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Sept. 24, 2007

Soccer

Getting Even Better coaching, deeper talent and a greater commitment to women's teams have brought parity to the World Cup ONE OF THE ...

Jan. 30, 2006

Teen Angst

Sidney Crosby can beat most goalies. It's the NHL's refs that are giving him fits

Jan. 20, 2014

Bobbing Along

On Jan. 5 excitable Iowa coach Fran McCaffery got a little too excited, flipping out , bumping a ref and getting ejected in a loss to Wisconsin.

Oct. 13, 2003

Trivial Matters

Nothing but Vet SITE UNSEEN Philadelphia's Veterans Stadium stands empty while the Eagles play at Lincoln Financial Field and the Phillies ...

Dec. 12, 2005

Power Grab

Once thought to be too slight for the big time, Martina Hingis will try to muscle her way back to the top

Oct. 06, 2003

Under Review

THE INSIDE STORY In April 2002 HBO Sports dramatically revamped Inside the NFL, replacing the duo of Len Dawson and Nick Buoniconti ...

Feb. 06, 2006

Tall Tales

Edited by Mark Bechtel

Don't tell Oprah,but James Frey (A Million Little Pieces) isn't the first author to play fastand loose with the facts in a memoir. Here are a few from ...

Oct. 31, 2005

Devilishly Good

AT THE Topps baseball card company they know the devil is in the details. Each card in Topps's annual 770-piece set gets a number, and ...

May 10, 2004

Helping Hand

Edited by Mark Bechtel and Sridhar Pappu

Andy Roddick woke up to the smell of acrid smoke at 5:15 on Sunday morning in Rome's Grand Hotel Parco dei Principi. When the 2003 U.S. ...

Aug. 02, 2004

Q+A Carl Lewis

The nine-time Olympic gold medalist is an actor in L.A. and will appear in the upcoming film Tournament of Dreams. SI: What do people expect ...

June 30, 2008

Pipe Down, Beantown

Hey, Boston, we've already heard about it

March 22, 2004

Dallas Does Drew

TRADED By the Texans to the Cowboys for a third-round pick in the 2005 draft, former Michigan quarterback and Yankees farmhand Drew ...

Oct. 31, 2005

Against All Odds

The most amazing coincidences in sports

April 06, 2009

3 TAMPA BAY RAYS

Sticking to ASchedulePriming a rookie for a chance to succeed worked last year; it will happen againin '09 JOE MADDON hadone desire when ...

Oct. 16, 2000

28 Columbus Blue Jackets

In 1997 Peter Karmanos, owner of the Hartford Whalers, announcedhis intention to move his NHL team, preferably to Columbus, Ohio.He was ...

July 11, 2005

Give It Your All

Edited by Mark Bechtel

Thomas Hearns announced last week that he's planning a return to the ring. Never mind that he's 46 and hasn't fought in five years--the Hit Man has a plan: He's ...

June 14, 2004

Young Man and the C

By Lisa Altobel Edited by Mark Bechtel

Won The 77th annual Scripps National Spelling Bee, David Tidmarsh, 14, of South Bend, Ind. The eighth-grader outspelled 264 other ...

Sept. 29, 2003

Under Review Beyond U.S. Women--Spike in the Ratings

Bill Graff, the coordinating producer for ABC, ESPN and ESPN2's coverage of the Women's World Cup, has vowed that the networks won't wrap ...