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October 10, 2005 | Volume 103, Issue 14

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Albert Pujols Cover - Sports Illustrated October 10, 2005

October 10, 2005
Saints Alive

October 10, 2005 | Steve Rushin
In astronomy a protostar is an adolescent cloud of gas and dust not yet hot enough to trigger fusion, the nuclear reaction required to form what is called a main sequence star. A main sequence...

October 10, 2005 | Michael Bamberger
At Busch Stadium, the house that brews built, the MVPs--most valuable pourers--are the guys who bring thirsty fans their suds

October 10, 2005
Is Eddy Curry at risk for cardiac disease? After he refuses a DNA test, the Bulls trade him

October 10, 2005
Extended By Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins, his hitting streak to 36 games, the longest in the majors since 1987, when the Brewers' Paul Molitor hit in 39 straight. Rollins (above), who went 2...

October 10, 2005 | Lars Anderson
Are crashes that arbitrarily sideline contenders ruining NASCAR's postseason?

October 10, 2005
Texas Tech's basketball program will be in familiar hands whenever Bob Knight quits

October 10, 2005 | Richard Deitsch
The 38-year-old, three-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback for the Cowboys is the lead NFL analyst for Fox

October 10, 2005 | Adam Duerson
Driving cars? No problem. "But it takes a while to get used to driving nails," says Jeff Gordon. "Once you get your throw down, though, it becomes a lot of fun." Enough fun that the four-time...

October 10, 2005 | Chris Mannix
What to watch and watch for

October 10, 2005
In the tradition of SI's Sportsman of the Year, we periodically pay tribute in this space to men and women who embody the ideals of sportsmanship

October 10, 2005 | As told to Lisa Altobelli
WHITE SOX PITCHER

October 10, 2005
WHO'S HOT

October 10, 2005 | Edited by Kostya Kennedy
WITH London Fletcher, Bills Linebacker

October 10, 2005 | Sarah Thurmond
HIGH-SPEED EDITION

October 10, 2005 | Edited by Kostya Kennedy
[This article contains a table -- Please see hardcopy of magazine or PDF.]

October 10, 2005 | Andrew Lawrence
How scoring star Jarome Iginla spent his lockout

October 10, 2005 | Andrew Lawrence
Iginla took in 4,500 calories a day while training, yet still lost eight pounds. He ate small meals and never went more than two hours without eating.

October 10, 2005 | MARK BEECH
After a decade of struggles, Alabama is again rolling behind a strong-armed quarterback who wears number 12. Florida found that out the hard way

October 10, 2005 | Bill Syken
Led by its three sensational freshmen and coming off its first win over a ranked opponent since 2002, Penn State eagerly awaits an even bigger test--a date this Saturday with Ohio State

October 10, 2005 | TOM VERDUCCI
Is it Papi or A-Rod? The American League MVP race, like the AL East battle, was a photo finish. The pick here is the player who proved himself in every way

October 10, 2005 | TOM VERDUCCI
National League

October 10, 2005 | TOM VERDUCCI
WITH BARRY BONDS AROUND, THE NATIONAL LEAGUE MVP race has been a no-win situation for Albert Pujols. From 2001 through '04 the Cardinals first baseman finished fourth, second, second and third in...

October 10, 2005 | JEFFRI CHADIHA
That's what the 4--0 Bengals are getting from Carson Palmer, who--thanks to a powerful arm, a cool head and a strong supporting cast--has emerged as the NFL's hottest young quarterback

October 10, 2005
Hand Delivered Arizona State safety Josh Barrett (19) got the worst of this close encounter with USC's LenDale White during the Trojans' 38-28 victory last Saturday in Tempe, Ariz. White, who...

October 10, 2005 | Peter King
Quarterback-mining continues to be the NFL's most inexact science. Of the 11 passers drafted in the first round in 2002, '03 and '04, only three have emerged as their teams' unquestioned long-term...

October 10, 2005 | JON WERTHEIM
Lightweight champion Diego Corrales recently went through hell to win his first bout against José Luis Castillo--and now he's eagerly stepping back into the fire for the rematch

October 10, 2005 | KARL TARO GREENFELD
DOUG FLUTIE is back in the Boston area to finish his career with the Patriots--and to take on fully the never-ending challenge of raising his autistic son

October 10, 2005 | KARL TARO GREENFELD
As a pro, Doug Flutie has been a scrambling Ulysses, forever searching for honor, a home ... and a little respect

October 10, 2005
College Football Miami safety Kenny Phillips is one of many true freshmen making an impact • Mack Brown has to go for broke against Oklahoma • Maryland's offense heats up

October 10, 2005 | Phil Taylor
Sudden Impact

October 10, 2005 | STEWART MANDEL
HOT TOPIC

October 10, 2005 | Peter King
Fully Charged

October 10, 2005 | Peter King
HOT READ

October 10, 2005 | Paul Zimmerman
WHERE DO I begin the story of the 2005 Redskins? How about in the preseason forecasts, which--except for a few kind souls who ranked them third in the NFC East--placed Washington squarely in the...

October 10, 2005 | Richard Hoffer
His Act Got Old

October 10, 2005 | Richard Hoffer
Olympic light heavyweight gold medalist Andre Ward won a one-round knockout on the Tarver-Jones undercard.... "You got more money than me," Tarver told Jones after their bout, "but I'm not mad at...

October 10, 2005 | Rick Reilly
The NHL has shiny new rules to boost scoring. The Royal & Ancient just made 111 changes to the Rules of Golf. Baseball promises to change its steroid suspension rules, from tickling to lashes...