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October 01, 2001 | Volume 95, Issue 13

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October 01, 2001
Of Humane BondageKudos to Rick Reilly for telling the rest of the country what we in the Bay Area already know (THE LIFE OF REILLY, Aug. 27). I got fed up with Barry Bonds's arrogant act a long...

October 01, 2001
Letters

October 01, 2001 | Richard Deitsch
As he took his final, fateful steps toward becoming the dot on the i in the script Ohio formed by the Ohio State marching band one autumn Saturday a few seasons back, horn player Jon Waters had...

October 01, 2001 | John O'Keefe
Using technology to the max, two boxing mavens have produced a fun website on the fight game

October 01, 2001 | John O'Keefe
The Ryder Cup, scheduled for this weekend, was postponed until 2002, but golf fans won't be without drama. "The Troubleshooters Challenge" (Golf Channel, Tuesday, 8 p.m.), a segment on the Academy...

October 01, 2001 | Richard Deitsch
Highlights

October 01, 2001 | Jack McCallum
It's time to reexamine some bellicose sports metaphors

October 01, 2001
While American sports fans focused on the return of baseball and football last week, the events of Sept. 11 have also had a significant impact on the international sporting scene. Golf's Ryder...

October 01, 2001
13North Dakota State record for receptions in a game, set in 1968 by split end Chuck Wald, who now commands the U.S. Ninth Air Force and will oversee the air component of the campaign against...

October 01, 2001
After sporting events were canceled following the Sept. 11 attacks, where did Americans turn for an escape from grim reality? To the baseball diamond—on the silver screen. Hardball, an earnest...

October 01, 2001
One day in the mid-1980s Rusty Staub was paging through a newspaper at his restaurant on Manhattan's Upper East Side when he came across an article about a New York City police officer killed in...

October 01, 2001
Changed•The logo for this year's Breeders' Cup, to be held on Oct. 27 at Belmont Park. The original featured the World Trade Center in the background; the new one features the outline of a globe.

October 01, 2001
As demonstrated at stadiums across the U.S. last waved, worn and posed with the Stars and Stripes, week, the American flag has a special connection to Here are some of Ol' Glory's more notable...

October 01, 2001
Greg Owens, CHICAGOFootballGreg, a junior running back, rushed for 156 yards and scored two touchdowns to lead Mount Carmel High to a 35-21 win over Joliet Catholic Academy, snapping the...

October 01, 2001
Playing Hardball

October 01, 2001
NO-NO WAY: b. The 1996 Rockies were victims of no-hitters thrown by the Marlins' Al Leiter and the Dodgers' Hideo Nomo.

October 01, 2001 | Michael Shropshire
During the Mesquite bounty bull ride, one thing is all but guaranteed: The beast wins

October 01, 2001 | Jeffri Chadiha
With their typically stingy defense and a new-look passing game, the Dolphins eked out a last-gasp victory over the Raiders

October 01, 2001 | Michael Silver
With his Seahawks unable to score and unsure how to handle his rebukes, Mike Holmgren may see his dream job become a nightmare

October 01, 2001 | Tom Verducci
While powering St. Louis toward a playoff berth, MVP candidate Albert Pujols may be having the greatest rookie year ever

October 01, 2001 | Tom Verducci
With their stellar seasons, the Cardinals' Albert Pujols (left) and the Mariners' Ichiro Suzuki—who at week's end was leading the American League in batting (.348) and who was eight hits away from...

October 01, 2001
Got a question for Ivan Maisel? Chat with SI's man on campus each Friday at 2 p.m. EDT, plus check out his weekly Top 25, at cnnsi.com/football/college.

October 01, 2001 | Austin Murphy
Relying on an uncharacteristically deep and determined defense, UCLA stymied Ohio State and improved its record to 3-0

October 01, 2001 | Jack McCallum
Though he'd have to contend with losing, old age and his own legacy, a successful return would seem likely for Michael Jordan

October 01, 2001 | Jack McCallum
The Bulls won 38 games when Michael Jordan was a rookie, in 1984-85, 11 more than they had won the previous year. At age 38, Jordan is now poised to become a member of the Wizards, who had 19...

October 01, 2001
Baseball

October 01, 2001 | Stephen Cannella
Chan Ho Is Ho-humDodger Chan Ho Park's fizzle could cost him big in the free-agent market

October 01, 2001 | Stephen Cannella
Chan ho park of the Dodgers (left) may not get the $20 million per year his agent wants for him, but he seems to be a lock to emerge as the highest paid among the lackluster pitchers expected to...

October 01, 2001 | Stephen Cannella
900 CallSept. 28-30,BREWERS AT ROCKIESThere will be no pennant race drama in this series, but Colorado still will be playing for a bit of history. Through Sunday the Rockies had scored 827 runs,...

October 01, 2001 | Peter King
Doing Their PartInspired by fans near and far, the Giants responded with a win over the Chiefs

October 01, 2001 | Peter King
•WORD ASSOCIATION

October 01, 2001 | Peter King
Bengals Linebacker Takeo Spikes keeps a bowl of macadamia nuts in his locker to remind him to keep working toward his goal: a trip to Hawaii to play in the Pro Bowl. If he keeps playing as he did...

October 01, 2001 | Paul Zimmerman
The defending Super Bowl-champion Ravens have struggled in two straight outings, the more serious one being Sunday's loss to Cincinnati. If you want to put an optimistic spin on things, you could...

October 01, 2001 | Ivan Maisel
Indecent ExposureNorth Carolina's rout of Florida State revealed the Seminoles' deficiencies

October 01, 2001 | Ivan Maisel
•YA GOTTA LOVE THIS GUYWhen he graduated from Bingham High in South Jordan, Utah, in 1996, the only offer 5'11", 155-pound wideout Kevin Curtis had to play football was an invitation to walk on at...

October 01, 2001 | Austin Murphy
Calvin Carlyle has found success on the field and in the lab at Oregon State

October 01, 2001 | Tom Verducci
It's been a season of dizzying highs and lows for Ben Sheets, the Brewers All-Star rookie pitcher, and SI charted his progress all the way

October 01, 2001
Pick SixWisconsin defensive back Joey Boese intercepts a pass intended for Penn State's John Gilmore in the fourth quarter of the Badgers' 18-6 win (page 70).

October 01, 2001 | Jamal Greene
Ben Sheets isn't the only member of last year's gold-medal-winning U.S. Olympic baseball team who has already played a big role in the big leagues. Of the 24 players on Team USA, 15 have appeared...

October 01, 2001 | Rick Reilly
I guess this is where I'm supposed to say that sports are pointless now, as useless as a doily on an aircraft carrier. But that's not how I feel. Actually, I think that sports can be more...

October 01, 2001 | John Garrity
Stretched to the max, the Florida layout highlights the divide within the golf industry

October 01, 2001 | John Garrity
Alaina Wesserling, a 21-year-old public relations major at Florida, thought the help-wanted ad in The Independent Florida Alligator, the student newspaper, looked a bit shady—"Need secretary,...

October 01, 2001 | Alan Shipnuck
LPGA TourFrantic Finish

October 01, 2001 | Alan Shipnuck
What do these players have in common?

October 01, 2001 | Alan Shipnuck
Do you agree with the decision to postpone the Ryder Cup?

October 01, 2001 | Alan Shipnuck
Rosters for the Ryder Cup are frozen, but we can't know the state of the players' games a year from now. Here's how the 1999 teams stood in the Ryder Cup points standings at the end of the 2000...

October 01, 2001 | Alan Shipnuck
With each passing week of this dull fall finish, it will become increasingly obvious that the Ryder Cup should have been played. Golf had the chance to pull at the heartstrings of two continents...

October 01, 2001
Pat Carter, HUNTINGTON, W.VA.Carter, 33, an insurance salesman, won the West Virginia Amateur championship for a seventh consecutive year, and the eighth year overall. Carter fired a 10-under 274...

October 01, 2001 | Jason Bohn
Even before I became Mr. 58, I was known as the Luckiest Man in Golf

October 01, 2001
•No Extra EffortThe fourth win of Robert Allenby's Tour career is the first to come in only 72 holes.

October 01, 2001
The terrorist attacks reverberate throughout golf

October 01, 2001 | John Garrity
Near Paris, an ambivalent European tour played on despite an uncertain future

October 01, 2001 | Gary Van Sickle
At Laurel Valley, minds were 20 miles away