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April 20, 2009 | Volume 110, Issue 16

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Dwight Howard Cover - Sports Illustrated April 20, 2009

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Henry R. Luce 1898--1967

April 20, 2009 | Peter King
Good news for pro football fans: The new NFLPA boss is one of you

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At age 54, former pitcher in an apparent accident on his farm in Northborough, Mass., on Monday. A family friend discovered Fidrych beneath a dump truck that he appeared to have been working on....

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Oregon football coach, on having little interest in using Twitter to contact players:

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The Leander, Texas, school board president said he wants to change the name of the town's new athletic facility, Tumbleweed Hill Stadium, because students might make jokes about marijuana.

April 20, 2009 | Mark Beech
A prominent owner is charged with animal cruelty

April 20, 2009 | Mark Beech
Earned runs allowed by the Indians' Cliff Lee in his first two starts this season, both losses.

April 20, 2009 | Joe Lemire
Opening Day payroll this year—$2,655,395,194 total for the 30 clubs—was $31 million less than in 2008, a 1.2% drop and only the third year-to-year decline since the 1994 strike. Don't cry for the...

April 20, 2009 | Lee Jenkins
Hours after a personal peak, the life of a promising rookie ends in tragedy

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What smart fans should do this week

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"I just love his lyrics and I liked his style on [the 2003 CD] before anybody was really on it," said Perkins. "I love the way he carries himself." (Perhaps Perkins missed the news last month...

April 20, 2009 | As told to Sarah Kwak
The star, a native New Yorker, has advice for his favorite NBA team

April 20, 2009 | Dan Patrick

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SAN MATEO, CALIF. > Softball Caitlin, a sophomore at Notre Dame High in Belmont, pitched a two-hit shutout in the first game of a preseason tournament; then, as the designated hitter in the...

April 20, 2009 | ALAN SHIPNUCK
Angel Cabrera, who knows a thing or two about surviving tough circumstances, emerged from a drama-filled final round at the Masters with his second major title

April 20, 2009 | ALAN SHIPNUCK
BREAKING NEWS, REAL-TIME SCORES AND DAILY ANALYSIS.

April 20, 2009 | CHRIS BALLARD
Great centers don't come any more easygoing than Orlando's . But can he take the Magic to the Finals—and get one big, bad dude off his back—while keeping his smile intact?

April 20, 2009 | CHRIS BALLARD
BREAKING NEWS, REAL-TIME SCORES AND DAILY ANALYSIS.

April 20, 2009 | Chris Mannix
COACH

April 20, 2009 | MICHAEL FARBER
In the fast and furious postseason, highly mobile defensemen—and none is more thrilling than the Capitals' wide-ranging —will try to power their teams to the Stanley Cup

April 20, 2009 | MICHAEL FARBER
BREAKING NEWS, REAL-TIME SCORES AND DAILY ANALYSIS.

April 20, 2009 | Austin Murphy
In his first season in San Jose, puck-moving defenseman Dan Boyle has redefined the team's attack

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April 20, 2009 | Pierre McGuire
A pair of dangerous upstarts will fall short in a first round that a Red Wings fan has got to love

April 20, 2009 | Pierre McGuire
An inside look at the rock 'em, sock 'em matchups in what shapes up to be a tightly contested first round

April 20, 2009 | S.L. PRICE
Though deaths caused by thrown or batted balls are rare, frequent close calls, including another last week, keep the issue of ballpark safety in play

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April 20, 2009 | Kelli Anderson
UConn proved that perfectionism has its benefits as the Huskies rolled to their third unbeaten season and sixth title

April 20, 2009 | Brian Cazeneuve
Even more unlikely than the Terriers' last-minute title comeback was the rise of a walk-on to the nation's top player

April 20, 2009 | Brian Cazeneuve
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April 20, 2009 | Jon Heyman
Pedro Martinez is still unsigned, but the most intriguing in-season additions will arrive from the farm

April 20, 2009 | Tim Layden
Unlikely Kentucky Derby qualifier General Quarters could provide the stirring story this sullied sport needs

April 20, 2009 | Tim Layden
SI's early favorites for the 135th running of the Kentucky Derby:

April 20, 2009 | Selena Roberts
ERIK COMPTON was a few nibbles into a this-is-living moment on Oct. 3, 2007—flicking a fishing line into a pond—when he felt what he instantly knew was the expiration notice on his second heart. A...

April 20, 2009 | CURT SAMPSON
Ever since he hit the Tour, 's classic swing has been compared to the timeless technique of the game's greatest ball striker

April 20, 2009 | JOHN GARRITY
Still feisty at 86, says he doesn't need anyone to remind him of what he did way back in 1956. After all, how could he forget?

April 20, 2009 | JIM GORANT
Star wars, stealth winner and fond farewells

April 20, 2009 | T.J. TOMASI
Angel Cabrera

April 20, 2009 | T.J. TOMASI
"Watching Woods miss left and right all week was alarming. He may never regain the absolute dominance he had before knee surgery."

April 20, 2009 | T.J. TOMASI
Did Angel Cabrera win the Masters or did Kenny Perry lose it?

April 20, 2009 | Jim Gorant
Three teens made highly publicized Masters debuts last week, and all of them turned in less-than-stellar performances. Ryo Ishikawa and Danny Lee missed the cut, while Rory McIlroy came in 20th....

April 20, 2009 | PAUL ROGERS
A magazine's demise means the loss of more than pretty pictures

April 20, 2009 | PAUL ROGERS
Gary Player's last Masters remakes the Augusta National landscape

April 20, 2009 | MICHAEL BAMBERGER
Neither nor won the Masters, but next time they meet both will remember their epic final-round match