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March 06, 2006 | Volume 104, Issue 10

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J.J. Redick Cover - Sports Illustrated March 06, 2006

March 06, 2006
Steel the One

March 06, 2006 | Steve Rushin
This week, as Fat Tuesday feasting yields to Ash Wednesday fasting, let us pause for a moment in defense of gluttony, because sports and unhealthy ingestibles are nearly inseparable. (Literally...

March 06, 2006 | Richard Deitsch
To his job as host of the Oscars this Sunday, The Daily Show's Jon Stewart brings wit, showbiz savvy and an obsession with sports

March 06, 2006 | Alan Shipnuck
In what should be its breakout season, the LPGA got off to a sputtering start

March 06, 2006
Won By Shane Mosley, a junior middleweight bout with Fernando Vargas in Las Vegas last Saturday. It was the first major victory in three years for the former champ, who won by TKO when the fight...

March 06, 2006 | Bill Syken
Eager to show an appealing face to the West, Dubai discovers tennis, golf and horse racing

March 06, 2006
1,001 Career victories for Gene Bess of Three Rivers Community College in Poplar Bluff, Mo.; he's the first college basketball coach at any level to win 1,000 games.

March 06, 2006 | Michael Bamberger
Seventeen Negro leaguers are voted into the Hall of Fame, including its first woman

March 06, 2006 | L. Jon Wertheim
In 13 big league games, Glenn Williams hit nearly twice his minor league average. Then disaster struck

March 06, 2006 | L. Jon Wertheim
THE EARLY days of spring training are a time to loosen stiff muscles, reconnect with teammates and, if you're Jeff Bagwell, try to ignore the fact that your bosses would rather you weren't around....

March 06, 2006 | Adam Duerson
Snowboarder Shaun White shredded his way to a men's halfpipe gold medal in Turin on Feb. 12, but night owls in New York City are speculating that the Flying Tomato has landed an even bigger prize....

March 06, 2006 | Adam Duerson
For most teams the dog days don't hit till August, but they came early for San Diego this season. Gussie, a black Labrador belonging to righthander Scott Linebrink, had the run of the outfield...

March 06, 2006 | Adam Duerson
A Romanian soccer player retired after he found out he had been traded for 33 pounds of meat.

March 06, 2006 | Adam Duerson
CURT SCHILLING, Red Sox pitcher, on being named to GQ's list of The 10 Most Hated Athletes:

March 06, 2006 | Chris Mannix
What to watch and watch for

March 06, 2006 | Edited by Stephen Cannella
Lincoln Gordon

March 06, 2006 | As told to Lisa Altobelli
RED SOX CENTERFIELDER

March 06, 2006
WHO'S HOT

March 06, 2006
MARCUS CAMBY Nuggets Forward THE UPPER tattoo on his right arm means strive to be the best. The one below it means clan--which for Camby shows love for his family. "I was one of the originators of...

March 06, 2006
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March 06, 2006
What was your welcome-to-the-NBA moment? As a rookie [with the Kings] I had a good preseason--averaging about 15 points. Then my first regular-season game in San Antonio I had two points....

March 06, 2006 | Lisa Altobelli
To tune his body, Cubs catcher Michael Barrett has taken the path of most resistance

March 06, 2006 | Tim Layden
Fighting off the doldrums, Julia Mancuso attacked the giant slalom and won gold, bringing some luster to a much-maligned U.S. team

March 06, 2006 | E.M. Swift
Her gold medal chances ended with two early stumbles, but the way Sasha Cohen bounced back gives her something to build on

March 06, 2006 | Michael Farber
After an easy route to the finals, the Swedes won--and celebrated--gold medals that they wrested from their Nordic neighbors

March 06, 2006 | Mark Bechtel
The enduring images from Turin include America's most generous winner and a naked man doing the rubber-chicken circuit

March 06, 2006 | S.L. Price
IOC head Jacques Rogge has ably run three Games, but his biggest test is ahead, in China

March 06, 2006 | CHRIS BALLARD
Forget every nasty crack you've ever heard about the Clippers. Led by All-Star forward Elton Brand, the team once known as the worst franchise in sports is erasing decades of futility

March 06, 2006 | CHRIS BALLARD
More pro basketball coverage, including Chris Ballard's Inside the NBA, at SI.com.

March 06, 2006 | TOM VERDUCCI
Because of the timing, the World Baseball Classic may get a cool reception in the U.S., but MLB is looking to capitalize on the big picture-and interest abroad is heating up

March 06, 2006
[This articla consists of photographs. Please see hard copy or pdf.] Floor Show

March 06, 2006 | Grant Wahl
Linked at the top of the scoring race and the AP poll, shooting stars Adam Morrison of Gonzaga and J.J. Redick of Duke can't both be the best in college basketball.  Or can they?  SI's panel of...

March 06, 2006
TOUGHEST PLACE TO PLAY (TIE) Duke ... 36% "It's loud, it's congested, and a lot of people are on top of you. It feels like the floor is moving--and like you're playing five-on-eight when...

March 06, 2006
Tyler Hansbrough, UNC ...36% "He has great hands, he's strong, and he has a ton of desire." ... "He works so hard, he's everywhere the ball is. Offensively, he's a horse." ... "He's [remarkably]...

March 06, 2006
TOUGHEST PLACE TO PLAY Oklahoma State ...55% "You can't see the backboards--everything behind them is orange." ... "The student sections are on both ends of the court, and the fans don't sit down...

March 06, 2006
Taj Gray, OKLAHOMA ...45% " When he gets the ball, I think defenses just want to run away from him. He's fierce-looking too."

March 06, 2006
TOUGHEST PLACE TO PLAY Pittsburgh ...36% "The fans get there early to start heckling you. It's like a zoo." ... "They have a nice, new arena. The student section is next to the court, and the fans...

March 06, 2006
Rudy Gay, UCONN 73% " He's so athletic, and he can do so much. He's 6'9" and can play a guard position." ... "He can shoot, he's a slasher, and he can rebound."

March 06, 2006
TOUGHEST PLACE TO PLAY Illinois ... 55% "When their team goes on a run, it gets so loud, the floor starts shaking." ... "The Orange Krush section messes with your head."

March 06, 2006
Brent Petway, MICHIGAN ...73% "It's pretty much all he does. His warmups are like a dunkfest." ... "He's a human highlight film. I've never seen anyone like him." ... "They call [the Atlanta...

March 06, 2006
TOUGHEST PLACE TO PLAY Florida ... 50% "I have to go with the O'Connell Center. You can't even take the ball out-of-bounds there without getting hassled." ... "It's a hostile crowd, and the fans...

March 06, 2006
Chris Lofton, TENNESSEE ...75% " He has an unbelievably quick release." ... "His range is all over the court. He has taken Tennessee to a new level." ... "He can shoot off the dribble or off the...

March 06, 2006
TOUGHEST PLACE TO PLAY Oregon ... 50% "McArthur Court is crazy. It's been there for 80 years. The stands go straight up, and the band plays the fight song on every dead ball." ... "The fans dig up...

March 06, 2006
Arron Afflalo, UCLA ... 30% "He's strong, he's quick on his feet, and he does a great job on the other team's best player."

March 06, 2006
The NFL

March 06, 2006 | Peter King
A Cut Above?

March 06, 2006 | Peter King
Green Bay's new coach, Mike McCarthy, spent 45 minutes talking football with Brett Favre recently, much of it about the nuts and bolts of McCarthy's offense. "I think he's going to play [in...

March 06, 2006 | Julia Morrill
The Race Is On

March 06, 2006 | Julia Morrill
1 It's time to give Ohio State's Terence Dials his due. The unheralded 6'9" senior center is the Buckeyes' leading scorer (15.0 points a game at week's end) and rebounder (8.2 a game)--he had 22...

March 06, 2006 | Ian Thomsen
Gambling Man

March 06, 2006 | Ian Thomsen
THE HOTLINE

March 06, 2006 | Rick Reilly
Uh, boss, just a little heads-up that you'll be hearing very soon from Cherie Davis, the mother of U.S. speedskater Shani Davis.

March 06, 2006 | Rick Reilly
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March 06, 2006 | JOHN GARRITY
Like many other Tour pros, Adam Scott followed a Match Play week tradition by dropping in on his clubmaker's West Coast test facility for an early-season tuneup

March 06, 2006 | ALAN SHIPNUCK
The cast members of the latest Big Break have great golf résumés, but do they make good TV?

March 06, 2006 | JIM GORANT
The Chrysler Classic goes out in style

March 06, 2006 | with MARK WOOD
WHO: Geoff Ogilvy

March 06, 2006 | JIM GORANT
There was more to the Fields Open than Meena Lee's playoff win

March 06, 2006 | GARY VAN SICKLE
Geoff (Not Joe) Ogilvy (Not Ogilvie) Finally Makes a Name for Himself with a Grueling Victory at La Costa

March 06, 2006 | GARY VAN SICKLE
Behind the Scenes at Big Break V page G16

March 06, 2006 | ART STRICKLIN
During the pro-am in Tucson, I saw how the other half lives

March 06, 2006 | Chris Eliopoulos, Writer
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March 06, 2006 | ART STRICKLIN
Michelle Wie's closing 66 was the clincher--she'll win an LPGA event this year.

March 06, 2006 | Charles Hirshberg
A Tar Heels fan travels into the heart of darkness to see if Coach K and the Dukies are truly evil

March 06, 2006 | Charles Hirshberg
LAST DANCE: BEHIND THE SCENES AT THE FINAL FOUR