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January 12, 2004 | Volume 100, Issue 1

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Pete Rose Cover - Sports Illustrated January 12, 2004

January 12, 2004
Coming Up RosesUSC receiver Keary Colbert (83) beats Michigan cornerback Markus Curry for a 25-yard touchdown pass from Matt Leinart (11) in the Rose Bowl on New Year's Day in Pasadena. The...

January 12, 2004
Above and BeyondWow! Tim Duncan and David Robinson as Sportsmen of the Year (Twice Blessed, Dec. 15). SPORTS ILLUSTRATED, you have renewed my faith in the idea that, eventually, the guys in the...

January 12, 2004
LETTERS

January 12, 2004 | Melissa Segura
OCTOBER 30, 1989

January 12, 2004 | Steve Rushin
How would you like to be fired? This is not a threat but an honest question, meaning "In what way would you like to be fired?" The New York Jets, for instance, recently "cut ties" with four...

January 12, 2004
Six months after his devastating motorcycle accident, Bulls guard Jay Williams tells where he's been, and where he intends to go

January 12, 2004 | Peter King
Ravens' Modell says, "Nevermore"

January 12, 2004 | Peter King
69Straight home games won by UConn before Saturday's 68-67 loss to Duke, leaving the Huskies in a tie with Tennessee for longest home winning streak in Division I women's basketball.

January 12, 2004
DiedOf complications from Alzheimer's, Herman Keiser, 89, the 1946 Masters champion. Keiser pulled off one of golf's greatest upsets when he defeated Ben Hogan by a stroke to win the green jacket....

January 12, 2004 | Don Yaeger
Died After a 10-month battle with a brain tumor, two-time World Series reliever Tug McGraw, 59, who was, as he loved to say, "lefthanded in every way." McGraw was the inspiration for the Mets'...

January 12, 2004 | Bill Scheft
Good to be back. Tried to TiVo the Humanitarian Bowl. Ended up with two hours of the Dalai Lama getting tips from Pete Weber.

January 12, 2004 | John Clarke Jr.
Robert Plant, 55, the Led Zeppelin frontman and avid tennis player, recently released a compilation of his solo work, From Sixty Six to Timbuktu.

January 12, 2004
Singles is not the main event at the Hopman Cup in Perth. On Jan. 7, Australia's Lleyton Hewitt and Belgium's Kim Clijsters were to oppose each other there in a mixed doubles match, fresh off...

January 12, 2004
More than 100 runners wearing headlamps competed in an underground marathon in the caves of Valkenburg in the Netherlands.

January 12, 2004
Well, what can we tell you: It's a leap year. On New Year's Day, Riccardo Russi was one of several daredevils who dived off Rome's Cavour Bridge into the Tiber. Before Russi's 55-foot dive, the...

January 12, 2004
LSU defensive end, in an ESPN interview after the Tigers won the Sugar Bowl: "People are going to start respecting LSU—if you don't, we're going to hit you in your mouth."

January 12, 2004 | Julia Morrill
WHAT TO WATCH AND WATCH FOR

January 12, 2004 | Richard Deitsch
•MICHAELS GETS HOOPYIn a 28-year network career, in which he hag called the World Series, the U.S. hockey miracle of 1980 and, of course, the NFL (he's done Monday Night Football for 18 years), Al...

January 12, 2004
Shaquielle Calhoun, ROME, GA.FootballShaquielle, a fourth-grader at East Central Elementary, led his youth-league team, the Tigers, to a 10-0 season and the Pee Wee title. He rushed for 1,535...

January 12, 2004 | David Sabino
For Pete's Sake

January 12, 2004 | David Sabino
BACK TO SCHOOL: d. Gene Stallings coached Alabama to the 1992 national title after being the head coach of the St. Louis Cardinals from 1986 to '89.

January 12, 2004 | Michael Bamberger
UConn's two highly ranked basketball teams are by far the state's No. 1 sports attraction

January 12, 2004 | S.L. Price
For too long the Nutmeg State was lost in a sports no-man's-land

January 12, 2004 | Compiled by Bill Syken
Nutmeggers weigh in on sports*

January 12, 2004 | Compiled by Bill Syken
To read an SI flashback story about UConn's charmed 1994-95 season, view a gallery of every Huskies cover or submit your own Nutmeg State sports memory, go to...

January 12, 2004
A winner-takes-half formula leaves both USC and LSU with a share of the national crown

January 12, 2004 | Austin Murphy
Even after they had been hosed by computer geeks with pocket protectors and leapfrogged in the BCS rankings by LSU, self-pity was not an option for the USC Trojans. At least, not for very long....

January 12, 2004 | Tim Layden
The Ritual goes like this: The girl gives her father, the football coach, a shiny penny before his games, and his team wins. The two of them talk about the power of the coins, which are their...

January 12, 2004 | Phil Taylor
What would happen if the Tigers faced the Trojans to determine who's really No. 1?

January 12, 2004 | Kelley King
It's never too early for a ahead. Here's a very early forecast for next season

January 12, 2004 | Kelley King
Here are 24 stars—and the outstanding coach—from the 29 postseason games

January 12, 2004 | Kelley King
Jason White returns, but he won't be favored. Meet the 2004 Heisman front-runners

January 12, 2004 | Ian Thomsen
That may be too much to ask of 22-year-old Zach Randolph, a megatalent known for the sort of behavior that's alienated so many Portland fans

January 12, 2004 | Peter King
Behind the inspired play of Brett Favre, Green Bay continued its magical run

January 12, 2004 | Michael Silver
Peyton Manning and Indianapolis blew away Denver for a long-awaited postseason win

January 12, 2004 | Josh Elliott
Unheralded Keith Bulluck and the Tennessee defense stopped Baltimore in its tracks

January 12, 2004 | Jeffri Chadiha
With less lip and more production, wideout Steve Smith helped Carolina dump Dallas

January 12, 2004 | Paul Zimmerman
In a weekend of tight matchups, the Colts will be the only underdog to advance

January 12, 2004 | Paul Zimmerman
Dr. Z's Inside Football, every week at si.com/football.

January 12, 2004 | Pete Rose
I looked at the games and thought, I'll take a dime on the Lakers, a dime on the sixers, a dime on the Buckeyes—and a dime on the reds.... I didn't even consider the consequences.

January 12, 2004 | Pete Rose
More news and analysis on the Pete Rose story at si.com.

January 12, 2004
The NBA

January 12, 2004 | Ian Thomsen
A New York MinutemanIsiah Thomas's rapid makeover of the Knicks may end with him on the bench

January 12, 2004 | Ian Thomsen
The latest NBA news plus analysis from Jack McCallum at si.com/basketball.

January 12, 2004 | Ian Thomsen
FOREIGN AFFAIRSThe top player in the Euroleague is former Trail Blazers center Arvydas Sabonis, who at 39 is averaging 15.5 points and 12.0 rebounds in 29.2 minutes for the Lithuanian club...

January 12, 2004 | Seth Davis
Ball HawksWith peerless Jameer Nelson calling the shots, Saint Joseph's has passed and pressed to its best start ever

January 12, 2004 | Seth Davis
Hoop Thoughts by Seth Davis, and Grant Wahl's Mailbag, at si.com/basketball/ncaa.

January 12, 2004
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January 12, 2004
For more on Pete Rose, including Tom Verducci's analysis, SI's original coverage of Rose's 1989 gambling investigation and fans' reaction, go to si.com/baseball.

January 12, 2004
INSTANT MESSAGING WITH...

January 12, 2004 | Stephen Cannella
Al Montoya made the big stops as the U.S. juniors won a gold medal

January 12, 2004 | Pierre McGuire
Wild forward Brent Burns, who was the team's first-round pick in last June's draft, is not only a star in the making but also a character. Before being loaned to the Canadian national team for the...

January 12, 2004 | Rick Reilly
I never thought I'd get it done.