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May 03, 2004 | Volume 100, Issue 18

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Pat Tillman Cover - Sports Illustrated May 03, 2004

May 03, 2004
UConn RulesAs a longtime fan of UConn basketball, I enjoyed your profile of Connecticut's remarkable scholar-athlete, Emeka Okafor (The Conn Game, April 12). Unfortunately, you did a disservice to...

May 03, 2004
LETTERS•Please e-mail us at letters@si.timeinc.com or fax us at 212-467-4049. Letters should include the writer's full name, address and home telephone number and may be edited for clarity and space.

May 03, 2004 | Steve Rushin
Of the many things a celebrity athlete might find himself on—Sports-Center, crack, trial, trading cards, steroids, suspension, the wagon, vacation, probation—time is seldom one of them. "I've been...

May 03, 2004 | Stephen Cannella
Investigators say Blues center Mike Danton conspired to murder the man who engineered his rise to the NHL

May 03, 2004
Steroid rumors and slow clockings are making an Olympian's life tough

May 03, 2004
0 Coaching changes made by Nashville's two major league franchises, the Titans and the Predators, in their six seasons of play in the city.

May 03, 2004
RecoveringFrom an inflamed heart and a lung infection, Diego Maradona, who in 2000 was voted by fans as the best soccer player of the 20th century. The 43-year-old former midfielder, who is best...

May 03, 2004 | Sridhar Pappu
DiedOf a heart attack while playing tennis, Norris McWhirter, 78, who in 1954 compiled the first Guinness World Records with his twin brother, Ross. The McWhirters, sons of a British newspaper...

May 03, 2004 | Bill Scheft
Good to be here. Just wondering: If David Beckham gets a red card, does he have to sit out his next two women on the side?

May 03, 2004 | Richard Deitsch
Georgetown's new basketball coach talks about taking over the now-struggling program his father made famous.

May 03, 2004
He didn't win the anchor spot on ESPN's Dream Job last month, but that doesn't mean Zach Selwyn doesn't have a future in broadcasting. Selwyn, 29, is doing color commentary for GSN's Extreme...

May 03, 2004
Proud Mary keep on rollin'. Sister Mary Prudentia hit the lanes for the first time in her life on April 18 as part of an annual event sponsored by a Wichita chapter of the Knights of Columbus that...

May 03, 2004
The Illinois state legislature passed a resolution declaring that the "Cubs Curse shall be no more."

May 03, 2004
DAVID AARDSMARecently demoted Giants pitcher who ended Hank Aaron's reign atop the alphabetical list of major league players: "I owe it all to my parents."

May 03, 2004 | Julia Morrill
WHAT TO WATCH AND WATCH FOR

May 03, 2004 | Sridhar Pappu
•DRAFT DOINGSGood news for the hair spray industry: It doesn't look as if Mel Kiper, ESPN's carefully coiffed NFL draft expert, is going off the air anytime soon. ESPN's exclusive rights to the...

May 03, 2004
Luke Vanderham, TIPTON, CALIF.BaseballLuke, a junior lefthander at Central Valley Christian High, tied a 37-year-old Central Section conference record by throwing his fourth no-hitter of the...

May 03, 2004 | David Sabino
Bonds Issues

May 03, 2004
To submit a candidate for Faces in the Crowd, go to SI.com/faces.

May 03, 2004 | David Sabino
THE GODFATHER: a. On Aug. 17, 1966, Mays hit homer number 535, passing Foxx for second place.

May 03, 2004 | Tim Layden
On the first Saturday in May, Kentuckians rally around the Kentucky Derby, the state's top sporting event and a party like no other

May 03, 2004 | Tim Layden
For more about sports in Kentucky and the other 49 states, go to si.com/50.

May 03, 2004 | Tim Layden
This year's Derby looms as one of the most wide-open in history. Here are SI horse racing writer Tim Layden's picks with his odds.

May 03, 2004 | Ashley Judd
The actress's love for UK basketball epitomizes a statewide passion

May 03, 2004 | Compiled by Bill Syken
Kentuckians weigh in on sports*

May 03, 2004 | Compiled by Bill Syken
On a scale of 1 to 100, how would you rate your state's enthusiasm for sports, relative to other states'?88.6Rank: 2nd of first 41 states polled

May 03, 2004 | Compiled by Bill Syken
To read an SI Flashback story about Kentucky's 1978 national championship, view a gallery of every Kentucky Derby cover or vote for the best Wildcats basketball team of all time, go to si.com/50.

May 03, 2004 | Gary Smith
<b>The man</b> saw and heard things, back in the States where he was wealthy and a Sunday star. The man saw and heard things in his mind's eye and mind's ear when he lay on pillows in...

May 03, 2004 | Chris Ballard
The Mavericks thought they couldn't lose in Dallas, until the Kings beat them there in Game 4 to take control of their first-round series

May 03, 2004 | Jeffri Chadiha
In the first test of his NFL career, quarterback Eli Manning bucked the draft and came out on top

May 03, 2004 | Peter King
After seeing his team go soft, Al Davis made sure the Raiders got some hard hitters high in the draft

May 03, 2004 | L. Jon Wertheim
Even highly successful coaches have learned that winning doesn't guarantee security

May 03, 2004 | L. Jon Wertheim
Teams changing coaches since the end of the 2001 season: 16 of 32

May 03, 2004 | L. Jon Wertheim
Teams changing managers since the end of the 2001 season: 21 of 30

May 03, 2004 | L. Jon Wertheim
Teams changing coaches since the end of the 2001 season: 20 of 30

May 03, 2004 | L. Jon Wertheim
Teams changing coaches since the end of the 2001 season: 21 of 29

May 03, 2004 | L. Jon Wertheim
More from L. Jon Wertheim, including his Inside Tennis column and Mailbag, at si.com.

May 03, 2004 | L. Jon Wertheim
Agent Bob LaMonte represents NFL coaches on the rise

May 03, 2004 | L. Jon Wertheim
The buildup of pressure on college coaches has led to scandal and distaste for the job

May 03, 2004 | L. Jon Wertheim
Minneapolis and Washington top SI's short lists of best and worst cities in which to coach

May 03, 2004 | Karl Taro Greenfeld
At 14, Michelle Wie is poised, confident, brilliant, brattish, driven—and able to blast a golf ball 290 yards. She and her parents have an ambitious plan to dominate golf. Women's golf, men's...

May 03, 2004
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May 03, 2004
Catch Tom Verducci's double play on SI.com. SI's baseball scribe goes deep with his Tuesday Insider and fields your Mailbag questions on Wednesdays at si.com/baseball.

May 03, 2004
Baseball

May 03, 2004 | Daniel G. Habib
Now thriving in L.A., Milton Bradley has a message to send to Cleveland

May 03, 2004 | Daniel G. Habib
UP

May 03, 2004 | Daniel G. Habib
Tom Verducci's Inside Baseball column every week at si.com/baseball.

May 03, 2004 | Tom Verducci
HANDLE WITH CARE

May 03, 2004 | Tom Verducci
1. Orioles rookie lefthander Matt Riley's curveball is gaining a reputation that rivals the A's Barry Zito's sweeper. Says one American League scout, "Barry's is softer. This is a power curve....

May 03, 2004 | Michael Farber
His jaw mended, Jeremy Roenick of the Flyers has a new playoff style

May 03, 2004 | Pierre McGuire
Coaching adjustments have buoyed the Red Wings. After Detroit lost Games 3 and 4 to the Predators in round I, coach Dave Lewis put Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg on a line together to create...

May 03, 2004 | Richard Hoffer
Vitali Klitschko finally proved his mettle by seizing the WBC title

May 03, 2004 | Richard Hoffer
Champion Klitschko, for all the excitement this bout generated, could be stranded in a future of nonsense bouts because the other three heavyweight champions, the WBO's Lamon Brewster, IBF's Chris...

May 03, 2004
Anchor's AwayMarion Jones takes a handoff from Inger Miller as she starts her victorious run on the last leg of the women's 4x100-meter race at the Penn Relays in Philadelphia last weekend. It was...

May 03, 2004 | Rick Reilly
All day, in San Jose, the parents of late NFL star Pat Tillman were seeing their son get the kind of attention he would've hated: his face on CNN, teddy bear memorials, a tribute from the White House.