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May 07, 2007 | Volume 106, Issue 19

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Oscar De La Hoya Cover - Sports Illustrated May 07, 2007

May 07, 2007
Golden Gait While the fleet feet of swingmen Jason Richardson (foreground) and Stephen Jackson (with ball) didn't run the Mavericks off the court in Game 2 on April 25—a 112--99 Dallas victory at...

May 07, 2007 | Terry McDonell
How FanNation.com can enliven and enrich your every-day sports life

May 07, 2007
Off Course The men who run Augusta National finally succeeded in having the course make the world's best golfers look bad instead of vice versa (Master of the Elements, April 16). In the process...

May 07, 2007 | As told to Elizabeth Newman
HE WASN'T the right fit for some NFL teams, while others doubted his passing accuracy. Once touted as a potential No. 1 pick, Brady Quinn, who threw for more yards (11,762) than any other...

May 07, 2007
WHO'S Hot

May 07, 2007
Who will be your league's MVP?

May 07, 2007 | Lars Anderson
Tony Stewart's rant against NASCAR's yellow-flag waving leaves him red-faced

May 07, 2007 | Lars Anderson
FOR KYLE BUSCH, happiness is seeing Talladega in his rearview mirror. Busch walked away from an end-over-end roll in last Saturday's Busch series race (left) and smacked the wall in Sunday's Cup...

May 07, 2007 | Lars Anderson
FLUSH WITH camaraderie, Dale Earnhardt Jr. asked fans to throw toilet paper instead of dangerous beer cans at Jeff Gordon if he passed Dale Sr. on the career wins list. Gordon (left) did, at...

May 07, 2007
Born To junior Syracuse forward Fantasia Goodwin, a baby girl last Thursday—two months after Goodwin last played for the Orange. Goodwin (below), the team's third-leading scorer last season,...

May 07, 2007
FOR THE LONGEST time Josh Hancock couldn't find a home. The righthanded pitcher, who died on Sunday at age 29 of injuries suffered in a car accident, lasted only one season in college and was cast...

May 07, 2007
SCOTT SKILES, Bulls coach, on being compared by reporters to Heat coach Pat Riley: "If I thought you guys knew anything, I'd be flattered."

May 07, 2007
13 Unassisted triple plays in major league history; Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki turned one in the seventh inning of Sunday's game against the Braves.

May 07, 2007
A Sacramento boutique owned by former NBA center Vlade Divac has been sued for allegedly selling counterfeit Gucci and Fendi products.

May 07, 2007 | Joe Lemire
Curt Schilling talks straight to fans (and foes) on his blog

May 07, 2007 | Adam Duerson
A REP for Carrie Underwood says she and Tony Romo are "definitely not boyfriend-girlfriend," but it would be easy to think so. The 2005 American Idol winner (below) was at the Cowboys QB's 27th...

May 07, 2007 | Joe Lemire
SO WHO's the big winner in the NBA versus NHL postseason ratings war? Um, that'd be major league baseball. While national ratings for the hoops and hockey playoffs are down compared to last...

May 07, 2007
Some postseason heroes are set in their ways

May 07, 2007
MARINERS LEFTFIELDER

May 07, 2007 | Jeffri Chadiha
Chargers offensive lineman Roman Oben goes back to give back in Cameroon

May 07, 2007 | Jeffri Chadiha
SAY WHAT YOU will about Bill Cowher—the man has an eye for patio furniture. That much was evident from the catalog for last week's auction of items belonging to the former Steelers coach and his...

May 07, 2007
The arms swing and the pitches sing

May 07, 2007
Move out the team, send in the clowns

May 07, 2007 | Chris Mannix
What to watch and watch for

May 07, 2007
Brittany Barnhill JUSTIN, TEXAS > SOFTBALL Brittany, a righthanded pitcher for Northwest High, set the Texas record for career strikeouts with 1,603, moving up to 10th alltime nationally. At...

May 07, 2007 | Kelli Anderson
Florida's hottest new sport is luring girls from track and softball to the gridiron

May 07, 2007 | Kelli Anderson
NEWS AND NOTES

May 07, 2007 | Melissa Segura
For 25 years a coach has turned troubled teens into champions

May 07, 2007 | Melissa Segura
HE WAS BACK—and better—at the Penn Relays last weekend. Matt Centrowitz, a senior from Broadneck High (Annapolis, Md.) and the son of Olympic distance runner Matt Centrowitz Sr., was named the...

May 07, 2007 | RICHARD HOFFER
THE FIGHT TO SAVE BOXING Can Saturday's showdown make the average fan care about the sport again?

May 07, 2007 | RICHARD HOFFER
Bonus Rounds

May 07, 2007 | BEN REITER
Packed neatly into the same division and atop numerous offensive categories are Jimmy Rollins, Jose Reyes and Hanley Ramirez, who are redefining the shortstop position

May 07, 2007 | BEN REITER
With April behind us, which players will see their numbers climb--or take a slide

May 07, 2007 | NATE SILVER
With a nod to Milton Bradley (no, not the A's outfielder), SI projects which players, with the first and often deceptive month of April behind them, are likely to see their numbers climb--or take...

May 07, 2007 | NATE SILVER
The A-list

May 07, 2007 | PETER KING
With no blockbuster draft-day offers, the Lions snapped up Calvin Johnson, the best receiver to enter the NFL in years. Matt Millen might finally get Detroit on track--and the fans off his back

May 07, 2007 | JEFFRI CHADIHA
Carolina and Detroit scored high, while Green Bay fumbled

May 07, 2007 | JEFFRI CHADIHA
Miami made a mess, and Cleveland happily cleaned up

May 07, 2007 | CHRIS BALLARD
With nothing to lose and everything to prove, the Warriors' cast of castoffs had run the league's best team to the brink of elimination and revived hoops in the Bay Area

May 07, 2007 | L. JON WERTHEIM
The rest of the campus was asleep when the Bluffton University baseball players converged on their field at 8 a.m. last Sept. 30. It was a typical fall morning, needles of sunlight poking through...

May 07, 2007
NHL The increase in penalties shows that old-time playoff hockey is back • Buffalo's Thomas Vanek has become one of the league's most dangerous scorers

May 07, 2007 | Michael Farber
Fighting Words

May 07, 2007 | Michael Farber
The ascendancy of 23-year-old Thomas Vanek (right) continues. After the Sabres' left wing was scratched from eight of his team's 18 playoff games last year as an overmatched rookie, Vanek led...

May 07, 2007 | Stewart Mandel
Reconstruction

May 07, 2007 | Stewart Mandel
Several prominent coaches took over new teams this spring.

May 07, 2007 | Rick Reilly
SOME THINGS I don't get. Tip jars at the cash register of self-service cafes. Airport security guards who point you to a one-hour line and say, "Enjoy." People who sit for 10 hours watching the...