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May 08, 2006 | Volume 104, Issue 19

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Lance Armstrong Cover - Sports Illustrated May 08, 2006

May 08, 2006
Master Phil

May 08, 2006 | Steve Rushin
As a molecular biologist at UC Irvine, David Fruman dedicates his life to solving Earth's most vexing mysteries, though one question has continued to bedevil him for years now: Who the hell is...

May 08, 2006 | Leigh Montville
A dispatch from beyond reveals that Babe Ruth isn't losing any sleep over seeing his home run mark eclipsed by the joyless Giant

May 08, 2006 | Stacy Peralta
By celebrating the punk vibe in skateboarding, Fausto Vitello reinvented the sport

May 08, 2006
Suspended By the NFL for the 2006 season, Dolphins running back Ricky Williams (above), who violated the league's substance abuse policy for the fourth time. Williams, 28, tested positive for an...

May 08, 2006 | Seth Davis
Budding superstar O.J. Mayo might leave the tiny Ohio high school he helped put on the map

May 08, 2006 | Richard Deitsch
The 23-year-old swimmer and five-time Olympic medalist is co-author (with SI senior writer Michael Silver) of Golden Girl

May 08, 2006 | Adam Duerson
After director McG (Charlie's Angels) kicked four field goals during halftime of Marshall's spring game last week, Thundering Herd coach Mark Snyder told SI, "If I had him on the roster last year,...

May 08, 2006 | Chris Mannix
What to watch and watch for

May 08, 2006
Lian Lucas ST. JAMES, BARBADOS > Track and Field Lucas, a senior sprinter at Illinois State, was the only Redbird to qualify in three events for the NCAA Mideast Regional and was named the...

May 08, 2006 | As told to Chris Mannix

May 08, 2006
Who's Hot FSU Not one, not two, but four Florida State defenders--including new Detroit Lions linebacker Ernie Sims (left)--were top 20 picks in the NFL draft. And it was also a good...

May 08, 2006
Who is the most underrated player in baseball?

May 08, 2006

May 08, 2006 | Lisa Altobelli
WHEN DEVILS winger Brian Gionta, the shortest guy in the NHL, has to scrap against Senators defenseman Zdeno Chara, the tallest, he tries to be slippery. "You can't let him hold on," says Gionta,...

May 08, 2006

May 08, 2006 | PETER KING
For the New Orleans Saints, a rebuilding franchise in a rebuilding city, the arrival of supertalented No. 2 pick Reggie Bush is the brightest ray of hope yet

May 08, 2006 | PETER KING
For more news and analysis from Peter King, Paul Zimmerman, Michael Silver and Jeffri Chadiha, go to

May 08, 2006 | Jeffri Chadiha
Haloti Ngata's draft joy came in knowing how proud his parents would have been

May 08, 2006 | Paul Zimmerman
The Cardinals, Saints, Niners and Jets (for once!) got it right, but no team performed more impressively on draft weekend than Mike Shanahan's Broncos

May 08, 2006 | CHRIS BALLARD
Texas Rangers shortstop Michael Young is the defending American League batting champion and on track for his fourth straight 200-hit season. So why isn't he one of the game's big stars?

May 08, 2006 | RICHARD HOFFER
What could be stranger than both L.A. teams appearing in the same postseason? How about a second-round Clippers-Lakers matchup?

May 08, 2006 | MICHAEL FARBER
With teams prizing hot hands over impressive résumés, the nets are full of goalies making their postseason debuts. Can one of them get on a streak that yields a Stanley Cup?

May 08, 2006 | MICHAEL FARBER
For more from Michael Farber and the latest playoff coverage go to

May 08, 2006 | Brian Cazeneuve
In his 12th postseason, Martin Brodeur is still baffling shooters as he pursues his fourth Cup

May 08, 2006 | TIM LAYDEN
Trainer Michael Matz has a Kentucky Derby favorite in Barbaro and the enduring support of three siblings whose lives he helped save during a 1989 airline crash

May 08, 2006 | TIM LAYDEN
THERE IS an abundance of speed in the Derby, including the blazing Sinister Minister and Sharp Humor, who will duel for the early lead. Brother Derek (the probable morning line favorite), Lawyer...

May 08, 2006 | TIM LAYDEN
For the latest Derby news and analysis from Tim Layden, go to

May 08, 2006
A Kobe KO

May 08, 2006 | AUSTIN MURPHY
There's a new mountain for Lance Armstrong to climb. He wants a billion dollars for the fight against cancer, and he won't stop until he gets it

May 08, 2006
Motor Sports

May 08, 2006 | Lars Anderson
Two Wheelers

May 08, 2006 | Lars Anderson
After nine races this season Clint Bowyer (left) has emerged as the most impressive driver in one of the deepest rookie classes in recent Nextel Cup history. Although he got caught up in an early...

May 08, 2006 | Albert Chen
Fabulous at 40

May 08, 2006 | Albert Chen
Cincinnati, which won a franchise-record 17 games in April en route to the best record in the National League through Sunday, has found an unlikely ace in Bronson Arroyo (right). The 29-year-old...

May 08, 2006 | Tom Verducci

May 08, 2006 | Rick Reilly
Stars can save boatloads of legal fees with the first-ever Do It Yourself Athletic Apology--the No-pology™.

May 08, 2006 | FRANZ LIDZ
If the mayor of a tony Long Island village has his way, one of the most exclusive private clubs in the New York City area will become a muni

May 08, 2006 | JEFF SILVERMAN
Golf-obsessed author Roberta Isleib has gone to great lengths to make sure that the game is portrayed just right in her murder mysteries

May 08, 2006 | JIM GORANT
The LPGA's newest event is a hit

May 08, 2006 | CHRIS LEWIS
Chris Couch Pulls an Upset and Puts Out the Word There's Frenzy Aplenty When the Tour Comes Back to Storm-Ravaged New Orleans

May 08, 2006 | CRAIG SHANKLAND
WHO: Chris Couch

May 08, 2006 | RICH MUELLER
Columbia's coach gave the Lions a lesson in integrity

Lorena Ochoa's heart is never far from Mexico, her homeland, and her superb start coincides with a decision to make herself heard in the immigration debate