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September 26, 2005 | Volume 103, Issue 12

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Donovan McNabb Cover - Sports Illustrated September 26, 2005

September 26, 2005 | Melissa Segura
APRIL 30, 1962

September 26, 2005 | Rick Lipsey
The next big thing in driving ranges could be a computerized system that makes practice anything but boring

September 26, 2005 | Edited by Mark Bechtel and Stephen Cannella
YOU'D THINK the only thing worse than having your cellphone start ringing in the middle of an important meeting would be to have your cellphone start trash-talking you in the middle of an...

September 26, 2005 | Adam Duerson
Three new releases give gamers an early jump on the NBA season

September 26, 2005 | Edited by Mark Bechtel and Stephen Cannella
AFTER USC'S 70-17 thrashing of Arkansas last Saturday, there's little doubt who the top college football team in the country is. But which school has the best overall fall sports program?

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Panthers Pick

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LETTERS

September 26, 2005 | Steve Rushin
In most sports, child support is a court-ordered payment. In the WNBA, child support is the front-loading baby carrier worn by new mom Tina Thompson, an All-Star forward for the Houston Comets....

September 26, 2005 | Mark Beech
From the SEC to the Pac-10, instant replay is transforming the way college football games are officiated. And here's the really odd thing about the system: It works

September 26, 2005 | Lars Anderson
Angry drivers traded paint--and blistering words--in the first race of NASCAR's playoffs

September 26, 2005 | Edited by Mark Bechtel and Stephen Cannella
Died

September 26, 2005
Aug. 6, Porto Cervo, Sardinia A day after partying with Victoria Beckham on a private yacht, Tyson is accused of attacking a woman at a nightclub. (Paris Hilton was at the club and waved at Mike,...

September 26, 2005 | Edited by Mark Bechtel and Stephen Cannella
7 million

September 26, 2005 | Edited by Mark Bechtel and Stephen Cannella
Another lock for the Hall of Fame drops the curtain on his NHL career

September 26, 2005 | Chris Mannix
Finally mended from a motorcycle wreck, Jay Williams tries to return to the NBA

September 26, 2005 | Richard Deitsch
Everybody Hates Chris, inspired by the childhood of the comedian and die-hard Knicks fan, debuts on Sept. 22 on UPN

September 26, 2005 | Adam Duerson
ATHLETES ROUTINELY insure themselves against injury. But when an NFL star goes down, he's not the only one who suffers. What about fantasy football owners who have him on their team? Now they,...

September 26, 2005 | Adam Duerson
Speak, memory: Did Nabokov the netminder have butterflies in his stomach as he stood before the pale fire at HP Pavilion, home of the San Jose Sharks? But enough literary allusions; it's time to...

September 26, 2005 | Adam Duerson
An English soccer team is erecting a statue of former player Vinnie Jones squeezing an opponent's testicles.

September 26, 2005 | Adam Duerson
DANICA PATRICK

September 26, 2005 | Amanda Cherrin
What to watch and watch for

September 26, 2005 | Edited by Mark Bechtel and Stephen Cannella
Alwayne Bigby

September 26, 2005 | Michael Silver
Cardinals Wide Receiver

September 26, 2005 | Edited by Kostya Kennedy
WHO'S HOT

September 26, 2005 | Matthew Waxman
Since he won a ring, life hasn't been easy for Gabe Kapler

September 26, 2005
[This article contains a table -- please see hardcopy or PDF.]

September 26, 2005 | Edited by Kostya Kennedy
Jets Center

September 26, 2005 | Sarah Thurmond
Translating for a Japanese star is some commitment

September 26, 2005 | Amanda Cherrin
MR. McNABB

September 26, 2005 | JEFFRI CHADIHA
After demolishing the 49ers with a relentless defense and the newly harmonious passing combo of Donovan McNabb and Terrell Owens, the Eagles are on track for another Super Bowl run

September 26, 2005 | Peter King
The Reid-McNabb partnership has kept Philly rolling

September 26, 2005 | TOM VERDUCCI
Embroiled in the National League wild-card race, the happier, hungrier Phillies have a new swagger and showed the Marlins they can handle the heat now

September 26, 2005 | TOM VERDUCCI
Roger Clemens soldiered on after the death of his mother

September 26, 2005
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September 26, 2005 | TIM LAYDEN
Resurgent Florida State gave ACC newcomer Boston College a rude welcome to what has fast become the game's deepest conference

September 26, 2005 | Stewart Mandel
Florida got physical with Tennessee, giving the Gators' new coach a huge win in his first SEC test

September 26, 2005 | BROOK LARMER
From the beginning, the life of China's biggest sports star was shaped by two powerful, often competing forces: his mother and the Communist government

September 26, 2005
COLLEGE FOOTBALL

September 26, 2005 | Austin Murphy
UCLA emerged from the shadow cast by its crosstown rival, USC, with a convincing win over Oklahoma

September 26, 2005 | Mark Beech
PERSISTENT BADGER

September 26, 2005 | Stewart Mandel
HOT TOPIC

September 26, 2005 | Peter King
After three seasons of musical chairs, Chicago may have finally found a capable passer in rookie Kyle Orton

September 26, 2005 | Peter King
Tom Brady's 100th career touchdown pass Sunday at Carolina came in his 64th start, at age 28. Joe Montana's 100th TD throw came in his 62nd start, at age 28.... The Bucs are playing defense like...

September 26, 2005 | Peter King
NFL ON CBA

September 26, 2005 | Peter King
HOT READ

September 26, 2005 | Paul Zimmerman
Since the Patriots got good, they've developed their own set of rivalries, and each matchup has its own particular mythology. When the Patriots meet the Colts, the story line always seems to be...

September 26, 2005 | Rick Reilly
You're 38 years old. You've married a FORTUNE 500 multimillionaire. You've got three picture-frame kids under seven. Your face is a fixture in the society pages. You live in a mansion in the best...