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September 18, 2006 | Volume 105, Issue 11

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Ted Ginn, Jr. Cover - Sports Illustrated September 18, 2006

September 18, 2006
Kid Gloves

September 18, 2006 | Steve Rushin
The first thing most people say when meeting me in person is, "You're taller than you look in the magazine," as if the mug shot to the right of this paragraph were life-sized.

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Her B sample came back negative, so the doping police told Marion Jones she can keep racing. But will she resume her habit of running with the wrong crowd?

September 18, 2006 | Peter King
Is the NFL in denial on steroids and human growth hormone?

September 18, 2006
Announced That he will retire after the final Formula One race of the year, driver Michael Schumacher (above). The 37-year-old German, who has won more F/1 championships (seven) than any other...

September 18, 2006
2 Number of starting quarterbacks in last Saturday's Fort Lewis--Idaho State game named Matt Gutierrez; Idaho State's Gutierrez outdueled Fort Lewis's in a 48--12 win.

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NFL game balls underwent a subtle change this season: The signature of new commissioner Roger Goodell replaced that of his predecessor, Paul Tagliabue. What does Goodell's John Hancock say about...

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Yes, to some they are the embodiment of the phrase too much information. Yet where would we be without sideline reporters, microphone-wielding wanderers like Andrea Kremer, Chris Myers and Bonnie...

September 18, 2006 | Richard Deitsch
The 56-year-old actor (Fargo) is the voice of a pitcher in the animated film Everyone's Hero, which opens on Friday

September 18, 2006 | Adam Duerson
NBA journeyman Doug Christie's wife, Jackie, knows she has an image problem; that's what happens when you're known for exchanging I-love-you hand signals with your husband during games and...

September 18, 2006 | Adam Duerson
No wonder Lindsay Davenport is one of the most popular players in women's tennis: She has a big serve, a big return, a big heart ... and, apparently, a very big autograph. Davenport signed...

September 18, 2006 | Adam Duerson
A Scottish man has vowed to eat only foods that are green and white, the colors of his favorite soccer team, Celtic.

September 18, 2006 | Adam Duerson
KRIS MANGUM, Panthers tight end, after coach John Fox announced that Mangum would be the team's third quarterback:

September 18, 2006 | Chris Mannix
What to watch and watch for

September 18, 2006
Duke Lacrosse

September 18, 2006
Stadford Brown

September 18, 2006 | As told to Lisa Altobelli
Padres Starter

September 18, 2006 | Edited by Kostya Kennedy
Who's Hot Eagles

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A young Giant learns the secrets to survival

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[This article contains a table. Please see hardcopy of magazine or PDF.]

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Angels Outfielder

September 18, 2006 | Edited by Kostya Kennedy
No grains, no gain: For Redskins running back T.J. Duckett, getting solid means training on shifting sands

September 18, 2006 | Kevin Armstrong
MARVIN AUSTIN and Jordan Hasay are two of the nation's top high school athletes. Austin is the top defensive lineman in the class of '07; Hasay won the Foot Locker Cross-Country Championships last...

September 18, 2006 | Dave Krider
Alix Klineman is a fearsome attacker on the volleyball court and a stellar student

September 18, 2006 | Jon Mahoney
1 HOOVER (Ala.) The Bucs improved to 3-0 by beating Carver (Ala.) 45-12 last Friday. Senior quarterback Ross Wilson threw three touchdown passes, and sophomore running back Jemeriz Owens had a...

September 18, 2006 | Dave Krider
BUCKEYE BONANZA The Kirk Herbstreit Ohio vs. USA Challenge this weekend pits the state's best teams against national powers in nine games over two days. The event was the brainchild of...

September 18, 2006 | MICHAEL SILVER
The NFL's opening week showcased the leaguewide upheaval at quarterback--and no one was under more scrutiny than Carson Palmer

September 18, 2006 | MICHAEL SILVER
Get daily insights from SI's NFL crew--Jeffri Chadiha, Peter King, Tim Layden, Michael Silver and Paul Zimmerman--at SI.com/nfl.

September 18, 2006 | Peter King
Daunte Culpepper's knee is fine and he's in an offense he knows well, so don't fret too much about his weak Week 1

September 18, 2006 | Tim Layden
In a 27--0 rout, Steve McNair showed that he may be the answer to the Ravens' prayers while the Bucs' Chris Simms was brought to his knees

September 18, 2006
FREE SCORES, STATS AND BREAKING NEWS--NO SIGNUP REQUIRED.

September 18, 2006 | Nunyo Demasio
A rocky off-season gave way to a stellar performance for the Jets' Chad Pennington, whose commitment never flagged

September 18, 2006 | Paul Zimmerman
Can you have a critical game in Week 2? Yes. In fact, you can have a pair of them when the four NFC East archrivals go at it

September 18, 2006 | S.L. PRICE
In a U.S. Open that celebrated the titans of the past, Roger Federer cemented his Tigerlike preeminence, and Maria Sharapova fulfilled her lavish promise

September 18, 2006 | S.L. PRICE
Read Jon Wertheim's Tennis Mailbag Wednesdays at SI.com/more.

September 18, 2006 | AUSTIN MURPHY
By guiding Ohio State to an impressive victory at Texas, Troy Smith showed he's a quarterback in every regard and the unquestioned leader of the No. 1 team in the land

September 18, 2006 | AUSTIN MURPHY
How far will Texas fall? Where will Notre Dame end up? Find out in Stewart Mandel's rankings at SI.com/collegefootball.

September 18, 2006 | Phil Taylor
A half-dozen games matching Top 20 teams this weekend will go a long way toward separating the title contenders from the pretenders

September 18, 2006 | Franz Lidz
Two springs ago, he was banished to the minors, but now Ryan Howard has turned the stretch drive into one booming blast with his epic home run binge

September 18, 2006 | Lars Anderson
Coming of age at racing speed, 21-year-old Kyle Busch battles his hothead reputation and the scorn of fans as he roars into the Chase for the Nextel Cup with a tankful of momentum

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Baseball The Giants are the game's hottest team, thanks in large part to a certain slugger • Update: the divergent paths of Anibal Sanchez and Jon Lester

September 18, 2006 | Kelli Anderson
He's a Giant

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Samardzija, So Good In a 41--17 victory over No. 19 Penn State in South Bend last Saturday, Notre Dame's senior All-America wide receiver, Jeff Samardzija, snagged a seven-yard touchdown pass from...

September 18, 2006 | Mark Beech
Time Bomb

September 18, 2006 | STEWART MANDEL
HOT TOPIC

September 18, 2006 | Rick Reilly
Pittsburgh Steelers star Ben Roethlisberger has his appendix removed, and you ask, "When will he be back?" Whereas I ask, "How much you want for it?"

September 18, 2006
DON'T LIKE THE MATCHUP

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ADAM DUERSON MATCHUP OF THE WEEK These leapers have gobbled up receptions and records, first at Bedford (Ohio) High and then at Wisconsin. Last Dec. 4 they combined for 355 yards and four TDs. Who...

September 18, 2006 | DAVID SABINO
Who Has Whose Number?

September 18, 2006 | GENE MENEZ
There he is, gleaming on the waiver wire, that Week 1 breakout player who can bolster your lineup. Before you grab him, read this

September 18, 2006
WE LIKE THE MATCHUP