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March 09, 2009 | Volume 110, Issue 10

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Blake Griffin Cover - Sports Illustrated March 09, 2009

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Henry R. Luce 1898--1967

March 09, 2009 | S.L. Price
Their teams are awash in scandal and excess, but D.C. fans have reason to believe

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Missing in the Gulf of Mexico after their boat failed to return from a fishing trip, four men, including free-agent defensive end and Raiders linebacker with Steelers in 2007). The group, which...

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Texas defensive end, explaining at the NFL combine why he'd be a good fit in any NFL defensive scheme:

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The Browns' Shaun Rogers reportedly wants to be traded, in part because new coach Eric Mangini didn't say hello to him at the team's practice facility in January.

March 09, 2009 | Marty Burns
The Bulls say farewell to a unique pair of franchise icons

March 09, 2009 | Nick Weldon
Brian and Lauren Clark of Plainfield, Ill., had their first child, daughter Addison Nicole. There's a reason the two Cubs fans thought the name had a nice ring: Addison N. Clark describes the...

March 09, 2009 | Lars Anderson
Two Sprint Cup stars dominate NASCAR's minor league

March 09, 2009 | Lars Anderson
Assists by LeBron James in the Cavaliers' loss to Houston last Thursday, the first game of his career without one.

March 09, 2009 | Joe Lemire
as 2002 Florida hosted twice as many baseball teams in spring training (20 to 10) as Arizona. But this year the Dodgers have left Vero Beach for Glendale and the Indians have bolted Winter Haven...

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What smart fans should do this week

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"It's because of my name," says Fernandez. "My old Dallas teammate Mike Keane gave it to me. He figured I was from south of the border." Fernandez is actually from Ontario and is of Portuguese and...

March 09, 2009 | As told to Sarah Kwak
The Queens native stars in CBS's

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Skylar, a 6'2" senior point guard at Tok High, scored 74 of his team's 82 points in an overtime loss to F.H. Collins. His point total, a single-game state record, came on 24 field goals,...

March 09, 2009 | Dan Patrick

March 09, 2009 | PHIL TAYLOR
As a marvelously messy season—in which no team seems able to hold down the top spot—heads into the homestretch, underestimated Memphis is once again among the favorites to reach the Final Four

March 09, 2009 | PHIL TAYLOR
BREAKING NEWS, REAL-TIME SCORES AND DAILY ANALYSIS.

March 09, 2009 | PHIL TAYLOR
North Carolina is voted a unanimous No. 1 in the AP preseason poll; no other team receives a first-place vote for the next seven weeks of the season North Carolina loses 85--78 to Boston...

March 09, 2009 | Andrew Lawrence
There's no doubt who's No. 1 among the women: Unbeaten Connecticut hasn't been tested all season

March 09, 2009 | MICHAEL FARBER
The yearlong celebration of the has hit rough ice. Bumbling stars, griping legends and an alleged felon have all played a part

March 09, 2009 | MICHAEL FARBER
BREAKING NEWS, REAL-TIME SCORES AND DAILY ANALYSIS.

March 09, 2009 | RICK TELANDER
Two decades after insisting to SI that his massive physique came from eating and weightlifting, the former NFL tackle about the drugs he used as the sports world turned a blind eye

March 09, 2009 | RICK TELANDER
BREAKING NEWS, REAL-TIME SCORES AND DAILY ANALYSIS.

March 09, 2009 | L. JON WERTHEIM
Their new starters are a couple of vagabonds, but the Spurs keep on rolling. Why? Because the Big Three and coach know the value of players who have something to prove

March 09, 2009 | L. JON WERTHEIM
BREAKING NEWS, REAL-TIME SCORES AND DAILY ANALYSIS.

March 09, 2009 | David Sabino
SINCE THE Big Three of Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginóbili joined forces seven years ago, the Spurs have always shot well from beyond the arc—but they've never been more deadly than this...

March 09, 2009 | BOBBY GHOSH
Nine months before hit theaters, two teens who had never picked up a baseball undertook their own remarkable odyssey. Now as they pursue the majors, kindly refrain from any further comparisons to...

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March 09, 2009 | George Dohrmann
With their latest appeal, the feds have exposed the thin thread on which their case against Barry Bonds now hangs

March 09, 2009 | Joe Sheehan
Nationals G.M. 's resignation was triggered by reports that he's under investigation for his possible role in skimming bonuses given to Latin American prospects. His job, however, was going to be...

March 09, 2009 | Jim Trotter
Colossal contracts, a ground-shaking trade and some false steps marked the kickoff to the free-agent season

March 09, 2009 | Jim Trotter
One team that clearly came out ahead in the first week of free agency was the Giants. They won the Super Bowl two seasons ago and had the best record in the NFC last year largely on the strength...

March 09, 2009 | Chris Mannix
Because of a barrage of injuries the Rockets have had to learn a new way to win—and suddenly, they're taking off

March 09, 2009 | Chris Mannix

March 09, 2009 | Brian Cazeneuve
Battling back from near blindness, Steve Holcomb is piloting the U.S. to bobsledding heights unseen in 50 years

March 09, 2009 | Brian Cazeneuve
On Saturday, two days after his DQ for failing to wear a starting bib scuppered the U.S. in the team event, the Vermontville, N.Y., native won the 10K large hill Nordic combined at the world...

March 09, 2009 | Selena Roberts
HOW DOES she do it? In the face of triple teams, with defenders all but linking their arms like paper dolls, Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir is able to exploit the limited daylight she gets and average 42...

March 09, 2009 | JIM GORANT
A debut victory for Lorena Ochoa

March 09, 2009 | JIM GORANT
Should banks with TARP money entertain at Tour events?

March 09, 2009 | MARK WOOD
Geoff Ogilvy

March 09, 2009 | MARK WOOD
"To combat complacency, first-round Match Play losers should get nothing [they earned $45,000], and the payoff should be more top-heavy."

March 09, 2009 | MARK WOOD
Can Hank Haney fix Charles Barkley's swing?

March 09, 2009 | DOTTIE PEPPER
glance the LPGA's loss of Stanford Financial as the title sponsor of November's season-ending Tour Championship might induce panic. It's a big tournament, in a primo spot on the schedule, and the...

March 09, 2009 | GARY VAN SICKLE
A modest proposal for reinventing the Solheim competition

March 09, 2009 | GARY VAN SICKLE
The Wachovia Championship becomes the Quail Hollow Championship

March 09, 2009 | MICHAEL BAMBERGER
After an eight-month wait, 's comeback at the Accenture Match Play lasted all of 32 holes, yet that was long enough to determine what he'll need to work on if he is to pass his first major test...