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March 13, 2006 | Volume 104, Issue 11

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Barry Bonds Cover - Sports Illustrated March 13, 2006

March 13, 2006 | Terry McDonell
On the June 23, 1969, cover of Sports Illustrated is the silhouette of an athlete surrounded by an assortment of pills--including anabolic steroids--and a hypodermic needle. The headline reads,...

March 13, 2006
Flying High

March 13, 2006 | Steve Rushin
As recently as two years ago, when Shaquille O'Neal fell off the court during the NBA All-Star Game and into the only lap large enough to accommodate him--that of the second American Idol, Ruben...

March 13, 2006 | Peter King
A wild week of negotiating showed that NFL owners and players might not ever agree on some issues, but they will survive--and thrive

March 13, 2006 | Alexander Wolff
SI senior writer Alexander Wolff has founded an ABA team, the Vermont Frost Heaves (Dec. 19, 2005), which begins play in November. Last weekend he made a play for funding--as well as a little...

March 13, 2006
KIRBY PUCKETT came to Minnesota in a happy accident: During the 1981 strike, the Twins' assistant farm director went to watch his son play in a summer league and became so taken with the small...

March 13, 2006
Won By speedskater Chad Hedrick, the 1,500-meter World Cup title. Hedrick edged U.S. teammate Shani Davis, with whom he openly feuded in Turin, in the final race on Sunday to wrap up the season...

March 13, 2006 | Tim Layden
Ted Ligety follows up his unlikely Olympic gold medal with a GS win in South Korea

March 13, 2006 | Jack McCallum
USA Basketball names its candidates for a different kind of Dream Team

March 13, 2006 | Adam Duerson
The Desperate Housewives star is dating Spurs point guard Tony Parker

March 13, 2006 | Adam Duerson
The way Sebastian Telfair sees it, Through the Fire, a documentary about his 2004 senior year at Coney Island's Lincoln High, is Hoop Dreams with a happy ending. Seeing the two protagonists in...

March 13, 2006 | Chris Mannix
What to watch and watch for

March 13, 2006
Kyle Jones NORTH DELTA, B.C. > Hockey Jones, a sophomore goalie at St. Nortbert College, was named the Northern Collegiate Hockey Association's player of the year for 2005-06. He finished...

March 13, 2006 | David Sabino
CLOSERS ARE just as indispensable to a fantasy squad as they are to a major league team, so the big-name firemen are always in demand. Here are a couple of new closers who might be a little easier...

March 13, 2006 | Reported by Ben Reiter

March 13, 2006
Who's Hot Ohio State The men's and women's hoops teams won the Big Ten, the third Division I school that has won a conference in those sports and in football the same year. Said center...

March 13, 2006
Who's the NBA's best coach?

March 13, 2006 | Edited by Kostya Kennedy
Raptors Forward

March 13, 2006 | Edited by Kostya Kennedy
For some NHL players the Olympic break meant a chance to kick off their skates and pick up the tools of another sporting trade

March 13, 2006 | Dustin Goot
Memphis forward Shane Battier packs his duffel with the comforts of home

March 13, 2006 | Mark Fainaru-Wada
ON MAY 22, 1998, the San Francisco Giants arrived in St. Louis for a three-game series with the Cardinals. That weekend, Giants All-Star leftfielder Barry Bonds got a firsthand look at the...

March 13, 2006 | Mark Fainaru-Wada
For video interviews with the authors and with Tom Verducci go to

March 13, 2006 | Tom Verducci
Now Barry Bonds could wind up alongside Pete Rose in baseball purgatory

March 13, 2006 | ALAN SHIPNUCK
With an eye toward Augusta, Tiger Woods displayed his typical efficiency, finishing off challengers young and old for a ho-hum, one-shot victory at Doral

March 13, 2006 | ALAN SHIPNUCK
For more golf news, notes and analysis, plus Alan Shipnuck's column every Wednesday, go to

March 13, 2006 | LUKE WINN
Nimble and ebullient sophomore Glen (Big Baby) Davis may keep No. 18 LSU dancing deep into the NCAA tournament--but that would hardly be his most impressive feat

March 13, 2006 | LUKE WINN
Read more about LSU and Glen Davis in Luke Winn's NCAA tournament blog at

March 13, 2006 | L. JON WERTHEIM
With more and more top teams barnstorming the nation to play in packed arenas for national television audiences, high school hoops has gotten bigger than ever. It's time to think about what it...

March 13, 2006 | L. JON WERTHEIM
See Dave Krider's boys' and girls' hoops power rankings every week at at

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March 13, 2006 | Robert Whiting
Catching On

March 13, 2006 | Julia Morrill
Self-help Group

March 13, 2006 | Julia Morrill
An NBA scout evaluates the potential of Boston College forwards Jared Dudley and Craig Smith (right). In the regular season Dudley, a 6'7", 225-pound junior, averaged 16.3 points and 6.9 rebounds,...

March 13, 2006 | Seth Davis

March 13, 2006 | Chris Ballard
Darko Ages

March 13, 2006 | Chris Ballard
On 6'8" power forward Marcus Fizer, the No. 4 pick of the Bulls in 2000 who is averaging 20.4 points for the D-League's Austin Toros:

March 13, 2006 | Ian Thomsen

March 13, 2006
Down to Earth In characteristic elastic fashion, Camilo Villegas of Colombia gets as low as he can go to line up a third-round putt during the Ford Championship at Doral last Saturday in Miami....

March 13, 2006 | Rick Reilly
I feel sorry for certain people. Leon Spinks's orthodontist. Bode Miller's agent. Anybody in a ham-eating contest with James Gandolfini.

March 13, 2006 | Rick Reilly
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March 13, 2006 | MICHAEL BAMBERGER
Regarded as an overachiever during a late-blooming career on the regular Tour, putter nonpareil Loren Roberts was transformed into a superstar the instant he turned 50

March 13, 2006 | JIM GORANT
News and Notes

March 13, 2006 | JOHN ELLIOTT
WHO: Tiger Woods

March 13, 2006 | Evan Rothman
After watching Geoff Ogilvy win the Accenture Match Play and Jake Gyllenhaal vie for an Oscar for his performance in Brokeback Mountain, we couldn't help but notice the resemblance. Here they are...

March 13, 2006 | GARY VAN SICKLE
Hall of Fame voters always seem to repeat three big mistakes

March 13, 2006 | Chris Eliopoulos, Writer; Michael Penick, Artist; Chris Sotomayor, Color
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March 13, 2006
Sports Illustrated recently polled 76 PGA Tour players--approximately the number who make the cut in an average week--to gauge their feelings on issues involving the state of the sport and various...