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December 02, 2002 | Volume 97, Issue 22

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Maurice Clarett Cover - Sports Illustrated December 02, 2002

December 02, 2002
Now Ear This!Arturo Gatti had knocked Micky Ward down earlier in the third round before landing this shot in Atlantic City last Saturday. In their memorable brawl last May, Ward won a...

December 02, 2002 | Rick Reilly
Now that the fire is out, the riot has been quelled, the paramedics are gone, the jails are locked down and the National Guard is in control, I have to say that the 2003 Masters was an absolute...

December 02, 2002
Marvelous MarvinWhen I saw that the Colts' Marvin Harrison was left off your midseason All-Pro team (NFL MIDSEASON REPORT, Nov. 11), I could not believe it. Eric Moulds of the Bills has been the...

December 02, 2002
LETTERS

December 02, 2002 | Bill Syken
NOVEMBER 10, 1980

December 02, 2002 | Steve Rushin
It would have none of the fanfare, and few of the table manners, found at the G-8 summit of economic superpowers. But the G-8 summit of gastronomic superpowers would be no less momentous, as eight...

December 02, 2002 | Jack McCallum
As foreign players struggle with English and teenage draft picks struggle with, well, everything, the NBA invents a new position: superstar assistant

December 02, 2002 | Lester Munson
A fed up star wades into an unlovely legal battle with his former girl friend

December 02, 2002 | Mark Beech
Though Mike Piazza looked like a celebrity tourist, meeting the pope and posing by the Brandenburg Gate, the Mets catcher was a man on a mission. During his three-week trip through Europe, Piazza...

December 02, 2002 | Lester Munson
49-43Record of the Lakers in games without Shaquille O'Neal since he joined the team in 1996.

December 02, 2002
CitedFor misdemeanor marijuana possession after the car they were in was stopped by police near Centralia, Wash., Portland Trail Blazers co-captains Damon Stoudamire and Rasheed Wallace. The...

December 02, 2002 | Richard O'Brien
Died

December 02, 2002 | Bill Scheft
Good to be here. Anybody need tickets for the next seven Arturo Gatti-Micky Ward fights?

December 02, 2002 | Richard Deitsch
The 53-year-old actor—who was the glue of the Cleveland Indians in Major League and Major League II—plays Bear Bryant in The Junction Boys. The ESPN film, which debuts on Dec. 14, covers Bryant's...

December 02, 2002
NOVEMBER 29-DECEMBER 5

December 02, 2002 | Richard Deitsch
Eric the Good, Magic on Ming, Watching the Waltons

December 02, 2002
Tennis star Pete Sampras has added another tide to his impressive résumé: dad. His wife, actress Bridgette Wilson Sampras, gave birth last week in Los Angeles to a seven-pound, two-ounce baby....

December 02, 2002
It was a weekend when fans got carried away, some with broken bones. This celebrant was left hanging at Cal's Memorial Stadium after the Bears beat Stanford 30-7 Postgame festivities also got out...

December 02, 2002
English snooker player Willie Thorne is launching his own line of "Big Willie" underwear, which will be available in sizes ranging from small to "Mr Maximum."

December 02, 2002
JARED LORENZENTwo-hundred-and-ninety-five-pound Kentucky quarterback, on his duties as the father of a four-month-old girl: "Getting up in the middle of the night for feedings at one o'clock,...

December 02, 2002 | Austin Murphy
Miami tight end Kellen Winslow Jr., with help from Dad, is redefining the game's new glamour position

December 02, 2002 | Chris Ballard
Teams looking for payroll relief are banking on low-cost but productive men like Miami's Malik Allen

December 02, 2002 | Michael Farber
Andrew Cassels, the surprise hit of this year's free-agent class, has the Blue Jackets thinking playoffs

December 02, 2002 | Kelli Anderson
A move from Park City to the Big Apple has helped Erik Schlopy return to the giant slalom elite

December 02, 2002
Stephen Martinez, SANTA FECross-countryStephen, a Pojoaque High senior, won the state Class 3A championship despite losing a shoe about 200 meters into the 5,000-meter race at Red Rock State Park....

December 02, 2002
A League of Their Own

December 02, 2002
PARTY INVITE: c. In 1998 the Ohio State Buckeyes finished the season ranked fourth in the BCS. Since then only Wisconsin (7th in '99), Michigan (8th in '99), Michigan State (9th in '99) and...

December 02, 2002 | Austin Murphy
Ohio State topped archrival Michigan in a nail-biter to complete an unbeaten regular second and earn a berth in the national title game

December 02, 2002 | Michael Bamberger
Showing her trademark toughness, Annika Sorenstam capped a brilliant year with a record-tying 13th win, at the ADT Championship

December 02, 2002 | Alexander Wolff
Five years after Indiana carved up its basketball tournament into four tiers—ending any chance of another Hoosiers-style miracle—declining interest has led to sparse crowds and plummeting revenues

December 02, 2002 | Alexander Wolff
Few rivalries have stood the test of time like the Turkey Day football game between Missouri's Kirkwood and Webster Groves.

December 02, 2002 | Albert Chen
Girls' ice hockey is all the rage in Minnesota, where participation at the high school level is booming

December 02, 2002 | Michael Silver
Falcons quarterback Michael Vick has given the NFL a jolt, but his most exciting days are still ahead

December 02, 2002 | Ian Thomsen
Led by unique forward Dirk Nowitzki, the Mavs are defying convention and dominating the NBA

December 02, 2002 | Gary Smith
For almost two years Washington State receiver <b>Devard Darling</b> has been haunted by the need to find the spirit of his deceased identical twin, lifelong teammate and best friend, Devaughn.

December 02, 2002
No. 1 with a ballot: Cast your official vote for the People's Heisman and find complete coverage of this year's race at cnnsi.com/football/college.

December 02, 2002
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December 02, 2002
College Football

December 02, 2002 | Kelley King
Rivalry RevelryRecords don't matter during Rivalry Week, in which every underdog relishes playing the role of spoiler

December 02, 2002 | Kelley King
USC QB Carson Palmer versus Notre Dame CB Shane WaltonPalmer is finally showing why he was one of the nation's most heralded quarterbacks as a senior at Santa Margarita High in Rancho Santa...

December 02, 2002 | Kelley King
An NFL scout assesses the draft prospects of two seniors:

December 02, 2002 | Peter King
Counting His BlessingsPatriots assistant Charlie Weis is glad to be alive after complications from stomach-reduction surgery

December 02, 2002 | Peter King
TRADING E-MAIL WITH...Jets quarterback Chad Pennington

December 02, 2002 | Paul Zimmerman
The old rivalries hardly exist anymore. Bears-Packers doesn't quicken pulses the way it used to. Chiefs-Raiders no longer conjures up those old visions of AFL mayhem. The league has undergone too...