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March 24, 2008 | Volume 108, Issue 12

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DaJuan Summers Cover - Sports Illustrated March 24, 2008

March 24, 2008
Digging Graves A.J. Graves entertained his teammates with a small dance before the Big Dance after Butler beat Cleveland State 70--55 on March 11 to win the Horizon League tournament in...

March 24, 2008 | JACK McCALLUM

March 24, 2008 | JACK McCALLUM
SPORTS IN REAL TIME. ALL THE TIME. ALL FREE.

March 24, 2008 | LARS ANDERSON
NASCAR wild child Kyle Busch runs on the edge, and after moving from straitlaced Hendrick Motorsports to the just-win world of Joe Gibbs Racing, he's on top of his game

March 24, 2008 | ALAN SHIPNUCK

March 24, 2008 | CHRIS BALLARD

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The NBA The Sixers vaulted into the playoff race by emphasizing youth and an up-tempo attack • Executive's take: The Rockets are no fluke

March 24, 2008 | Chris Mannix
Spirit of 76ers After the new G.M. rattles some cages and kicks up the tempo, left-for-dead Philly jumps back into the playoff race

March 24, 2008 | Chris Mannix
On the Rockets' 22-game winning streak, the second longest in league history:

March 24, 2008 | Jon Heyman
The Josh Hamilton--Edinson Volquez trade looks like it may work out well for the Rangers and the Reds. Hamilton (right), Texas's new centerfielder, was 18 for 30 (.607) with nine extra-base hits...

March 24, 2008 | Jon Heyman
Regime Change The Yankees' new, no-nonsense manager has already put his mark on the team, reenergizing the franchise

March 24, 2008 | Selena Roberts
IN THE scene imagined by fans, 'Bron and Jay-Z are perpetually surrounded by ice sculptures dripping Krug, with pouty-lipped ladies in necklines that plunge like stock charts, all shaking their...

March 24, 2008
Miller's Time Thank you so much for finally putting Marisa Miller on the cover of your annual Swimsuit Issue. As this photo taken in the U.S. Virgin Islands shows, she is indeed a rare beauty. The...

March 24, 2008 | Clay Travis
A West Point cadet may fulfill his Army obligations by playing in the NFL

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WHO'S Hot

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Which team will win the Stanley Cup?

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Won By Bode Miller (above), his second overall World Cup title. Miller, who broke from the U.S. ski team in 2007 after his disastrous performance in the 2006 Olympics, cruised to the title. He...

March 24, 2008
OZZIE GUILLEN, White Sox manager, after Scott Linebrink said he couldn't pitch because of a headache: "I believe him because he's a real religious guy. Someone else tells me they have a migraine,...

March 24, 2008
The Philippine army and insurgents observed a seven-hour truce so they could watch local hero Manny Pacquiao win the WBC super featherweight belt from Juan Manuel Marquez.

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Sports stars weigh in with presidential picks

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Obama Clinton McCain Other Undecided

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14 Home runs hit by Georgia Southern in a 26--8 win over Columbia last Saturday, an NCAA record for all divisions.

March 24, 2008 | Pablo S. Torre
RANGERS OUTFIELDER

March 24, 2008 | Adam Duerson
High-stakes poker gets spoofed in The Grand

March 24, 2008 | Adam Duerson
WHEN John Krasinski of NBC's The Office read the script for the 1920s football movie Leatherheads (in theaters on April 4), he told his agent, "Let me know who gets [cast]." He figured he wasn't...

March 24, 2008 | Sarah Kwak
What to watch and watch for

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Ali Hurley ANACONDA, MONT. > Basketball Ali, a senior forward at Anaconda High, scored 1,698 career points, breaking the school mark held by former Minneapolis Laker Ed Kalafat. A four-time...

March 24, 2008 | Dan Patrick
The Interview Greg Paulus DUKE GUARD

March 24, 2008 | GRANT WAHL

March 24, 2008 | GRANT WAHL
For years, giants dominated the NCAA tournament at both ends of the floor

March 24, 2008 | GRANT WAHL
SPORTS IN REAL TIME. ALL THE TIME. ALL FREE.

March 24, 2008 | Text by Elizabeth McGarr

March 24, 2008 | KELLI ANDERSON
After four straight wrenching losses in the national semis, LSU—led by senior center Sylvia Fowles and a new, veteran coach—is poised to break through

March 24, 2008 | KELLI ANDERSON
SPORTS IN REAL TIME. ALL THE TIME. ALL FREE.

March 24, 2008 | Richard Deitsch
A passel of post players could be the key to postseason success for these title-hopeful teams

March 24, 2008 | KELLI ANDERSON
UConn's the team to beat, but again the Vols stand in the way

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Turn the page to see picks and analysis of every game of the tournament, from the first round to the Final Four.

March 24, 2008 | GRANT WAHL
The Bruins win their 12th national championship by imposing a slow half-court tempo, throttling Kansas's perimeter threats and riding the coattails of superlative freshman Kevin Love to victory

March 24, 2008 | ALEXANDER WOLFF

March 24, 2008 | ALEXANDER WOLFF
BACK IN TIME

March 24, 2008 | MICHAEL FARBER
Being the first to hit that scoring milestone since 1996 would place Alexander Ovechkin in the company of greats. Would it also be a sign of an offensive renaissance in the NHL?

March 24, 2008 | MICHAEL FARBER
GET GREAT

March 24, 2008 | Sarah Kwak
For these stars, reaching the coveted plateau was a feat to be repeated

March 24, 2008 | GARY VAN SICKLE
It took dunkin' Dustin Johnson, one of the new, athletic breed of pros on the PGA Tour, only two months to make a case for rookie of the year

March 24, 2008 | GARY VAN SICKLE
First-year man Dustin Johnson has made this year's biggest initial splash on the PGA Tour, but these six fresh faces (presented alphabetically) also have shown they are worth keeping an eye on.

March 24, 2008 | JIM GORANT
Bryant brothers left to wonder

March 24, 2008 | JIM GORANT
In golf, as in life, sometimes love is not enough

March 24, 2008 | DOTTIE PEPPER
IT SEEMS that golf finally has what it's been yearning for: a real rivalry. No, Tiger hasn't found a foil, but Annika Sorenstam and Lorena Ochoa (below) will push each other. One year ago Annika...

March 24, 2008 | PATTI MCGOWAN
WHO Tiger Woods

March 24, 2008 | PATTI MCGOWAN
"Things don't look good for Sergio García, who is only 28 but seems to have the yips. If he doesn't clear up his mind, it could wreck his potential."

March 24, 2008 | PATTI MCGOWAN
If Tiger Woods doesn't win the Masters, is his season a disappointment? Yes 59% No 41%

March 24, 2008 | GARY VAN SICKLE
If the WGCs never leave the U.S., they should turn in the W

March 24, 2008 | GARY VAN SICKLE
George Lopez won't host the 2009 Bob Hope Chrysler Classic

March 24, 2008 | ALAN SHIPNUCK
While most of the world is focused solely on Tiger, a foursome of young pros and a couple of resurgent veterans have quietly emerged as players to be reckoned with as the first major of '08 approaches

March 24, 2008 | Alan Paul
Major League Baseball tries to make inroads into China

March 24, 2008 | Elizabeth Newman
THERE ARE plenty of big hits in an Arena Football League game, and this season it has been a little easier to tell who has been on the receiving end of one. Each week about 40 AFL players have...