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August 08, 2005 | Volume 103, Issue 5

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Ahman Green Cover - Sports Illustrated August 08, 2005

August 08, 2005 | Mike McAllister
SEPTEMBER 18, 1972

August 08, 2005
Life of the Party

August 08, 2005
Your article on 25 Amazing Animals (July 11-18) could have included Wisconsin's war eagle, Old Abe. In the Civil War, the Eighth Wisconsin Army regiment became nationally known because of its...

August 08, 2005
LETTERS

August 08, 2005 | Steve Rushin
Life is a blind tee shot. Ten years ago, with no idea of what lay ahead, two college golfers aspired to greatness. Dan Rooney of Kansas held a small advantage over Tiger Woods of Stanford, beating...

August 08, 2005 | Tom Verducci
After pointedly telling Congress he was clean, and joining the 3,000-hit club, Rafael Palmeiro got busted for steroids. His denials, without details, don't mean much

August 08, 2005 | Edited by Mark Bechtel
A Pennsylvania Tee-ball coach is charged with conspiring to injure a disabled child

August 08, 2005 | Edited by Mark Bechtel
4 Players--Shawn Chacon, Melky Cabrera, Kevin Reese and Andy Phillips--who have worn number 39 this year for the Yankees.

August 08, 2005 | Edited by Mark Bechtel
Died Of cancer at 76, Eddie Crook Jr., who won a gold medal as a teammate of Muhammad Ali's at the 1960 Rome Olympics. Crook (above, left, with Ali, center, and Skeeter McClure), who was the Army...

August 08, 2005 | Edited by Mark Bechtel
From an autograph show in suburban Chicago, O.J. Simpson. The ejection capped a less-than-memorable month for the Juice; on July 22 a judge ordered him to pay $25,000 in damages to DirecTV for...

August 08, 2005 | Amanda Cherrin
Three years after Arkansas fired him, Nolan Richardson gets a job in Panama

August 08, 2005 | Edited by Mark Bechtel
If soccer stars really acted as they do in a new show, the game might catch on here

August 08, 2005 | Richard Deitsch
The 49-year-old actor plays coach Morris Buttermaker in Bad News Bears

August 08, 2005 | Edited by Mark Bechtel
HIT

August 08, 2005 | Adam Duerson
The Red Sox have already played ball with the Queer Eye guys; now they'll rub elbows with the cast of another hit show. On Aug. 20, at Sonny McLean's sports bar in Santa Monica, Calif., pitcher...

August 08, 2005 | Adam Duerson
A Welsh soccer team signed a player who is currently in prison on hooliganism charges.

August 08, 2005 | Adam Duerson
GREGG ZAUN

August 08, 2005 | Amanda Cherrin
What to watch and watch for

August 08, 2005 | Edited by Mark Bechtel
Jeff Smoke

August 08, 2005 | Paul Sullivan
Cubs manager, and his famous son, Darren

August 08, 2005 | Edited by Kostya Kennedy
WHO'S HOT

August 08, 2005 | Edited by Kostya Kennedy
Which current major leaguer would make the best manager? [ Based on a survey of 450 MLB players ]

August 08, 2005 | Sarah Thurmond
A loquacious lefty gives the lowdown on eats and umps

August 08, 2005 | Edited by Kostya Kennedy
Twins Closer

August 08, 2005 | Sarah Thurmond
A sample Q&A from the site (after a Red Sox 12-8 win over the Phillies).

August 08, 2005 | Edited by Kostya Kennedy
[This article contains a table.  Please see hardcopy of PDF.]

August 08, 2005 | Edited by Kostya Kennedy
KEVIN MENCH Rangers Leftfielder GROWING UP in Newark, Del., Mench was a rabid Eagles fan. In 2004 he got the team's logo inked above an existing barbed-wire tat on his left biceps. "I got it...

August 08, 2005 | Edited by Kostya Kennedy
How the pros are coping with the broiling summer of 2005

August 08, 2005 | PETER KING
As TRAINING CAMPS open across the nation, the ever-more-popular NFL is looking at a season like no other

August 08, 2005
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August 08, 2005 | Jeffri Chadiha
Five NFL Vets Demonstrate What They Go Through to Prepare for Training Camp: The Toughest Off-Season Workouts

August 08, 2005 | ALBERT CHEN
Mired in last place two months ago, the youthful A's have turned up their intensity, gone on a 40-14 tear and moved into the playoff picture

August 08, 2005 | E.M. SWIFT
Out of a swarm of U.S. teen sensations comes record-breaking amateur Morgan Pressel, who is dead set on becoming the No. 1 women's pro. (Look out, Michelle)

August 08, 2005 | E.M. SWIFT
A top teaching pro assesses the fast-rising stars in women's golf

August 08, 2005 | LARS ANDERSON
Returning to live in the Indiana town of his boyhood has given Tony Stewart, once NASCAR's stormiest driver, a new calm and put him on track for a second Cup title

August 08, 2005 | Frank Deford
Like his legendary heater, Bob Feller comes at you fast and hard--and he's got a lot on his mind

August 08, 2005
The Week In Sports

August 08, 2005 | Brian Cazeneuve
Individual medley star Katie Hoff, 16, led the way as a new generation of U.S. female talent surfaced at worlds

August 08, 2005 | Brian Cazeneuve
With more celebrated teammate Ian Thorpe taking a yearlong break from international swimming, Australia's Grant Hackett (right) became the alltime world championship medals leader, garnering five...

August 08, 2005 | Tom Verducci
The Red Sox held on to Manny Ramirez as the trade deadline passed. Now they only hope he's as happy as he says he is

August 08, 2005 | Tom Verducci
Jeff Francoeur, RF, Braves The 21-year-old rookie has provided a spark since getting called up on July 7, hitting .413 with six home runs through Sunday.

August 08, 2005 | Tom Verducci
Nationals' Luck Losing 10 straight one-run decisions through Sunday, they fell five games behind the Braves in the National League East.

August 08, 2005 | Tom Verducci
SECOND WAVE When Ryne Sandberg (left) was inducted into the Hall of Fame on Sunday (along with Wade Boggs), it marked the start of a new golden age for second basemen in Cooperstown. Sandberg's...

August 08, 2005 | Rick Reilly
Out on the golf course, a forecaddie deserves combat pay. He stands 250 yards from the tee, tries not to get hit by the ball and then signals back what happened to the shot. The pros' next two...

August 08, 2005
BUSTED: Rafael Palmeiro Fails the Test P. 16

August 08, 2005 | Jaime Lowe
Tim Laun draws artistic inspiration from his passion for the Green Bay Packers--and a certain quarterback

August 08, 2005 | Jaime Lowe
At the Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City, N.Y., there's a 1,500-square-foot patch of sod lined like a section of a football field and so green that it seems to glow. Stand on that patch...

August 08, 2005 | Andrew Lawrence
The Diamondbacks have built 17 minireplicas of Bank One Ballpark for use by Arizona youth leagues

August 08, 2005 | Andrew Lawrence
Arizona isn't the only major league team to support a youth ballpark program. Here are four others that are helping out.