wrist in January, it should have been a warning to other divers that the wounded tiger of the tower would be back...

August 01, 2005 | Brian Cazeneuve
Michael Phelps fizzled in his first event at the world championships but didn't waste any time bouncing back

August 01, 2005 | Rick Reilly
Some people collect medieval torture devices. Others devote themselves to the study of plagues. Me, I just follow the Arizona Cardinals.

August 01, 2005 | Brian MacPherson
Birds and low-flying planes might want to watch out for a jump in air traffic in the Los Angeles area next week, when the 11th edition of the Summer X Games will take place at venues from Carson...

August 01, 2005 | Erika Kelsey
Lyn-z Adams Hawkins makes another great leap forward for female skaters

August 01, 2005 | BRIAN MACPHERSON
These are the moments that have stood out most in 10 years of over-the-top competition

August 01, 2005 | BRIAN MACPHERSON
ANNAPOLIS, MD.

August 01, 2005 | YI-WYN YEN
ED VIESTURS, THE FIRST AMERICAN TO CONQUER THE WORLD'S 14 TALLEST PEAKS, COMES DOWN TO EARTH

August 01, 2005
LANCE ARMSTRONG What a Ride Seven Years of Pain and Purpose What's in the Future for Lance, and for Cycling ? BY AUSTIN MURPHY

August 01, 2005 | FRANZ LIDZ
For a name-brand celebrity golfer like David Feherty, schmoozing corporate clients is simply part of the business, but he's made it something of an art form

August 01, 2005 | FRANZ LIDZ
Corporate outings are nice work, if you can get it. Here's a sampling of what pros can command (plus expenses) for a day-long personal appearance, according to a prominent players' representative.

August 01, 2005 | KEVIN HALL
I was a hit in my Tour debut, and next time I hope it will be because of my golf

August 01, 2005 | Chris Eliopoulos
[This article consists of an illustration -- see below.]

August 01, 2005 | KEVIN HALL
Starting in 2007 the Players Championship will be held in May instead of in March.

August 01, 2005
Lord of the Links Tom Watson Is Typically Terrific in Scotland, Winning the British Senior Open page G5

August 01, 2005 | Jim Gorant
What golfers are talking about

August 01, 2005 | JIM GORANT
It took three extra holes, but Tom Watson beat Des Smyth to win his second Senior British Open in Scotland

August 01, 2005 | JIM GORANT
$1,114,650

August 01, 2005
•KEVIN TWAY Great kid, great dad. •MICHELLE WIE She should play where she can win. •LANCE ARMSTRONG One of the greatest athletes of all time--but he can't top Tiger. •LARRY BROWN Whoever gets him...

August 01, 2005 | TOM PATRI
WHO: Ben Crane

August 01, 2005 | TOM PATRI
Should Ben Crane pick up the pace or stick with what got him into the winner's circle? •Pick it up 71% •Stick with it 29%

August 01, 2005 | TOM PATRI
A hip injury coupled with travel difficulties persuaded Dana Quigley to skip last week's Senior British Open, thus ending his record streak of playing in 264 consecutive Champions tour events (278...

August 01, 2005 | TOM PATRI
Years = 9 Rounds = 855 Strokes = 59,978 Stroke Avg. = 70.15 Wins = 10 2nds = 18 Top 10s = 108 Top 25s = 198 Earnings = $11,262,544 Per Start = $40,512 Per Round = $13,173 Per Swing = $187.78