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March 05, 2007 | Volume 106, Issue 10

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Sammy Sosa Cover - Sports Illustrated March 05, 2007

March 05, 2007 | Terry McDonell
There is an old and inside joke about Time Inc. and its magazines, including Sports Illustrated. The joke starts with a question: How many people does it take to change a lightbulb at Time Inc.?

March 05, 2007
Moving Tribute Yes, Indy fans, your "Colt Heroes" (Feb. 12) finally won the Super Bowl. Just wanted to remind you that they did it in the blue-and-white uniform and horseshoe helmet of the...

March 05, 2007 | As told to Brian Cazeneuve
The three-time all-star and fledgling yogi leads the Calgary Flames with 30 goals—including two in a win over San Jose last week

March 05, 2007
WHO'S Hot

March 05, 2007
Who is the most difficult NBA player to guard?

March 05, 2007
Tiger behaved bizarrely and Pacman was his usual self: bad news all around

March 05, 2007
DENNIS JOHNSON 1954-2007 He'll be best remembered as a Celtic, the team he played for for the final seven years of his 14-season NBA career. In Boston, Dennis Johnson—who died last week of an...

March 05, 2007
MOISES ALOU, Mets' 40-year-old outfielder, on the secret to his longevity: "I drink light beer."

March 05, 2007
5 Overtimes played by Drexel and Northeastern in the Dragons' 98--90 win last Thursday, an NCAA women's record.

March 05, 2007
A goalie on the USC hockey team mooned the crowd, rode his hockey stick like a toy horse and slapped his bare buttocks because he was upset at the officials.

March 05, 2007 | Kelli Anderson
Trying to match Gonzaga's success has changed the culture of mid-major schools

March 05, 2007
What does a female champ make compared with a man?

March 05, 2007
Joe Mauer has the stats—and the scrapbook—of a heartland hero

March 05, 2007
NASCAR Driver

March 05, 2007 | Adam Duerson
APOLO OHNO had better be over the case of the stumbles he had at the 2006 Winter Olympics. The two-time gold medalist—who nearly fell in his first event in Turin—is set to join former NBA guard...

March 05, 2007
...but how deep do the Democrats' sports connections really go?

March 05, 2007
KAREEM ABDUL-JABBAR, 59, who scored an NBA-record 38,387 points, was cover material well before his first pro game. Last Saturday at UCLA he was feted for his starring role on the 30--0 Bruins...

March 05, 2007 | David Epstein
Moving games to DirecTV may be only the start for MLB

March 05, 2007 | Richard Deitsch
The actor stars in Wild Hogs, which opens on March 2

March 05, 2007 | David Epstein
some dubious judging kept Dwight Howard out of the finals of the NBA slam dunk contest—and deprived fans of seeing how the Magic big man would follow his sticker dunk. (He slapped a sticker of his...

March 05, 2007 | David Epstein
SPORTS FILMS were a nonfactor at Sunday's Academy Awards. (Really, was anyone surprised that The Benchwarmers was snubbed?) But at the Genies, the Canadian equivalent of the Oscars, a hockey flick...

March 05, 2007 | Chris Mannix
What to watch and watch for

March 05, 2007
Molly Schaus NATICK, MASS. > Ice Hockey Schaus, a freshman goaltender at Boston College, set an NCAA Division I record with 73 saves in a 4--3 triple-overtime victory over Harvard in the opening...

March 05, 2007 | Joe Lemire
A controversy over rules about how wrestlers lose weight

March 05, 2007 | Jeffri Chadiha
Seven Downings on one team? It's no coincidence

March 05, 2007 | Kevin Armstrong
St. Benedict's is No. 5 in the nation for two very big reasons

March 05, 2007
STREAKERS COLLIDE Two long winning streaks—and a state title—were on the line when Mike Benefiel (right) of Montini Catholic (Lombard, Ill.) met Jordan Blanton of Richmond-Burton (Richmond, Ill.)...

March 05, 2007 | Joe Lemire
JESUIT (New Orleans) soccer coach Hubie Collins summed up his team's season in three words: "Amazing, amazing, amazing." The first was for the team's 31-0-0 record, the second for the Blue Jays'...

March 05, 2007 | MICHAEL FARBER
For the Predators, rival Detroit has long been their model in the pursuit of excellence. Now Nashville is measuring up to its nemesis, the first obstacle in a Stanley Cup run

March 05, 2007 | Brian Cazeneuve
The Ducks and the Sharks vie for the easier path to the Cup

March 05, 2007 | Chris Ballard
Suspect slugger Sammy Sosa is hoping for a happy return to baseball with the Rangers, who believe he has enough of that old bat magic to make a difference

March 05, 2007 | Peter King
Over the next eight weeks quarterbacks JaMarcus Russell of LSU and Brady Quinn of Notre Dame will be jockeying for position atop NFL draft boards. The ultimate prize: claiming the No. 1 spot on...

March 05, 2007 | Peter King
When tenths of a second can mean tens of thousands of dollars, combine prep becomes serious business

March 05, 2007 | L. JON WERTHEIM
In the new Gilded Age of college sports, no school has done more with its money--or learned more from painful scandal--than mighty Ohio State, the standard against which all other schools are judged

March 05, 2007
Back and Blue The Duke lacrosse team opened its 2007 season in Durham, N.C., last Saturday, 11 months after allegations of kidnapping, rape and sexual offense against three players prompted the...

March 05, 2007 | George Dohrmann
The NCAA's new academic measuring stick has brought change--and anxiety

March 05, 2007 | Angela Busch
Lacking a degree or an NFL roster spot, an ex--Missouri star tries to find his way

March 05, 2007 | Kelli Anderson
Women's hoops, with its increasingly high stakes, is mirroring the men's game

March 05, 2007 | George Dohrmann
An Idaho professor finds that sports hinder athletes' moral reasoning abilities

March 05, 2007 | Alexander Wolff
College players deserve a better shake from their multibillion-dollar business

March 05, 2007
College Basketball A year after the death of their coach, the Army women march on with 24 victories and an eye on the NCAA tournament • Will center Brian Butch's injury doom Wisconsin?

March 05, 2007 | Mark Beech
Soldiering On A year after the death of their young coach, the Army women are piling up wins under her curmudgeonly successor

March 05, 2007 | Mark Beech
1 Wisconsin is in trouble if it has to go into the postseason without 6'11" center Brian Butch (right), who injured his elbow in a 49--48 loss at Ohio State on Sunday. He's the Badgers' leading...

March 05, 2007 | Ian Thomsen
Forever Young The Celtics are not without talent, but until their G.M. gets serious about acquiring an experienced hand or two, they won't win

March 05, 2007 | Ian Thomsen
On the state of the Eastern Conference after Heat star Dwyane Wade suffered a dislocated left shoulder last week: "Detroit is on top, now that Flip Saunders can run the offense...

March 05, 2007 | Lars Anderson
Sweet Arrival

March 05, 2007 | Lars Anderson
Sunday's race at California Speedway made it clear that the line for the 2007 Nextel Cup forms behind the top two drivers of '06: Matt Kenseth (lead car, above) and Jimmie Johnson, the reigning...

March 05, 2007 | Rick Reilly
YOU KNOW the kind of kid I'm talking about, right? The too-skinny, too-slow type who shoots all day at the rec center and shoots all night in the neighbor's driveway and air-shoots in algebra...

March 05, 2007 | MICHAEL BAMBERGER
The author got an inside-the-ropes look at a legend, plus a golfing education from a sage playing partner, when he teed it up in the over-50 circuit's version of the celebrity pro-am

March 05, 2007 | JIM GORANT
Tiger-less events see more viewers

March 05, 2007 | JIM GORANT
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March 05, 2007 | JIM GORANT
Forget joining--now you can buy Pine Valley

March 05, 2007 | BILL BRITTON
WHO: Henrik Stenson

March 05, 2007 | DICK FRIEDMAN
Is Byron Nelson's record the greatest in sports history?

March 05, 2007 | DICK FRIEDMAN
by JIM GORANT

March 05, 2007 | DICK FRIEDMAN
Fred Funk, 50, wins the inaugural Mayakoba Classic in Cancun

March 05, 2007 | GARY VAN SICKLE
The Accenture Match Play will be remembered as the tournament where Tiger's streak died and a bright new star, Henrik Stenson, was born