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March 10, 2008 | Volume 108, Issue 10

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Tyler Hansbrough Cover - Sports Illustrated March 10, 2008

March 10, 2008
Greener Pastures Dale Earnhardt Jr. seems to be a lot happier with his new racing team, Hendrick Motorsports. You can see from your story that Rick Hendrick really cares about his drivers. The...

March 10, 2008 | Phil Taylor
Barry has left the building—and the Giants are loving life

March 10, 2008
WHO'S Hot

March 10, 2008
Which team has the best fans in the NHL?

March 10, 2008
Returned To international competitive gymnastics with a handy win at the American Cup, Paul Hamm (above). In his first international competition since winning the all-around gold medal in Athens 3...

March 10, 2008
PAT RILEY Coach of the 11--46 Miami Heat: "I feel like a mosquito in a nudist colony. I know what to do; I just don't know where to start."

March 10, 2008
A nine-year-old girl in Australia has been banned from her tennis club for grunting too loudly when she hits the ball.

March 10, 2008 | Jeff MacGregor
W.C. Heinz wrote sports with spare elegance

March 10, 2008 | MARK BECHTEL
EVEN IF you never listened to him bellow "yoi!"—or, if the action was especially gripping, "double yoi!"—during a Steelers broadcast or read one of the more than 40 stories he wrote for SI between...

March 10, 2008
THE FIRST photograph Theo Westenberger shot for SI was a 1986 portrait of Teresa Weatherspoon, Stacey Davis and the rest of Louisiana Tech's powerhouse basketball starting five decked out in...

March 10, 2008 | As told to Austin Murphy
RED SOX CENTERFIELDER

March 10, 2008 | Adam Duerson
Sightless students make a tense Everest trek

March 10, 2008 | Adam Duerson
ADAM CAROLLA'S comedy about a carpenter turned boxer, The Hammer (March 21), is the TV and radio personality's first starring role but not his first foray into the sweet science. After he grew...

March 10, 2008 | Sarah Kwak
What to watch and watch for

March 10, 2008
Kaitlyn Orstein MOUNT LEBANON, PA. > Swimming Orstein, a senior at Washington & Jefferson, won the 200-yard individual medley, the 100 and the 200 breaststroke, and was part of the winning 200...

March 10, 2008
Last fall former Cowboys running back Ron Springs appeared to have pulled off a medical miracle. In February 2007 Springs, 51, who suffers from diabetes and had waited on a kidney transplant list...

March 10, 2008 | Dan Patrick
The Interview Bruce Pearl TENNESSEE COACH

March 10, 2008 | GRANT WAHL

March 10, 2008 | GRANT WAHL
DEBATE CONTINUES

March 10, 2008 | GRANT WAHL
MEN

March 10, 2008 | Kelli Anderson
Tennessee's Candace Parker has topped last year's all-world season with a better one—and is SI's pick for women's POY

March 10, 2008 | LEE JENKINS

March 10, 2008 | LEE JENKINS
MOCK MADNESS

March 10, 2008 | MICHAEL FARBER
Bully defenseman Mike Komisarek has transformed the Canadiens into the meanest, most Cup-worthy team that Montreal has had in years

March 10, 2008 | MICHAEL FARBER
PLAYOFF PUSH

March 10, 2008 | BEN REITER
Having endured so many departures, Cleveland fans are expecting the worst as C.C. Sabathia approaches free agency

March 10, 2008 | BEN REITER
SEASON PREVIEW

March 10, 2008 | AUSTIN MURPHY

March 10, 2008 | CHRIS MANNIX
The red-hot Rockets figured to plummet after Yao Ming went down. But their upward path has continued thanks to Tracy McGrady and some surprising contributors

March 10, 2008 | CHRIS MANNIX
ONE-YEAR WONDERS

March 10, 2008 | PHIL TAYLOR
Luminous paintings by Kadir Nelson re-create the power and majesty of the Negro leagues, in a time when some of the game's greats played in undeserved obscurity—but with undiminished passion

March 10, 2008
College Basketball UCLA's hottest player is high-flying sophomore shooting guard Russell Westbrook • Cornell ends the era of Princeton-Penn Ivy League dominance by earning its first NCAA bid in 20...

March 10, 2008 | Luke Winn
Catching Fire

March 10, 2008 | Pablo S. Torre
With an 86--53 win over Harvard last Saturday, Cornell ended the era of Ivy League bipartisanship—a 20-year span in which only Penn or Princeton (the so-called Killer P's) earned NCAA tournament...

March 10, 2008 | Lars Anderson
Double Down

March 10, 2008 | Lars Anderson
Thanks largely to such innovations as head and neck safety restraints and the steel and foam energy reduction barrier (SAFER), six drivers walked away from wrecks at Las Vegas on Sunday that in an...

March 10, 2008 | S.L. Price
ALL THE explanations have sunk in. Enlarged heart. Went out doing what she loved. It was her time. But here's one thing Shannon Veal's parents can't figure. They'd videotaped dozens of her games...

March 10, 2008
Nowinzki Lakers forward Kobe Bryant (24) zeroed in on the loose ball after the Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki had it stripped in the fourth quarter at Staples Center on Sunday. Nowitzki scored 30...

March 10, 2008 | CURT SAMPSON
Vardon, interlocking or 10-finger. Strong, weak or neutral. For every Tour pro, the seemingly simple act of holding a golf club contains a story

March 10, 2008 | JOHN GARRITY
After a nearly career-ending decline, Steve Stricker used introspection and hard work—as well as a mirror—to recapture the success he experienced a decade ago

March 10, 2008 | JIM GORANT
Big win, bold talk by Ochoa

March 10, 2008 | JIM GORANT
How should Tour players approach the Tiger Woods juggernaut?

March 10, 2008 | MARK WOOD
WHO Ernie Els

March 10, 2008
In his last nine starts Tiger Woods has ripped off eight wins and a second. Woods has played magnificently but has also benefited from less than stellar play by his final-round playing partners....

March 10, 2008 | MARK WOOD
"I hear that some Tour players have been making bets with each other that Tiger Woods will go undefeated this season."

March 10, 2008 | MARK WOOD
Is Tiger Woods's dominance good for the Tour? Yes 95% No 5%

March 10, 2008 | JILL MCGILL
After years of suffering, I'm trying to beat my allergies

March 10, 2008 | JILL MCGILL
With the move to PGA National, the Honda Classic has finally arrived.

March 10, 2008 | JILL MCGILL
FedEx Cup playoffs reset is tweaked to create more volatility

March 10, 2008 | MICHAEL BAMBERGER
For Ernie Els, a narrow win at the Honda Classic was not only a relief but also a welcome sign of progress in the larger scheme