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February 26, 2007 | Volume 106, Issue 9

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Lou Piniella Cover - Sports Illustrated February 26, 2007

February 26, 2007
Double Whammy By putting both the Indianapolis Colts and the Chicago Bears on your cover in the two weeks leading up to the Super Bowl, were you trying to negate the SPORTS ILLUSTRATED cover jinx?...

February 26, 2007 | Steve Rushin
ERNIE BANKS made the big leagues at 22, played 19 seasons for one team, hung up his spikes at 40 and said, "I've never worked a day in my life." Which is precisely how I feel now, at 40, writing...

February 26, 2007 | S.L. Price
Duke's shattered lacrosse team is back and ready to chase an NCAA title. But can anything help the players and the community find peace?

February 26, 2007 | David Epstein
Suffered By U.S. skier Lindsey Kildow, a partially torn ACL and a bruised bone in her right knee. Two weeks ago at the World Ski Championships in Are, Sweden, Kildow (above) won silver medals in...

February 26, 2007 | David Epstein
Thanks to fantasy camp, Gus Gussack has picked up the career he left before WW II

February 26, 2007 | David Epstein
1,284 NBA games Phil Jackson has coached in his 16-year career.

February 26, 2007 | David Epstein
Tom Brady testifies in Notre Dame coach Charlie Weis's medical malpractice suit

February 26, 2007 | Richard Deitsch
The most decorated figure skater in U.S. history was recently appointed the first American Public Diplomacy Envoy

February 26, 2007
THE DUI arrest of Yankees general partner Steve Swindal (left) in Tampa last Thursday (he has a March 15 court date) wasn't just an embarrassment. It put the Bombers into the top 10 of SI's Legal...

February 26, 2007 | Adam Duerson
THE BASIC premise of Jim Carrey's new movie, The Number 23, is that the number 23 is unlucky. That might be a hard sell in Chicago, where much of the citizenry still walks around in Michael Jordan...

February 26, 2007 | Adam Duerson
In a 2001 humor column, outsports.com named Tim Hardaway one of its "Ten Most Likely Gay Ballers in the NBA."

February 26, 2007 | Chris Mannix
What to watch and watch for

February 26, 2007 | David Epstein
Chronicle Reporters

February 26, 2007
Julie Leach BEAVER DAM, KY. > Basketball Leach, a sophomore center at Transylvania, leads the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference with an average of 18.3 points and 11.4 rebounds. She has...

February 26, 2007 | As told to Elizabeth Newman
COMBINE BOUND!

February 26, 2007
Who's Hot

February 26, 2007
Who is the fastest player in the NBA?

February 26, 2007
Gerald Green's All-Star slams lift a losing year

February 26, 2007
[This article contains a table. Please see hardcopy of magazine or PDF.]

February 26, 2007
Heat Forward

February 26, 2007
Hips, knees and elbows line the passage to the hoop

February 26, 2007 | Jeffri Chadiha
Tatyana McFadden is fighting to compete for her school against able-bodied runners

February 26, 2007 | Jeffri Chadiha
Early standouts from the winter championship season

February 26, 2007 | L. Jon Wertheim
Hearts broke when Eric Gordon chose Indiana

February 26, 2007 | Tom Verducci
The end of Dodgertown may be near, but there are no signs of gloom in a clubhouse where the players have new reasons to dream big. They weren't alone. With the opening of camp, all but a handful...

February 26, 2007 | Jon Heyman
Legends Field welcomed its next pinstriped legend-in-the-making, flamethrowing Phil Hughes

February 26, 2007 | Albert Chen
The Cubs have issues, but they're making new skipper Lou Piniella one happy camper

February 26, 2007 | Jon Heyman
Adam Wainwright made his name as a closer, but he has the look of a future ace

February 26, 2007 | Lars Anderson
Restoring some NASCAR pride after a controversial week at Daytona, Kevin Harvick channeled the Big E in using a last-lap charge to dodge disaster and edge Mark Martin in the Great American Race

February 26, 2007 | IAN THOMSEN
Arrested 15 times by age 15, All-Star forward Caron Butler straightened out his life with the help of a tough-love coach and his burning desire to redeem himself

February 26, 2007 | IAN THOMSEN
Trade Winds

February 26, 2007 | GRANT WAHL
North Carolina coach Roy Williams revved up Dean Smith's classic secondary break to create the college game's most relentless-- and riveting--attack

February 26, 2007 | GRANT WAHL
Well Heeled

February 26, 2007 | JEFF MACGREGOR
THE 15TH ASIAN GAMES LIFTED THE VEIL ON THE MADNESS OF THE HUMAN PAGEANT: THOUSANDS OF ATHLETES FROM SCORES OF COUNTRIES IN HUNDREDS OF EVENTS IN DOZENS OF SPORTS BEAMED OUT TO A BILLION AND A...

February 26, 2007 | JEFF MACGREGOR
Asian Games

February 26, 2007
Checkered Pass A last-second surge of horsepower put Kevin Harvick's number 29 Chevy just ahead of Mark Martin's racer and into Victory Lane as the winner of the Daytona 500 (page 46) on Sunday at...

February 26, 2007
The NHL Rental players who return to their former teams tarnish the Cup • Winger Gary Roberts is the most coveted player on the trade market

February 26, 2007 | Michael Farber
Rent Control

February 26, 2007 | Michael Farber
30% of the 23 NHL general managers who were polled chose Avalanche center Joe Sakic as the league's best clutch player (excluding goalies)—"a money player," says one G.M. Peter Forsberg tied for...

February 26, 2007 | Michael Farber
One of the most sought-after players on the trading block is 40-year-old Panthers winger Gary Roberts, a Stanley Cup winner and proven leader. Detroit and Ottawa would especially benefit from...

February 26, 2007 | Luke Winn
On the Ball

February 26, 2007 | Luke Winn
1 Winthrop deserves an at-large bid even if it doesn't win the Big South tourney. After beating Missouri State 77--66 last Friday behind seven three-pointers from Michael Jenkins (right), the...

February 26, 2007 | Rick Reilly
GOD: O.K., catch me up. I've been swamped with this thing on Zolar-147. How'd the NBA All-Star Game go?

February 26, 2007 | Jim Gorant
Two pro-am vets plunder Tampa

February 26, 2007 | John Elliott
WHO: Charles Howell

February 26, 2007 | Jim Gorant
No way! Woods is all about measuring himself against history

February 26, 2007 | GARY VAN SICKLE
Taking advantage of some unsightly gaffes by Phil Mickelson, Charles Howell finally made his mark by winning the Nissan Open