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May 15, 2006 | Volume 104, Issue 20

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Barry Bonds Cover - Sports Illustrated May 15, 2006

May 15, 2006
Face Time

May 15, 2006 | Steve Rushin
My favorite tradition in all of sports is the playoff beard, which turns every hockey player this time of year into a slap-shootin' Rasputin.

May 15, 2006 | Richard Hoffer
Athletes like John Daly and Charles Barkley have lost millions at the gaming tables waiting for their skill and luck to kick in

May 15, 2006 | Alan Shipnuck
Outgoing Augusta chair Hootie Johnson did more than battle Martha Burk

May 15, 2006
Made By Michelle Wie (above), her first cut in a men's tournament. Wie, 16, shot a five-under 139 in the first two rounds of the Asian Tour's SK Telecom Open in Incheon, South Korea. The cut was...

May 15, 2006
0 Strikeouts and walks by Mariners righthander Joel Pineiro in his complete-game win over the Twins on May 1, the first time since 1992 an AL pitcher has gone the distance without a whiff or a...

May 15, 2006 | Richard Deitsch
The 54-year-old actor stars on the CBS drama NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service

May 15, 2006
Given cause for celebration, soccer players can often get carried away

May 15, 2006 | Adam Duerson
When he found out that the Arizona Cardinals had drafted USC quarterback Matt Leinart, Les Corieri, the owner of three Phoenix-area clubs, told The Arizona Republic, "I am really happy he's here...

May 15, 2006 | Adam Duerson
Opponents often think they're seeing double when they face the Tamalpais High tennis team of Mill Valley, Calif. The Hawks are led by junior twins Scott and Alex Chun (Scott, wearing black shoes,...

May 15, 2006 | Adam Duerson
Alabama football coach Mike Shula had to switch churches after being hounded by autograph seekers, including one who was waiting at the end of the communion line with a football.

May 15, 2006 | Adam Duerson
TORII HUNTER, Twins outfielder, on whether his batting slump is keeping him awake at night:

May 15, 2006 | Chris Mannix
What to watch and watch for

May 15, 2006
Bronwen Knox BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA > Water Polo Knox, a sophomore defender at Hartwick, scored four goals and had an assist as she lead the Hawks to an 11-8 victory over Michigan and their second...

May 15, 2006 | As told to Ben Reiter
MARLINS PITCHER

May 15, 2006
WHO'S HOT

May 15, 2006
Life is more than playing games for these dunker-gatherers

May 15, 2006
[This article contains a table. Please see hardcopy of magazine or PDF.]

May 15, 2006
Clippers Center

May 15, 2006
He shoots, he scars! Getting in the way of flying rubber is painful. It's also an art

May 15, 2006 | TOM VERDUCCI
On his way to eclipsing Babe Ruth's iconic total of 714 home runs, Barry Bonds has made history--and a lot of people angry. Deep into the final chapter of the Steroid Era, the lingering question...

May 15, 2006 | TOM VERDUCCI
For more on Bonds's passing the Babe, including a photo gallery of Bonds's milestone homers, go to SI.com/baseball.

May 15, 2006 | TOM VERDUCCI
Despite using Barry Bonds in all but six of their first 32 games, the Giants (15-17) could not play winning baseball over the first five weeks. In the bizarre world of the National League,...

May 15, 2006 | CHRIS BALLARD
Who's ready for seconds? After a spellbinding opening round of playoffs, the sequels could be even better, starting with the Battle of Texas

May 15, 2006 | CHRIS BALLARD
Get the latest news and analysis in the Playoff Blog and Fast Breaks at SI.com/nba.

May 15, 2006 | Ian Thomsen
Dallas's coach sought to remake Dirk Nowitzki's game along the lines of Tim Duncan's. Now he'll find out if he did a good enough job

May 15, 2006 | JACK MCCALLUM
How did the Suns celebrate their dramatic comeback over the Lakers? By preparing for L.A.'s other team. Here's the view from the inside

May 15, 2006 | MICHAEL FARBER
In the diminishing world of the playoffs--only eight teams left!--diminutive players throughout the league are wearing big smiles as they lead their teams to big wins

May 15, 2006 | MICHAEL FARBER
Get the latest playoff news and analysis from Michael Farber, Allan Muir and Darren Eliot at SI.com/nhl.

May 15, 2006 | TIM LAYDEN
In a Kentucky Derby that began without a clear-cut favorite, Barbaro shot out of the pack and rekindled Triple Crown dreams

May 15, 2006 | TIM LAYDEN
For more Triple Crown coverage from Tim Layden and a complete preview of the Preakness, go to SI.com/more.

May 15, 2006 | KARL TARO GREENFELD
Steelers receiver Hines Ward grew up a hurt, confused child, adrift between the cultures of his African-American father and Korean mother. Even a Super Bowl MVP award did not give him peace of...

May 15, 2006
Baseball Second-season woes for Mariners prodigy • Ryan Howard, Chase Utley power Phillies • Ten million reasons for the Rocket to return this summer

May 15, 2006 | Albert Chen
Ace in a Hole After a brilliant rookie year at 19, would-be star Felix Hernandez has struggled--just when the Mariners need him most

May 15, 2006 | Tom Verducci
WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE (AGAIN)?

May 15, 2006 | Richard Hoffer
Oscar De La Hoya regained his Midas touch--and the super welterweight title--by battering Ricardo Mayorga. Will he crown his career against Floyd Mayweather Jr.?

May 15, 2006 | Rick Reilly
I suppose we could celebrate the life of Earl Woods with a whiskey and ginger ale, which he loved. Or with jazz, which he loved. Or with a long drag on a cigarette, which he also loved too much,...

May 15, 2006
They Shoot Horses The fans at Churchill Downs treated the start of the Kentucky Derby as a photo op, snapping away as the 20 horses left the gate last Saturday. Barbaro, a 6-to-1 shot with Edgar...

May 15, 2006 | Jim Gorant
Better to be wet this May than next

May 15, 2006 | T.J. Tomasi
WHO: Jim Furyk

May 15, 2006 | GARY VAN SICKLE
What fans see in a quitter like John Daly is a mystery to me

May 15, 2006 | GARY VAN SICKLE
Looking for an early favorite at the U.S. Open? Check out Wachovia champ Jim Furyk

May 15, 2006 | Gary Smith
Earl Woods 1932 - 2006

May 15, 2006 | Charles Hirshberg
A new biography of the Sultan of Swat takes an intimate look at a familiar and fascinating subject

May 15, 2006 | Chris Mannix
In his 12th Arena Football League season, two-way lineman Kyle Moore-Brown has yet to miss a start