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October 02, 2006 | Volume 105, Issue 13

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Caleb Miller Cover - Sports Illustrated October 02, 2006

October 02, 2006
Greenside with Envy U.S. players, with their significant others, caddies and captain Tom Lehman (standing, far right), watched teammate Chad Campbell miss a putt on 18 that would have won a...

October 02, 2006 | Mark Beech
A Changed Man Making the most of a second chance, Virginia Tech back Branden Ore has lost his bad attitude and found a starring role TO HEAR folks at Virginia Tech tell the...

October 02, 2006 | Stewart Mandel
Despite sharing two Big Ten titles and winning 10 or more games three times since 2002, Iowa hasn't played in many high-profile games under coach Kirk Ferentz. This Saturday the 13th-ranked...

October 02, 2006 | Jeffri Chadiha
Running Clear Chicago's success is due not just to Rex Grossman's emergence but to the choice of Thomas Jones to start in the backfield THE SWANKY model-search competition at a...

October 02, 2006 | Jeffri Chadiha
After openly complaining about the Browns' conservative offense, tight end Kellen Winslow (right) was on the field for every offensive snap in Sunday's 15--14 loss to the Ravens. He caught...

October 02, 2006 | Peter King
 

October 02, 2006 | Paul Zimmerman
Dr. Z's Forecast: Defense Decides Two Big Games

October 02, 2006 | Rick Reilly
JACK NICKLAUS, do you care about golf?

October 02, 2006
American Hero

October 02, 2006 | Steve Rushin
THE TEDIUM of office life can inspire brilliance. T.S. Eliot wrote poetry while clerking in a London bank, Albert Einstein daydreamed of theoretical physics while working in the Swiss patent...

October 02, 2006 | L. Jon Wertheim
'We're Number 3!' has become the rallying cry for fans of the red, white and blue. Why that might not be such a bad thing

October 02, 2006 | Michael Silver
Facing prison, the Game of Shadows authors take a First Amendment stand

October 02, 2006
Set by Trevor Hoffman, the alltime saves record. The Padres' closer, 38, passed Lee Smith on Sunday when he nailed his 479th save with a perfect ninth inning against the Pirates. Hoffman, a native...

October 02, 2006
22 Consecutive completions by Redskins QB Mark Brunell against the Texans on Sunday, an NFL single-game record.

October 02, 2006 | David Epstein
A week after five players were shot, Duquesne's basketball team finds a new unity

October 02, 2006 | Richard Deitsch
The Pro Football Hall of Famer, 70, is the author of Lombardi and Me

October 02, 2006 | Adam Duerson
Spanish golfer Sergio García has found a girlfriend with everything he could want in a woman: She's smart and pretty, and her father can offer expert advice if García's swing gets out of whack....

October 02, 2006 | Adam Duerson
DEION SANDERS, NFL Network analyst on how the Raiders' struggles this season will affect their coach:

October 02, 2006 | Adam Duerson
Getting fired up to play is an important part of Davis Cup success, but as Brazil discovered last week, it doesn't guarantee victory. Heavy rains in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, delayed the first day...

October 02, 2006 | Adam Duerson
The father of a Pennsylvania high school football player posed as a college scout to videotape an opponent's practice.

October 02, 2006 | Chris Mannix
What to watch and watch for

October 02, 2006
SCORECARD, JUNE 5, 2006

October 02, 2006
Aeric Clay

October 02, 2006 | As Told to Peter King
COWBOYS RUNNING BACK

October 02, 2006
Who's Hot Seahawks

October 02, 2006
Which major league city has the most attractive fans?

October 02, 2006
NASCAR Driver

October 02, 2006
[This article contains a table. See hardcopy of magazine or PDF]

October 02, 2006 | Takeo Spikes
Bills LB Takeo Spikes honors his dad's life and words

October 02, 2006 | Ramona Shelburne
Quaint it wasn't, but this SoCal showdown got fans stoked

October 02, 2006 | Kevin Armstrong
The best high school sites go beyond the scores and stats

October 02, 2006 | TIM LAYDEN
They were playing for a lot more than payback, but the Bengals did get some revenge against the Steelers in the best rivalry in football and set themselves up as top cats in the NFL's toughest...

October 02, 2006 | TIM LAYDEN
Get the latest NFL news and insights in Peter King's Monday Morning Quarterback and MMQB Tuesday Edition, at at SI.com/NFL.

October 02, 2006 | Bill Syken
NFC South foes Carolina and Tampa Bay were thought to be Super Bowl contenders, but only one of them has a real shot now

October 02, 2006 | Nunyo Demasio
As they struggle to overtake the Colts in the AFC South, the Jaguars are learning that there are no moral victories in the NFL

October 02, 2006 | ALAN SHIPNUCK
In what has become a familiar sight, a deep, talented European team dominated the U.S. at the Ryder Cup

October 02, 2006 | ALAN SHIPNUCK
Who were the biggest winners and losers in the Ryder Cup? Check out Alan Shipnuck's Hot List at SI.com/golf.

October 02, 2006 | TOM VERDUCCI
Is another Subway Series inevitable? Sure seems to be, but this is October, when there are higher powers than even the pulverizing offenses of the Yankees and the Mets

October 02, 2006 | TOM VERDUCCI
Coming Monday, series-by-series capsules and analysis at SI.com/baseball.

October 02, 2006 | Phil Taylor
Lightly recruited tailback Steve Slaton found a home at West Virginia and has quickly developed into one of the game's most feared--and fastest--runners

October 02, 2006 | Phil Taylor
See where the Mountaineers stand in Stewart Mandel's power rankings at si.com/collegefootball.

October 02, 2006 | MICHAEL FARBER
The NHL has spruced up its game and lured its core fans back. Now it hopes young stars Alexander Ovechkin and Sidney Crosby can make the league more visible in the U.S.A.

October 02, 2006 | E.M. Swift
After a dramatic flight from Russia, dazzling Evgeni Malkin takes a star turn in Pittsburgh

October 02, 2006
SI Plays G.M. and Comes In under the Cap

October 02, 2006
Postseason surprises last spring, Anaheim and Buffalo will be the final teams skating next June

October 02, 2006 | Brian Cazeneuve
New York

October 02, 2006 | E.M. Swift
Buffalo Sabres

October 02, 2006 | Yi-Wyn Yen
Carolina Hurricanes

October 02, 2006 | E. M. Swift
Nashville Predators

October 02, 2006 | Brian Cazeneuve
Calgary Flames

October 02, 2006 | Yi-Wen Yen
Anaheim Ducks

October 02, 2006
College Football Virginia Tech finds a running back—and he's a changed man • Army makes a statement • Tyrone Willingham gets his biggest victory at Washington

October 02, 2006
WE LIKE THE MATCHUP

October 02, 2006
DON'T LIKE THE MATCHUP

October 02, 2006
ADAM DUERSON MATCHUP OF THE WEEK

October 02, 2006 | David Sabino
KEEPIN' ON

October 02, 2006 | David Sabino
2.19 Percent of Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb's passes that have been picked off, the second-lowest career mark in NFL history (minimum 1,500 attempts). Only Neil O'Donnell (2.11 for the...

October 02, 2006 | Gene Menez
Sharing is fine on the playground, but it doesn't work in fantasy football, where the lack of a featured back drives owners crazy. Who will win these battles?

October 02, 2006 | Gene Menez
OTHER BACKS TO WATCH

October 02, 2006 | Gene Menez
TOP TIGHT END TANDEMS

October 02, 2006 | GARY VAN SICKLE
After all the talk of fun and family, the U.S. got off to a familiar shaky start

October 02, 2006 | John Garrity
U.S. Idle In need of a strong day to close the gap, the Americans were stuck in neutral

October 02, 2006 | Michael Bamberger
The American team has witnessed this scene before, and it still stinks

October 02, 2006 | John Garrity
The U.S. took time amid the buildup to assure its new status as underdog

October 02, 2006
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