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April 28, 2003 | Volume 98, Issue 17

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Carson Palmer Cover - Sports Illustrated April 28, 2003

April 28, 2003 | Bill Syken
OCTOBER 23, 1978

April 28, 2003
Windy City BaseballThank you for Rick Telander's article about the great battle of the North and the South—the Cubs and the White Sox (Hey, Chicago, Wait Till This Year, April 7). I am a South...

April 28, 2003
LETTERS

April 28, 2003 | Joe Queenan
What does it mean to be a sports fan? Why are those of us who are spectators so ambivalent about the athletes we pay to see? It is no secret that we feel disconnected from the players but tied...

April 28, 2003
Loyola (Md.) women's lacrosse coach Diane Geppi-Aikens's terminal brain cancer hasn't kept her off the sidelines. And now her team is ranked No. 1. Her story, in her words

April 28, 2003 | Pete McEntegart
A coveted high school quarterback decides to pass on his senior year

April 28, 2003 | Pete McEntegart
The 59-year-old Yesss!!! man is in his fifth decade calling NBA games. He's working the playoffs on TNT with Mike Fratello.

April 28, 2003 | Pete McEntegart
6Pitchers who've allowed at least 10 runs in a start: Jimmy Haynes, Randy Johnson, Greg Maddux, Pedro Martinez, Roy Oswalt and Rick Reed, who had a combined 2.98 ERA last year.

April 28, 2003
DiedOf pancreatic cancer, Jack Donohue, 70, the former coach of Canada's national basketball team. A Canadian—James A. Naismith—invented basketball, but a New Yorker, Donohue, put Canadian...

April 28, 2003
Sold

April 28, 2003 | Bill Scheft
Before we begin—if you don't like any of these jokes, my caddie chose them.

April 28, 2003
The Will Ferrell running the Boston Marathon on Monday was a lot different from the Ferrell who millions of moviegoers saw running through town in the recent blockbuster Old School. For one thing...

April 28, 2003
This is no dress rehearsal but a real rough-and-tumble rugby match between the women's teams from the universities of Florida and South Florida. They got together last Friday night for some...

April 28, 2003
Residents of Milan, Ind., the town on which Hoosiers was based, are planning to turn their downtown into a theme park.

April 28, 2003
BRETT TOMKOCardinals pitcher, on whether his first-inning problems (12 runs in three starts) were mental or physical: "It's apples and oranges. And probably some watermelons."

April 28, 2003
APRIL 25-MAY 1

April 28, 2003 | Pete McEntegart
•Mega Murdoch•Tom Good, Bill Bad

April 28, 2003
Joona Puhakka, HELSINKI, FINLANDDivingPuhakka, a freshman at Arizona State, became the first Sun Devil to win two individual conference tides in the same year by winning the one-and three-meter...

April 28, 2003 | David Sabino
Oh, No, Mr. Wizard!

April 28, 2003 | David Sabino
CAPITAL OFFENSE: d. Guard Don Ohl averaged 26.2 points in 13 playoff games in 1964-65 and '65-66 for the Baltimore Bullets.

April 28, 2003
Find out who'll be caught in the NFL draft. Get pick-by-pick coverage, including Peter King's running analysis, at si.com/football/2003/draft.

April 28, 2003
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April 28, 2003 | Peter King
It's a good bet that five quarterbacks will be among the top 40 picks. So why is this draft such a crapshoot?

April 28, 2003
Based on the players penciled in as starters and backups as of Sunday, SI ranked the 32 teams from the richest to the neediest at quarterback, and suggested what each club should do between the...

April 28, 2003 | Paul Zimmerman
It's a great time to be a defensive lineman. Eight went in the first round last year. Nine were chosen that early in 2001. "In this era you can't get by with just four or even five defensive...

April 28, 2003
Sometimes a quarterback treasure is buried in the late rounds. This may be one of those drafts

April 28, 2003 | Daniel G. Habib
Climbing back after two down years in Florida and a family tragedy, new Rockie Preston Wilson is off to a smashing start in Colorado

April 28, 2003 | Daniel G. Habib
Here are five players whose off-season change of scenery (like Preston Wilson's) has been good for them and their new clubs (statistics through Monday).

April 28, 2003
Greene LightMaurice Greene (39) and his fellow competitors appear to be running on air as they cross the finish line in the 200 meters at the Mt. SAC Relays in Walnut, Calif., last Saturday....

April 28, 2003 | Michael Farber
Soft goals can do more than demoralize a team. They can change the course of a game—or a Stanley Cup series

April 28, 2003 | Jack McCallum
Among the many star turns that opened the NBA playoffs, none was more spectacular than Tracy McGrady's in Orlando's upset of Detroit

April 28, 2003 | S.L. Price
Ten years after Monica Sales was stabbed, security is tight throughout professional sports, but are athletes really any safer from increasingly belligerent spectators?

April 28, 2003 | Jeff MacGregor
He's been called a cheater and a traitor, a bad loser and a bad winner. He risks a fiery death every time he punches a time clock. He may be the most popular athlete on earth. So why are you...

April 28, 2003
Baseball

April 28, 2003 | Albert Chen
Global WarmingMomentum builds for a World Cup that would determine international bragging rights among major leaguers

April 28, 2003 | Albert Chen
Here are the potential lineups for the top four teams in a proposed World Cup, if it were played in 2005

April 28, 2003 | Tom Verducci
JAIL TIME

April 28, 2003 | Stephen Cannella
Mighty Duck HuntThe best way for the Stars to cool down hot Anaheim goalie Jean-Sébastien Giguere is to crash the crease

April 28, 2003 | Pierre McGuire
Some general managers are asking their amateur scouting staffs to make sure they don't let undersized yet skilled defensemen fall off their radar screens. Four such blueliners, the Oilers'...

April 28, 2003 | Ian Thomsen
Eighth-seeded Phoenix is creating tough matchups for the Spurs

April 28, 2003 | Ian Thomsen
Before the Mavericks' first game with Portland, the focus in Dallas was on Michael Finley's return from a strained left hamstring. But the real concern is over Steve Nash, who has battled a sore...

April 28, 2003 | Rick Reilly
Wait, wait, wait. Before we let a couple of trailer-park nut bags without enough blood in their alcohol streams ruin the way millions watch baseball, let's all take a cleansing breath.