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March 14, 2005 | Volume 102, Issue 11

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Reed Johnson Cover - Sports Illustrated March 14, 2005

March 14, 2005
Midwinter Heat Wave

March 14, 2005 | Steve Rushin
Literature gave us the three Brontë sisters, Charlotte, Emily and Anne. Comedy gave us the three Howard brothers, Curly, Shemp and Moe. And somewhere between these high and low arts, in a crouch,...

March 14, 2005 | Lars Anderson
A Busch Series race in Mexico was the first step in Brian France's grand plan to turn all the world (even New York City) into NASCAR Nation

March 14, 2005 | Jack McCallum
In a basketball career spanning five decades, the ever-upbeat Johnny Kerr has done almost everything--except gain induction into the Hall of Fame

March 14, 2005
Ralph Sampson's son checks into an Alabama school--and wins a state title

March 14, 2005
17 Players who have started at least one game for the Pacers, most in the NBA this season.

March 14, 2005 | Rebecca Sun
A Bay Area cycling team tells its newest member to clean up his act

March 14, 2005
Detained By U.S. immigration officials, jockey Stewart Elliott, who won the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness aboard Smarty Jones last year. In 2001 the Toronto native pleaded guilty to an...

March 14, 2005
Canseco's revelations in Juiced, his best-selling tell-all, caught the attention of lawmakers at the county and federal levels. Canseco was among a group of former and current major leaguers...

March 14, 2005 | Aimee Berg
Hilary Swank's sparring partner is a favorite to win the Golden Gloves

March 14, 2005 | Bill Scheft
Before we begin, is this true? I heard they let Martha out 10 days early so she could get her brackets in on time.

March 14, 2005 | Ari Fleischer
The former White House press secretary--and devout Yankees fan--is the author of a new book, Taking Heat

March 14, 2005 | Lisa Altobelli
The latest trend in greenlighting films, is naturally, producing soccer movies. Spike Lee is making a film about a Brazilian prodigy, The Goal--not to be confused with Goal, a trilogy about a...

March 14, 2005 | Amanda Cherrin
What to watch and watch for

March 14, 2005 | Stephen Cannella
Early in High Roller: The Stu Ungar Story, Ungar meets an elderly New York gangster who's considering bankrolling the brash teenage card shark. "If Gus likes you, there will be no problem," Stu is...

March 14, 2005 | Mark Bechtel
Breaking news, scores, schedules and fresh, original Web-only stories and columns 24/7

March 14, 2005 | Mark Bechtel
Maurice Smith

March 14, 2005 | Gene Menez
Chowing down with the Rockets' Yao Ming, Dikembe Mutombo and Patrick Ewing

March 14, 2005 | Sarah Thurmond
Georgia Tech's Jarrett Jack may be the best-connected player in college hoops

March 14, 2005 | Carlos Beltran
The Mets and Yankees' newest stars get grilled on Big Apple life

March 14, 2005
WHO'S Hot

March 14, 2005
[Based on a survey of 227 NBA players]

March 14, 2005 | MICHAEL BAMBERGER
They're not the Expos anymore, they're the Nationals, and in Frank Robinson they've got the right man to lead them into Washington, D.C.

March 14, 2005 | Albert Chen
Jose Guillen, who wore out his welcome in Anaheim, tries to put his troubles behind him

March 14, 2005 | GRANT WAHL
No moment in sports is as bittersweet as Senior Day. Last week the emotion flowed freely, from a moving oration at Kansas to a tear-jerking upset at Ohio State

March 14, 2005
BASEBALL

March 14, 2005 | CHRIS LEWIS
A dream matchup featuring the game's two biggest names lived up to expectations as Tiger Woods rallied to beat Phil Mickelson and regain the world's No. 1 ranking

March 14, 2005 | GEORGE DOHRMANN
A coach's alleged dirty deeds at the high-flying Barton County Community College program in Kansas raised fears that the very core of juco hoops may be rotten

March 14, 2005
• For daily Web-only Leading Off galleries, go to SI.com/scorecard.

March 14, 2005 | Tom Verducci
<b>In five days as a major leaguer, the author saw the splendors of baseball-- and its hard reality -- from the best perspective: inside the game </b>

March 14, 2005
The Week In Sports

March 14, 2005 | Ian Thomsen
After unloading Antoine Walker two years ago, Celtics G.M. Danny Ainge brought him back, slimmer and better

March 14, 2005 | Ian Thomsen
On the deceptiveness of defensive statistics:

March 14, 2005 | Ian Thomsen
UNSUNG SHANE BATTIER

March 14, 2005 | Ian Thomsen
AROUND THE RIM

March 14, 2005 | Andrew Lawrence
Though two players nearly died and the team struggled early, UConn is ready to try for another NCAA title

March 14, 2005 | Andrew Lawrence
An NBA scout evaluates the potential of Florida forward David Lee, a 6'9", 240-pound senior who averages 13.3 points and 8.8 rebounds and shoots 52.4% from the field.

March 14, 2005 | Julia Morrill
UCLA'S FRESH FACES

March 14, 2005 | Seth Davis
FLAWS EXPOSED

March 14, 2005 | Rick Reilly
They mean more than anything else in sports. "I'm all about the ring," athletes say. Sure, Dan Marino set hundreds of records, fans gripe, but he never got a ring. After 18 years Karl Malone left...

March 14, 2005 | Edited by Yi-Wyn Yen
Feb. 22

March 14, 2005 | Edited by Yi-Wyn Yen
IN

March 14, 2005 | BILL SYKEN
A young surfer takes on the big boys--and the big waves--at Mavericks

March 14, 2005 | Jay Quinlan
FREESTYLE SNOWMOBILER

March 14, 2005 | Edited by Yi-Wyn Yen
Former pro surfer Jack Johnson continues to ride a wave of carefree, ethereal tunes in his third and latest collection, In Between Dreams. The upbeat melodies and tighter lyrics, as in the new hit...

March 14, 2005 | Bill Syken
What kind of nut runs 200 miles at a time? Dean Karnazes answers that question in the fascinating Ultramarathon Man, an engaging memoir from the 2004 Badwater Ultramarathon winner. The 42-year-old...

March 14, 2005 | Edited by Yi-Wyn Yen
47 Surfers who rode a 40-foot longboard off Australia's Gold Coast last Saturday, which would be a Guinness world record for the most people on one board. Hang 470!

March 14, 2005 | Andrew Lawrence
Winter-weary New York City riders take it to the street in their own indoor skatepark

March 14, 2005 | Austin Murphy
An interscholastic mountain biking league in California gives high school kids a freewheeling winter sports option

March 14, 2005 | YI-WYN YEN
AT AGE 15, KYE PETERSEN IS TEARING UP THE FREESKIING WORLD--AND CHASING THE LEGEND OF HIS FATHER, WHO DIED IN AN AVALANCHE NINE YEARS AGO

March 14, 2005
COLLEGE HOOPS: TEARS AND CHEERS ON SENIOR DAY

March 14, 2005 | Michael Bamberger
There's a simple reason why Tom Kite, 55 and a Hall of Famer, traded the sure-thing senior circuit for a long-shot return to the PGA Tour: He might not get another chance

March 14, 2005 | Story and Photographs by Rick Lipsey
A hot spot for India-Pakistan battles and ethnic violence for more than 50 years, Kashmir is far removed from its Shangri-la past but remains a golfing wonderland for the adventurer

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PLUS

March 14, 2005
When it comes to keeping score, the golf industry could learn a lot from golfers

March 14, 2005 | Jim Gorant
Doral's use of corporate outings with big payoffs to draw an elite field will accelerate a troubling trend on the PGA Tour.

March 14, 2005 | Ernie Els
After eagling the 72nd hole to come from behind and win in Dubai, Els spoke about Tiger, tees and flying first-class

March 14, 2005
What golfers are talking about

March 14, 2005 | Ernie Els
84% - Increase in the TV ratings for the final round at Doral on Sunday over the last round in 2004.

March 14, 2005 | Leah Greenblatt
On My Own may be a misnomer for Amy Lepard's debut album. Renowned hip-hop producer Mike Mosley (Tupac, E-40, Master P) and pianist Mike Mani (Santana, Temptations), a Grammy winner, probably...

March 14, 2005 | Wayne DeFrancesco
WHO: Tiger Woods

March 14, 2005
Did Tiger Woods win the Ford Championship at Doral or did Phil Mickelson lose it?

March 14, 2005
Former PGA Tour commissioner Deane Beman, who has recently been campaigning for a limited-flight ball to be used in professional events, will be unable to fly for at least four months because of a...

March 14, 2005 | Art Striklin
Amy Lepard, a.k.a. Mrs. Chad Campbell, is taking a big rip at a music career with a self-produced album due this spring

March 14, 2005 | Kelley King
Velocity Sports Performance, a national chain of workout facilities, gets young athletes focused on phys-ed essentials

March 14, 2005 | ALEXANDER WOLFF
After half a century of discovering stars from Zelmo Beaty to Ben Wallace, master scout and storyteller Marty Blake is still sizing up every NBA prospect out there

March 14, 2005 | Chris Mannix
Look for these foreign players to go high in the NBA draft in June

March 14, 2005 | Andrea Woo
Five years after fleeing war-torn Sudan, shot-blocking sensation Deng Gai is close to fulfilling his hoop dream

March 14, 2005 | Brian Cazeneuve
Speed skater Shani Davis, a pioneering star in both long and short track, aims to make Olympic history

March 14, 2005 | Brian Cazeneuve
With a year to go, the '06 hosts face some Athens-like challenges

March 14, 2005 | Dick Friedman
A biography of Bob Cousy makes the case that the Celtics great all but invented modern pro hoops

March 14, 2005 | Bill Syken
The 1971--72 Lakers won an NBA title and set records with a 33-game winning streak and 69 regular-season victories. But there was more to the team.There was Flynn Robinson, who wore a toupee...

March 14, 2005 | Adam Duerson
Where to get loose with the Red Sox, the Yankees and eight other major league teams

March 14, 2005 | Adam Duerson
Some big hits outside the parks