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August 25, 2003 | Volume 99, Issue 8

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Sammy Sosa Cover - Sports Illustrated August 25, 2003

August 25, 2003
The Drive for FiveThanks for putting Lance Armstrong on the cover, but to summarize the Tour de France in a mere two pages is an injustice (Tour de Lance, Aug. 4). The most compelling race in...

August 25, 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.

August 25, 2003 | Terry McDonell/Managing Editor
A smarter, faster, better-looking SI.com

August 25, 2003 | Steve Rushin
Freshly frisked at security, elbowed out of both armrests, kneecapped by the seat back in front of you: You might equate three hours in a stadium seat with three hours of flying coach. But that's...

August 25, 2003 | Grant Wahl
At 14, U.S. striker Freddy Adu has the world at his feet and offers pouring in, but is he the superstar who'll finally make America fall in love with soccer?

August 25, 2003 | George Dohrmann
Bliss told players to lie about Dennehy

August 25, 2003 | George Dohrmann
17Career home runs hit by Twins second baseman Luis Rivas in his five-year career.

August 25, 2003 | George Dohrmann
COURTING NASCAR NATION

August 25, 2003
M-I-S-S-P-E-L-L-E-DOn Anaheim outfielder Adam Riggs's jersey, the word angels. Riggs took the field last Saturday against the Tigers wearing a jersey that read ANGEES and didn't notice the error...

August 25, 2003 | Chris Ballard
Investigated

August 25, 2003 | Bill Scheft
Good to be here. Just finished reading last week's issue of SI.... I'm telling you, Walt Disney must be turning over in his liquid nitrogen.

August 25, 2003 | Richard Deitsch
One of the world's best-selling rap artists, the 27-year-old Queens native is the voice of CBS Sports' 2003 NFL promotional campaign.

August 25, 2003
Hey, good lookin', whatcha got cookin'? Handsome young couple Andy Roddick and Mandy Moore should be asking each other that question on Thursday—four days before the start of the U.S. Open—when...

August 25, 2003
Hey, look, somebody threw away a bunch of perfectly good football players. Actually, Central Florida's (from left) Evandall Williams, Paul Carrington, Patrick Holland, Kyle Watkins and Tywin...

August 25, 2003
BARRY LARKINReds shortstop, on discussions about his future with the team, which has an interim manager and no G.M. "We've decided to take a wait-and-see approach-mostly wait, because we don't...

August 25, 2003
Ozzy Osbourne sang Take Me Out to the Ball Game at Wrigley Field on Sunday.

August 25, 2003 | Richard Deitsch
Anna on E!, Collins Back in Booth, Finding the Playoffs

August 25, 2003
Joanna Lohman, SILVER SPRING, MD.SoccerLohman, a senior at Penn State University and captain of the United States Under-21 national soccer team, led the team to its fifth straight Nordic Cup...

August 25, 2003 | Stephen Cannella
For kids and fans alike, the LITTLE LEAGUE WORLD SERIES is now a major league event

August 25, 2003
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August 25, 2003
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August 25, 2003 | Austin Murphy
Which is a better sports town? Two SI writers from those cities square off

August 25, 2003 | Compiled by Bill Syken
Pennsylvanians weigh in on sports*

August 25, 2003 | Compiled by Bill Syken
On a scale of 1 to 100, how would you rate your state's enthusiasm for sports, relative to other states'?83.0Rank: 1st of first 6 states polled

August 25, 2003 | Compiled by Bill Syken
To see a gallery of every 76ers, Flyers and Phillies cover, view Pitt and Penn State stories from the SI archives, or to vote for the best QB from the Keystone State, go to...

August 25, 2003 | Tom Verducci
Sammy Sosa has been the game's most prolific power hitter over the past two months. But is that enough to redeem him from his corked-bat sin?

August 25, 2003
PinpointShaun Micheel, playing the 72nd hole of the PGA Championship with a one-shot lead on Sunday, was 175 yards from the pin when he hit this seven-iron approach. The ball came to rest two...

August 25, 2003 | Tom Verducci
The cubs don't do heartbreakers. They haven't lost a pennant race by fewer than five games since 1937. If they are to keep that record intact in the vacuum-packed NL Central—Chicago, St. Louis and...

August 25, 2003 | Michael Bamberger
With the big names stuck in the rough, Shaun Micheel cruised to the PGA Championship and proved that the majors are now anyone's game

August 25, 2003 | Peter King
Michael Vick's broken leg on a meaningless scramble in a preseason game knocks the wind out of the Falcons and robs the NFL of its brightest star

August 25, 2003 | L. Jon Wertheim
From Ancient Andre's antics to the Battle of the Belgians, we serve up eight plot lines that could make for two bizarre weeks in Flushing Meadow

August 25, 2003 | Michael Farber
Rutgers is the biggest school in New Jersey, a state swarming with good young players. Yet over the last decade the Scarlet Knights are 32-83-1. The coach says things are turning around. Many...

August 25, 2003 | Frank Deford
Exactly 100 years ago, Christy Mathewson and John McGraw rescued the woeful New York Giants and helped make baseball the true national pastime

August 25, 2003
Baseball

August 25, 2003 | Albert Chen
First MoveMike Piazza warms to the idea of playing a new position for the Mets

August 25, 2003 | Albert Chen
Khalil Greene

August 25, 2003 | Tom Verducci
SECOND THOUGHTS

August 25, 2003 | Kelley King
Led by explosive quarterback Asad Abdul-Khaliq, Minnesota looks to pull off a surprise in the Big Ten

August 25, 2003 | Kelley King
Who are the potential surprises in the other major conferences? These teams weren't among SI's preseason Top 25 but could disrupt the balance of power if the ball bounces their way.

August 25, 2003 | Peter King
The Giants piece together a new, and raw, look up front

August 25, 2003 | Peter King
For the second year in a row the Raiders got an apparent gem at tight end with a second-round pick. Last year it was Doug Jolley of BYU; this year it's 6'5", 255-pound Teyo Johnson of Stanford,...

August 25, 2003 | Rick Reilly
I had six cars in front of me the other day. Not one of them moving. And I was running out of time. So...I just ran right over them.