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April 21, 2003 | Volume 98, Issue 16

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Mike Weir Cover - Sports Illustrated April 21, 2003

April 21, 2003 | Brian Cazeneuve
FEBRUARY 23, 1976

April 21, 2003
Damn YankeesHow ironic that you put King George and his overpaid posse on your 2003 Baseball Preview cover (March 31) yet pick the A's to take it all. Like you, I'll take my small-market A's and...

April 21, 2003 | Steve Rushin
We met, by chance, in a smoke-filled bar better suited for curing hams. She asked if I was the scribe who once mocked, in SPORTS ILLUSTRATED, women's professional basketball. Reluctantly, I said...

April 21, 2003 | Leigh Montville
The new seats atop Fenway Park's leftfield wall give life to a not-always-jolly green giant

April 21, 2003 | Grant Wahl
Thanks to Dean Smith, Roy Williams is not in Kansas anymore

April 21, 2003 | Grant Wahl
10Teams for which Yankees third baseman Todd Zeile has homered, a major league record.

April 21, 2003
RefusedTo sign autographs in Toronto for fear of contracting SARS, Red Sox pitcher John Burkett. Sox officials had advised players to minimize contact with locals during last week's trip to...

April 21, 2003 | E.M. Swift
Attended

April 21, 2003 | Tim Layden
An ex-USOC official says some athletes were allowed to bend the drug rules

April 21, 2003 | Julia Morrill
A GAY HIGH SCHOOLER FIGHTS BACK

April 21, 2003 | Bill Scheft
Good to be here. Quite a finish at Augusta. Who would have thought that by Sunday afternoon there'd be more people in the hunt than in the protest?

April 21, 2003 | Pete McEntegart
Once the most hated man in NASCAR, he evolved into a fan favorite and retired in 2000 tied for third on the alltime victory list, with 84. At 56 he's winning new fans as Fox's folksy NASCAR analyst.

April 21, 2003
Baseball hall of fame president Dale Petroskey blinked first in his spat with Tim Robbins and Susan Sarandon. The Hall canceled a screening of Bull Durham because of the antiwar views of the...

April 21, 2003
With rain and protesters compounding the usual pressure, you had to have true grit to get through this year's Masters. Maybe that's why August National workers were spraying sand around. They said...

April 21, 2003
A professional soccer game in Austria was delayed 20 minutes while six security guards tried to catch a piglet that ran onto the pitch.

April 21, 2003
SIEVE STAIOSOilers defenseman, on teammate Jason Smith (left): "The guy's amazing. He has the pain threshold of a dead animal."

April 21, 2003
APRIL 18-24

April 21, 2003 | Pete McEntegart
Bronco Bucks, Heads in the Sand Trap

April 21, 2003
Jennifer Joiner, MILLEDGEVILLE, GA.SoftballJoiner, a senior righthander at Georgia College & State University, set a school record for career strikeouts with 316. This year she also set a...

April 21, 2003 | S.L. Price
Undaunted by the tumult or the pressure of sudden death, Mike Weir showed his steel in winning the Masters

April 21, 2003 | Daniel G. Habib
Take me out to the ball game, say the fervent fans in San Juan, Puerto Rico, the Expos' new—and very different—home away from home

April 21, 2003 | Brian Cazeneuve
Behind freshman Thomas Vanek, Minnesota became the first champ in 31 years to repeat

April 21, 2003 | Jack McCallum
When it comes to the playoffs, how much does the head coach really matter? In at least one case, it seems to matter a lot

April 21, 2003 | Tim Layden
As exuberant as they are accurate, the three Argentine-born Gramatica brothers celebrate the American dream with their every kick

April 21, 2003 | Peter King
Why teams rarely draft kickers these days

April 21, 2003 | Joshua Cooper Ramo
It's called aerobatics—planes soaring, diving and spinning as their pilots fight G-forces, disorientation and blackout—and it's the world's most dangerous sport

April 21, 2003
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April 21, 2003
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April 21, 2003
The NHL

April 21, 2003
Bunker ShotDespite the pressures of serving in the war in Iraq, Capt. Jason Conroy of the U.S. 3rd Infantry Division still found time to work on his swing.

April 21, 2003 | Michael Faber
Wings on the BrinkThe performance of Anaheim goalie J.S. Giguere has defending champion Detroit one defeat from elimination

April 21, 2003 | Pierre McGuire
After referees Kevin Pollock and Brad Watson did an excellent job officiating the Mighty Ducks' 2-1 triple-overtime win against the Red Wings in Detroit last Thursday, they worked the...

April 21, 2003 | Albert Chen
Royal FlushAfter losing 100 games in 2002, how did Kansas City start 9-0?

April 21, 2003 | Albert Chen
Rich Harden

April 21, 2003 | Tom Verducci
HO NO!In December 2001 the Rangers gave free-agent righthander Chan Ho Park a contract befitting an ace—five years, $65 million—even though Park had never been one, had tended to shrink from that...

April 21, 2003 | Ian Thomsen
Tim TestedIn a tight race for SI's annual honors, Tim Duncan retains his MVP crown

April 21, 2003 | Ian Thomsen
He'll receive few MVP votes, but Michael Finley is invaluable to the Mavericks. Through Sunday's games Dallas was 7-6 since Finley was sidelined by a strained left hamstring, a stretch that...

April 21, 2003 | Tim Layden
Empire Maker's easy victory in the Wood Memorial solidified his hold on the role of Derby favorite

April 21, 2003 | Rick Reilly
Hey, kids! Which was your favorite bizarro moment from last week's very Weir Masters?