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September 12, 2005 | Volume 103, Issue 10

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Ted Ginn, Jr. Cover - Sports Illustrated September 12, 2005

September 12, 2005 | Andrea Woo
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Force Majeure The Aug. 22 SPORTS ILLUSTRATED cover is terrific, even if Phil Mickelson is not really the people's choice. The real people's champion is Tiger Woods: Take him out of the mix, and...

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The picture of Angels closer Francisco Rodriguez on the Aug. 22 LINEUP page immediately brought to mind a photograph SI published in 1967 of St. Louis Cardinals great Bob Gibson. The angle, body...

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LETTERS Please e-mail us at 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.

September 12, 2005 | TERRY McDONELL
Images went from shocking to horrifying in the first 12 hours and then got worse. The Superdome, symbol of New Orleans as a great sports town, suddenly became the place where everything was going...

September 12, 2005 | Steve Rushin
When Keith Jackson phones an airline or a florist or a Chinese restaurant, he's often interrupted before giving his name. "It's startling how many people will ask, 'Are you the Keith Jackson?'"...

September 12, 2005 | Warrick Dunn
The Falcons' running back, who has lived through his own triumphs and tragedy in Louisiana, asks NFL players to help rebuild a region that has touched them all

September 12, 2005 | Edited by Mark Bechtel and Stephen Cannella
Many in the sports world have been quick off the mark with money and supplies for Katrina's victims

September 12, 2005 | Edited by Mark Bechtel
Won The Nextel Cup Sony HD 500 at California Speedway, by Kyle Busch (above), who became the youngest driver ever to win a race in NASCAR's top series. At 20 years and 125 days, Busch was four...

September 12, 2005 | Edited by Mark Bechtel
3 Major league teams that have had all four regular infielders hit 20 homers: the 2004 and '05 Rangers and the 1940 Red Sox.

September 12, 2005 | Chris Mannix
A Florida high school team returns to a field ravaged by Hurricane Charley

September 12, 2005 | Edited by Mark Bechtel
At 42, Jerry Rice picks retirement over a bit part in the Broncos' offense

September 12, 2005 | Edited by Mark Bechtel
Former pitcher Rick Ankiel, 26, is trying to make the Cardinals as an outfielder. How's he doing? SI's Ankielometer tells all.

September 12, 2005 | S.L. Price
How are the men at the U.S. Open doing? Just dandy

September 12, 2005 | Richard Deitsch
The singer and his band, Green Day, will perform at Gillette Stadium before the Sept. 8 Patriots-Raiders game

September 12, 2005 | Adam Duerson
the actor who plays Francis Ouimet, winner of the 1913 U.S. Open, in the upcoming drama The Greatest Game Ever Played, has a confession to make: "I never really liked golf," says Shia LeBeouf, 19....

September 12, 2005 | Amanda Cherrin
What to watch and watch for

September 12, 2005 | Edited by Mark Bechtel
Laura D'Auguste, LONG BEACH, N.Y. > Martial Arts D'Auguste, 33, a cardiac care nurse, defeated Japan's Megumi Yabushita in the Smack Girl tournament in Tokyo to win the world mixed-martial-arts...

September 12, 2005 | As told to Grant Wahl
L.A. Galaxy and U.S. forward

September 12, 2005 | Editor Kostya Kennedy

September 12, 2005 | Edited by Kostya Kennedy
Broncos Safety

September 12, 2005 | Lisa Altobelli
A Red Sox starter rocks for a Desperate Housewife

September 12, 2005 | Edited by Kostya Kennedy
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September 12, 2005 | Bill Syken
Falcons All-Pro Keith Brooking gets back to basics

September 12, 2005 | Bill Syken
COMPLEX In sequence, with a 105-pound barbell: an upright row (above) to a snatch (bar flipped and held shoulder height), to a squat press, to a bent-over row. In one complex Brooking does the...

September 12, 2005 | AUSTIN MURPHY
With No. 2 Texas coming to town, Ohio State stands fast and fires up Ted Ginn Jr.'s engine for a battle that has national title implications

September 12, 2005 | Tim Layden
TCU's defense is much-improved. Just ask Adrian Peterson

September 12, 2005 | Phil Taylor
Charlie Weis works his magic with another quarterback named Brady as the Irish whip Pitt

September 12, 2005 | Stewart Mandel
USC's onslaught, Texas and Georgia impress, another Vick dazzles, vulnerable contenders

September 12, 2005 | DANIEL G. HABIB
No other playoff contender has a strategic weapon like the Angels' Chone Figgins, who can switch-hit, steal a base and--best of all--play solid defense at six positions

September 12, 2005 | GARY SMITH
Nothing will ever be the same--New Orleans, the Superdome, how we think about sports. And there are no small stories

September 12, 2005 | MICHAEL SILVER
The fate of New Orleans's NFL team took a backseat to scenes of despair

September 12, 2005 | GENE MENEZ
Cutting a swath 250 miles wide, the hurricane wiped out games, seasons, facilities and future revenue. Never before has a storm so dramatically reshaped the athletic landscape

September 12, 2005 | TIM LAYDEN
A displaced high school football player gets to have his senior season after all

September 12, 2005 | GEORGE DOHRMANN
Louisiana-Lafayette endured a wrenching week--then faced Texas

September 12, 2005 | LARS ANDERSON
Though school has been canceled, the Tulane women's soccer squad plays on

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The Week In Sports

September 12, 2005 | Grant Wahl
The U.S. beat Mexico and, thanks to the leadership of Landon Donovan, qualified for the World Cup with ease

September 12, 2005 | Grant Wahl
At week's end U.S. midfielder Claudio Reyna was the top-rated player in the English Premier League, according to the EPL's official Actim Index, which is based on "all the actions that take place...

September 12, 2005 | Albert Chen
Healthy again and happy to be playing in September, Ken Griffey Jr. is putting up numbers like it's 1999

September 12, 2005 | Albert Chen
Their teams are out of it, but the surging players listed below still have a lot to play for this month: pride, next year's salary--or simply to make life miserable for opponents battling to make...

September 12, 2005 | Peter King
With Ricky Williams suspended, Miami's untested Ronnie Brown has to show he can be a full-time back

September 12, 2005 | Paul Zimmerman
I guess by now you know the rules of this thing. I don't pick a big-spread game--I'm not trying to fatten up on puppies--unless 1) it's a Monday-nighter or 2) I'm going for the upset. Well, I'm...

September 12, 2005 | Kelli Anderson
Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh continued to dominate the AVP with a series-winning title in the Windy City

September 12, 2005 | Kelli Anderson
Karch Kiraly (left) and Mike Lambert, who have won four tournaments in the two years they have been together, are a dynamite combo: The 6'6" Lambert is one of the tour's best blockers, and the...

September 12, 2005 | S.L. Price
After a year of physical and emotional tribulations, James Blake returned to the U.S. Open playing better than ever

September 12, 2005 | Rick Reilly
Sports? No, sports had absolutely nothing to do with the Gulf Coast's trying to survive Hurricane Katrina.

September 12, 2005 | Edited by Yi-Wyn Yen

September 12, 2005 | Edited by Yi-Wyn Yen
After 35 years a climber clears his name in the death of his brother on Killer Mountain

September 12, 2005 | Bill Syken

September 12, 2005 | Yi-Wyn Yen

September 12, 2005 | Richard O'Brien
The drowning deaths of four adventure seekers in a Utah cave illustrate the dangers awaiting the unprepared who venture underground

September 12, 2005 | Austin Murphy
Facing the toughest climb of his life, Davis Phinney, the winningest U.S. cyclist, wages a brave battle against Parkinson's disease

September 12, 2005 | FRANZ LIDZ

September 12, 2005 | Edited by Yi-Wyn Yen

September 12, 2005 | Edited by Yi-Wyn Yen
David Horton beats birds and blisters to set a speed record on the Pacific Crest Trail

September 12, 2005 | Edited by Yi-Wyn Yen

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