SI Vault
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

September 16, 2002 | Volume 97, Issue 11

Previous Previous
 Cover - Sports Illustrated September 16, 2002

September 16, 2002
'Cane and AbleMiami wideout Andre Johnson showed he had the wherewithal to catch this touchdown pass over Florida cornerback Keiwan Ratliff during the top-ranked Hurricanes' 41-16 win in...

September 16, 2002
Sweet DealHow happy did it make me to read that my Indians offered Alfonso Soriano $1.6 million, and then the Yankees came in and almost doubled it (He's Arrived, Aug. 26)? About as happy as I am...

September 16, 2002
LETTERS

September 16, 2002 | Bill Syken
JULY 6, 1970

September 16, 2002 | Steve Rushin
I saw the mystified American basketball team lose last week to teams from troubled Argentina (whose peso is equal in value to those gold-foiled novelty chocolate doubloons) and Yugoslavia (which...

September 16, 2002 | Tom Verducci
Baseball's new drug testing program is the laughingstock of experts who see it for what it is—a toothless public relations ploy

September 16, 2002 | Chris Ballard
Former phenom Tamir Goodman switches from college ball to Israel

September 16, 2002
After much public debate, host Wisconsin allowed West Virginia's Mountaineer mascot (left) to wield his musket during Saturday's game despite a school policy against firearms on campus. Good...

September 16, 2002 | Chris Ballard
$1,624.02Amount paid by the winning bidder on eBay for the chance to serve as a reporter for USOpen.org for one day at tennis's 2003 U.S. Open.

September 16, 2002
Quick with a joke, slow with a game plan, Honest Abe did it his way

September 16, 2002
Why you don't need to remember his nameBecause he goes by Commissioner of Tailgating.

September 16, 2002
DiedOf complications from Alzheimer's, Frankie Albert, 82, college football's first T-formation QB. A tailback for a Stanford team that won one game in 1939, Albert moved to quarterback in coach...

September 16, 2002 | Bill Scheft
O.K., by applause, how many of you think the only Grand Slam that really matters is at Denny's?

September 16, 2002 | Richard Deitsch
By finishing Third and pulling in $3,750 with partner Brent Doble at the AVP Shootout last Saturday, the three-time Olympic gold medalist became the first beach volleyball player to earn $3...

September 16, 2002
SEPTEMBER 13-19

September 16, 2002 | John O'Keefe
Street Fare, Enberg Gushes, Courier Keeps Mum

September 16, 2002
How's this for a naked bootleg? After suiting up as quarterback for the Miami Fury of the Independent Women's Football League, Anita Marks briefly ditched her gear for a six-page spread in the...

September 16, 2002
Most of the players who were waving their arms, yelling and stomping their feet at the World Basketball Championships last week were playing aggressive D. The New Zealand team, however, was doing...

September 16, 2002
A silver medalist at the World Bridge Championships has been stripped of her medal for refusing to submit to a postmatch drug test.

September 16, 2002
JOSE LIMAFormer Tigers pitcher, after being lifted from the rotation before his release last Saturday: "This is embarrassing for me. I feel like leftover food you put in the refrigerator, and the...

September 16, 2002
Carly Patterson, BATON ROUGEGymnasticsCarly, 14, won the all-around junior title at the U.S. Gymnastics Championships in Cleveland. She finished second in balance beam and third in floor...

September 16, 2002 | Michael Silver
During a grueling five-game, five-day, 5,520 mile odyssey the author discovered how football has rekindled a nation's spirit

September 16, 2002 | Daniel G. Habib
The A's and Angels, baseball's two hottest teams, steamed into a September showdown that will decide who rules the West

September 16, 2002 | Daniel G. Habib
The four AL West teams will play within the division for the final three weeks of the season. Although the A's held a two-game lead at week's end, the Mariners had the best intradivision record,...

September 16, 2002 | S.L. Price
While Serena Williams blitzed the women's field, Pete Sampras won his fifth U.S. Open and left no doubt that he's the greatest men's player ever

September 16, 2002 | Richard Hoffer
(These guys hate each other. No, really.)

September 16, 2002 | Tim Layden
Coming off back surgery and an agonizing decision not to go to the NFL, Maryland linebacker E.J. HENDERSON must prove himself all over again

September 16, 2002 | Tim Layden
E.J. Henderson isn't the only NFL-caliber collegian who chose to stay in school for 2002. Here are five others.

September 16, 2002
Since last Sept. II the traditional sporting virtues of courage, strength and endurance have meant more than ever. Here are the stories of 10 Americans who in that span have overcome personal...

September 16, 2002 | Albert Chen
When his world crumbled, the kid from Oakland kept hope alive

September 16, 2002 | Pete McEntegart
In Ohio a top rusher mixes old-school football with small-town values

September 16, 2002 | Kristin Green Morse
The star softball pitcher worked through her grief one inning at a time

September 16, 2002
Get inside the NFL: Peter King gives you his exclusive online take in the Monday Morning Quarterback, and Dr. Z rates every team at cnnsi.com/football.

September 16, 2002 | Pete McEntegart
Living by the sword, this New Yorker has traveled far

September 16, 2002 | Pete McEntegart
Can a high jumper be called disabled when he has taken on all comers and won?

September 16, 2002 | Pete McEntegart
When nothing else could stop the tears, she found comfort with her teammates

September 16, 2002 | Pete McEntegart
Swimming saved his life in World War II. At 84 he still sets records

September 16, 2002 | Gene Menez
His lifting career began 19 years ago, when he was 48

September 16, 2002 | Gene Menez
This three-sport athlete happens to excel at rodeo

September 16, 2002 | Lars Anderson
Chasing the high school home run record, he riveted the Hawkeye State

September 16, 2002
The NFL

September 16, 2002 | Peter King
Like a Real ProWith his Redskins showing a balanced but opportunistic offense, Steve Spurrier bagged his first NFL win

September 16, 2002 | Peter King
TRADING E-MAIL WITH ...Ravens coach Brian Billick

September 16, 2002 | Paul Zimmerman
It is time to take a thoughtful, dispassionate look at the Houston team that pulled off the biggest opening-day upset in recent years. It shocked me because I was the genius who predicted a Dallas...

September 16, 2002 | Ian Thomsen
Three losses in the worlds exposed fundamental flaws in the U.S. team

September 16, 2002 | Ivan Maisel
All's Not O.K.Preseason No. 1 Oklahoma suddenly has some major problems to fix

September 16, 2002 | Ivan Maisel
Michigan WR Braylon Edwards versus Notre Dame CB Vontez DuffWolverines coach Lloyd Carr has anointed Edwards, a 6'3", 200-pound sophomore, as the next big-play wideout in the David...

September 16, 2002 | Ivan Maisel
It's hard to pick the more impressive aspect of North Carolina's 30-22 victory over Syracuse: junior Dan Orner's tying an NCAA record by making three field goals of 50 yards or more, or that after...

September 16, 2002 | Stephen Cannella
Boston BluesAfter a promising start to the season, the high-priced Red Sox have inexplicably fallen out of the playoff race

September 16, 2002 | Stephen Cannella
NEXT UP IN THE WEEK AHEAD

September 16, 2002 | Rick Reilly
It's out-and-out discrimination! To be barred from a golf club based on your genitals is an outrage! And for 78 years now!

September 16, 2002 | Seth Davis
Neal Lancaster, the Tour's resident comedian, played some funny golf on the final hole in Canada, allowing John Rollins to have the last laugh

September 16, 2002 | Edited by Alan Shipnuck
The death of a cameraman casts a pall over golf's unseen working class

September 16, 2002 | Edited by Alan Shipnuck
The Solheim Cup will be a lot more fun than the Ryder Cup. What makes these matches work is bad blood and accumulated grievances, and while the Ryder's edge has been blunted by a year's...

September 16, 2002 | Mark Wood
Neal Lancaster's Canadian Open calamity was caused by a crisis of confidence, a problem that afflicts all levels of pros, even Ryder Cuppers

September 16, 2002 | Sal Johnson
In 54 previous starts on the PGA Tour, Canadian Open winner John Rollins had only one top five finish.... Runner-up Justin Leonard has finished second 12 times in his eight years on Tour and has...

September 16, 2002 | Mark Wood
Making an arm swing that's out of sync with the body turn causes all sorts of problems. Here's a simple drill to learn the feel and technique for maintaining this crucial relationship between the...

September 16, 2002
From the Be Careful What You Wish For Dept.: Augusta National members tell SI that among the new additions to the club are Microsoft chairman Bill Gates, who had been campaigning for membership...

September 16, 2002 | Cristie Kerr
If the Solheim Cup is a war, then beware Cristie Kerr, who is sponsored by the U.S. Marine Corps. Kerr, 24, will be making her Solheim debut next week at Interlachen Country Club in Edina, Minn.,...

September 16, 2002
VOTE AT GOLFONLINE.COM

September 16, 2002 | John Garrity
Robert Karlsson, golf's designated seeker of truth and Winner of last week's European Masters, has taken a New Age route to success