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March 07, 2005 | Volume 102, Issue 10

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Dee Brown Cover - Sports Illustrated March 07, 2005

March 07, 2005 | Gary Smith
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March 07, 2005
Dyna-Might?

March 07, 2005
LETTERS

March 07, 2005 | Steve Rushin
Andy Van Slyke played centerfield next to Barry Bonds for six seasons in Pittsburgh, and in all those years, as former Pirates coach Rich Donnelly put it, "the only time Andy spoke to Barry was to...

March 07, 2005 | Ian Thomsen
An explosion of NBA deadline deals--which saw dozens of players heading to new homes--had less to do with basketball than financial planning

March 07, 2005 | Alexander Wolff
Temple's John Chaney is basically an admirable guy. But that's no reason to pardon his aberrant behavior

March 07, 2005 | Roger Cohen
Chelsea's new owner--and his deep pockets--have turned soccer upside down

March 07, 2005 | Mark Bechtel
$25,000 Reward offered by Braves pitcher Mike Hampton for information on the whereabouts of Jessica Marie Lunsford, a nine-year-old girl from his hometown of Homosassa, Fla., who was reported...

March 07, 2005
Ernest hemingway once said, "Writing, at its best, is a lonely life," and no one understands that better than Jose Canseco. Since the publication of Juiced, Canseco's tell-all memoir, the author...

March 07, 2005 | Bill Scheft
Good to be here. Are you like me? Ever since the Barry Bonds press conference last week, you can't get the theme for Sanford and Son out of your head?

March 07, 2005 | Richard Deitsch
This month the 44-year-old Ironman begins hosting a baseball show with his brother Billy on XM Satellite Radio

March 07, 2005 | Lisa Altobelli
HOW COOL has LeBron James made the Cleveland Cavaliers? Cool enough that Usher (below) wants to be a part of the team. Michigan businessman Dan Gilbert last month agreed to purchase the Cavs from...

March 07, 2005 | Amanda Cherrin
What to watch and watch for

March 07, 2005 | Nancy Ramsey
"Boogity, boogity, boogity! Let's go racing, boys!" Delivered as if he'd just swallowed a whooping crane, analyst Darrell Waltrip's signature call is the opening bell of NASCAR races on Fox. And...

March 07, 2005
In the tradition of SI's Sportsman of the Year, we periodically pay tribute in this space to men and women who represent the ideals of sportsmanship

March 07, 2005 | BEN WALLACE
ON PRO WRESTLING I've been a fan a long time. "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan, Andre the Giant, King Kong Bundy. I go back. I've got an exact replica of the WWE championship belt, because every heavyweight...

March 07, 2005
COLLEGE BASKETBALL

March 07, 2005
WHO'S Hot

March 07, 2005
[Based on a survey of 227 NBA players]

March 07, 2005 | Andrew Lawrence
How leading Indy Car driver Helio Castroneves keeps fit and focused

March 07, 2005 | Andrew Lawrence
CASTRONEVES HAS concocted a homemade brew that has become an indispensable part of his prerace routine. He calls it the Tiger and downs one a couple of hours before the green flag drops. He says...

March 07, 2005 | Brian Roberts
What was your welcome-to-the-big-leagues moment? I was called up in midseason, and I went straight from the airport to the locker room. Our manager [Mike Hargrove] said, "You're playing shortstop...

March 07, 2005 | Amanda Cherrin
At age 30, 6'1" Pistons point guard Horace Jenkins is the oldest rookie in the NBA and one of the oldest in league history. Jenkins was 11 when he told his mom he would play in the NBA, but he...

March 07, 2005 | Ben Reiter
Duke alum Bobby Hurley VS. North Carolina's Kenny Smith

March 07, 2005 | GRANT WAHL
As the madness of March begins, one player stands out as the most entertaining star of the show: Dee Brown of high-flying Illinois

March 07, 2005 | Seth Davis
With his lightning-quick hands, killer first step and sweet shooting stroke, Illinois guard Dee Brown can be a nightmare to play against. There's no telling how the luck of the draw will treat the...

March 07, 2005
[This article consists of photographs--see hardcopy of magazine or PDF.]

March 07, 2005 | Alexander Wolff
As the focal point of the nation's top-ranked team, Dee Brown will spend much of March in the national eye, his Q rating rising by the day. Elsewhere, though, are high-excitement players with...

March 07, 2005 | PETER KING
Who will the 49ers take with the first pick in the NFL draft? At the scouting combine nothing was obvious. SI slots the top four from a pool devoid of can't-miss players

March 07, 2005 | DANIEL G. HABIB
Having discarded a pair of aces, the Oakland A's are wagering that general manager Billy Beane picked the right time for his boldest gamble yet

March 07, 2005 | DANIEL G. HABIB
Four other general managers who, like Oakland's Billy Beane, rely heavily on quantitative analysis in player evaluations, had varied off-seasons. Here's a recap of what they did.

March 07, 2005 | JACK MCCALLUM
Though he never wanted to coach, Timberwolves VP Kevin McHale put himself in charge of his moribund team. High risk, or nothing to lose?

March 07, 2005 | E.M. SWIFT
Even as Venezuela enjoys huge success as a hotbed of major league talent, the country's crime wave has turned its beloved beisbol stars into prime targets

March 07, 2005 | Melissa Segura
The Indians' Franklin GutiƩrrez just might be Venezuela's hottest prospect

March 07, 2005
The Week In Sports

March 07, 2005 | Kelli Anderson
An NBA scout evaluates the potential of New Mexico forward Danny Granger, a 6'8", 225-pound senior who at week's end was averaging 18.2 points, 8.7 rebounds, 2.2 steals and 2.1 blocks and shooting...

March 07, 2005 | Kelli Anderson
After emphatically snapping its streak of February swoons, Louisville looks like a team to beat in March Madness

March 07, 2005 | Seth Davis
RISING ABOVE

March 07, 2005 | Kelli Anderson
ZIPS' WINNING WAYS

March 07, 2005 | Chris Ballard
Though he's not the front-runner for Rookie of the Year, Dwight Howard will one day be the class of his class

March 07, 2005 | Chris Ballard
On 21-year-old Nikoloz Tskitishvili, the No. 5 pick in 2002, who went from the Nuggets to the Warriors in a four-player trade last Thursday:

March 07, 2005 | Ian Thomsen
AROUND THE RIM

March 07, 2005 | Ian Thomsen
WHITHER RAY ALLEN?

March 07, 2005 | Rick Reilly
This week makes it 20 years for me at this joint, and that's more fun than anybody should be allowed to have with his fingers. That's 20 years of stories on colossal events and megastars. So how...

March 07, 2005
NFL COMBINE: NOW WHO'S THE TOP PICK?

March 07, 2005 | GARY VAN SICKLE
David Toms's romp through the field at the Accenture Match Play Championship wasn't boring because it was the most awesome display of firepower this season

March 07, 2005 | GARY VAN SICKLE
Tiger Woods (below) has a brilliant 83-15-2 singles record in major pro and amateur match-play events, and had won 13 straight at the Accenture Match Play Championship before being upset 3 and 1...

March 07, 2005 | RICK LIPSEY
When golf nut David Larible (a.k.a. the World's Greatest Circus Clown) hits the links, the funny business is over--sort of

March 07, 2005 | GARY VAN SICKLE
Together at last on the PGA Tour, Steve Stricker and Mario Tiziani are trying to stay there

March 07, 2005 | Chris Eliopoulos
Life and Time on the PFA tour

March 07, 2005 | Rick Lipsey
Because of their vast match-play experience, Paul Azinger and Nick Faldo were as good as it gets last week on ABC.

March 07, 2005 | Art Stricklin
I was among the first to test the latest in locomotion for golfers. I'm afraid

March 07, 2005
PLUS

March 07, 2005
What golfers are talking about

March 07, 2005 | Jennifer Rosales
The 26-year-old who led wire to wire at the SBS Open talks extreme sports, khakis and, of course, bandannas

March 07, 2005 | Jennifer Rosales
74%

March 07, 2005 | Jim Gorant
WHO: David Toms

March 07, 2005
OVER

March 07, 2005
The annual rite of the Chrysler Classic winner's donning the event's trophy, a faux conquistador's helmet, got us thinking about the worst trophies in golf (past and present) and what they conjure.

March 07, 2005 | Jim Gorant
Tiger Woods's goatee: Keep it or lose it?