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September 24, 2001 | Volume 95, Issue 12

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 Cover - Sports Illustrated September 24, 2001

September 24, 2001
Do You Believe in Magic?Magic Johnson remains my favorite NBA player (Life After Death, Aug. 20). His love of life is evident in all he does. Most of us Kentuckians appreciate good basketball, but...

September 24, 2001
Letters

September 24, 2001 | Chris Ballard
Highlights

September 24, 2001 | George Dohrmann
In the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks, going to a game won't be the same

September 24, 2001 | Mark Bechtel
Alex Zanardi's gruesome crash in a CART race in Germany compounded the week's horror

September 24, 2001 | Brian Cazeneuve
U.S. marathoner Khalid Khannouchi makes a plea for tolerance and understanding

September 24, 2001 | Jeffri Chadiha
While the NFL played on in 1963 (above), the AFL chose to sit

September 24, 2001
A summary of how the sports world responded to the Sept. 11 tragedy

September 24, 2001 | Richard Hoffer
THERE WAS NO CHEERING TO BE HEARD IN A HEARTBROKEN NATION AS SPORTS PAUSED TO OBSERVE A MOMENT OF SILENCE

September 24, 2001
For continuing coverage of the attack on the U.S. and how it is impacting America's sporting landscape, go to cnnsi.com.

September 24, 2001 | Jack McCallum
IN THE SHADOW OF THE TWIN TOWERS' HORROR, A METROPOLIS SOUGHT SOLACE IN CHILDREN'S SPORTS

September 24, 2001 | Tom Verducci
The view from Mike Piazza's balcony was changed forever

September 24, 2001
With no games to play, New York's pro athletes had plenty of time to reflect

September 24, 2001 | Tim Layden
NEW ENGLAND GUARD JOE ANDRUZZI, BROTHER OF THREE CITY FIREMEN, WAS REMINDED WHO THE REAL HEROES ARE

September 24, 2001 | Steve Rushin
IN A MORE INNOCENT TIME, PHILIPPE PETIT USED THE TWIN TOWERS' MAJESTY TO SHOW THAT ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE

September 24, 2001 | S.L. Price
FROM THE NAVAL ACADEMY TO D.C. HIGH SCHOOLS, THE PENTAGON ATTACK HIT CLOSE TO HOME FOR ATHLETES

September 24, 2001 | Peter King
PAUL TAGLIABUE WRESTLED WITH WHETHER THE NFL SHOULD PLAY ON, AND HIS DECREE SHAPED THE SPORTS WEEKEND

September 24, 2001
Unflagging SupportCaptain Charlie O'Dell carries the U.S. flag as he leads the Bellbrook (Ohio) High Golden Eagles onto the field for their game last Friday, in which they beat Northridge High of...

September 24, 2001 | Frank Deford
THE AUTHOR ARGUES THAT THE NATION WAS PENALIZED WHEN PRO SPORTS AND MOST COLLEGES SCRAPPED THEIR SCHEDULES

September 24, 2001 | Kenny Moore
AS OTHER SPORTS WENT DARK, TENNIS PAUSED ONLY BRIEFLY, TAKING PAINS TO MOURN THE VICTIMS

September 24, 2001 | Kelley King
FLORIDA WAS READY FOR ACTION, THEN OPPOSED TO IT AS THE SEC STRUGGLED TO DECIDE IF THE GATORS SHOULD PLAY TENNESSEE

September 24, 2001 | Michael Bamberger
A GOLFING FAMILY COPES WITH A STAGGERING LOSS FOR THE SECOND TIME IN TWO YEARS

September 24, 2001 | Jeff Pearlman
TYLER UGOLYN WENT FROM BEING A FACE ON A MISSING-PERSON FLIER TO A FRIEND YOU WISH YOU'D MET

September 24, 2001 | Wayne Gretzky
A HALL OF FAMER RECOUNTS A ROOKIE YEAR SPENT UNDER THE WING OF ACE BAILEY THAT MADE THEM PALS EVER AFTER

September 24, 2001 | Ian Thomsen
An old friend feared the worst when L.A. Kings scout and former BU player Mark Bavis missed a workout

September 24, 2001 | Josh Elliott
MARI-RAE SOPPER LEFT BEHIND A LAW CAREER TO BE A GYMNASTICS COACH BUT NEVER ARRIVED TO JOIN HER TEAM

September 24, 2001 | Gary Smith
To gauge sports' grip on US in a time of tragedy, the author took his son to a high school football game.

September 24, 2001 | Don Yaeger
In the wake of the attacks, one young American athlete has met anger and hatred because of his Arab heritage

September 24, 2001 | Rick Reilly
The Huge rugby player, the former high school football star and the onetime college baseball player were in first class, the former national judo champ was in coach. On the morning of Sept. 11, at...

September 24, 2001
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