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April 08, 2013 | Volume 118, Issue 15

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Tiger Woods Cover - Sports Illustrated April 08, 2013

April 08, 2013
I laughed when I read Marlins president David Samson's comment about owner Jeffrey Loria being a "simple guy" because he has "stayed in the same room in the same hotel in Paris through multiple...

April 08, 2013 | EMMA CARMICHAEL
No player in history, not even Lew Alcindor, transformed college basketball more than Baylor's dunk-happy Brittney Griner

April 08, 2013 | EMMA CARMICHAEL
Coca-Cola Park in Allentown, Pa., home of the Triple A Lehigh Valley IronPigs, is unveiling a Urinal Gaming System in its restrooms that will allow men to "engage with the screen by aiming in...

April 08, 2013
FOUR THE HARD WAY

April 08, 2013
HOT: OH, JOSE!

April 08, 2013 | Grant Wahl
A team of filmmakers is set to follow the first gay athlete in a major team sport—whoever he may be

April 08, 2013 | Grant Wahl
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April 08, 2013 | MARK BECHTEL
Mr. T's Greatest Athletic Feats

April 08, 2013 | DAN PATRICK
JOHNNY MANZIEL

April 08, 2013 | DAN PATRICK
SAY WHAT?

April 08, 2013 | Edited by ALEXANDRA FENWICK
ALEXI MICINSKI

April 08, 2013 | Edited by ALEXANDRA FENWICK
"I hope that Mr. Guerrero fights better than he thinks."

April 08, 2013 | CHRIS MANNIX
Postseason play allowed a trio of stars to climb up NBA draft lists—but three others took steps back

April 08, 2013 | CHRIS MANNIX
How the first 14 picks of the June 27 NBA draft would shake down if the season ended today*

April 08, 2013 | CHRIS MANNIX
Chris Mannix profiles injured Kentucky forward Nerlens Noel—still a lottery hopeful—this week at SI.com/NBA

April 08, 2013 | STEPHEN CANNELLA
Long before the Twitterati rose up against him, before his broadcasting chops were lampooned on Family Guy, Tim McCarver had to deal with Lou Piniella. With the Reds trailing the Pirates by a run...

April 08, 2013 | Luke Winn
A PLEA FROM A HORRIFICALLY STRICKEN TEAMMATE GOT LOUISVILLE TO FOCUS ON THE TASK AT HAND: THE QUEST FOR A THIRD NATIONAL TITLE

April 08, 2013 | Andy Staples
IT'S NO TALL TALE: FRESHMAN MITCH MCGARY TURNED MICHIGAN INTO A BEHEMOTH

April 08, 2013 | Tim Layden
SYRACUSE'S SMOTHERING DEFENSE, AS RELIABLE AS EVER, WILL MAKE OR BREAK THE ORANGE'S HOPES

April 08, 2013 | Kelli Anderson
WICHITA STATE WON THE UPSET-RAVAGED WEST WITH A STEELY RESOLVE THAT COMES FROM ITS COACH. NOW IT'S THE BULL OF THE BALL

April 08, 2013
SOUTH

April 08, 2013
Who will win in Atlanta? For videos breaking down the Final Four matchups—and fearless predictions from our college basketball experts—go to SI.com/mag

April 08, 2013 | George Dohrmann
THE COLLEGE ATHLETICS UNIVERSE HAS A NEW GROUP OF POWER BROKERS: THE SEARCH FIRMS THAT HELP SCHOOLS FILL THEIR COACHING VACANCIES, COMMANDING TOP DOLLAR FOR WORK THAT DOESN'T ALWAYS PAY OFF

April 08, 2013 | Austin Murphy
MAN BOOBS OR MOBILITY? THUNDER THIGHS OR THE FASTEST 40 AT THE COMBINE? FOR SO MANY WIDE-BODY PROSPECTS IN THIS RAPIDLY EVOLVING GAME—THE READ OPTION, THE SPREAD—EVERY EXTRA POUND IS A...

April 08, 2013 | Austin Murphy
See a gallery of extra-large NFL linemen through the years—including William (the Refrigerator) Perry (left)—and find out where Chance Warmack goes in Don Banks's latest mock draft, at SI.com/nfl

April 08, 2013 | BEN REITER
Once a punch line for his slapstick 40 at the combine, Bengals tackle Andre Smith decided to lose flab and regain respect

April 08, 2013 | Michael Rosenberg
IT'S TIME TO TALK TIGER WOODS, NO? SIX WINS IN HIS LAST 20 EVENTS AND THE RESTORATION OF HIS NO. 1 WORLD RANKING ARE A GOOD PLACE TO START. BUT TIGER'S STALKING BIGGER GAME HERE: MAJORS HISTORY....

April 08, 2013 | Michael Rosenberg
SOOO ... WHO WILL WIN AT AUGUSTA?

April 08, 2013 | Albert Chen
Early-April optimism is more than a platitude this year. The most predictable thing about baseball in 2013 is its unpredictability

April 08, 2013 | STEVE RUSHIN
Marijuana, self-driving cars, pepper spray, absinthe and open-carry firearms are now legal in some or all of the United States, even if they are still impractical to enjoy simultaneously. That...

April 08, 2013 | MICHAEL BAMBERGER
Whether you like the man or not, it's time to acknowledge him for his greatness and savor the opportunity to witness his historic chase

April 08, 2013 | MICHAEL BAMBERGER
[This article contains a table. Please see hardcopy of magazine or PDF.]

April 08, 2013
Check out Alan Shipnuck's Hot List every Monday at GOLF.COM

April 08, 2013 | STEVE FLESCH
When I heard that LPGA commissioner Michael Whan reaches out every year to Augusta National about hosting a women's tournament, I gave him credit for initiative and belief in his product. We'd all...

April 08, 2013 | STEVE FLESCH
Wednesday 3--5 p.m.

April 08, 2013 | ALAN SHIPNUCK
Everyone knows Condi Rice, but who's Darla Moore, the other woman who broke Augusta's grass ceiling?

April 08, 2013 | GARY VAN SICKLE
D.A. Points and Henrik Stenson waited until the 11th hour to get to Augusta

April 08, 2013 | GARY VAN SICKLE
TOP 100 TEACHERS POLL

April 08, 2013 | Sal Johnson
Tiger Woods has had plenty of success at the Masters, but the statistics for scoring average, driving accuracy and greens hit suggest that Tiger struggles when Augusta National is playing its...

April 08, 2013 | JIM GORANT
Which Jones quote do you like the most? The one about not robbing a bank? The one about playing the course between your ears? Or the one about the difference between regular golf and tournament...

April 08, 2013 | Alan Shipnuck
At 2:30 on a lovely April afternoon, Bubba Watson and Louis Oosthuizen set off in the final round of the 2012 Masters. They are in the second-to-last pairing. Oosty, an easygoing South African, is...

April 08, 2013 | Gary Van Sickle
It doesn't have the notoriety of some of the other holes on the back nine, but Camellia, the National's hardest hole, has been the scene of many a train wreck

April 08, 2013 | Gary Van Sickle
Among Masters champions this quintet has navigated the 10th the best.

April 08, 2013 | Gary Van Sickle
Since 1946 these players have the best stroke average at the 10th (minimum of 50 rounds).

April 08, 2013
Golf.com @THE MASTERS

April 08, 2013 | Connell Barrett
Thanks to two Tour wins and a new attitude, Scott Piercy has rocketed up the World Ranking and finally, at 34, into the Masters

April 08, 2013 | Connell Barrett
Here are three more Masters first-timers to keep an eye on

April 08, 2013 | Connell Barrett
Get a sneak peek at what Scott Piercy and other Masters rookies will experience on their first trip down Magnolia Lane with this exclusive look inside the Augusta National clubhouse.

April 08, 2013
Take a tour of the simple white clapboard clubhouse that has become one of the most iconic structures in the game—filled with history, mystery and people in green blazers

April 08, 2013 | Michael Bamberger
Is Tiger all the way back? Is Bubba coming back? Why is Rory in such a funk? What's the best hole at Augusta? And who will win the green jacket?

April 08, 2013 | Michael Bamberger
Bamberger: Dustin Johnson.

April 08, 2013 | Michael Bamberger
Writers and editors discuss the game's hot topics in PGA Tour Confidential every Monday at golf.com/confidential

April 08, 2013 | Michael Bamberger
The man with the golden name, Robert Tyre Jones IV, rarely plays golf and isn't even a member of Augusta National, but he's devoted to the truth and the memory of his legendary grandfather

April 08, 2013 | John Garrity
For too long an also-ran, Brandt Snedeker embraced his ability and analytics to emerge as a force on tour and an Augusta favorite

April 08, 2013 | John Garrity
Sure, Brandt Snedeker has a game plan for attacking Augusta National, but don't think he's going to share it

April 08, 2013 | BRANDEL CHAMBLEE
The first golf tournament I can remember watching on TV was the 1975 Masters, which from a golf history standpoint is a bit like enlisting in the military and starting as a general. After the '86...