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May 16, 2005 | Volume 102, Issue 20

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Randy Moss Cover - Sports Illustrated May 16, 2005

May 16, 2005
Going Long

May 16, 2005
LETTERS

May 16, 2005 | Steve Rushin
Sid Hartman, the 85-year-old sports columnist for the Minneapolis Star Tribune, is the rare writer who needs no surname. (Sid, like Prince, is a one-name superstar in Minnesota.) He is almost...

May 16, 2005 | Stephen Cannella
We demand that our sports heroes be hell-bent and heedless in the pursuit of victory. So why are we so surprised when daring proves to be their downfall?

May 16, 2005 | Mark Bechtel
Red Sox legend Carl Yastrzemski discovers that his late son Mike had stolen his identity

May 16, 2005 | Mark Bechtel
47,000 Yankees caps stolen last week from a New Jersey warehouse; they were intended for fans on Cap Day at Yankee Stadium last weekend.

May 16, 2005 | Mark Bechtel
Backtracked From comments he made during the Rockets-Mavericks playoff series that referees had been told to watch one of his players more closely, Houston coach Jeff Van Gundy. After Game 4, Van...

May 16, 2005 | Mark Bechtel
His career derailed by drugs, a top draft pick returns to the mound

May 16, 2005 | Richard Deitsch
The 37-year-old actor plays a soccer dad in the film Kicking & Screaming, which opens on May 13

May 16, 2005 | Bill Scheft
More bad news for Mitch Albom. Turns out he may have seen Morrie on a Thursday.

May 16, 2005 | Adam Duerson
The world of high fashion isn't always glamorous. Former SI swimsuit model Sabrina Barnett (1989, '90) says there's plenty of "incredibly boring" downtime on shoots. She used hers to plot a music...

May 16, 2005 | Adam Duerson
Padres manager, before a game in which Anna Kournikova (right) threw out the first pitch: "We've got 25 guys that all have their catcher's mitts on."

May 16, 2005 | Adam Duerson
A Louisville gift shop is selling "Genuine Kentucky Thoroughbred Horse Manure" for $3.75 a bag.

May 16, 2005
Million Dollar Baby it's not, but Fighting Tommy Riley, by first-time screenwriter-director team J.P. Davis and Eddie O'Flaherty, packs a generous dollop of heart into its fictional tale of two...

May 16, 2005 | Amanda Cherrin
What to watch and watch for

May 16, 2005 | Mark Bechtel
Jamie Southern

May 16, 2005 | As told to Chris Mannix
ON HIS NICKNAME, THE MATRIX During a preseason game [in 1999] I stole the ball, passed it, got it back and dunked it while getting fouled, all in one play. [TNT analyst] Kenny Smith saw it and...

May 16, 2005
WHO'S Hot

May 16, 2005
Based on a survey of 227 NBA players

May 16, 2005
Any sorehead manager can get ejected in baseball--and they do. Every skipper has a story

May 16, 2005
Though nobody keeps official stats, John McGraw, who managed (mainly the N.Y. Giants) from 1899 to 1932, is thought to be the alltime leader in ejections with 131.... Atlanta's Bobby Cox is the...

May 16, 2005 | Amanda Cherrin
Pistons guard Rip Hamilton believes proper body alignment allows him to play harder, longer

May 16, 2005 | Amanda Cherrin
Notes from Hamilton's personal chef, Shawn Loving, who feeds him when Rip's in Detroit:

May 16, 2005 | KARL TARO GREENFELD
There's another side to Randy Moss, the Oakland Raiders' controversial new receiver, but he'd prefer that you didn't knock on his door to find it

May 16, 2005 | Tim Layden
Giacomo, a 50-1 shot on a five-race winless streak, emerged from obscurity--and from far off the pace--to win the Kentucky Derby

May 16, 2005 | IAN THOMSEN
For Seattle to bounce back and upset the mighty Spurs in the West, Ray Allen has to overcome a tender ankle, sink a ton of shots and lead as he's never led before

May 16, 2005
Departments

May 16, 2005
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May 16, 2005 | Chris Ballard
The hot hands of the first round will be hard-pressed to keep it up

May 16, 2005 | Chris Ballard
SPURS: MANU GINOBILI (+6.8 ppg)

May 16, 2005 | Michael Farber
Outspoken, unconventional and often politically incorrect, Ozzie Guillen has managed the small-balling White Sox to the majors' best record

May 16, 2005 | ALAN SHIPNUCK
HERE IT IS: The most selective ranking in all of sports. Of the more than 38,000 high schools in the U.S., fewer than one in a thousand made SI's list honoring schools with the nation's top...

May 16, 2005
• For daily Web-only Leading Off galleries, go to SI.com/scorecard.

May 16, 2005 | Gene Menez
The rest of SI's top 25

May 16, 2005 | Andrea Woo
Serra High has produced a remarkable list of superstars

May 16, 2005 | Gene Menez
In Texas and elsewhere, schools are in an arms race to build big-bucks facilities

May 16, 2005
Here are the top schools from all 50 states plus the District of Columbia (for more on them go to SI.com) ~ States listed alphabetically ~

May 16, 2005
The Week In Sports

May 16, 2005 | Tom Verducci
Even with a quick turnaround, the Yankees face a near unprecedented climb if they are to make the playoffs

May 16, 2005 | Tom Verducci
Three Up

May 16, 2005 | Tom Verducci
THERE ISN'T EVEN A GUESS

May 16, 2005 | Albert Chen
BREWERS' NEW CLOSER

May 16, 2005 | Grant Wahl
Freddy Adu got all the attention, but New England's Clint Dempsey has been the star of the class of '04

May 16, 2005 | Grant Wahl
Freddy Adu is no longer MLS's highest-paid player. When Landon Donovan (right) joined the L.A. Galaxy after a three-month stint with Bayer Leverkusen, he signed an incentive-laden contract that...

May 16, 2005 | Rick Reilly
MEMO TO: New York Yankees manager Joe Torre, all Yankees staff and players

May 16, 2005
Randy Moss

May 16, 2005 | Gary Van Sickle
Yes, Sergio García spit the bit at the thrilling Wachovia Championship, but take it from Captain Golf, there's no question the kid is coming on

May 16, 2005 | Gary Van Sickle
This week's EDS Byron Nelson Championship in Irving, Texas, is the first stop in the Tour's annual two-tournament swing through the Dallas--Fort Worth area. The Bank of America Colonial will be...

May 16, 2005 | Jim Gorant
Forget the Michelob and the winning streak, all that matters to Annika Sorenstam is the Grand Slam.

May 16, 2005 | Chris Eliopoulos, Writer
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May 16, 2005 | Jonathan Ten Broeck
My dad was hardly thrown for a loop when I tried out to be a Tour caddie too

May 16, 2005 | Mark Bechtel
Breaking news, scores, schedules and fresh, original Web-only stories and columns 24/7

May 16, 2005 | Mark Bechtel
Where will the Yankees finish the season?