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Pro Basketball
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Air & Space
World-Famous in Iowa
Capital Losses
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Kirby Puckett
The media and fans turned the Twins star into a paragon of virtue -- which made his human flaws all the more shocking
By Frank Deford

Boston's Bullpen Gamble
The Red Sox are testing the odds with low-cost relievers
By Daniel G. Habib

The Big Picture
Zdeno Chara, 6'9", is the tallest NHL player ever and the key to Ottawa's Stanley Cup hopes
By Michael Farber

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Toot the 'Horn
It's official: Texas's undersized assist master, T.J. Ford, is SI's choice as player of the year
By Alexander Wolff

Spicing up the Spurs
A point guard from France, an Argentine rookie and a hoops nomad have added flavor to once-bland San Antonio
By Jack McCallum