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December 03, 2001 | Volume 95, Issue 22

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Stephen Davis Cover - Sports Illustrated December 03, 2001

December 03, 2001
Hard-nosed DefenseTimberwolves forward Kevin Garnett can only hope Heat forward Sean Marks isn't running a pick-and-roll during a game won 80-73 by Minnesota (page 60).

December 03, 2001 | Rick Reilly
Feeling listless? Boy, did you come to the right place.

December 03, 2001 | Lars Anderson
DECEMBER 6, 1971

December 03, 2001
Traveling ViolationPlease, SI readers in the Bay Area, call your local police, sheriff and highway patrol about Gilbert Arenas and his 345-horsepower, 5,500-pound Cadillac Escalade (SCORECARD,...

December 03, 2001
Letters

December 03, 2001 | Steve Rushin
Tiger Woods plays a game apart from that of the common hacker—in more ways than one

December 03, 2001 | Richard Deitsch
Highlights

December 03, 2001 | John O'Keefe
A pair of hot-stove baseball DVDs showcase batters and pitchers at the top of their games

December 03, 2001 | Richard Deitsch
It's a day that lives in infamy for Eagles broadcaster Merrill Reese. On Dec. 7, 1977, Reese was jarred awake by a phone call bearing terrible news: Charlie Swift, Philadelphia's play-by-play man...

December 03, 2001 | John O'Keefe
ABC's alteration of its Skins Game format, forcing a golfer to "validate" by winning or halving the hole after winning a skin (page 36), created a $1 million payoff for the only validator, Greg...

December 03, 2001 | Ian Thomsen
Tim Floyd went from the best job in the NBA to the worst—while never leaving Chicago

December 03, 2001 | Ian Thomsen
Bill Russell, Celtics Assumed helm of nine-time champions before 1966-67 season; won two titles in three-year stint as player-coach.

December 03, 2001 | Grant Wahl
Last week it became clearer than ever that the future of Major League Soccer depends almost entirely on one mysterious man. Denver-based billionaire Phil Anschutz—Saint Phil to American soccer...

December 03, 2001 | Grant Wahl
20.8Career scoring average through Monday of Hawks forward Shareef Abdur-Rahim.

December 03, 2001 | Grant Wahl
A Short History

December 03, 2001
Lions wideout Herman Moore is sidelined for the season with a bruised hip, but you won't find him sulking in his 12,000-square-foot suburban Detroit crib. The 11-year vet has the perfect antidote...

December 03, 2001
QWith $1 million in winnings at last weekend's Skins Game at Landmark Golf Club in Indio, Calif., Greg Norman became the first golfer in the 18-year history of the event to pocket the entire...

December 03, 2001
Died•Former major league pitcher Bo Belinsky, 64, of a heart attack at his home in Las Vegas. As an Angels rookie in 1962 he threw the first major league no-hitter on the West Coast. Belinsky had...

December 03, 2001
With first-semester final exams around the corner, college students are busy cracking their textbooks, in some cases for the first time. Herewith, a few sports courses (with excerpts from the...

December 03, 2001
Kazaam and Steel might not have done much for Shaquille O'Neal's acting career, but his recent turn in the HBO comedy series Curb Your Enthusiasm could be just the spark Shaq needs. In the...

December 03, 2001
Hawaiian Organics is marketing a chlorophyll-based pill called Body Mint that's intended to remove the smell from sweat.

December 03, 2001
CARMEN POLICYBrowns president, after Cleveland defensive tackle Gerard Warren was apprehended for possession of an unlicensed firearm: "The police officer who arrested him said he was one of the...

December 03, 2001
Sally Meyerhoff, TEMPE, ARIZ.Cross-countrySally, a senior at Mountain Pointe High, won the girls' 5A state championship for the second straight year by running a 3.1-mile course in 17:22. Sally,...

December 03, 2001
Heisman Hopefuls

December 03, 2001
THE PATRIARCH: b. In addition to Georgia Tech, Heisman coached at Akron, Auburn, Clemson, Oberlin, Penn, Rice, and Washington & Jefferson.

December 03, 2001 | Alexander Wolff
It seems that no lead is safe these days, and here are the reasons

December 03, 2001 | Alan Shipnuck
How I Play Golf/By Tiger Woods with the Editors of Golf Digest/Warner Books, $34.95

December 03, 2001 | Mark Beech
Want to do skateboarding tricks on the white stuff? The Snowskate is the way to go

December 03, 2001 | L. Jon Wertheim
In only its second year, expansion Minnesota is a model NHL franchise

December 03, 2001 | Peter King
Grousing and winless six weeks ago, the Redskins are the hottest team in the NFC East. How in the name of Marty Schottenheimer did they do it?

December 03, 2001 | Jeffri Chadiha
With a defense playing up to its new coach's high standards, the Browns are still in the race for the playoffs

December 03, 2001 | Austin Murphy
Onrushing Colorado scrambled the national title picture by stepping all over No. 2 Nebraska

December 03, 2001 | Michael Farber
Although he's being held back by a lack of talented teammates, Paul Kariya of Anaheim hasn't lost his ardor for the game or his club

December 03, 2001 | L. Jon Wertheim
All Wally Szczerbiak wanted was a few more shots a game. He's getting them now, and the Timberwolves are on a tear

December 03, 2001 | Frank Deford
FORMER HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMP MAX SCHMELING WAS MERELY HUMAN IN AN ERA OF GREAT INHUMANITY—A GERMAN WHO WAS A LOYAL FRIEND OF JEWS BUT ALSO A WILLING PAWN OF HITLER

December 03, 2001
Hit the hardcourt. Each week Grant Wahl answers your college hoops questions in his virtual mailbag at cnnsi.com/basketball/college.

December 03, 2001
The NFL

December 03, 2001 | Peter King
Giving GroundThe Raiders must show they can stop the run if they expect to win a championship

December 03, 2001 | Peter King
•WORD ASSOCIATIONWith Titans offensive lineman Bruce Matthews (left), the NFL record holder for games played by a nonkicker

December 03, 2001 | Peter King
Quarterback Tom Brady is getting most of the headlines in New England, but running back Antowain Smith is quietly having a big year too. Smith, a first-round pick of the Bills in 1997 who was...

December 03, 2001 | Paul Zimmerman
Buddy Ryan used to call it the "slow burn." He hated the soft zone, the three-man rush, the schemes that had defenders retreating downfield like frightened forest creatures. He used to say it...

December 03, 2001 | Ivan Maisel
Fresh LegsAfter learning the ropes early, five first-year backs broke out in the season's second half

December 03, 2001 | Ivan Maisel
•YA GOTTA LOVE THIS GUYFor four years Clemson running back Tore White toiled as a walk-on who saw limited action on special teams and was, in his words, a "practice utensil." He dreamed of earning...

December 03, 2001 | Brian Cazeneuve
Money in the BankOut of debt and living the good life, slalom skier Erik Schlopy is a U.S. medal threat

December 03, 2001 | Jeff Pearlman
Texan Todd Hays played football and kickboxed on his way to bobsleds

December 03, 2001 | Seth Davis
Run-down Tar HeelsTwo shocking losses sent a signal that it could be a long season for North Carolina