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March 16, 2009 | Volume 110, Issue 11

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Albert Pujols Cover - Sports Illustrated March 16, 2009

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I am a police officer, and on a recent Wednesday afternoon I pulled over a speeding teenager. He explained, "Sorry, sir. I was trying to beat my dad to our mailbox. The Swimsuit Issue comes out...

March 16, 2009 | Tom Verducci
To see the WBC is to love it. Too bad many in the U.S. aren't paying attention

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At age 90, a Hall of Fame two-way player for the Bears. Drafted in 1940 out of Duke, McAfee—who was nicknamed One Play for his explosiveness—made an impact in his first game, returning a kickoff...

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Rangers outfielder, on why he quit using smokeless tobacco this winter:

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A Wisconsin high school has banned the use of negative chants such as AIR-ball and O-ver-RA-ted at basketball games.

March 16, 2009 | Tim Marchman
A-Rod's injury fits an unhealthy pattern for aging sluggers

March 16, 2009 | Tim Marchman
The Wizards' record against Southeast Division teams this year; no NBA team has gone winless within its division for an entire season.

March 16, 2009 | Jim Trotter
Canceled by the Cowboys, the T.O. show moves north—reality TV cameras and all

March 16, 2009 | Joe Lemire
postlockout NHL was returning to the ice in 2005, the Outdoor Life Network was rebranding itself as a more traditional sports outlet. Ironically banking its reputation on an indoor sport, OLN...

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What smart fans should do this week

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"I get asked every day, 'How do you feel about Stephon Marbury?'" says Rondo, who welcomed the much-maligned ex-Knick to the Celtics on March 4. "Steph and I are cool, and we will be good...

March 16, 2009 | As told to Sarah Kwak
The real estate mogul's The has a new season on NBC

March 16, 2009
AURORA, COLO. > Swimming Caroline, a sophomore at Smoky Hill High School, broke the state record in the 200-yard individual medley and defended her 2008 title in the event at the 5A Colorado high...

March 16, 2009 | Dan Patrick

March 16, 2009 | JOE POSNANSKI
Albert Pujols is the Best Player in Baseball, and he understands the curse that comes with that title. But the Cardinals' slugger has this message for you:

March 16, 2009 | JOE POSNANSKI
BREAKING NEWS, REAL-TIME SCORES AND DAILY ANALYSIS.

March 16, 2009 | JACK MCCALLUM
With help from the man who fine-tunes Tiger, has gone public in an effort to fix what can only be called a swing from hell

March 16, 2009 | JACK MCCALLUM
BREAKING NEWS, REAL-TIME SCORES AND DAILY ANALYSIS.

March 16, 2009 | LUKE WINN
Why isn't the best player on the team with the best record in the best conference better known? Maybe it's because Louisville's plays the most underappreciated position in the game

March 16, 2009 | LUKE WINN
BREAKING NEWS, REAL-TIME SCORES AND DAILY ANALYSIS.

March 16, 2009 | MICHAEL FARBER
As he puts up statistics that could lead him to where no goalie—not even his archrival—has gone before, New Jersey's is doing it with a calm, and a style, all his own

March 16, 2009 | MICHAEL FARBER
BREAKING NEWS, REAL-TIME SCORES AND DAILY ANALYSIS.

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March 16, 2009 | David Epstein
Imitators of Patrick Roy's butterfly style have thrived on ice—but have also been forced into surgery

March 16, 2009 | L. JON WERTHEIM
For years was seen as little more than the Knicks' 5'9" slam-dunk novelty act. But after his recent string of 30-point games, height is no longer his defining measure

March 16, 2009 | L. JON WERTHEIM
BREAKING NEWS, REAL-TIME SCORES AND DAILY ANALYSIS.

March 16, 2009 | THOMAS LAKE
One year ago Mykal Riley sank a three that kept fans out of the path of a tornado. But Riley would never have been there if not for an intricate web of chance meetings, false starts and a terrible...

March 16, 2009
Russell Westbrook is the Thunder's point guard of the future—if he can learn to control his turnovers • Which title contender made the best free-agent pickup?

March 16, 2009 | Chris Mannix
Rookie guard Russell Westbrook is the future leader of the Thunder's attack—if he can curb his appetite for turnovers

March 16, 2009 | Chris Mannix

March 16, 2009 | Jim Trotter
SI's mid-March mock draft offers some intriguing scenarios and one certainty: Last year's hot position will stay hot

March 16, 2009 | Lars Anderson
Rested, rejuvenated and with a new car setup, four-time Cup champion Jeff Gordon sits atop the points race

March 16, 2009 | Lars Anderson
In winning his first race of '09, led more laps on Sunday (234) than he did all last season (164). Over the winter Busch and his crew chief, (, with Busch), emphasized improving on 1.5-mile...

March 16, 2009 | Brian Cazeneuve
The records continue to tumble for Shani Davis—and now he and U.S. Speedskating must mend fences

March 16, 2009 | Brian Cazeneuve
Deneen , from Cle Elum, Wash., was a surprise winner at the Freestyle Ski World Championships in Inwashiro, Japan, landing a Back X—a move he'd learned just four days earlier—off the top jump.

March 16, 2009 | Phil Taylor
LEO, a caramel-colored pit bull with soft brown eyes, greets every visitor to his new home in Los Gatos, Calif., the same way—warmly and playfully, with a tail that won't stop wagging. If Michael...

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March 16, 2009 | ERIC JOHNSON
Y.E. Yang

March 16, 2009 | ERIC JOHNSON
"American kids don't know how to practice. Foreigners, especially Koreans, are infinitely more focused, hardworking and hungry."

March 16, 2009 | ERIC JOHNSON
Will Tiger Woods win at Doral?

March 16, 2009 | Evan Rothman
It's true, the cable networks and newspapers are filled with scary headlines written in jargon that has come to symbolize the depressing reality of our economic state. But it doesn't have to be...

March 16, 2009 | TOM COYNE
Make like the Irish and love thy nine

March 16, 2009 | TOM COYNE
The good news in a bad economy? Masters bargains abound

March 16, 2009 | MICHAEL BAMBERGER
The Tour, and Y.E. Yang, Are Fortified by the Start Of the Florida Swing

March 16, 2009 | JIM GORANT
A New No. 1 For the LPGA?

March 16, 2009 | JIM GORANT
Has Tiger Woods changed the way golfers approach fitness?