Air and Space
In the Land of Memory
A powerful tale of tracking down the terrorists who bloodied the 1972 Olympics, Steven Spielberg's Munich caps a year in which Hollywood often cast a backward glance at sports
Still Going Deep
No football commentator--not even that guy with the video game--packs more wisdom into his words than hardworking CBS color man Phil Simms
Under the Hood
The year's best books took us deep into the psyches of competitors like Lance, Yao, Belichick--and race car driver Janet Guthrie, who wrote her own profile in courage
Beamed Down
By loading up on sports, satellite radio has expanded the orbits of fans who love to listen
Blogged On
In the age of the acerbic Deadspin, sports sites go beyond scores and stats
Pro Football
Must-See Seahawk
He scores, he smiles, he leads the league in rushing--and now that Seattle has become the cream of the crop in the NFC, Shaun Alexander is getting some long-deserved recognition
Just How Good Are the Seahawks?
We'll learn more when they take on the Colts in a monster Christmas Eve matchup, but some who've lost to Seattle this year would love another crack at a team they view as beatable
College Basketball
A Star In the West
From out of Spokane, Gonzaga forward Adam Morrison is emerging as the best--and the brashest--player in the country. And his legend is growing
Pro Basketball
Two years after a kidney transplant, Alonzo Mourning is again an elite center, but he aspires to the level of another medical marvel whose achievements transcend sports
Pro basketball
The Strife of Riley
Alonzo Mourning isn't staging the Heat's only dramatic comeback: Two years after stepping down as coach, Pat Riley is back on the bench demanding more--a lot more--from his underachieving team
College Football
What About the D?
The Texas and USC offenses are scoring machines, but the winner of the national championship game may turn out to be the team that makes the most plays on the other side of the ball
'Horns vs. Trojans One-on-One Battles
USC has won 34 straight, Texas 19 in a row. The two teams have been ranked first and second, respectively, since the first preseason polls came out. When the Trojans and the Longhorns meet in the Rose Bowl on Jan. 4, these seven matchups will go a long way in determining the national champion. Which player will get the upper hand on the opponent lined up across from him?
Life of Reilly

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