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August 05, 2002 | Volume 97, Issue 5

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Lance Armstrong Cover - Sports Illustrated August 05, 2002

August 05, 2002 | Mark Beech
MARCH 31, 1969

August 05, 2002
The CommishFrank Deford's otherwise fascinating profile of Bud Selig (Suicide Squeeze, July 8) was wrong on one point: Deford insists that public sentiment is shifting toward the owners. We fans...

August 05, 2002
LETTERS

August 05, 2002 | Steve Rushin
If you think the S&P 500 is run at Lowe's Motor Speedway or that Salomon Smith Barney was a Cubs double-play combo or that 401K refers to Morganna's brassiere size, then you don't follow business.

August 05, 2002 | Frank Deford
Each year Pete Rose gets more sympathy and more visibility than the last. Frank Deford explains why baseball has only its nonsensical Hall of Fame ban to blame

August 05, 2002 | Seth Davis
Georgia's recruiting woes come as little surprise, given Jim Harrick's past

August 05, 2002
MOUND MELTDOWNS

August 05, 2002 | Seth Davis
7High school football players who died from heat-related causes in 2000 and 2001, according to a study released last week by the University of North Carolina.

August 05, 2002 | Mark Beech
An English legend's last run

August 05, 2002
FIERY FULLBACK

August 05, 2002
DiedOf complications from diabetes, Mel Triplett, 71, the starting fullback on the Giants' 1956 NFL title team. The lead blocker for Frank Gifford, Triplett played six seasons for the Giants...

August 05, 2002 | Bill Scheft
MAJOR LEAGUE PLAYERS WEIGH STRIKE DATES

August 05, 2002 | Pete McEntegart
The longtime Wheel of Fortune maestro now presides over The Pat Sajak Baseball Hour, a weekly baseball talk show on MLB Radio that he cohosts with former big leaguer Billy Sample.

August 05, 2002
After two seasons with the Miami Heat's dance team, Trista Rehn is abandoning the court in favor of courtship on network TV. The 29-year-old pediatric physical therapist will star in ABC's The...

August 05, 2002
A youth soccer team in Australia has issued a public apology after several players and the coach repeatedly kicked balls at a homeless man who was unconscious on the field.

August 05, 2002
DMITRY YUSHKEVICHNHL defenseman, after the Maple Leafs traded him to the Panthers: "The most honest person in [Toronto's] organization is Carlton the Bear. He never says anything."

August 05, 2002
We'd like to tell you that Ozzie Smith is doing a one-man show called An Evening with Diana Ross, but we honestly can't. The Wizard of Oz made fun of his own big-hair days during his Hall of Fame...

August 05, 2002
AUGUST 2-8

August 05, 2002 | Richard Deitsch
Bad Ad, Dangerous Dunks, Pat's New Partner

August 05, 2002
Pauline Lauterbach, ATLANTAUltimate FrisbeeLauterbach, a senior at Brown, was voted female college player of the year. She was captain of a Brown team that won the Southern New England sectional...

August 05, 2002
The national pastime has taken a beating that only a quick labor settlement can stop.

August 05, 2002
Read our minds. Tell us who you think will grace SI's cover each week, and you could win a trip to Maui. Play our Guess the Cover game at cnnsi.com/fantasy.

August 05, 2002 | Kelli Anderson
On a route that could easily have stymied him, facing rivals who thought him vulnerable, Lance Armstrong became the first American to win the Tour de France four straight times

August 05, 2002
Beaned TownRed Sox pitching coach Tony Cloninger had a stranglehold on the Orioles' Brook Fordyce, who grabbed catcher Jason Varitek's straps during a brawl at Fenway Park on Sunday. The melee...

August 05, 2002 | Tom Verducci
Sorting out baseball's labor mess is easier than you think. Here's SI's simple plan, based on the owners' and players' latest proposals, to avoid a strike

August 05, 2002 | Stephen Cannella
Achieving labor peace is only the first step. Here are 14 other ways to help get the game back on track

August 05, 2002 | George Dohrmann
For a handpicked group of the nation's top high school quarterbacks, the Elite 11 camp offered a taste of the big time—and a whiff of controversy

August 05, 2002 | Stephanie Mansfield
The yak attacks of Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon on ESPN's 'Pardon the Interruption' prove that friends make the best arguments

August 05, 2002 | L. Jon Wertheim
What's life like in a league that has no charter flights or million-dollar salaries? After following the Cleveland Rockers for a week, we'd say it's a lot of fun

August 05, 2002
The NFL

August 05, 2002 | Peter King
Cold ReceptionWarrick Dunn may not fit into the Falcons' retooled backfield the way he thinks

August 05, 2002 | Peter King
New Cowboys quarterback Chad Hutchinson—having aborted his pitching career with the St. Louis Cardinals and in pads last Saturday for the first time since starting for Stanford in 1997—completed...

August 05, 2002 | Stephen Cannella
Super SaversDave Roberts and other low-paid journeymen have kept the Dodgers in the race

August 05, 2002 | Stephen Cannella
An NL advance scout analyzes the Monday trade in which the Phillies sent third baseman Scott Rolen and a prospect to the Cardinals for third baseman Placido Polanco, starter Bud Smith and reliever...

August 05, 2002 | Stephen Cannella
NEXT UP IN THE WEEK AHEAD

August 05, 2002 | Rick Reilly
The jaw-dropping story of the summer happened off Long Beach, Calif., last week when one of the most expensive sailboats in the world-captained by the most famous sailor in the world—sank.

August 05, 2002
Teen wakeboarder Emily Copeland is expected to have fans flipping out and foes drinking her whitewash at the X Games.

August 05, 2002 | Chris Ballard
The inaugural Primal Quest adventure race featured the usual blackouts and sleep deprivation, but for its competitors, long accustomed to suffering unrewarded, there was this blessed balm: serious...

August 05, 2002 | Albert Chen
A Wheel MenaceIn their search for space to practice stunts, extreme motorcyclists have settled on U.S. highways

August 05, 2002 | Albert Chen
Blue Crush, Opens Aug. 16Surfing flicks range from unforgettable (The Endless Summer) to unfortunate (Point Break), but never has a major movie focused solely on women's surfing. Blue Crush is the...

August 05, 2002 | Albert Chen
SLAM-DUNKEDCan-Am/Pro stock boat racer Christopher Thomson watched his hopes of victory plummet when he was pitched into Saint Francois Bay during last month's Valleyfield Regatta near Montreal.

August 05, 2002 | Austin Murphy
It seemed like paradise, a luxury cabin in a national forest, topped with a satellite dish. Upon our arrival last Thursday afternoon, I seized the remote, accessed the program guide and punched in...

August 05, 2002
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August 05, 2002 | Yi-Wyn Yen
Two speed demons have turned the most famous big wall of all into a vertical racetrack, but as they rush to glory, their peers wonder: How long before a spectacular—and lethal—crash?

August 05, 2002 | Yi-Wyn Yen
4. SUMMIT BOLT LADDERThe final eight pitches involved short-fixing, a technique in which the leader, in this case Potter, scrambled 40 to 60 feet ahead of his partner and secured the rope with...