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May 12, 2008 | Volume 108, Issue 19

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Chris Paul Cover - Sports Illustrated May 12, 2008

May 12, 2008
Fast and Fragile The strapping colt Big Brown, with Kent Desormeaux along for the ride, romped to the wire in winning the 134th Kentucky Derby by 4 3/4 lengths last Saturday at Churchill Downs...

May 12, 2008
Fly Over This

May 12, 2008 | Lars Anderson
Hot young drivers—and one smooth dancer—have reinvigorated IndyCar

May 12, 2008
WHO'S Hot

May 12, 2008
Which team has the best offensive lineup in baseball?

May 12, 2008
Died At age 93, longtime baseball executive Buzzie Bavasi. In 1939 Bavasi, a native New Yorker, began working for the Brooklyn Dodgers as traveling secretary and publicity director. He replaced...

May 12, 2008
JOHN GIBBONS Blue Jays manager, after visiting his 96-year-old grandmother at her nursing home: "She asked me, 'What's wrong with your team?' I said, 'That's a good question.' Then she said, 'Are...

May 12, 2008
The acting U.S. Marshal in Boston is under investigation for assigning deputies to work as drivers for broadcasters Tim McCarver and Joe Buck during the 2007 World Series.

May 12, 2008 | Clay Travis
A controversial Army star enters the NFL

May 12, 2008 | Clay Travis
WHAT DO Aldous Huxley, Booker Prize winner Kazuo Ishiguro and Jose Canseco have in common? If you said, "They all dated Madonna," think again. The answer: They've all taken a stab at a novel that...

May 12, 2008 | Clay Travis
42 Years since the Tigers swept a series at Yankee Stadium before they took three straight from New York last week.

May 12, 2008 | Mark Bechtel
David Mamet tackles mixed martial arts

May 12, 2008 | Arash Markazi
ACTRESS AND ACCESS Hollywood correspondent Maria Menounos (below), former NBA guard Jim Jackson and ex--NFL quarterback Jay Fiedler were among the celebs who attempted to qualify for the AVP...

May 12, 2008 | As told to Albert Chen
DODGERS PITCHER

May 12, 2008 | Sarah Kwak
What to watch and watch for

May 12, 2008
Susannah Aboff HUNTINGTON, N.Y. > Golf Aboff, a junior at Princeton, won the Ivy League title by 11 strokes. She shot an Ivy-record 65 in the first round at Atlantic City Country Club and finished...

May 12, 2008
IT IS a familiar story: A college basketball coach gets into hot water with the NCAA, leaves town with a lucrative payday, then moves on while the program he disgraced falls apart. The latest...

May 12, 2008 | Dan Patrick
The Interview Larry Bird PACERS PRESIDENT

May 12, 2008 | JACK McCALLUM

May 12, 2008 | JACK McCALLUM
SPORTS IN REAL TIME.

May 12, 2008 | TIM LAYDEN
In a Kentucky Derby that ended tragically for the one entry to make a run at him, lightly raced favorite Big Brown was way more horse than the weak field could handle

May 12, 2008 | TIM LAYDEN
SPORTS IN REAL TIME.

May 12, 2008 | BEN REITER

May 12, 2008 | BEN REITER
SPORTS IN REAL TIME.

May 12, 2008 | L. JON WERTHEIM
How Kelly Amonte Hiller turned a Northwestern club team into a No. 1 program with staying power, upsetting the Eastern establishment and expanding the sport's reach

May 12, 2008 | L. JON WERTHEIM
SPORTS IN REAL TIME.

May 12, 2008 | Mark Beech
After a stunning fall in '07, the Syracuse men stepped up the intensity, toughened their D and stormed back into contention

May 12, 2008 | BRIAN CAZENEUVE
The Flyers stormed into the Eastern Conference finals behind elusive center Daniel Brière, whose game-winning goals silenced a taunting Montreal crowd

May 12, 2008 | BRIAN CAZENEUVE
SPORTS IN REAL TIME.

May 12, 2008 | Kostya Kennedy
Suddenly potent scorer Johan Franzen is rewriting the record book of Western finalist Detroit

May 12, 2008
Sports in Real Time • All the Time • All Free

May 12, 2008
The NFL New England broke with tradition by taking a linebacker in the first round, but Jarod Mayo fits the Belichick mold • Hats off to the Bengals for not giving in to Chad Johnson's trade demands

May 12, 2008 | Jim Trotter
A Prodigy? Patriots first-round pick Jerod Mayo may be the ideal Belichick linebacker, except that he's 10 years younger

May 12, 2008 | Jim Trotter
Kudos to Bengals president Mike Brown for holding his ground with disgruntled wideout Chad Johnson, who's trying to force a trade by acting like a spoiled child. Johnson (right), who signed a...

May 12, 2008 | Albert Chen
Caught Short How devastating is the loss of Jorge Posada to the Yankees? Just ask the Red Sox how valuable a catcher is

May 12, 2008 | Albert Chen
Young, quality catchers are in short supply, but here are three promising ones to watch.

May 12, 2008 | S.L. Price
THE WORST? For Teresa Tapia it wasn't the night she awoke to find her husband standing over her with a hammer, or the time he shoved her while holding a pistol; it wasn't any one disappearance or...

May 12, 2008 | JOHN GARRITY
Paula Creamer made up for a missed opportunity by winning in overtime, thus ending Lorena Ochoa's bid to make LPGA history

May 12, 2008 | GARY VAN SICKLE

May 12, 2008 | JIM GORANT
A high-stakes event goes dark

May 12, 2008 | MARK WOOD
WHO Anthony Kim

May 12, 2008 | DOTTIE PEPPER
TO GLIMPSE the generation gap between today's up-and-comers and the players from my era, look at Vicky Hurst and Juli Inkster. Hurst is a 17-year-old high school senior from Melbourne, Fla., who...

May 12, 2008 | MARK WOOD
"The PGA Tour should allow appearance fees. Sponsors and fans want stars, and money is the only way to consistently deliver them."

May 12, 2008 | MARK WOOD
What is your level of interest in a Tigerless Players?

May 12, 2008 | SAM PURYEAR JR.
I may be the first, but won't be the last black coach at a top program

May 12, 2008 | SAM PURYEAR JR.
Phil Mickelson says that working out has made him an inch taller

May 12, 2008 | GARY VAN SICKLE
Winning for the first time at the tender age of 22, Anthony Kim used a familiar game plan to crush a top-notch field at the Wachovia Championship