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December 01, 2003 | Volume 99, Issue 22

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Chris Perry Cover - Sports Illustrated December 01, 2003

December 01, 2003
Deep CoverageAfter spending some time with your survey of 2,548 SPORTS ILLUSTRATED covers (The Covers, Nov. 10), I have only one question: You've published a swimsuit issue for 40 years? I first...

December 01, 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.

December 01, 2003 | Andrea Woo
OCTOBER 10, 1983

December 01, 2003 | Steve Rushin
Once upon a time, our most demanding divas were actual divas, female opera leads like Kathleen Battle, the soprano who reportedly used a limousine telephone to call her manager, instructing him to...

December 01, 2003 | Stanley Bing
An expert on office politics explains why getting fired in sports is a game of its own

December 01, 2003 | Daniel G. Habib
The president's out, the stars may follow: the team that made Milwaukee furious

December 01, 2003 | Daniel G. Habib
$1,000,655Career earnings for Kelly Slater, who became the first surfer to surpass $1 million, while earning $1,900 for reaching the semis at the Vans Hawaiian Pro in Oahu.

December 01, 2003
DiedAt his home in Broken Arrow, Okla., of undisclosed causes, Warren Spahn, 82, the winningest lefthander in baseball history. The affable Spahn was 363-245 with a 3.09 ERA in 21 seasons and led...

December 01, 2003
Died

December 01, 2003 | Bill Scheft
I've got to start reading the front of the newspaper. I thought "Neverland" was a reference to the Bengals' being in first place.

December 01, 2003 | Richard Deitsch
Duke's All-America guard has 2,067 career points, just 165 shy of the the school's women's record held by Chris Moreland. The Blue Devils are ranked No. 4.

December 01, 2003
He's a bachelor No-Mah. Red Sox shortstop Nomar Garciaparra and his longtime sweetheart, soccer star Mia Hamm, were married last Saturday in Santa Barbara in front of nearly 400 attendees on the...

December 01, 2003
The Qi to happiness? More than 14,600 Tai Chi enthusiasts—dressed in white shirts and black trousers—gathered in front of the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall in Taipei on Sunday to set a world...

December 01, 2003
CBS talk show host, on being a new father: "I can hardly wait until I beat up on my first hockey coach."

December 01, 2003 | Julia Morrill
WHAT TO WATCH AND WATCH FOR

December 01, 2003 | Julia Morrill
•POKER'S NEW FACENBC, once the home of the NFL and the NBA, continues to lean toward alternative sports programming. The network, which now brings us Arena Football, pro bull riding and the...

December 01, 2003
Jennifer Barringer, OVIEDO, FLA.Cross-countryJennifer, a junior at Oviedo High, became the first Florida high school girl to break the 17-minute barrier for five kilometers with a time of 16:55 in...

December 01, 2003 | E.M. Swift
Every Thanksgiving, competitors and mallard mavens fly south to Stuttgart and the world's most resounding DUCK CALLING contest

December 01, 2003 | E. Lynn Harris
A novelist tells how he became a color-blind cheerleader for the Hogs

December 01, 2003 | Compiled by Bill Syken
Arkansans weigh in on sports*

December 01, 2003 | Compiled by Bill Syken
To read an SI Flashback story about Arkansas native John Daly, view a gallery of every Razorbacks cover or peruse more sports trivia from the Natural State, go to...

December 01, 2003 | Austin Murphy
The sport's geatest rivalry again lived up to its billing, as Michigan knocked Ohio State out of the national title picture and won a Rose Bowl berth

December 01, 2003 | Phil Taylor
A slew of USC greats turned out to see the Trojans steamroll UCLA and solidify their claim on a Sugar Bowl berth

December 01, 2003
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December 01, 2003
Football in focus: Find more top shots from SPORTS ILLUSTRATED photographers, including a gallery of the week's best NFL images, at si.com/football/nfl.

December 01, 2003 | Kelley King
Ole Miss had scores To settle and a Manning at quarterback, but in the end LSU made its case in the SEC—and beyond

December 01, 2003 | Tim Layden
An Oklahoma-USC Sugar Bowl? Only the computer knows for sure

December 01, 2003 | Peter King
Following the lead of coach Andy Reid, the Eagles didn't panic after they dropped their first two games. Now no one in the NFC has a better record

December 01, 2003 | Michael Farber
With the on-ice presence of immortals generating warmth, the NHL's-venture into the great outdoors made for the hottest ticket in Edmoton

December 01, 2003
Maizing GraceSome of the NCAA-record 112,118 fans at the Michigan-Ohio State game in Ann Arbor last Saturday (page 44) swarmed the Big House turf after Wolverines tailback Chris Perry (23, inset)...

December 01, 2003 | Franz Lidz
Diminutive shortstop Kazuo Matsui—Japan's A-Rod—is bringing his superb all-around game to the U.S., and teams are lining up to sign him

December 01, 2003 | Ian Thomsen
With shorter centers and cheaper owners, the NBA's East can't close the competitive gap—and next year's realignment makes it worse

December 01, 2003 | Ian Thomsen
Here are the key developments—from the breaks and bold strokes in the West to the blunders in the East—that have contributed to the power imbalance

December 01, 2003 | Ian Thomsen
Reseed the PLAYOFFS

December 01, 2003 | Richard Hoffer
From nasty heavyweight champ to humble preacher to jolly heavyweight champ to zillionaire pitchman, George Foreman is a miracle of reinvention

December 01, 2003
The NFL

December 01, 2003 | Josh Elliott
Major RoadblockThe Seahawks must figure out how to win away from home if they expect to push their way into the playoffs

December 01, 2003 | Peter King
TRADING E-MAIL WITH...

December 01, 2003 | Paul Zimmerman
I have this idea in the back of my mind that coach Bill Belichick has Peyton Manning's number. Maybe it's because the two times Belichick's Patriots met Manning's Colts during the 2001 season, New...

December 01, 2003 | Paul Zimmerman
Dr. Z's Inside Football, every week during the season at si.com/football.

December 01, 2003 | George Dohrmann
A rare goal by an unsung midfielder lifted San Jose to the MLS title

December 01, 2003 | George Dohrmann
Jorge Vergara, owner of Chivas of the Mexican League, will purchase one of two MLS expansion franchises to begin play in 2005 and plans to fill the roster largely with Latinos, though the club...

December 01, 2003 | Chris Ballard
Coach Tim Floyd has enhanced the Hornets' attack—and his reputation

December 01, 2003 | Chris Ballard
On the Bulls, who fired coach Bill Cartwright on Monday after a 4-10 start and named Pete Myers as his interim replacement:

December 01, 2003 | Rick Reilly
At 14 Freddy Adu is a millionaire and a media star, and he just bought a new house for his mom.