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August 04, 2003 | Volume 99, Issue 4

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Lance Armstrong Cover - Sports Illustrated August 04, 2003

August 04, 2003 | Brian Cazeneuve
SEPTEMBER 25, 1997

August 04, 2003
Cubs CutiesWhat fun to see Chicago Cubs pitchers Kerry Wood and Mark Prior on the cover (Double Whammy, July 7). These two wonderboys are not only terrific at what they do but also extremely easy...

August 04, 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.

August 04, 2003 | Steve Rushin
Like Jeff Van Gundy's makeup artist or Anna Nicole Smith's implant surgeon, concrete salesman Andy Mariani says the worst part of his job is, without question, "lifting 90-pound bags."

August 04, 2003
Pro football rules in America; SI's Frank Deford explains why

August 04, 2003 | Chris Ballard
Bankruptcy, debts, warrants: Why Roscoe Tanner can't go home again

August 04, 2003 | Chris Ballard
0-1Record of Michael Chang, 31, on his farewell tour after losing in round 1 of the RCA Tennis Championships, the only tournament he is playing this year.

August 04, 2003
SetBy 30-year-old freediver Tanya Streeter, a world record for both men and women by descending 400 feet into the Atlantic Ocean off the Turks and Caicos Islands near Cuba. Diving in the category...

August 04, 2003 | George Dohrmann
Played

August 04, 2003 | Chris Ballard
Kobe Bryant makes nice with a $4 million bauble, but his backers play rough

August 04, 2003 | Bryan Graham
What Willard Scott needs to knowDana turns 100 on Aug. 7 but was only recently recognized as the NFL's oldest living alumnus because league historians had believed that the Kenmore, N.Y., resident...

August 04, 2003 | Richard Deitsch
USC's Heisman-winning quarterback, and the top pick in this year's draft, is now with the Bengals in Kentucky at his first NFL training camp.

August 04, 2003 | Bill Scheft
If I seem a little down, bear with me. Went to see Seabiscuit, got shut out at the window.

August 04, 2003
Foxy sportscaster Lisa Guerrero figures to turn a few heads when she takes over as ABC's Monday Night Football sideline reporter this Monday, but she's on the verge of becoming officially taken....

August 04, 2003
Where's Waldo? Not here among the thousands of cyclists who were so stricken by yellow fever they took to the streets of Paris on Sunday wearing leaders' jerseys to celebrate the 100th anniversary...

August 04, 2003
The Macau Jockey Club suspended a trainer after two of his horses tested positive for Viagra.

August 04, 2003
JASON KIDDNets guard, after signing a $103 million contract, on why he chose to stay in New Jersey: "[My son] T.J. also enjoys his golf coach. You know it's hard to find a good golf instructor for...

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AUG. 1-AUG. 7

August 04, 2003 | Richard Deitsch
Clash of the Titans, Sundays with Greta?

August 04, 2003
Andy Fryman, MAYSVILLE, KY.Track and FieldFryman, a 2003 graduate of Mason County High, won the discus with a state-record throw of 194 feet, 11 inches and took the shot put title with a Class...

August 04, 2003 | David Sabino
Moving Men

August 04, 2003 | David Sabino
LUXURY OPTIONS: c. The only man to average more than 20 points as Payton's teammate was Ricky Pierce. Pierce averaged 20.5 in 1990-91 (Payton's rookie year) and 21.7 in '91-92.

August 04, 2003 | Franz Lidz
Gravity rules when the U.S.'s fastest kids roll into AKRON for the unsinkable Soap Box Derby

August 04, 2003 | Richard Hoffer
A sportswriter and his state saw themselves in stoic, grind-it-out teams

August 04, 2003 | Compiled by Bill Syken
Ohioans weigh in on sports*

August 04, 2003 | Peter King
Sure, Emmitt Smith looks good in his new Cardinals threads, but great backs rarely fare well when they change uniforms late in their careers

August 04, 2003 | Peter King
Here are five hot topics for debate as the NFL's 32 teams prepare to kick off the preseason

August 04, 2003
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August 04, 2003 | Kelli Anderson
Lance Armstrong's drive for an unprecedented six in a row begins

August 04, 2003 | Daniel G. Habib
Bolstered by castoffs such as righthander José Lima, Kansas City is the unlikely leader in the AL Central. But are the Royals for real?

August 04, 2003 | William Nack
A cast-off thoroughbred who became one of America's most-beloved heroes is finally ready for his close-up

August 04, 2003
Pack-to-PackGreen Bay quarterback Brett Favre drops back to pass while Packers block Packers during a scrimmage at the team's camp in De Pere, Wis., and rookie linebacker Steve Josue gives a young...

August 04, 2003
Ever since part-time boxer Elmo Lincoln became the screen's first Tarzan, in 1918, the movies have been linked with sports, reaching the heights of and the depths of . But which are the best? Our...

August 04, 2003
"Be the ball, Danny."—Ty Webb (Chevy Chase), Caddyshack (1980)....

August 04, 2003
Here are our 10 favorite scenes from films that (ostensibly) aren't about sports

August 04, 2003
Boston Bruin P.J. Stock tells why Slap Shot really scores

August 04, 2003
The creator of Bull Durham and many other sports movies is bullish on these actors as athletes

August 04, 2003
You know how some movies are so bad they're good? These just stink

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Swimming

August 04, 2003 | Brian Cazeneuve
Teenage sensation Michael Phelps dominated the world championships

August 04, 2003 | Brian Cazeneuve
The U.S. women's water polo team, which lost to Australia on a last-second goal in the Sydney Olympic final, struck gold at the worlds. Ericka Lorenz scored four times and Ellen Estes added three...

August 04, 2003 | Seth Davis
Troubled star Ricky Clemons finally ran out of chances at Missouri

August 04, 2003 | Seth Davis
1. Texas and Indiana are raking in recruits. Longhorns coach Rick Barnes and Hoosiers coach Mike Davis were the big winners during the July evaluation period. Texas secured oral commitments from...

August 04, 2003 | Ian Thomsen
The T-Wolves remade their lineup to win—and to win over their superstar

August 04, 2003 | Ian Thomsen
On the Spurs, who have added center Rasho Nesterovic, forward Robert Horry, and swingmen Hedo Turkoglu and Ron Mercer:

August 04, 2003 | Albert Chen
Star TurnAfter a false start last season, Morgan Ensberg is a hit in Houston

August 04, 2003 | Tom Verducci
REMODELING

August 04, 2003 | Rick Reilly
They should've buried Lance Armstrong this time. They had him laid out like a yard sale on a Pyrenees road. Had him sick, white-mouthed and dizzy. Had him riding in the weeds, riding borrowed...