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March 27, 2006 | Volume 104, Issue 13

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Lamar Butler Cover - Sports Illustrated March 27, 2006

March 27, 2006 | Terry McDonell
On the Internet, nobody knows you're a dog. --PETER STEINER cartoon in The New Yorker, July 5, 1993

March 27, 2006 | Terry McDonell
For breaking news, scores, stats, photo galleries and analysis every day, go to SI.com.

March 27, 2006
Racy Talk

March 27, 2006 | Steve Rushin
It isn't easy spending the first day of the NCAA tournament in an Irish pub watching 13 consecutive hours of basketball, from noon tip-off to 1 a.m. sign-off, jump ball to last call. For starters,...

March 27, 2006 | Tim Layden
The book that nails Barry Bonds as a steroid user also delves into track and field, a sport that can teach baseball something about denial

March 27, 2006 | Tim Layden
THE NAMES of the track and field athletes in Game of Shadows are familiar ones. What's startling is the extent of their illicit behavior. Driven by a culture in which performance enhancement is...

March 27, 2006 | Edited by Mark Bectel
Won By Bode Miller, the World Cup season's final Super G, last Thursday at Are, in Sweden. After a dismal Olympics (he failed to win a medal in any of his five events), Miller spent two weeks on...

March 27, 2006 | Frank Deford
SHE WAS, simply, the best villain there ever was in sport. She was the Meanest Mama on Skates and the Queen of the Penalty Box--and proud of it. She was also a terrific athlete, but she knew how...

March 27, 2006 | Edited by Mark Bectel
2 Dunks by Tennessee freshman Candace Parker in a first-round win over Army on Sunday; the 6'3" forward is the first woman to dunk in an NCAA tournament game.

March 27, 2006 | Alexander Wolff
NO BASKETBALL coach left a larger footprint in a smaller garden than former DePaul coach Ray Meyer, who died last Friday at 92. Over 42 seasons he guided the Blue Demons to 724 victories and two...

March 27, 2006 | Edited by Mark Bectel
Say it's all even, Stevin: An Ivy League economist sees evidence of frequent fixing in big-time college basketball

March 27, 2006 | Richard Deitsch
The former NBA All-Star, 42, is coach of the Melbourne-based South Dragons in Australia's National Basketball League

March 27, 2006 | Adam Duerson
Last month Ben Roethlisberger told reporters that he preferred meeting women over the Internet. Consider Knicks rookie David Lee a bit more low-tech--he finds romance at bowling alleys. Two weeks...

March 27, 2006 | Adam Duerson
Let it be known: "Ozzie Guillen can still swing." So says pro wrestler Simon Diamond, who last week took a folding chair to the back from the White Sox manager. Diamond came by Chicago's...

March 27, 2006 | Adam Duerson
English soccer club Liverpool apologized to Manchester United after its fans pelted United supporters with coins, food and human excrement.

March 27, 2006 | Chris Mannix
What to watch and watch for

March 27, 2006 | Edited by Mark Bechtel and Stephen Cannella
Sophia Iwobi

March 27, 2006 | David Sabino
YOU CAN'T teach speed, and in fantasy leagues you can't easily acquire it either. Here are a few stolen base threats who might be available at your draft.

March 27, 2006 | As told to Lisa Altobelli
PHILLIES SHORTSTOP

March 27, 2006
Who's Hot

March 27, 2006
Who is the NHL's most physically intimidating player?

March 27, 2006
With Lamar Odom - Lakers Forward

March 27, 2006
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March 27, 2006 | Sarah Thurmond
Philadelphia's Hollis Thomas decides to downsize

March 27, 2006 | GRANT WAHL
A trio of Cinderellas--Bradley, George Mason and Wichita State--joined dominant midmajor Gonzaga in a historic Sweet 16. Can the fairy tale continue all the way to the Final Four?

March 27, 2006 | GRANT WAHL
More Sweet 16 coverage, including exclusive postgame analysis from SI experts, at SI.com.

March 27, 2006 | Seth Davis
The first two rounds had plenty of superlatives. Here's who came up big, fell short and made statements

March 27, 2006 | Phil Taylor
Versatile Washington guard Brandon Roy was unknown outside the Pac-10 until he outshone a more heralded rival

March 27, 2006 | Julia Morrill
Talent-rich UConn's title hopes hinge on the performance of the Huskies' poised playmaker, Marcus Williams

March 27, 2006 | IAN THOMSEN
After a rocky start, Denver's odd couple--Carmelo Anthony and coach George Karl--have struck an uneasy alliance that has transformed the young forward into a star and the Nuggets into a playoff...

March 27, 2006 | IAN THOMSEN
Kobe-Phil? O'Neal-Walker? The report card on the NBA's other odd couples at SI.com/nba.

March 27, 2006 | PETER KING AND JEFFRI CHADIHA
In a wild two weeks of free-agent frenzy and big-name moves, the NFL has undergone a quarterback shake-up unlike any in memory--and it's not over yet

March 27, 2006 | CHRIS BALLARD
The Internet is changing sports coverage. Columnists who seldom leave their couches hold forth. Athletes break their own "news" on their personal websites. Rumormongering is rampant. Don't like...

March 27, 2006 | CHRIS BALLARD
If you enjoy Scorecard, read a new version of it every day, with They Said It, at SI.com/scorecard.

March 27, 2006
Super Nova Balletic Villanova playmaker Kyle Lowry went to great heights to block a pass by Arizona counterpart Marcus Williams during second-round NCAA tournament play in Philadelphia on Sunday....

March 27, 2006 | Albert Chen
HOW A TWINS NUT AND WANNABE JOURNALIST FOUND HIS NICHE

March 27, 2006 | Adam Duerson
IN THE VAST WASTELAND OF THE NET, THESE URL'S STAND OUT

March 27, 2006 | Albert Chen
FANNED BY THE AIRWAVES, WEB WORDS SPREAD LIKE WILDFIRE

March 27, 2006
The Week In Sports

March 27, 2006 | Tom Verducci
Back to Basics Humbled in the World Baseball Classic, U.S. players could learn something from their counterparts outside the majors The inaugural World Baseball Classic, a joint venture...

March 27, 2006 | Ian Thomsen
Tall Order Just as his dad did nearly 40 years ago in Phoenix, Bryan Colangelo will try to take the Raptors from the dregs to the rafters

March 27, 2006 | Ian Thomsen
THE HOT LINE

March 27, 2006 | Chris Mannix
Class Struggle The heavyweight division remained a muddle after Hasim Rahman retained his title with a draw against James Toney The atmosphere inside Hasim Rahman's dressing room last...

March 27, 2006 | Rick Reilly
Adam Morrison, Gonzaga's 6'8" junior forward, is always described as "one of a kind." That's bull. He's all kinds.

March 27, 2006 | JOHN GARRITY
Mark Hensby has never been afraid to say what he thinks, which is why some players love him while others wish he'd simply shut up

March 27, 2006 | CURT SAMPSON
More than 30 years after his last visit, the golf-pro son of a renowned lepidopterist returns to the Mexican jungle, where he first learned the game, to pay final homage to his father

March 27, 2006 | Jim Gorant
A new pro trades gangways for fairways

March 27, 2006 | Jim Gorant
To gain distance, pros are increasing their driver loft. Here is the percent of players who had drivers with lofts of 9.5 degrees or more last week and in the same week of '02. Nick Watney had the...

March 27, 2006 | Jim Gorant
After dissing Augusta's changes, Arnie ponders a Bay Hill redo

March 27, 2006 | Bill Britton
WHO: Greg Owen

March 27, 2006 | GARY VAN SICKLE
A Surreal Slipup at Arnie's Place Costs Greg Owen His First Tour Title

March 27, 2006 | SAM SAUNDERS
Pressure is a Tour debut in front of your legendary grandfather

March 27, 2006 | SAM SAUNDERS
Annika and the Koreans, not the glamour girls, will rule the LPGA this season.