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October 17, 2005 | Volume 103, Issue 15

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Dwight Freeney Cover - Sports Illustrated October 17, 2005

October 17, 2005 | with MICHAEL BREED
WHO: John Daly

October 17, 2005 | Ben Reiter
OCTOBER 15, 1990

October 17, 2005
Love Birds Let's leave the Terrell Owens--Donovan McNabb lovefest behind (Turmoil? What Turmoil?, Sept. 26). Coverage of these two gives validity to unacceptable behavior that has become standard...

October 17, 2005 | Steve Rushin
Of the many good things in sports that come in twos--foul shots, Williams sisters, new racquetballs--there is nothing as sublime as a doubleheader.

October 17, 2005 | Stewart Mandel
His windbreakers are older than his players, but at 78 Joe Paterno has picked up new coaching tricks--and made Penn State relevant again

October 17, 2005 | Richard Hoffer
What should have been the fight of the year instead showed us all that's wrong with boxing

October 17, 2005 | Edited by Mark Bechtel and Stephen Cannella

October 17, 2005 | Edited by Mark Bechtel and Stephen Cannella
2 NHL games in the 2003-04 season in which both teams scored at least six goals.

October 17, 2005 | Edited by Mark Bechtel and Stephen Cannella
LAST WEEK SI referred to Alabama QB Brodie Croyle (top) as a "Ringo Starr look-alike with [a] mop-top 'do." Croyle's response: "Who's Ringo Starr?" He'd be the bloke on the bottom--who is as fab...

October 17, 2005 | Chris Mannix
AS THEY visit NBA training camps, sneaker company reps should be ready for this question: "Do you have anything in a wing tip?" Commissioner David Stern has announced his intention to implement a...

October 17, 2005 | Mark Beech
Dude, want stock market advice? The well-known analyst Lenny Dykstra has a column on the Web

October 17, 2005 | Richard Deitsch
The 68-year-old actor and two-time Oscar winner plays gangster Meyer Lansky in the upcoming film The Lost City

October 17, 2005 | Adam Duerson
Lakers vice president Jeanie Buss has been close to the man behind the triangle offense for six years; she and L.A. coach Phil Jackson even share a home. Still, Buss can't seem to figure out the...

October 17, 2005 | Adam Duerson
Let's get ready to castle! You don't have to be a power puncher to succeed in chessboxing, but it helps to have a strong left rook. Bulgaria's Tihomir Titschko (right) defeated Andreas Schneider...

October 17, 2005 | Adam Duerson
Argentinean tennis player Mariano Hood is blaming a failed drug test on his hair-loss medicine.

October 17, 2005 | Adam Duerson

October 17, 2005 | Chris Mannix
What to watch and watch for

October 17, 2005 | David Sabino
ONE FOURTH of the quarterbacks who started in the NFL in Week 5 began the season as backups or--in the case of the Jets' Vinny Testaverde--civilians. Are any of these second-stringers worth adding...

October 17, 2005
Elise Conley SHREWSBURY, MASS. > Field Hockey Conley, a senior forward at Babson College, has 19 goals and six assists and leads the nation with 44 points for the season. In a 5-1 victory over...

October 17, 2005 | As told to Albert Chen

October 17, 2005 | Edited by Kostya Kennedy

October 17, 2005 | Edited by Kostya Kennedy
JEREMY SHOCKEY Giants tight end

October 17, 2005 | Edited by Kostya Kennedy
[This article contains a table -- Please see hardcopy of magazine or PDF.]

October 17, 2005 | Edited by Kostya Kennedy
WITH Jerry Porter Raiders wide receiver

October 17, 2005 | MICHAEL SILVER
With premier sack artist and quarterback baiter Dwight Freeney on the attack, the Colts finally have a defense worthy of a Super Bowl contender

October 17, 2005 | AUSTIN MURPHY
The two-time defending champion Trojans have won 27 straight, but they can be knocked off ... can't they?

October 17, 2005 | AUSTIN MURPHY
Check out Stewart Mandel's power rankings and SI's midseason All-America team at

October 17, 2005 | Gene Menez
THEY WERE the favorites going into the season, and nothing has happened to suggest that Reggie Bush, Matt Leinart and Vince Young won't be in New York City when the Heisman Trophy is handed out on...

October 17, 2005 | Mark Beech
After lobbying its way into a BCS berth last season, No. 2 Texas could be left out of this year's championship game

October 17, 2005 | STEWART MANDEL
SIZING UP the first half of the 2005 season:

October 17, 2005 | DANIEL G. HABIB
Houston went the distance--18 innings, to be exact--to bounce the Braves and set up a League Championship Series rematch with the mighty Cardinals

October 17, 2005 | DANIEL G. HABIB
More playoff coverage, including Tom Verducci's Insider column, at

October 17, 2005 | Tom Verducci
Behind hard-throwing Jose Contreras and Bobby Jenks, the White Sox swept Boston and reloaded for the Angels, hell-bent on reaching their first World Series in 46 years

October 17, 2005 | MICHAEL FARBER
In his debut week of NHL games, 18-year-old Sidney Crosby didn't just score his first goal. He also showed why expectations of him are so absurdly high--and how he will handle them

October 17, 2005 | GRANT WAHL
When Darius Washington missed the biggest shots of his life, costing Memphis a trip to the NCAA tournament, his emotional collapse became a moment of TV infamy. But Tigers fans, instead of...

October 17, 2005 | GRANT WAHL
More college basketball coverage, including a photo gallery of players to watch, at

October 17, 2005 | Julia Morrill
Patrick Sparks's miracle three nearly took Kentucky to the Final Four. He'll try again

October 17, 2005 | DAVID HALBERSTAM
WHEN THE CLOCK was finally winding down, the seconds ticking off, with the Philadelphia Eagles unconscionably slow in getting their plays off, Steve Belichick, always in the background whenever...

October 17, 2005
The NFL Favre proves reports of his decline are greatly exaggerated • Denver's riding high on Shanahan's running-back committee • The Dolphins await Ricky's return • Dr. Z's forecast

October 17, 2005 | Peter King
Favre from Over

October 17, 2005 | Peter King

October 17, 2005 | Paul Zimmerman
PHIL SIMMS tells this story about his old Giants coach, Bill Parcells: "We were playing Cincinnati in 1985, and our offense was pretty conservative, a ball-control kind of thing that used to drive...

October 17, 2005 | Stephen Cannella
Boy Wonder

October 17, 2005 | Rick Reilly
In this country, a star athlete might get some hate mail, a few boos, maybe a battery chucked at him if he turns down an offer from another team.

October 17, 2005
Home, Sweet Home

October 17, 2005 | JIM GORANT
He doesn't feel good about the way the AmEx ended, but he likes what it says about his game

October 17, 2005
Mr. Wie, can Michelle come out and play?

October 17, 2005 | DOTTIE PEPPER
Michelle Wie might be giving up as much as she's getting

October 17, 2005 | FARRELL EVANS
Everyone's welcome at John's Golf Course, where a young man's dream came true

October 17, 2005 | Richard Hoffer
Las Vegas's first taste of sumo wrestling proved the U.S. is not quite ready for the big boys By Richard Hoffer

October 17, 2005 | Franz Lidz
The larger-than-average athletes who dominate the sport of sumo wrestling have generated some larger-than-life legends

October 17, 2005 | Lars Anderson
DeAngelo Williams has rejuvenated Memphis football as he takes his shot at the NCAA rushing record