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For the Love of The Game
That's the main reason athletes and coaches compete--and thrive--in the backwaters of NCAA Divisions II and III, where there is little scholarship money and even less individual glory
Air and Space
SI Players: Life On and Off the Field
First Kicks
Rookie punters are all over the NFL map
Pro Football
Top of Their Game
The Colts have sprinted to the best record in football behind a combination of precision offense and an eye-popping defense with seven stars 25 or under--and they aren't the only team riding a youth movement in a year when young and hungry is the surest ticket to the postseason
The Young and Relentless
Versatile, hard-hitting and oozing confidence, the next generation of defensive stars is disrupting game plans and creating a new blueprint for building winners
The Mane Man
He's soft-spoken and self-effacing off the field, but when Steelers safety Troy Polamalu hits the gridiron, his hair comes down and the rampage begins
The All-Pro Notebook
Some young stars have risen to prominence in the first half of the season. An inside look at who's ready to break into the 2005 all-star lineup
Way Too Much Trouble
After the latest--and last?--confrontation between Terrell Owens and the Eagles, the reigning NFC champions are floundering at .500 and facing an uphill battle to salvage their season
Pro Basketball
Love and Basketball
Martell Webster is only 18, but the Trail Blazers' rookie is mature beyond his years thanks to a wise old lady who raised him after the mysterious disappearance of his mother
College Football
Extreme Makeover
Under the critical eye of coach Charlie Weis, the transformed Brady Quinn has led a big turnaround at Notre Dame. Now he looks good to the NFL
Quantum Leaps
Last season these guys, like Notre Dame's Brady Quinn, were either invisible or underused while playing in a major program. What a difference a year can make.
Pro Hockey
Full Bloom
Former Colorado wideout JEREMY BLOOM, the world's best moguls skier, hopes to jump straight from the Olympic medal stand to the NFL
With fewer than 100 days to go until the flame is lit on Feb. 10 to begin the 20th Winter Games, here's an early overview
Say It Ain't Slow
Looks like the end of the run for the Kings, who have reined in their up-tempo attack to accommodate Shareef Abdur-Rahim
Miami's no-name defenders showed why they're tops in the nation in a resounding upset of third-ranked Virginia Tech
Life of Reilly
Prolific Pilot
Christine Sinclair, the nation's top scorer, leads Portland into the NCAAs in search of a second national title
Happy Landing
Senior defensive end Tamba Hali had to flee war-torn Liberia, but he's found a home at Penn State
Yanked Out
As success transformed the Red Sox into an Evil Empire, Theo Epstein came to see his dream job as an untenable position
Double Breasted
Kenya's Paul Tergat battled to the tape in the closest finish in New York City Marathon history By Brian Cazeneuve
Will You Please Sign This?
The quest for an athlete's autograph is not always an easy one--for the hunter or the prey. Some veteran signature seekers reveal the ins and outs of getting that elusive scribble from a hero

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