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May 04, 2009 | Volume 110, Issue 18

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Zack Greinke Cover - Sports Illustrated May 04, 2009

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I'm 68 years old and only six feet tall, but if I were allowed to put a forearm into the throat of the player who's guarding me, even I would have a pretty good chance of getting the ball into the...

May 04, 2009 | BRYAN CURTIS
Two decades after , Shoeless Joe has some company

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May 04, 2009 | Ian Thomsen
Dikembe Mutombo was a big, bad shot blocker with a huge heart

May 04, 2009 | Ian Thomsen
A Florida police officer and high school jayvee football coach was charged with allegedly biting one of his players on the nose to motivate him.

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By Carl Froch in their super middleweight bout last Saturday, Jermain Taylor. The unheralded Englishman retained his WBC title by flooring Taylor in the 12th round and then continuing to...

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Home runs in the first six games at the new Yankee Stadium.

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Dodgers leftfielder, after dropping a routine fly ball in a win over the Rockies:

May 04, 2009 | Andy Staples
High school no-nos don't always lead to pro success

May 04, 2009 | Joe Lemire
More draftees insure their NFL careers before they start

May 04, 2009
Sports world's avian follies

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What smart fans should do this week

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Arachnophobia is the cause of Hunter-Reay's recurring nightmare: a spider "rappelling from the ceiling," he says, "and onto my face while I sleep." As for Querrey's being afraid of an electrical...

May 04, 2009 | Dan Patrick

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James, a junior at Grandview High, broke the 25-year-old national high school record in the high jump with a leap of 7'5 3/4" at the Winnetonka (Mo.) Invitational. That height would have been...

May 04, 2009 | Sarah Kwak
A Jersey girl tosses a Little League gem

May 04, 2009 | JOE SHEEHAN
Smart free-agent signings and a strong farm system have the Dodgers off to a fast start that will have legs

May 04, 2009 | JONAH FREEDMAN
With a winning record and big, boisterous crowds, the Sounders don't look anything like an expansion franchise

May 04, 2009 | LARS ANDERSON
Carl Edwards's last-lap crash makes it clear that changes must be made at racing's most perilous track

May 04, 2009 | CHRIS MANNIX
The first-round series between Boston and Chicago proved to be a as the upstart Bulls played without fear and the Celtics struggled to mount a title defense with one superstar very notably absent

May 04, 2009 | JOE POSNANSKI
The rise of the young Royals ace has been as spectacular as his fall was chilling. His anxiety disorder now in check, he's unleashed the full range of his remarkable talent

May 04, 2009 | PETER KING
For new regimes, the draft was a chance to put their blueprints to work. Case in point: Kansas City, whose Super Bowl--tested management set about

May 04, 2009 | JIM TROTTER
Last weekend's bold dealing and drafting set up some teams for immediate improvement (though some unhappy vets were left stewing)

May 04, 2009 | MICHAEL FARBER
The Canucks' are beyond symbiotic: They skate on the same line, score the same number of points and play identity tricks on refs. They're also in the second round, so who cares if their coach...

May 04, 2009 | GARY SMITH
is winning world titles again—a record nine and counting—and planning to bring his sport to the masses. But before he could do that, the uneasy rider had to solve the nagging mystery of why he surfed

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EXCERPT From Sports Illustrated May 9, 1983

May 04, 2009 | Ben Reiter
What is the only game show to be featured in SI?

May 04, 2009 | CHRIS BALLARD
Jeremy Tyler announced that in order to play pro basketball he will skip his senior year. Not of college, but . He plans to head overseas until he's eligible for the NBA draft in 2011, when he is...