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September 11, 2006 | Volume 105, Issue 10

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Pat Tillman Cover - Sports Illustrated September 11, 2006

September 11, 2006
The NFL

September 11, 2006 | Peter King
Gripping Story

September 11, 2006 | Paul Zimmerman
Yes, Miami-Pittsburgh is a stirring kickoff for the 2006 season, and the Colts versus the Giants offers the Manning Family Drama, and the Terrell Owens Show opens in Jacksonville, and all the rest...

September 11, 2006 | Chris Ballard
The Long View

September 11, 2006 | S.L. Price
Jimbology 101

September 11, 2006 | Rick Reilly
At Oklahoma State, they're feeling luckier than a fat man locked inside a Hostess factory. That's because the World's Biggest Booster-T. Boone Pickens-wrote them the sweetest check in the history...

September 11, 2006
Jinx Times Six?

September 11, 2006 | Terry McDonell
When the going gets tough ...

September 11, 2006 | Steve Rushin
What do you say when your grown son tells you, "Nothing good has ever happened to me"? If you're Marty Bezbatchenko, your heart cleaves like a coconut and you repeat every motivational slogan you...

September 11, 2006 | S.L. Price
Before leaving the court for good, Andre Agassi gave one final reminder that brilliant tennis--and not his image--defined his career

September 11, 2006 | Lars Anderson
A Clemson cornerback gets a new roommate--his 11-year-old brother

September 11, 2006
Won By Tiger Woods (above), the Deutsche Bank Championship, his fifth consecutive victory--a streak that includes the last two majors. In a head-to-head duel with Vijay Singh, Woods shot a 63 on...

September 11, 2006
2 Overall No. 1 draft picks who have homered in their first big-league game: the Braves' Bob Horner in 1978 and the Devil Rays' Delmon Young, who went deep in his debut on Aug. 29.

September 11, 2006 | Richard Deitsch
The 51-year-old--the son of sports broadcaster Jim McKay--is the president of CBS Sports and CBS News

September 11, 2006
On Aug. 23, an unidentified Blue Jays fan wearing baseball pants and a Toronto jersey (above) tried to sneak into the home dugout after a game at the Rogers Centre. It was a clever plan, but the...

September 11, 2006 | Adam Duerson
The toughest tickets in L.A. have always been courtside, which may be why a group of celebrity pals has come up with a way to guarantee they can get them, even if they won't be watching the Lakers...

September 11, 2006 | Adam Duerson
Next time the masses at Yankee Stadium think about booing Alex Rodriguez for making an error, they should keep in mind that their own handling of ground balls isn't always graceful. During the...

September 11, 2006 | Adam Duerson
An English toy company has released a line of soccer-fan action figures called Little Hooliganz.

September 11, 2006 | Adam Duerson
MIKE MCCARTHY, Packers coach, after two of his players received penalties for taunting and unsportsmanlike conduct:

September 11, 2006 | Chris Mannix
What to watch and watch for

September 11, 2006
Ryan Bradley

September 11, 2006 | Elizabeth Newman
SAINTS QUARTERBACK

September 11, 2006 | Edited by Kostya Kennedy
WHO's HOT Ryan Howard

September 11, 2006 | Edited by Kostya Kennedy
Pro sports stood still, but many athletes were moved

September 11, 2006 | Chris Mannix
Amy Caldwell had to make a tough decision before leading Braintree (Mass.) High to a state soccer title

September 11, 2006
Duck and Cover

September 11, 2006 | Michael Silver
Eli and Peyton face off for the first time in the Sunday-night opener, and they don't particularly want to talk about it (even with each other). Making NFL history as the first brothers to start...

September 11, 2006 | Phil Taylor
New quarterbacks Colt McCoy and John David Booty opened to rave reviews as Texas and USC warmed up for major tests with easy victories

September 11, 2006 | Richard Hoffer
Baseball brought once-distant brothers Jeff and Jered Weaver closer-too close, in fact, for a franchise that would soon only have room for one of them

September 11, 2006 | Gary Smith
Even as a boy Pat Tillman felt a destiny, a need to do the right thing whatever it cost him. When the World Trade Center was attacked on 9/11, he thought about what he had to do and then walked...

September 11, 2006 | DAVID SABINO
It's About Time

September 11, 2006 | GENE MENEZ
Which receiver will catch fire? Which Texans rookie will be a stud? Here's our bold outlook

September 11, 2006
WE LIKE THE MATCHUP Start 'Em

September 11, 2006 | Jeffri Chadiha, Peter King, David Sabino
MATCHUP OF THE WEEK

September 11, 2006 | Charles Hirshberg
A new bio details the suffering of Curt Flood, who rattled the chains of baseball's plantation system

September 11, 2006 | Chris Mannix
After surgery for colitis, Dajuan Wagner is trying to resume a career that once showed such promise

September 11, 2006 | L. Jon Wertheim
A new pool tour with a controversial big-money backer is bringing together the world's top shooters