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April 19, 2010 | Volume 112, Issue 17

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Phil Mickelson Cover - Sports Illustrated April 19, 2010

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Tim Layden did a great job explaining why the 2010 tournament was "as good as it gets," with powerhouses Kansas, Syracuse and Kentucky going down before the Final Four and four teams seeded ninth...

April 19, 2010 | ALEXANDER WOLFF
History tells us that the UConn dynasty is the best thing that could happen to women's hoops

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Who's Hot

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John Douglas

April 19, 2010 | Brian Cazeneuve
Finding its big-game Muse, BC cruised to another NCAA title

April 19, 2010 | Brian Cazeneuve
Six players from the Slovene ice hockey club Acroni Jesenice beat up their American coach, Mike Posma, with wooden traffic signs while drunkenly celebrating their league title.

April 19, 2010 | Joe Posnanski
Once you get adjusted to it, the newest development in TV sports is pretty cool

April 19, 2010 | Joe Posnanski
Lopez, a Hollywood native, imagines himself a supersized Kenan Thompson (above). "I did a lot of acting in my past," he says. "I think [hosting] would be fun." Bornstein has a musical guest in...

April 19, 2010 | Dan Patrick
The Interview

April 19, 2010 | Edited by ELIZABETH MCGARR
Jodi Montagnino

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A new book catches up with the fastball

April 19, 2010 | RICHARD DEITSCH
Maya Moore must learn to handle the pressure of being the Huskies' leader of the pack next season

April 19, 2010 | RICHARD DEITSCH
Top Five

April 19, 2010 | STEWART MANDEL
Quarterback Dayne Crist has all of the tools to make Notre Dame fans forget about Jimmy Clausen

April 19, 2010 | STEWART MANDEL
Tebow's Heirs

April 19, 2010 | JOE SHEEHAN
With their stopper injured, the Twins did the expected (and inefficient) thing: They picked one man to replace him

April 19, 2010 | JOE SHEEHAN
On the Clock

April 19, 2010 | ALAN SHIPNUCK
Inspired by an appearance from his cancer-stricken wife, family man Phil Mickelson was his daring and charming self as he strode to his third victory at the Masters and his biggest triumph ever

April 19, 2010 | DAMON HACK
Anthony Kim left Augusta knowing that he has what it takes to win on the biggest stages

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Water Fall

April 19, 2010 | JIM TROTTER
He hits like a truck, runs like a gazelle and thinks like a coach, which is why Tennessee's Eric Berry is considered the best prospect in this year's draft—and the prototype safety for the modern...

April 19, 2010 | Peter King
Division II defensive back Akwasi Owusu-Ansah is this April's most beguiling unknown

April 19, 2010 | Jim Trotter
SI's Jim Trotter and Peter King pick the Eric Berry (most pro-ready) and Akwasi Owusa-Ansah (most intriguing sleeper) at other key positions

April 19, 2010 | LEE JENKINS
He's finally on a team with a real chance of winning an NBA title, but that doesn't mean Orlando's Vince Carter is going to stop trying to entertain fans whenever he can

April 19, 2010 | GRANT WAHL
At 14, Freddy Adu was American soccer's biggest star. Six years later he's a journeyman pro and a longshot to make the squad for South Africa. What went wrong, and is there hope for him yet?

April 19, 2010 | MICHAEL FARBER
The Blackhawks and the Capitals are postseason favorites, but shaky goaltending could spoil their Stanley Cup chances

April 19, 2010 | PIERRE MCGUIRE
SI ranks the starting goaltenders for all 16 Stanley Cup playoff teams

April 19, 2010 | TOM VERDUCCI

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Every SI Story ... Every SI Photo ... Ever SI.COM/VAULT

April 19, 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.

April 19, 2010 | SELENA ROBERTS
The golf star was back at his day job. Pollen mottled pristine Augusta National last Thursday, leaving a Cheetos-like residue on the table at the 1st tee as the starter announced the next player...

April 19, 2010 | JOE POSNANSKI
Despite the fawning over their tournament's glorious history, the folks at Augusta National continue to make adjustments—some brilliant, some not—as they try to keep pace with an evolving game

April 19, 2010 | JIM GORANT
The big story, the Italian Stallion and the death of socks

April 19, 2010 | JIM GORANT

April 19, 2010 | JIM GORANT
Here's to Hazards

April 19, 2010 | JIM GORANT
When a few stones would have worked, Augusta National threw boulders

April 19, 2010 | BRANDEL CHAMBLEE
So Tiger Woods (below) has returned and appears to be no worse for the wear. His game is unchanged by scandal and, at least when he has a club in his hands, his mind is clear and...

April 19, 2010 | MICHAEL BAMBERGER
Between apologies Tiger Woods showed flashes of the prescandal player, but despite his fourth-place finish, his first start in five months will be remembered for wildly erratic play

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