Sports Illustrated

Never Gets Old Tom

The oldest player at the Masters says he can no longer compete at Augusta National, but you can bet he doesn't really believe it.

The Team That Invented College Football

Just 22 years after the Battle of Wounded Knee, the Carlisle Indians, coached by Glenn (Pop) Warner, transformed a plodding, brutal and dull sport into the fast, intricate and exciting game we know today.

The Burden Of Being Boris

At the age of 25, Boris Becker enters his 10th Wimbledon with an erratic game and a weary soul.

Asphalt Legends

Twenty years after his groundbreaking book on summer hoops, the author returned to New York to check out the state of the city game.

Justice Prevails

Fate made Atlanta Brave David Justice a star, but it took marriage to actress Halle Berry to put him on top of the world.

Like Father, Like Son

Ole Miss will never forget Archie, but Peyton is the Manning of the year with recruiters from Oxford to Ann Arbor.

Get a Load of Me!

Former heavyweight champion Buster Douglas, the man who smoked Tyson, is tasting the good life—in a very big way.

Who Is This Clown?

Is he one of America’s greatest football coaches or is there something funny going on here?

The Headliner

Strikeout king David Cone hopes the news he makes as a Kansas City Royal will be about baseball, not off-the-field shenanigans.

A Five-Mile Jog Through the City of Death

As the growing insurgency spread chaos across Iraq, the author found solace—and fleeting friendships—in daily runs in the streets of the capital.

Sugar Shaq

Life is sweet indeed for Shaquille O’Neal, the Orlando Magic’s man-child in the promised land.

Lawson Stays In The Bag

An ancient two-iron doesn’t do much for a hacker’s game, but the club’s freighted past conjures a precious connection.

A Cut Above

Red Sox slugger Manny Ramirez has gone from unwanted to unstoppable—and the secret to baseball's most enigmatic star is all there in his swing.

The Phanatic Phillie

A near-fatal car wreck taught Lenny Dykstra, Philadelphia’s brash centerfielder, a lesson in life.

A Block at Tackle

The quiet strength that made Art Shell the game’s best left tackle has also made him the rock-solid coach of the Raiders.

The Rap

The word on Atlanta’s Andre Rison is that he’s bad news, but he insists that’s all jive.

Pryor Restraint

As Aaron Pryor, ex-boxing champion and ex-addict, fights to stay clean, his life is again full of promise.

Broken Promise

Three devastating injuries in three NFL seasons have kept Miami’s Steve Emtman from fulfilling his huge potential—so far.

Babying Himself

Star runner Marshall Faulk of the Colts has rushed to the place where he’s most comfortable—the lap of luxury.

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An Accidental Hero: Beryl Shipley, 1926-2011

The onetime coach at Southwestern Louisiana was vilified for violating NCAA rules, but the author, who grew up in Cajun country, remembers him for doing something courageous: helping to integrate college basketball in the Deep South.

Emmitt Unplugged

High-voltage running back Emmitt Smith of the Dallas Cowboys may look as if he’s relaxing, but don’t be fooled.

Mr. Lonelyhearts

SWM, professional football player, seeks beautiful, intelligent young woman to help design dream house and create family equivalent of America’s Team. Must spend Sundays in crowded stadiums rooting for Dallas Cowboys. Dislike of 49ers and Redskins a plus.

Lord of the Realm

Baseball’s behind him. The surgery’s done. Now Deion Sanders can show why he’s the … Lord of the Realm.

Eagle Scout

Philadelphia’s fun-loving, straight-arrow quarterback Donovan McNabb, has fans eating out of his hand.