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May 23, 2005 | Volume 102, Issue 21

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Steve Nash Cover - Sports Illustrated May 23, 2005

May 23, 2005 | Steve Rushin
Two weeks into his freshman year at Marquette, Kyle Murphy decided to get a tattoo. "Not just any tattoo," he says. "I wanted something meaningful." So Murphy bought a notebook embossed with the...

May 23, 2005
Class Acts

May 23, 2005
I was glad to see the feature on Miguel Tejada (SI PLAYERS, May 2), but as a native Marylander, I must take exception to the crabs selected for the photograph. Maryland and Baltimore are famous...

May 23, 2005

May 23, 2005 | Michael Bamberger
He coulda been managing a contenda. Instead Lou Piniella went home to Tampa and traded walks on the beach for winning. Now he just wants to scream

May 23, 2005 | Adam Duerson
Millions bet, but only a few nailed the top four Derby finishers. Some winners' tales and Preakness picks

May 23, 2005 | Mark Bechtel
$103,325,510 Amount wagered on the Kentucky Derby this year, on- and off-track, the first time a U.S. horse race had more than $100 million in bets.

May 23, 2005 | Mark Bechtel
Qualified Fourth, for next Sunday's Indianapolis 500, Danica Patrick, who will become the highest-starting woman in the race's 94-year history. Were it not for a single early mistake, Patrick...

May 23, 2005 | Mark Bechtel
Jose Canseco

May 23, 2005 | Yi-Wyn Yen
A climber's 16-year quest: to scale the world's tallest peaks without oxygen

May 23, 2005 | Bill Scheft
Quick Impression Elin Nordegren Woods: "I don't care that your plans changed. You have nothing to do this weekend, you can put in the screens."

May 23, 2005 | Richard Deitsch
The 87-year-old Hall of Fame broadcaster is the co-author of Ernie Harwell: My 60 Years in Baseball

May 23, 2005 | Adam Duerson
As a seasoned reality-TV vet Trishelle Cannatella (The Real World, The Surreal Life) is certainly no rookie when it comes to running around on camera in her underwear. Now she'll be doing it on...

May 23, 2005 | Adam Duerson
Every great outfielder has a special skill: Ichiro boasts a cannonlike arm, Torii Hunter can jump out of the building--and Eric Byrnes makes a mean open-field tackle. So discovered a fan who ran...

May 23, 2005 | Adam Duerson
Cyclist Tyler Hamilton blamed a positive blood-doping test on a "vanishing twin" that shared his mother's womb.

May 23, 2005 | Adam Duerson

May 23, 2005 | Amanda Cherrin
What to watch for

May 23, 2005
Harry Alford

May 23, 2005 | Edited by Kostya Kennedy
Heat Guard

May 23, 2005 | Edited by Kostya Kennedy
Which Player Has the Biggest Ego?

May 23, 2005 | Edited by Kostya Kennedy

May 23, 2005 | Rickie Weeks
Second baseman Rickie Weeks, drafted No. 2 overall by the Brewers in 2003, is one of baseball's top prospects. The 22-year-old Daytona Beach native began the season with the Triple A Nashville...

May 23, 2005 | Ben Reiter
They already have a roof over their heads, but some Arena Football League players work second jobs

May 23, 2005 | Edited by Kostya Kennedy
Vladimir Guerrero

May 23, 2005 | Edited by Kostya Kennedy
What was your welcome-to-the-major-leagues moment?

May 23, 2005 | Lisa Altobelli
Hard-hitting Trevor Pryce is making a run in the music business

May 23, 2005 | Jaime Lowe
Wizards big man Etan Thomas pours his heart into his writing

May 23, 2005 | Chris Ballard
The wizardry of Phoenix point guard Steve Nash and the Mavericks' crafty efforts to thwart him have made for an exhilarating playoff series

May 23, 2005
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May 23, 2005 | Jack McCallum
When points are scarce, Chauncey Billups takes over--to the delight (almost) of Larry Brown

May 23, 2005 | S.L. PRICE
His clubhouse style, like his pregame preparation, is all music, fun and games, but on the mound Johan Santana of the Twins has become the game's most dominant performer

May 23, 2005 | L. Jon Wertheim
In a sport famous for eating its young, Spanish phenom Rafael Nadal looks like he's here for good. The French Open may prove it

May 23, 2005 | Lars Anderson
Spain is also revved up over its new Formula One racing star

May 23, 2005 | S.L. Price
For Paralympic 100-meter champion Marlon Shirley, growing up was a long, strange nightmare. Losing a foot, he says, was the least of it

May 23, 2005
South African teenager Oscar Pistorius has passed Shirley in the 200 meters--and incurred his wrath

May 23, 2005
The Week in Sports

May 23, 2005 | Michael Farber
Despite a fractured finger, a joyful Jaromir Jagr carried the Czechs to victory at the world championships

May 23, 2005 | Richard Hoffer
Having annihilated Felix Trinidad with a razor-sharp jab, Winky Wright is suddenly the hottest thing in boxing

May 23, 2005 | Richard Hoffer
Zab Judah didn't have the luxury of a quality opponent last Saturday, but he continued to rehab his career with a third-round TKO over Cosme Rivera. The undisputed welterweight king now calls out...

May 23, 2005 | Albert Chen
With a retooled changeup in hand, Rangers southpaw Kenny Rogers has thrown 30 straight scoreless innings

May 23, 2005 | Albert Chen
Three Up

May 23, 2005 | Albert Chen

May 23, 2005 | Tom Verducci

May 23, 2005 | Rick Reilly
Once every comet or so, somebody in sports does something so brain-boggling that you drop your spoon in your raisin bran, fall over backward in your chair and scream to the Saint Bernard, "I'll be...

May 23, 2005

May 23, 2005 | J. AUSTIN MURPHY
The inaugural Big Stakes Match Play, which cost 64 two-man teams of wannabes $100,000 each for a chance to win $3 million, was contrived, gimmicky and the most riveting event of the year

May 23, 2005 | ALAN SHIPNUCK
At the Byron Nelson, Ted Purdy got his first win, and Tiger Woods got his first early flight home in ages

May 23, 2005 | Sal Johnson
His 142 consecutive cuts made was one of Tiger Woods's many staggering statistics during a streak that spanned seven years, three months and 12 days. (No scoring stats were kept during Woods's...

May 23, 2005 | Bobby Clampett
The penalty that cost me a chance at the U.S. Open could easily have been prevented

May 23, 2005 | Chris Eliopoulos, Writer

May 23, 2005 | Bobby Clampett
Craig Stadler will better the 60 he shot last Saturday more than once before the seniors' season ends.

May 23, 2005
Hard-Luck Stories, Sky-High Hopes, Michael Jordan Money, and a putt For $3 Million ...

May 23, 2005 | Jim Gorant
What golfers are talking about

May 23, 2005 | Jim Gorant
After a 10-stroke win at the Chick-fil-A, Ms. 59 talked about intimidation, steroids and her favorite guilty pleasure

May 23, 2005 | Jim Gorant
41 Wins by Annika Sorenstam in this millennium, the most by any pro golfer on any tour.

May 23, 2005 | Michael Hebron
WHO: Ted Purdy

May 23, 2005
In recent years have you seen more or fewer overinvolved parents, like Sean O'Hair's father?

May 23, 2005 | Art Stricklin
Whenever the PGA Tour comes to Texas, players scramble to get in a round at Vaquero Country Club, the gated community outside Dallas that has become the state's golf hot spot. With its celebrity...

May 23, 2005 | Michael Hebron
Take a Last Look From Address

May 23, 2005 | Michael Hebron
"Tiger Woods's cut streak was mind-jarring, but his most amazing feat is still the four consecutive majors he won, from the 2000 U.S. Open through the 2001 Masters."