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May 19, 2008 | Volume 108, Issue 20

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Danica Patrick Cover - Sports Illustrated May 19, 2008

May 19, 2008
Loving Raymond

May 19, 2008 | Andy Staples
College coaches now recruit grade-schoolers. How hard is it to say no?

May 19, 2008
WHO'S Hot

May 19, 2008
Which team has the best starting pitching in baseball?

May 19, 2008
Won By Sergio García (above), his first Players Championship. The best player never to have won a major won golf's so-called fifth major by beating Paul Goydos in sudden death. On Sunday, Goydos...

May 19, 2008
COCO CRISP Red Sox outfielder, on the team's decision to stop fans from spreading cremation ashes at Fenway Park:

May 19, 2008
The Swiss government agreed to relax restrictions on imported potatoes because of fears of a shortage of French fries at next month's European soccer championship.

May 19, 2008
Evaluating a walk year is a risky business

May 19, 2008 | As told to Farrell Evans
PRO GOLFER

May 19, 2008 | Sarah Kwak
Personal treasures enliven a new museum

May 19, 2008 | Arash Markazi
SURFING LEGEND Laird Hamilton (right) has taken a page out of Stephon Marbury's playbook and partnered with Steve & Barry's to create Wonderwall, a line of surf and skate apparel with every...

May 19, 2008 | Sarah Kwak
What to watch and watch for

May 19, 2008 | Rebecca Shore
MOTHER'S DAY came two weeks early for Carolyn Witthoft. On April 23 her 12-year-old son, David, gave her a priceless gift: He changed his shirt for the first time in four years. For the previous...

May 19, 2008
Katie Rowan DELMAR, N.Y. > LACROSSE Rowan, a junior attack at Syracuse, has scored 123 points (66 goals, 57 assists) this season, which leads Division I by 30. A unanimous first-team All--Big East...

May 19, 2008 | Dan Patrick
The Interview Adam Sandler THESPIAN

May 19, 2008 | LARS ANDERSON

May 19, 2008 | LARS ANDERSON
SPORTS IN REAL TIME. ALL THE TIME. ALL FREE.

May 19, 2008 | LARS ANDERSON
After the first day of qualifying, the front rows are set for the May 25 Indianapolis 500, and the sport's three powerhouse teams, Target Chip Ganassi Racing, Team Penske and Andretti Green...

May 19, 2008 | MICHAEL FARBER
Changing the color of his pads was just one step in the remaking of Pittsburgh goalie Marc-André Fleury, who now plays the puck with more confidence and is keeping the Penguins on the road to the...

May 19, 2008 | MICHAEL FARBER
With a spotless postseason run, Detroit's Chris Osgood was erasing the notion that he was the worst goalie to win a Cup

May 19, 2008 | MICHAEL FARBER
SPORTS IN REAL TIME. ALL THE TIME. ALL FREE.

May 19, 2008 | JACK MCCALLUM

May 19, 2008 | JACK MCCALLUM
SPORTS IN REAL TIME. ALL THE TIME. ALL FREE.

May 19, 2008 | KELLI ANDERSON
This isn't your daddy's WNBA anymore, as independent owners take over key teams—including L.A.—and an influx of new and returning stars promise the most competitive season ever

May 19, 2008 | KELLI ANDERSON
SPORTS IN REAL TIME. ALL THE TIME. ALL FREE.

May 19, 2008 | Andrew Lawrence
The Shock will jolt the East; the Sparks will light up the West

May 19, 2008 | LEE JENKINS

May 19, 2008 | LEE JENKINS
SPORTS IN REAL TIME. ALL THE TIME. ALL FREE.

May 19, 2008
No Flipping Way Caught underneath the basket and harassed by the Celtics' Kevin Garnett, LeBron James used his off hand to flip in this shot during Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinals last...

May 19, 2008
Baseball Ken Griffey Jr. and Adam Dunn could soon go on the trading block, but how much value do they have left? • Why the slow starts of C.C. Sabathia and Chad Billingsley are misleading

May 19, 2008 | Joe Sheehan
If you're looking for a pitcher to turn around your favorite team, consider three stats: batting average allowed on balls in play (BABIP), strikeout-to-walk ratio and homers allowed. A hurler...

May 19, 2008 | Jon Heyman
Outward Bound Moving Ken Griffey Jr. makes lots of sense for the soon-to-be-rebuilding Reds, but what can he fetch in return?

May 19, 2008 | Brian Cazeneuve
Back in Sync Can U.S. divers make a return to the podium? The team's best hope is a pair of teenagers with contrasting styles

May 19, 2008 | Brian Cazeneuve
1. ALLYSON FELIX, U.S. (right) The world champion in the 200 meters ran the year's best times in both the 100 (10.93 seconds) and 400 (49.83) at the Qatar Super Grand Prix last weekend,...

May 19, 2008 | Chris Ballard
IF YOU haven't heard this already it may come as a shock, so brace yourself: Some NBA players smoke pot.

May 19, 2008 | JIM GORANT
The LPGA heats up for summer

May 19, 2008 | TOM PATRI
WHO: Sergio García

May 19, 2008 | TOM PATRI
"Bernhard Langer, who rivals Tiger Woods as golf's toughest player mentally, should be a captain's pick for this year's Ryder Cup."

May 19, 2008 | TOM PATRI
Last week Pete Dye (left), the 82-year-old golf architect who designed the Stadium course at TPC Sawgrass as well as Harbour Town Golf Links, the Ocean course at Kiawah Island and more than 120...

May 19, 2008 | TOM PATRI
Who will be the LPGA's player of the year?

May 19, 2008 | MICHAEL BAMBERGER
I came to know Tiger Woods better after I began to run

May 19, 2008 | MICHAEL BAMBERGER
Vijay Singh might win again, but his best days are behind him.

May 19, 2008 | MICHAEL BAMBERGER
The LPGA bans caddies from the practice green and chipping area

May 19, 2008 | MICHAEL BAMBERGER
Absent the Tour's star attraction, the Players Championship turned into a howling battle of survival between the star who couldn't putt straight (Sergio García) and the likable but unlikely...

May 19, 2008 | John Garrity
Until the very end, the kids had a devil of a time dislodging a trio of veterans from the top of the Players' leader board

May 19, 2008 | Adam Duerson
Brace yourself for a bumper crop of topflight indie sports films