Mark Bechtel

Mark Bechtel

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Oct. 05, 2015

Bum Rush

The fat lady sings about an Oilers icon

Jan. 30, 2006

Teen Angst

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

July 05, 2004

Under Review

In addition to winning seven Grand Slam singles titles, John McEnroe has been a broadcaster, an author, a musician and an art gallery owner.

Dec. 08, 2003

Under Review

GOOD CATCH Keyshawn Johnson already carries himself like a TV star: He's brash and egocentric, and the camera loves him almost as much ...

June 09, 2014


Uruguay Costa Rica England Italy ARTISAN illusionists. No, that's not a fancy term for a Brooklyn-based magic consortium; it's how Germany ...

Jan. 09, 2006

The Candidate

After seven NFL coaches get sacked, Chiefs assistant Al Saunders becomes a wanted man

Nov. 10, 2003

Radio Blaze

ESCAPED James (Radio) Kennedy, the subject of a 1996 SI story and of the current motion picture Radio, from his house at 5:30 a.m. last ...

June 21, 2004

Under Review

By Nancy Ramsey Edited by Mark Bechtel

Nate Rubin is an "aspiring writer and animal lover" who as an overweight kid was teased and tormented. His hero? Rocky Balboa. "I always ...

Oct. 08, 2007

The Goalkeeper's Dilemma

Should a U.S. World Cup player suffer for criticizing her coach?

March 15, 2004

Q+A Kiefer Sutherland

The star of Fox's 24 narrates NASCAR 3D: The IMAX Experience, which opens in 68 theaters on Friday. SI: What drew you to a project involving ...

March 25, 2013

The 8 Debate

Greatest Early-round Upsets As the NCAA tournament gets under way, underdogs needing inspiration can look to these games, the most ...

Sept. 10, 2007

In Full Bloom

Long overshadowed, 36-year-old Kristine Lilly is now the high-scoring captain of a U.S. team out to win its—and her—third World Cup title

June 30, 2008

Pipe Down, Beantown

Hey, Boston, we've already heard about it

July 05, 2004

Q+A Lennox Lewis

The three-time heavyweight champion (41-2-1 with 32 KOs) is starring in a new commercial campaign for Red Stripe beer. SI: Are you fighting ...

Oct. 01, 2007

The Mouth That Scored

In leading the U.S. to the semifinals of the World Cup, Abby Wambach has netted goals every way possible. Just ask the bruising forward about it (or anything else)

June 02, 2003

Almost His Last Mile

While you never quite know where Gabe Jennings is coming from, the 24-year- old free spirit of running can tell you where he's just been--and ...

April 17, 2006

Bumps in The Night

Injured while sleeping? Why so many athletes climb in the sack, turn out the light--and wake up on the DL

Nov. 18, 2013

The Case for ... Avoiding HOOTERS

There's an old saw, oft-trotted out by coaches and commentators after an athlete has committed a wee-hours indiscretion, that nothing good ...