LEADING OFF
Inside: THE WEEK IN SPORTS
Field Leveled
With offense at historically low levels, 20 teams are still in the playoff hunt as the season hits its midpoint
Sharing Secrets
Talk of revenue sharing has been mostly absent from reports of CBA negotiations. Is change in the offing?
Resurrection
Youthful creativity won the Gold Cup for Mexico—and earned Freddy Adu new life in a U.S. uniform
Better Duck
Oregon's ties with a scouting service owner raise plenty of questions but likely not enough to spell sanctions
Star Search
Who will be the new face of U.S. track and field? Several candidates emerged at the national championships
Ready to Win?
Getting that first Cup victory is the toughest task in NASCAR—and new winners are what the sport needs
WHERE ARE THEY NOW?
SHOOTING HISTORY
FOR MORE THAN FIVE DECADES SI PHOTOGRAPHER WALTER IOOSS JR. HAS CAPTURED FOOTBALL IN ALL ITS MUDDY, BLOODY GLORY. NOW HE REVISITS SOME OF HIS FAVORITE SUBJECTS—THE MEN WHO MADE THE GAME GREAT
GREEN ACRES
TWELVE YEARS AFTER SHE AND HER TEAMMATES MADE HISTORY, THE PIONEERING WOMEN'S SOCCER STAR AND WORLD CUP CHAMPION FINDS INSPIRATION IN NURSING ANIMALS BACK TO HEALTH ON HER GEORGIA FARM
Sir Roger's Run
Fifty-seven years ago, Roger Bannister broke the four-minute barrier in the mile. Although he retired from track soon after, he has continued to push the pace—in medicine, science and fitness.
LARGER THAN REAL LIFE
FOR THE 7-FOOT SET, PROFESSIONAL BASKETBALL PROVIDES MORE THAN AN OCCUPATION—IT'S A NEAR LIFE IMPERATIVE. TAKE ALL THAT AWAY, AND WHERE DOES THAT LEAVE THE LIKES OF A RETIRED MARK EATON?
A BOY AND HIS BUCS
FORTY YEARS AFTER HE WORSHIPPED THE 1971 WORLD CHAMPION PIRATES AS AN 11-YEAR-OLD, A WRITER RETURNS TO PITTSBURGH TO MEET HIS CHILDHOOD IDOLS AND RELIVE A MAGICAL SEASON
THE ULTIMATE PLAY LIST
VOCAL COACH
San Francisco's Tim Flannery can usually be found doing one of two things: flashing a sign or singing a song
Point After
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