NBA superstar Shaquille O'Neal is profiled. The 7-foot-1 center won three league titles with the Lakers and was named one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History in 1996. The LSU product was the No. 1 selection in the 1992 NBA draft by the Orlando Magic.
A profile of Terrell Owens. The talented-but-troublesome “T.O.” set numerous pass-catching marks in eight seasons with the 49ers before a rollercoaster two-year ride with the Eagles. Owens signed with the Cowboys in 2006.
Profiling “Marvelous” Marvin Hagler. The Brockton, Mass. native was boxing's premier middleweight champ from 1979 until his 1987 loss to Sugar Ray Leonard, after which Hagler retired from the ring and moved to Italy.
Evander Holyfield is profiled. The “Real Deal” won an Olympic gold medal in 1984 and held heavyweight titles throughout the '90s, but is criticized for fighting past his prime in a string of lackluster bouts.
A profile of Dale Earnhardt Jr. The third-generation NASCAR star captured consecutive Busch Series crowns in 1998-99 before joining his father on the Cup circuit, where he won in just his 12th start. Earnhardt excelled immediately in restrictor-plate racing at Daytona and Talladega.
Basketball coach Dean Smith is profiled. After winning an NCAA title as a player for Kansas, Smith coached North Carolina to two titles ('82, '93) and 879 wins. Smith also led the 1976 U.S. Olympic team to a gold medal in Montreal.
Quarterback Doug Flutie is profiled. The 1984 Heisman Trophy winner at Boston College left his mark on the USFL, CFL and NFL in a pro career spanning more than two decades. Highlights include a Hail Mary pass to beat Miami in 1984.
NFL coach Dick Vermeil is profiled. Almost as famous for his emotions as his success, Vermeil guided the St. Louis Rams to the NFL title in 2000 in Super Bowl XXXIV. Vermeil previously guided the Philadelphia Eagles to Super Bowl XV in 1981.
NBA power forward Karl Malone is profiled. “The Mailman” delivered for 18 seasons with the Utah Jazz and one with the L.A. Lakers, winning two MVP awards and two Olympic gold medals along the way. Malone set an NBA record with 12 seasons of 2000 points.
Patriots QB Tom Brady is profiled. The Michigan product rocketed from sixth-round draft pick to two-time Super Bowl MVP in less than three years after taking over for the injured Drew Bledsoe in New England. Robert Kraft and Bill Belichick comment.
NFL legend Reggie White is profiled. The “Minister of Defense” was twice named AP defensive player of the year in 15 seasons for the Eagles, Packers and Panthers. White set a Super Bowl record with three sacks against the Patriots in 1997. He died in 2004.
College football coach Bobby Bowden is profiled. Bowden's illustrious tenure and unusual tactics at Florida State are examined, with commentary from colleagues and from sons Terry, Tommy, Jeff and Steve. Also: Bowden's childhood in Alabama.
A profile of outspoken baseball pitcher Curt Schilling, who captured his first World Series with the Diamondbacks in 2001and helped the 2004 Red Sox win their first title in 86 years. Schilling became part of Boston baseball lore by pitching through a serious ankle injury to win Game 6 of the ALCS against the Yankees and Game 2 of the World Series against the Cardinals.
Alonzo Mourning is profiled. The Georgetown center was the No. 2 pick in the 1992 NBA Draft, behind Shaquille O'Neal. In 2000, Mourning was diagnosed with a serious kidney ailment, focal glomerulosclerosis, and he received a kidney transplant in 2003.
NASCAR star Tony Stewart is profiled. In a career stretching more than 25 years, Stewart has won at every level of racing, including three karting championships, four USAC titles, one IRL crown and the 2002 NASCAR championship.
A profile of Pat Tillman, the Cardinals safety who left the NFL to join the Army Rangers. In 2004, Tillman died in Afghanistan, becoming the first NFL player to be killed in combat in 34 years. Motivated by the events of Sept. 11, Tillman declined a $3.6 million contract with the Cardinals to enter the service with his brother, Kevin.
PGA golfer Phil Mickelson is profiled. Mickelson turned pro in 1992 after a successful career at Arizona State. Despite tremendous talent, Mickelson didn't win his first major until 2004 with a victory at the Masters.
A profile of Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski. Coach K came to Duke in 1980 from Army and built one of college hoops' most successful programs. Krzyzewski was enshrined in the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2001.
Hall of Fame linebacker Sam Huff is profiled. The hard-hitting Huff played for the New York Giants and the Redskins from 1956 to 1969. The five-time Pro Bowler appeared in six championship games, winning one in 1956.
NFL quarterback Peyton Manning is profiled. Following in father Archie's gridiron footsteps, Manning was drafted into the NFL in 1998, with the No. 1 pick by the Indianapolis Colts, after four successful years at Tennessee. His brother, Eli, was the NFL's top draft pick in 2004.
A profile of tennis star Andy Roddick. The Omaha native turned professional in 2000 at the age of 17 and won two tournaments in his first 18 months as a pro. Roddick captured his first Grand Slam win at the 2003 U.S. Open.