The Lineup

July 24, 2005

JULY 25, 2005

VOLUME 103, NO. 3

 

Departments

 

6 Leading Off

12 Letters

17 Air and Space

Erik Weihenmayer has climbed Mount Everest. Erik is blind. What's our excuse? by Steve Rushin

 

18 Scorecard

• NHL's mind-numbing labor pact

• What's next for U.S. in Olympics?

• Q & A: Dave Matthews

• BALCO probe ends with whimper

 

31 Faces in the Crowd

35 Players

88 The Life of Reilly

Dodging bikers and trying to keep my lunch down in Lance's crazy chase car by Rick Reilly

 

Inside ...

82 Baseball

• Nationals get Preston Wilson

84 The NBA

• Artest solid in summer league

87 Boxing

• Taylor dethrones Hopkins

 

GOLF

42 Old Course, New King

As Jack Nicklaus retired, Tiger Woods won his second British Open at hallowed St. Andrews

by Michael Bamberger

 

TOUR DE FRANCE

48 Uphill Racer

Grinding down his rivals in the mountains, Lance Armstrong closed in on his seventh win

by Austin Murphy

 

BASEBALL

54 A Turn for the Worse

Even Curt Schilling couldn't keep the Red Sox from losing three of four to the Yankees

by Tom Verducci

NFL

 

FANTASY FOOTBALL PREVIEW 2005

60 Dream World

The author, 25 years on the NFL beat, relishes the imaginary game by Peter King

62 Running Backs

64 Wide Receivers

66 Quarterbacks

68 Tight Ends

69 Kickers

70 Movers and Shakers

72 Defense/Special Teams

73 Rookies

74 Sleepers

77 Secrets to Success

 

Two Covers This Week

Subscribers' issues feature British Open winner Tiger Woods on the cover. Newsstand copies, which remain on display, highlight SI's first Fantasy Football Preview.

PHOTOGRAPH BY FRED VUICH (WOODS)

PHOTOGRAPH BY ANDY HAYT (MANNING)

INSET PHOTOS: Donald Miralle/ Getty Images (Tomlinson); Mitchell Layton/NewSport (Lewis); Barry Taylor/WireImage.com (Holt)

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COLOR PHOTOCRISTOPHE ENA/AP OL' YELLER For the seventh straight year Lance Armstrong looked like a winner in the Tour de France's yellow jersey (page 48). COLOR PHOTOPETER BROUILLET/WIREIMAGE.COM

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