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March 22, 2010 | Volume 112, Issue 13

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Evan Turner Cover - Sports Illustrated March 22, 2010

March 22, 2010 | L. JON WERTHEIM
The former White House operative has a plan to make the sports world spin round

March 22, 2010
Who's Hot

March 22, 2010
WHO IS THE TOUGHEST DEFENDER IN THE NBA?

March 22, 2010
Won

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Emmitt Smith

March 22, 2010 | Peter King
No matter the foe, Merlin Olsen played like he lived—the right way

March 22, 2010 | Peter King
A Green Bay man who sold his blood for $15 a pint to cover his season-ticket costs was inducted into the Packers Fan Hall of Fame last week.

March 22, 2010
March Madness brings out the best—but more often the worst—in hoops tie-ins

March 22, 2010 | Joe Posnanski
Disparity continues to bedevil baseball—damn Yankees—but realignment isn't the answer

March 22, 2010 | Dan Patrick
The Interview

March 22, 2010 | Edited by ELIZABETH MCGARR
CRYSTAL KIBBY

March 22, 2010 | CHRIS MANNIX
Manny Pacquiao dominated yet again, but a showdown with Mayweather is all anyone really wants to see

March 22, 2010 | PIERRE MCGUIRE
To measure the play of checking forwards, coaches use the plus-minus rating. In second-year wing Wayne Simmonds (below), a powerful skater who was +20 at week's end, and heady...

March 22, 2010 | SARAH KWAK
A flurry of deadline deals has sparked the Coyotes, who are on the verge of their first postseason in eight years

March 22, 2010 | JON HEYMAN
Strasburg and Heyward are the new household names, but they aren't the only stars on the rise

March 22, 2010 | STEWART MANDEL
Quarterback Terrelle Pryor (below) gave Ohio State fans a scare when he recently revealed that the doctor who performed surgery to repair a torn posterior cruciate ligament in...

March 22, 2010 | AUSTIN MURPHY
With the season suspension of quarterback Jeremiah Masoli, the Pac-10 champ Ducks drop back to the pack

March 22, 2010 | BEN REITER
After his breakthrough 2009 season, it might feel like slugger Kendry Morales was an overnight success. But for the best hitter to come out of Cuba in a generation, the road to Anaheim was...

March 22, 2010
I couldn't tell you how to figure out a player's Ultimate Zone Rating any more than I could hit a Felix Hernandez fastball, but I do know this—the Mariners are fun to watch again. Since the Bill...

March 22, 2010 | CHRIS BALLARD
Forward Josh Smith of the surging Hawks is the latest player to realize that often the key to doing more is doing less

March 22, 2010 | TIM LAYDEN
Want to become a legend on campus? Brighten your pro prospects? Get a better coaching job? The Big Dance provides the perfect chance to leave a lasting impression (for better or worse)

March 22, 2010 | Melissa Segura
K-State's Jacob Pullen knows that only a championship will help his team gain ground on a certain in-state rival

March 22, 2010 | George Dohrmann
Fans from College Park to Caracas will be rooting for Maryland point guard Greivis Vasquez

March 22, 2010 | Stewart Mandel
Despite a tender foot and a late start, Lewis Jackson gave up a medical redshirt to help Purdue win it all this season

March 22, 2010 | Andrew Lawrence
After two knee surgeries, center Kelley Cain is healthy and eager to ensure that the Lady Vols avoid an early exit

March 22, 2010 | Lars Anderson
UTEP's Tony Barbee and Georgia Tech's Paul Hewitt appear to be on the outs—but for different reasons

March 22, 2010 | George Dohrmann
When Richmond takes the court, school officials will be putting on a full-court press to gather alumni donations

March 22, 2010 | George Dohrmann
Cal guard Patrick Christopher knows he has one more chance to impress NBA scouts, and he intends to make the most of it

March 22, 2010 | L. JON WERTHEIM
New Mexico's fortunes have been on the upswing since Steve Alford took over as coach. Are the Lobos—like their beloved, rehabbed arena—on the verge of a shining moment?

March 22, 2010
Flight Home

March 22, 2010 | TIM LAYDEN
Power struggle: The top two conferences—the Big 12 and the Big East—stand tall on the season's last night. And with its superior low-post game, Kansas edges West Virginia

March 22, 2010 | KELLI ANDERSON
Connecticut's fourth undefeated season isn't enough for coach Geno Auriemma. No, he won't be satisfied until his Huskies deliver 40 minutes of mistake-free basketball

March 22, 2010 | Richard Deitsch
What's the toughest job in broadcasting? Announcing rout after rout after rout ...

March 22, 2010 | KELLI ANDERSON
No team has come within 11 points of beating the Huskies this season, but here are four upset-minded teams with a chance to prove there's no such thing as a sure thing

March 22, 2010 | ALEXANDER WOLFF
Led by Arnie Ferrin Jr. and Wat Misaka, the 1943--44 Utes peaked at just the right time and became the unlikeliest of champions

March 22, 2010
Every SI Story ... Every SI Photo ... Ever SI.COM/VAULT

March 22, 2010
Air Coverage

March 22, 2010
Hanley Ramirez Fantasy Baseball

March 22, 2010 | PETER KING
SI's fearless NFL expert opines on all the latest news, buzz and inside information. This is just a taste of what you'll get online.

March 22, 2010 | PHIL TAYLOR
Anthony Robles can do it. Do what? Whatever you might think someone with only one leg can't do. Ride a bike? He learned when he was five, with no more tumbles than you probably had. Run the mile?...

March 22, 2010
MY BAG

March 22, 2010 | BRANDEL CHAMBLEE
Bobby Jones, Jack Nicklaus, Tom Watson, Lee Trevino and Seve Ballesteros all won majors in their 20s. You could argue that they were golf geniuses, and that's true, but what's more important is...

March 22, 2010 | CHARLIE EPPS
A long-tenured Houston pro has a suggestion on where Tiger should land

March 22, 2010 | CHARLIE EPPS
TOP 100 TEACHERS POLL

March 22, 2010 | MICHAEL BAMBERGER
He swings from his heels, hits it a mile and displays the same flair as the man he idolized while growing up in Spain, and at 27 Alvaro Quiros is showing that he has the game to be a force on the...

March 22, 2010 | MICHAEL BAMBERGER
Ernie Els cruised to victory at Doral, but his biggest triumphs come as he confronts his son's challenge