SI Players: LIFE ON AND OFF THE FIELD
World Series
Dear America, Wish You Were Here
The Phillies and the Rays played long ball and small ball, had plenty of close calls, even rain and drama long after last call in the latest Fall Classic to open its doors to the game's upwardly mobile. So, where were you?
Fuel to the Fire
The Hot Stove Season is upon us. Here are five radical--but inspired--moves that would give the off-season some sizzle
Pro Football
No More Wowboys
Tabbed by many in the preseason as a Super Bowl favorite, the star-studded Dallas Cowboys instead find themselves in a week-to-week struggle just to keep their postseason hopes alive
Etched in Steel
The reigning champion Giants made a lasting impression with a hard-hitting, come-from-behind victory in hostile Pittsburgh
COLLEGE FOOTBALL
We Are Defense
During Penn State's run to No. 3 the offense got the glory, but against Ohio State the guys on the other side of the ball saved the day and gave the Nittany Lions a clear shot at the BCS title game
CRICKET
A Game with Tea Breaks
Ten years ago cricket was an exotic fringe sport in the U.S. But thanks to a surge of new immigrants--and to elite players who follow the money and go to bat for more than one team--it's coming to a field near you
Indiana Basketball
TOM CREAN'S BIG RED CHALLENGE
Taking over a program that imploded under Kelvin Sampson, the sanguine new coach sends a message of hope and patience (heavy on the patience) to frustrated Hoosiers faithful
Inside
Down and Out?
The numbers show that a weak October haunts teams that have Stanley Cup ambitions--bad news for the Ducks
Going Nowhere
A lost weekend for front-runners Pitt and South Florida left the Big East with no team worthy of its BCS berth
Inside Voices
The Favre-Millen affair lifted a veil on info sharing--and raises questions about who should be talking to whom
Time to Retool
The current format has drained all the drama from the Chase for the Cup, but a few tweaks could rev it right up
Won and Done
After a distinguished 49-year career, Arizona coach Lute Olson abruptly retired, leaving the Wildcats to rebuild
Point After
Departments

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
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HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)