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October 21, 2002 | Volume 97, Issue 16

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October 21, 2002
Tyrone's PowerS.L. Price captured the strength and magic of Tyrone Willingham's character (The Savior of South Bend, Sept. 30). The man is as advertised. When I was a student manager in the...

October 21, 2002
LETTERS•For the fastest response, please fax us at 212-467-4049 or e-mail us at letters@si.timeinc.com•Letters should include the writer's full name, address and home telephone number and may be...

October 21, 2002 | Lars Anderson
AUGUST 24, 1981

October 21, 2002 | Steve Rushin
It's an old story: the pro athlete who dreams of one day becoming a kid. And for a lucky few, that dream comes true.

October 21, 2002 | Jack McCallum
In the NBA the pros might be cons; two SI writers debate the value of troubled stars

October 21, 2002 | Michael Bamberger
A USOC official says he's changing Augusta from within; some are skeptical

October 21, 2002
Why you should know his nameHis statistical rankings of football and basketball teams are vital to the BCS and the NCAA tournament selection committee and have appeared in USA Today since 1985....

October 21, 2002 | Michael Bamberger
350Résumés received by Erik Zhang, agent for Rockets center Yao Ming, for the job of Ming's translator; Colin Pine, 28, who'd been translating documents for the U.S. government, landed the assignment.

October 21, 2002
MissingAt the site of the terrorist bombing in Bali, Jake Young, 34, an All-America football center at Nebraska in 1988 and '89. A lawyer in Hong Kong, Young was in Bali to play in a tournament...

October 21, 2002
Suspended indefinitely by the NHL, Blackhawks winger Theo Fleury, who last week revealed that he had violated the terms of the league's Substance Abuse and Behavioral Health Program. Chicago...

October 21, 2002 | Bill Scheft
(Taptaptap) Is this thing on?

October 21, 2002 | Pete McEntegart
The 37-year-old star of CBS's King of Queens was a multisport athlete growing up in Stony Brook, N.Y., and at 250-plus pounds he's what you could call an XXL fan.

October 21, 2002
Hall of fame jockey Gary Stevens has landed a prominent role in the movie Seabiscuit. He'll play jockey George Woolf, who rode Biscuit in the 1938 match race against War Admiral at Pimlico. "When...

October 21, 2002
Columbus Day sail? Not quite, but last Saturday, while millions of Americans were navigating between Texas-Oklahoma and Miami-Florida State, a flotilla of 1,905 yachts gathered in the Gulf of...

October 21, 2002
Two European soccer teams—Holland's Utrecht and Georgia's Dinamo Tbilisi—will each play a home game in an empty stadium because their fans have been banned for violent behavior.

October 21, 2002
CATHERINE NDEREBANinety-eight-pound runner, while battling strong winds en route to a second-place finish in the Chicago Marathon: "Oh, my goodness, I'm going to blow away."

October 21, 2002
OCTOBER 18-24

October 21, 2002 | Richard Deitsch
Nessler in the Crunch, Deion's Trash Talk, HBO's Inside Man

October 21, 2002
Lisa Banta, BOONTON, N.J.GoalballBanta, 23, was the top scorer at the World Goalball Championships in Rio de Janeiro with 16 goals in seven games, leading the U.S. team to the title. Goalball is a...

October 21, 2002 | Austin Murphy
Top-ranked Miami's close call against Florida State lifted the national title hopes of the other contenders—so who has the best shot at dethroning the Hurricanes?

October 21, 2002 | Austin Murphy
Take a deep breath college football fans, because there are plenty more showdowns in the second half of the season. Mark your calendars for these defining games.

October 21, 2002 | Austin Murphy
Sometimes all it takes is one play to propel a player into serious Heisman Trophy contention. That happened last Saturday on Iowa State quarterback Seneca Wallace's spectacular touchdown run from...

October 21, 2002
Hooked on the Fall Classic? Revisit World Series past in our SI archive and get postgame analysis of the present from SI experts at cnnsi.com/baseball.

October 21, 2002
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October 21, 2002 | Tom Verducci
With an epic 10-run, 10-hit seventh inning that finished off the Twins, the Angels burnished their big-rally reputation and advanced to their first World Series

October 21, 2002 | Jeff Pearlman
Batting behind Barry Bonds, 37-year-old Benito Santiago delivered some of the big hits that helped San Francisco win its first pennant in 13 years

October 21, 2002 | Jeff Pearlman
No manager ordered fewer intentional walks this year than Mike Scioscia of the Angels. While Barry Bonds presents a challenge to that philosophy in the World Series, Scioscia is likely to have his...

October 21, 2002 | Jeff MacGregor
There's nothing on the track that NASCAR points leader Tony Stewart can't handle—except himself

October 21, 2002
Glaus HouseAngels third baseman Troy Glaus felt right at home, in the bottom of the eighth inning, hitting a home run—his fourth of the postseason—to beat the Minnesota Twins 2-1 in Game 3 of the...

October 21, 2002 | Michael Silver
With the unflappable Drew Brees leading the way, San Diego jumped to the top of the AFC West and helped Chargers fans erase bitter memories

October 21, 2002 | John Feinstein
A SINGLE BLOW LANDED 25 YEARS AGO REDEFINED THE NBA'S APPROACH TO ON-COURT VIOLENCE AND FOREVER CHANGED THE LIVES OF TWO PLAYERS

October 21, 2002
College Basketball

October 21, 2002 | Seth Davis
Gators' Great DaneIn an off-season that left some schools reeling, Florida was the big winner, thanks to an import of major import

October 21, 2002 | Seth Davis
By Transferring from Maryland after a disappointing 2000-01 season, Danny Miller missed out on the Terps' national championship last April. Still, things are working out well for the 6'8" forward...

October 21, 2002 | Peter King
Back to BasicsHaving abandoned the offense that brought them success, the slumping Patriots need to reestablish the run

October 21, 2002 | Peter King
TRADING E-MAIL WITH...49ers guard Derrick Deese

October 21, 2002 | Paul Zimmerman
The Rams loved Marc Bulger's quick release, so they released him quickly. This was in 2000, when the young quarterback drew a one-week paycheck as a member of the practice squad. That was a week...

October 21, 2002 | Rick Reilly
It's been seven years since Savanna (Ill.) High won a football game, yet every day starting linebacker Mike McIntyre lies on his bed and plans the victory party.