Leading Off

Dec. 05, 2005
Dec. 05, 2005

Table of Contents
Dec. 5, 2005

Sports Illustrated Bonus Section: SI Adventure
SI Players: Life On and Off the Field

Leading Off

Fire on Ice
Shani Davis of Chicago turned in the fastest time in the first of two 1,000-meter races at the ISU Speed Skating World Cup on Nov. 19 in Kearns, Utah. In the second race, on the following day, the 23-year-old Davis churned a world-record 1:07.03 (inset).

This is an article from the Dec. 5, 2005 issue Original Layout

Prized Fighters
These portraits of current and former boxers--all of whom were known for being warriors in the ring--were taken over the last six months, at sittings from New York to California.

Giving the Devils Their Due
After winning the Long Island Class III championship game last Saturday in Stony Brook, N.Y., Huntington High players applauded their opponents, the Red Devils of Plainedge High. Last June the Plainedge school district cut funding for sports programs, but a parents group raised $575,000 to keep the teams going. The Red Devils went 10-0 before losing to Huntington 27-14.

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PHOTOPhotograph by George Frey/EPAPHOTODOUGLAS C. PIZAC/APPHOTOPhotographs by Al Bello/Getty ImagesEMILE GRIFFITH, welterweight-middleweight, 1958 through 1977PHOTOPhotographs by Al Bello/Getty ImagesCHUCK WEPNER, heavyweight, 1964 through 1978PHOTOPhotographs by Al Bello/Getty ImagesARTURO GATTI, featherweight--junior welterweight, 1991 to presentPHOTOPhotographs by Al Bello/Getty ImagesMIKE TYSON, heavyweight, 1985 to presentPHOTOPhotographs by Al Bello/Getty Images  IRAN BARKLEY, middleweight-light heavyweight, 1982 through 1999 PHOTOPhotographs by Al Bello/Getty ImagesBERNARD HOPKINS, middleweight, 1988 to presentPHOTOPhotographs by Al Bello/Getty ImagesJERMAIN TAYLOR, middleweight, 2001 to presentPHOTOPhotographs by Al Bello/Getty ImagesJAKE LAMOTTA, middleweight, 1941 through 1954TWO PHOTOSPhotographs by John Iacono