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March 14, 2011 | Volume 114, Issue 11

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Joe Dimaggio Cover - Sports Illustrated March 14, 2011

March 14, 2011 | TERRY MCDONELL
As we close this issue, Roger Goodell and DeMaurice Smith are working through a negotiation extension of five days (and nights) in search of what both can claim to be a fair deal. Failure by...

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Founder: Henry R. Luce 1898--1967

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We all know that Bill Murray is a pro when it comes to performing, but to see his Carl Spackler in action at age 60, knowing that he can still walk for four rounds with the same fervor he had 30...

March 14, 2011 | REPORTED BY DORIS BURKE
So just what are NFL owners and players fighting over? The answer, of course, is money—$9.3 billion in revenue, to be specific. While the league won't divulge exactly how that figure breaks down...

March 14, 2011 | REPORTED BY DORIS BURKE
$20--21 MILLION

March 14, 2011 | Michael Bamberger
Revered golf producer Frank Chirkinian earned himself a Hall of a send-off

March 14, 2011 | Michael Bamberger
A man in Los Angeles has been making as much as $1,500 per appearance as a Pau Gasol impersonator.

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Dismissed

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Dustin Pedroia

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$560

March 14, 2011 | Sarah Kwak
In the absence of its most celebrated player, the league needs to spotlight new stars

March 14, 2011 | Brian Hendrickson
Cubs outfielder Reed Johnson's admission last week that the public meltdown of Charlie Sheen has been must-see TV in Chicago's spring training clubhouse should come as no surprise. A former high...

March 14, 2011 | Dan Patrick
Pete Sampras

March 14, 2011 | Edited by ALEXANDRA FENWICK
Hilary Cordero

March 14, 2011 | Pablo S. Torre
Tommy Zbikowski goes back to boxing

March 14, 2011 | KELLI ANDERSON
James Madison guard Dawn Evans, the nation's second-leading scorer, isn't the player of the year favorite; she's just the one with the best story

March 14, 2011 | SETH DAVIS
Kyle Singler has had a disappointing season. Duke's 6'8" senior forward was a preseason player of the year candidate, but his three-point shooting has dipped from 39.9% to 33.5%, and he shot a...

March 14, 2011 | BRIAN CAZENEUVE
After enduring a public All-Star snubbing, Phil Kessel has lifted the Maple Leafs into playoff contention

March 14, 2011 | PIERRE MCGUIRE
Sabres wing Drew Stafford had a career-high 26 goals through Sunday. His improvement stems from his decision to shed 10 pounds in the off-season, which has made him quicker and stronger... ....

March 14, 2011 | LARS ANDERSON
Rapidly improving Danica Patrick remains coy about her big choice: Will it be NASCAR or IndyCar in 2012?

March 14, 2011 | S.L. Price
The NCAA hasn't held him accountable for any major violation, and dark rumors about his recruiting methods have never stuck. Still, no matter what good the Kentucky coach does—visiting the sick,...

March 14, 2011 | Lee Jenkins
Losing a superstar is normally a disaster in the NBA. But no one told that to the surging post-Carmelo Nuggets, who have finally become a team its coach can love

March 14, 2011 | Michael Farber
There's one thing keeping the Penguins' Matt Cooke from being regarded among the NHL's handiest third-line wingers: He also might be the dirtiest player in the game

March 14, 2011 | Grant Wahl
A terrifying car accident in October 2009 left his body a shattered wreck and ended his World Cup hopes. Now, nearly a year and a half since his last game, Charlie Davies is intent on resurrecting...

March 14, 2011 | Grant Wahl
In the league's 16th season, the hottest action will be in the soccer-mad Pacific Northwest, where expansion Portland and Vancouver join wildly popular Seattle; in the end, though, it should be...

March 14, 2011 | KOSTYA KENNEDY
Seventy summers ago Joe DiMaggio hit safely in 56 straight games, setting the most hallowed record in sports. Along the way, though, a sweltering weekend in Washington, D.C., almost halted his...

March 14, 2011 | PHIL TAYLOR
It is a good thing that I have come to view sports with a veteran journalist's detachment, that I no longer have a crazed passion for the favorite teams of my youth. Otherwise the Mets would have...

March 14, 2011 | JOHN GARRITY
Mike Davis made a name for himself with his innovative U.S. Open course setups. Now he will test his political and people skills as the new executive director of the USGA

March 14, 2011 | JOHN GARRITY
Mike Davis's rise to the top of the USGA gives him a lot of clout, but who swings the biggest stick in the world of golf? We put the question to our SI Golf Group experts, who awarded 10 points...

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MY BAG

March 14, 2011 | JOHN ZIEGLER
A USGA change that shouldn't have occurred until 2014 has closed the Open

March 14, 2011 | JOHN ZIEGLER
TOP 100 TEACHERS POLL

March 14, 2011 | BRANDEL CHAMBLEE
In April 1986 the World Ranking, as we know it now, debuted and Bernhard Langer was the first to be crowned king of the golf world. The irrepressible German was the defending Masters champion,...

March 14, 2011 | MICHAEL BAMBERGER
Judy and Scott Thompson have raised their children—Nick, Curtis and Lexi—in golf, and all have done extremely well. The question is: Which of the three will be the first to be great?

March 14, 2011 | MICHAEL BAMBERGER
After a family crisis, Rory Sabbatini finally learned how to control his emotions, on and off the course