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April 09, 2012 | Volume 116, Issue 15

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Anthony Davis Cover - Sports Illustrated April 09, 2012

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I can't believe that Colts owner Jim Irsay got rid of Peyton Manning and is going with a rookie. It doesn't matter how good Andrew Luck was at Stanford—this is still a recipe for disaster. Last...

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North Carolina players Harrison Barnes, John Henson and Kendall Marshall declared that they will enter the NBA draft. Good decision?

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"How did Josh Beckett injure his thumb? By thumb-wrestling Andrew Bailey or rock-paper-scissors w/ Alfredo Aceves for the rotation spot?"

April 09, 2012 | JOE POSNANSKI
In golf, it's 18—as in Jack's majors victories—and it's the figure that looms over Tiger and the sport

April 09, 2012 | JOE POSNANSKI
Police had to be called to a dialysis clinic in Georgetown, Ky., on March 26, five days before Kentucky and Louisville met in the Final Four, to break up an altercation between two patients: a...

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HOT: NO DJOKING

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Which current player would make the best coach?

April 09, 2012 | Daniel Roberts
Examining the reasoning and ramifications of the Magic Johnson group's $2.15 billion deal

April 09, 2012 | Alexandra Fenwick
Magic/Bird, about the iconic basketball rivals, opens April 11 on Broadway. The show's stars, Kevin Daniels (left, as Magic Johnson) and Tug Coker (as Larry Bird), are each 6' 5"—roughly four...

April 09, 2012 | Alexandra Fenwick
"I know he's my father, but he's annoying me."

April 09, 2012 | RICHARD O'BRIEN
A new book goes deep into mankind's connection with water

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GOLF.com

April 09, 2012 | Edited by ALEXANDRA FENWICK
DOUG THURMOND

April 09, 2012 | Edited by ALEXANDRA FENWICK
Lois Lane, the kid from Terminator 2, the Six-Million Dollar Man and Gary Busey—that's probably not the crowd that Seahawks coach Pete Carroll envisioned his starting running back, Marshawn Lynch,...

April 09, 2012 | Ryan Hatch
Putting a sports spin on the History Channel's wildly popular reality show Pawn Stars, ABC earlier this month debuted Ball Boys (Saturdays, 3 p.m. EDT), a peek behind the counter at Robbie's 1st...

April 09, 2012 | DAN PATRICK
STEVE NASH

April 09, 2012 | BEN REITER
Chase Utley was building a case for Cooperstown before he broke down. The Phillies—and the game—are feeling the loss

April 09, 2012 | BEN REITER
Spring training stats are notoriously illusory. Here are three players, though, who had hot springs this year—and should keep it up

April 09, 2012 | SARAH KWAK
This year's NCAA championship fits all sizes, but no contender is more exceptional than tiny, and scholarship-less, Union College

April 09, 2012 | SARAH KWAK
SMALL WONDER

April 09, 2012 | AUSTIN MURPHY
Long on both talent and playoff disappointments, San Jose is scrambling to make the postseason. Is this the end of the road for the league's most underachieving franchise?

April 09, 2012 | SAM AMICK
Kobe can't play forever. Andrew Bynum has the numbers and potential of a future franchise player, but not the maturity

April 09, 2012 | Chris Mannix
How do you know when you have hit bottom? How about—after fizzling with four teams in the NBA and spending two seasons in isolated outposts in Russia—being told by a 14th-place Chinese team that...

April 09, 2012 | JIM TROTTER
The handling of the bounty scandal exposes the continuing frosty relationship between the NFL and the union

April 09, 2012 | KELLI ANDERSON
DISPLAYING POISE ALMOST EQUAL TO THEIR TALENT, THE WILDCATS RACED PAST KANSAS TO WIN THE NATIONAL TITLE AND PUT A NEW SPIN ON A PHRASE OFTEN ATTACHED TO COACH JOHN CALIPARI: WON-AND-DONE

April 09, 2012 | LUKE WINN
Assuming Brad Beal, Anthony Davis, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Terrence Jones, Thomas Robinson and Jared Sullinger turn pro ...

April 09, 2012 | LARS ANDERSON
After missing all of 2011, Arkansas Heisman hopeful Knile Davis is healthy and running hard, keeping alive the memory of the man who put him on the path to stardom

April 09, 2012 | CORY MCCARTNEY
Arkansas's Knile Davis is just one of a host of prolific playmakers with their sights set on the Heisman

April 09, 2012 | GENE MENEZ
From California to Florida, players are using spring practice to turn heads and make a case for playing time this fall

April 09, 2012 | LEE JENKINS
The 76ers are unselfish, take care of the ball and play stifling defense. But can they win in the playoffs with a star who doesn't shoot?

April 09, 2012 | TOM VERDUCCI
Opening Day: A new season—and the dawning of a new era, with an expanded postseason, fresh money and a Technicolor park that looks forward, not back

April 09, 2012 | Tom Verducci
A DOZEN WELL-TRAVELED SPORTS ILLUSTRATED WRITERS NAME THE NO. 1 FAN EXPERIENCES IN THE SPORTS THEY KNOW BEST

April 09, 2012 | Tom Verducci
ANOTHER 12 NOTABLE FAN EXPERIENCES—FOR THOSE WILLING TO GO OFF THE BEATEN PATH

April 09, 2012 | JOHN GRISHAM
In his latest novel, the best-selling author of The Firm—and dyed-in-the-double-knits baseball fan—spins the tale of Cubs first baseman Joe Castle, the most scintillating phenom to hit the big...

April 09, 2012 | PHIL TAYLOR
No wonder the bureaucrats don't want to let Eric Dompierre to play high school basketball next year. Who authorized him to go around inspiring people? When Eric, who has Down syndrome, entered the...

April 09, 2012 | ALAN SHIPNUCK
Fleeing Venezuela for a better life and a chance to pursue his dream, Jhonattan Vegas found happiness in Texas, thanks to a far-reaching support group that has been with him every step of his journey

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MY BAG

April 09, 2012 | SCOTT STALLINGS
After finding an Augusta pencil, the author drew a surprise pass to his first Masters

April 09, 2012 | SCOTT STALLINGS
Should Ginni Rometty, the CEO of IBM, be invited to join Augusta National?

April 09, 2012 | BRANDEL CHAMBLEE
I have only one golf painting in my house, and it's there to remind me of two things. First, that I'm an idiot, and second, that the closest thing to perfection in golf is Augusta National. I came...

April 09, 2012 | STEPHANIE WEI
Sun Young Yoo won the Kraft Nabisco in a playoff but only after seemingly unbeatable Yani Tseng stumbled and I.K. Kim missed a tap-in on the 72nd hole