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July 28, 2003 | Volume 99, Issue 3

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Kobe Bryant Cover - Sports Illustrated July 28, 2003

July 28, 2003
Shooting His Mouth OffI always liked Bo Jackson, at least until I read Rick Telander's exposé (Happy Hunter, June 30). As a youth the self-proclaimed "John Gotti of the neighborhood" used bricks...

July 28, 2003
LETTERS•Please e-mail us at letters@si.timeinc.com or fax us at 212-467-4049. Letters should include the writer's full name, address and home telephone number and may be edited for clarity and space.

July 28, 2003 | Steve Rushin
Of all the ring-related scourges that have bedeviled mankind through the ages (ringworm, ring around the collar), none is more unsightly than ring fever, in whose grip an aging athlete, desperate...

July 28, 2003 | Kelli Anderson
Tyler Hamilton doesn't speak French, but he understands it better than he lets on. As he sat in a hospital in the riverside village of Meaux after crashing in stage 1 of the Tour de France on July...

July 28, 2003
Breakthroughs in the Dennehy case

July 28, 2003
$4 millionEstimated annual amount the Trail Blazers expect to save after eliminating 90 staff jobs, such as community relations ambassador and team broadcasting associate, on July 8.

July 28, 2003
ArrestedFor allegedly impersonating Blues winger Keith Tkachuk and two other NHL players, Elander Mark Lachney. The 35-year-old from Denham Springs, La., was apprehended in Pineville, La., after a...

July 28, 2003
Died

July 28, 2003 | Bill Scheft
Note to reader: For no logical reason, until further notice please replace all references to Barry Zito with Roger Clemens.

July 28, 2003 | Richard Deitsch
The comic and Emmy Award-winning sitcom star, 45, is filming Mr. 3000, the story of a major leaguer who retires thinking he has 3,000 hits, only to return 10 years later when he learns he's still...

July 28, 2003
Did you catch Erin Brodie's money grab on NBC's reality show For Love or Money! She beat out 14 women to win the affection of bachelor Rob Campos, then traded him in for $1 million. It's no secret...

July 28, 2003
Is this the exit for Venus? This alien shape is actually the CATalyst, a solar-powered car built by students and faculty at Kansas State. It was competing in the American Solar Challenge, a...

July 28, 2003
A Las Vegas company is charging men $10,000 to compete in organized hunts in which they shoot naked women with paintball guns.

July 28, 2003
JOHN MCENROETennis Hall of Famer, on current ATP player Wayne Ferreira, who is leading a breakaway players' union: "Without even knowing what his points are, I'd say he has some good points."

July 28, 2003
JULY 25-31

July 28, 2003 | Richard Deitsch
Bernie Goes Easy, Writer is Bidder

July 28, 2003 | David Sabino
Shrine Time

July 28, 2003
Daniel Lincoln, FAYETTEVILLE, ARK.Track and FieldLincoln, a recent graduate of the University of Arkansas, became the first athlete in the history of the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships...

July 28, 2003 | David Sabino
POWER COUPLE: c. The Braves' Chipper Jones has 270 career home runs, the record for an National League switch-hitter.

July 28, 2003 | E.M. Swift
The West doesn't get any wilder than the Frontier Days rodeo and festival in CHEYENNE

July 28, 2003 | Rulon Gardner
Farm life and a local track star helped shape the state's Olympic wrestling champion

July 28, 2003
Wyomingites weigh in on sports*

July 28, 2003 | Jack McCallum
KOBE BRYANT'S carefully cultivated image has been badly stained by his admission of adultery, and a charge of sexual assault

July 28, 2003 | Michael Bamberger
Playing like a hardened vet, unknown and untested Hooters Tour escapee Ben Curtis won the British Open

July 28, 2003 | Tom Verducci
America may be without royalty, but we do have the baseball Hall of Fame for the bestowal of rank and nobility. In this country, to be inducted into the Hall (the only one in sports with real...

July 28, 2003 | Kelli Anderson
Versatile NATALIE COUGHLIN, who qualified for seven events at this week's world championships, is on course to be a star at the Olympics

July 28, 2003 | S.L. Price
Or, how a fatherless boy from Oklahoma poured his rage into football, stuck it to doubting coaches, made himself into the most explosive young player in the NFL and became the toast of New York

July 28, 2003
Catch Tom Verducci's double play on si.com. SI's baseball scribe goes deep with his Tuesday Insider and fields your Mailbag questions each Wednesday.

July 28, 2003
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July 28, 2003
BaseballPitching keeps the Phillies in playoff contentionRockies phenom TsaoWho would take Griffey now?

July 28, 2003 | Albert Chen
Makeover

July 28, 2003 | Albert Chen
Despite ranking ninth in the National League in runs scored at week's end, the Phillies were a wild-card contender in part because they were tied with the Braves for the best run differential...

July 28, 2003 | Albert Chen
Chin-hui Tsao

July 28, 2003
Stare DownLance Armstrong (yellow jersey) keeps a close watch on Jan Ullrich during stage 13 of the Tour de France last Saturday. After the 15th stage on Monday, Armstrong was the overall leader...

July 28, 2003 | Tom Verducci
GROOVIN'

July 28, 2003 | Lars Anderson
Family AffairRalf Schumacher is giving famous brother Michael a run for the F/1 title

July 28, 2003 | Lars Anderson
With 19 of the 36 Winston Cup races in the books, here are Si's midterm grades for the top rookies.

July 28, 2003 | Rick Reilly
Ben Curtis is like the guy standing at a bus stop when the burglar comes running up to him with a Hefty bag full of hundred-dollar bills and says, "Hold this a second, will ya?"