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May 03, 2010 | Volume 112, Issue 19

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Derek  Jeter Cover - Sports Illustrated May 03, 2010

May 03, 2010 | PETER KING
By selling rebirth, the NFL draft steamrolled every topic in its path

May 03, 2010 | PETER KING

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Who's Hot

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May 03, 2010 | Brian Cazeneuve
Not without controversy, Juan Antonio Samaranch built a colossus

May 03, 2010 | Brian Cazeneuve
The president of the Japanese Football Association has asked home fans to root against the national soccer team in order to toughen its players in preparation for June's World Cup.

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Jim Schwartz

May 03, 2010 | Alan Shipnuck
Lorena Ochoa's early retirement robs the LPGA of class—on the course and off

May 03, 2010 | ADAM DUERSON
MLS might be joining the big leagues of popularity

May 03, 2010 | Dan Patrick
The Interview

May 03, 2010 | Edited by ELIZABETH MCGARR
William Henry

May 03, 2010 | DICK FRIEDMAN
HBO gives its regards to Broad Street

May 03, 2010 | DAVID EPSTEIN
In his first race of the season, Usain Bolt anchored his Jamaican 4 × 100 team to a Penn Relays record

May 03, 2010 | DAVID EPSTEIN
Wright Moves

May 03, 2010 | MICHAEL FARBER
No goalie has shone brighter in the playoffs than Brian Boucher, who keyed the Flyers to a first-round upset

May 03, 2010 | PIERRE MCGUIRE
The hero of the Canucks' first-round defeat of L.A. was defenseman Alexander Edler (below), who showed a more physical side to his play. Edler, 24, led Vancouver in ice time...

May 03, 2010 | JOE LEMIRE
The Cubs' bullpen is better, but will making Carlos Zambrano a reliever help him pitch like an $18 million man?

May 03, 2010 | Joe Sheehan
The demotion of struggling Rangers first baseman Chris Davis (.188 average, no home runs) and his replacement by top prospect Justin Smoak last week is an indication of an attitude change in...

May 03, 2010 | LARS ANDERSON
A gimpy knee hasn't kept Denny Hamlin from emerging as a serious threat to unseat Jimmie Johnson

May 03, 2010 | LARS ANDERSON
Pass Master

May 03, 2010 | LEE JENKINS
With fast breaks, high scores and star-making performances that call to mind the NBA's glory days, the Western Conference playoff teams are wowing fans with a frenetic first round. A quartet of SI...

May 03, 2010 | TOM VERDUCCI
They've won World Series, conquered New York and handled the Boss. But in 16 years the Yankees' Core Four had never sat down for lunch together—until an SI roundtable last week

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The Butler story was a great one, no doubt, but kudos to Tim Layden for capturing the essence of the 2009--10 Duke team in the NCAA championship story. The Blue Devils, led by seniors Jon Scheyer,...

May 03, 2010 | BEN REITER
A son of Haitian immigrants, 20-year old Jozy Altidore will carry the goal-scoring hopes of the U.S. in South Africa. After a rollicking year of highs and lows, can he fulfill his vast potential...

May 03, 2010 | AUSTIN MURPHY
The Big Ten is on the verge of adding one, three or possibly five members, setting off a chain reaction that will remake the landscape of college sports. But what schools will join the Big Ten,...

May 03, 2010 | GARY SMITH
He's 6'3" and 225 pounds of muscle. He's broken his nose five times, fractured both shoulders and lost eight teeth. He's drunk his mates under the table and brawled by their side. He's been named...

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Flying Off the Handle

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

May 03, 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.

May 03, 2010 | SELENA ROBERTS
In a brightly lit, windowless room inside the ad agency BBDO New York—the creative minds that put a mud-caked Betty White in a football huddle for the popular Snickers Super Bowl commercial—five...

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Photo Galleries

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EDITOR James P. Herre

May 03, 2010 | GARY VAN SICKLE
The marquee names stayed home, turning the Zurich Classic into a career-changing chance for lesser-known players such as Jason Bohn and Jarrod Lyle

May 03, 2010 | GARY VAN SICKLE
This Pitch Is Grooved

May 03, 2010 | JOHN GARRITY
Bob Charles and Gary Player won the money, but the real prize in the Legends' Demaret Division were old memories relived and new ones created

May 03, 2010 | JOHN GARRITY
Kicking Ash

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Welcome to the Stadium course at TPC Sawgrass and the 37th Players, the venue and championship that PGA Tour pros call home

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SI recently polled 71 players to gauge their feelings on issues regarding Tiger Woods, politics, the Ryder Cup and other matters. Some players declined to answer certain questions (thus...

May 03, 2010 | ALAN SHIPNUCK
With a little help from his close circle of friends (and a dog named Rocky), a rededicated Anthony Kim is loving life and playing golf as never before

May 03, 2010 | STEWART CINK
The reigning British Open champ reveals how he attacks one of the coolest risk-reward holes on Tour, the 523-yard par-5 16th at Sawgrass

May 03, 2010 | Michael Bamberger
Has Phil overtaken Tiger? What's right and wrong with TPC Sawgrass? Why was a retired NFL player given a spot in a Nationwide event? Who are the dark horses at the Players? And who is going to win...

May 03, 2010 | HENRIK STENSON
The winner of the 2009 Players provides an item-by-item accounting of what's in his bag, and tells how learning to curse in Gaelic may not have brought him the luck he had hoped for

For two decades Joe LaCava has been on the bag for Fred Couples, but their partnership goes much deeper than that of caddie and golfer

May 03, 2010 | KEN VENTURI
Pioneering promoter Fred Corcoran, the man behind the creation of the PGA Tour, would have loved the Players because it's all about the pros

May 03, 2010 | CHRISTINA KIM
In her new book the LPGA's most colorful player addresses one of the hot-button issues in women's golf: How do you find a partner?

May 03, 2010 | KEVIN COOK
With the Sawgrass Marriott Resort going bankrupt, maybe the Tour should spiff up its home course. In today's golf economy, the top architects might work on the cheap. But who would really do a...