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Golf Plus

Bringing It Home Mark Calcavecchia's rush to victory at the Honda showed that when he's at his best, he's very good indeed

By Gary Van Sickle

You Talkin' to Me? Those who say that Bill Glasson is the scariest guy on the Tour are making a glaring error

By John Garrity

News & Notes

Edited By Kevin Cook

Bottom Lines

Compiled By Gary B. Smith Edited By Kevin Cook

Zone Sweet Zone

By John Huston Edited By Kevin Cook

Roll Model The Tour's official putting stats don't tell the hole truth

By Rick Lipsey

This Week

By Cameron Morfit

Spelling It Out Forget those questions about Tiger Woods. Here's why he's doing just fine

By Jaime Diaz

Catching Up With...

J.R. Richard, Houston Astros pitcher March 2, 1981

By Richard Deutsch

College Basketball

Racket In The Brackets The upsets and buzzer beaters of the opening rounds augured perhaps the most exciting NCAA tournament ever

By Alexander Wolff

Hockey

Captain Class Whether on the ice or at home, Ron Francis, the Pittsburgh Penguins' underappreciated center, does things the right way

By Gerry Callahan

Pro Basketball

Still The One Trailing 0-2 in the best-of-five ABL championship series, the Columbus Quest rallied behind Valerie Still, its 36-year-old center, to win its second straight title

By David Fleming

Tennis

The Most Hated Man In Tennis Marcelo Rios, who shot to No. 3 in the world with his victory at Indian Wells, has long been top ranked in boorish behavior

By Franz Lidz

Inside

Inside THE WEEK IN SPORTS

Inside The NBA

Inside The NBA

By Jackie MacMullan

NCAA Talent Pools

By David Sabino

Ten-Day Dreamin' Gerald Madkins gets a shot to prove he's still NBA material

By Marty Burns

Inside The NHL

Inside The NHL

By Kostya Kennedy

In The Crease

By Pierre McGuire

Inside The NFL

Inside The NFL

By Peter King

1998 Baseball Preview

A Farewell to Skinny Arms You want finesse, join a bridge club. The Boys of Summer are now beefy, pumped-up maulers ready to tear down the fences. This is the most homer-happy era in history, and there's never been a better time to be a hitter--or a worse

By Tom Verducci

Caution: Falling Records Ahead The way batters are muscling up, this could be a record-breaking year for major league records. Here are the players we think may set marks and the odds on their doing so

By Tom Verducci

Man On A Mission Erasing Roger Maris's home run record would be a thrill for muscular Cardinals slugger Mark McGwire, but what he really wants to wipe out is child abuse

By Tom Verducci

Scouting Reports

By Tom Verducci

Atlanta Braves ANOTHER BLOCKBUSTER FROM TURNER PITCHERS

By Michael Bamberger

New York Yankees TOO MUCH IS ENOUGH

By Tom Verducci

Baltimore Orioles EVERY DAY IS OLD-TIMERS' DAY

By Tom Verducci

Cleveland Indians GOODEN PLENTY?

By Michael Bamberger

Los Angeles Dodgers TOWER OF BABEL

By Michael Bamberger

St. Louis Cardinals MARKED FOR GREATNESS

By Tom Verducci

Seattle Mariners NOW OR NEVER

By Tim Crothers

Colorado Rockies WHERE THE DOLLARS REALLY CARRY

By Stephen Cannella

Toronto Blue Jays ARMED BUT INOFFENSIVE

By Tim Crothers

Anaheim Angels DOING WHATEVER IT TAKES TO BREAK EVEN

By Paul Gutierrez

Houston Astros DIERKBALL FEVER--CATCH IT

By Michael Bamberger

San Diego Padres: A Better Shade of Brown

By Tim Crothers

New York Mets THE UNKNOWN SOLDIERS

By Michael Bamberger

San Francisco Giants DUSTINY'S CHILDREN

By Tim Crothers

Boston Red Sox TERMINAL PATIENCE

By Michael Farber

Texas Rangers THE PRICE IS WRONG

By Michael Farber

Detroit Tigers WE ARE TIGERS, HEAR US ROAR

By Michael Bamberger

Milwaukee Brewers LOST IN AMERICA

By Tim Crothers

Arizona Diamondbacks FREE AGENTS WELCOME!

By Tom Verducci

1998 Baseball Preview: Tampa Bay Devil Rays

Definitely better than last year

By Michael Farber

Pittsburgh Pirates EARNEST & YOUNG

By Tim Crothers

Chicago Cubs WE REALLY MEAN IT THIS TIME

By Mark McClusky

Cincinnati Reds SCHOTT IN THE FOOT

By Tim Crothers

Philadelphia Phillies AN EXERCISE IN PHUTILITY

By Tim Crothers

Kansas City Royals ROYAL BLUES

By Michael Bamberger

Chicago White Sox FLYING ON MANUEL PILOT

By Tim Crothers

Florida Marlins WAIT TILL LAST YEAR

By Michael Bamberger

Montreal Expos TOMORROW NEVER COMES

By Tom Verducci

Minnesota Twins LAND OF 10,000 MISTAKES

By Michael Farber

Oakland Athletics A COMMITMENT TO MEDIOCRITY

By Tom Verducci

Answer to a Young Man's Prayer

By Rick Reilly

Departments

His Game Needs Work Isiah Thomas is not an NBA All-Star analyst--yet

By John Walters

A Kinder, Gentler Maniac BU coach Jack Parker may have mellowed, but he still craves victory

By Scott Lauber

Leading Off

Talkin' Baseball

By Ron Fimrite

The Daily Double Bill Mott and Favorite Trick were the winning ticket in the Swale

By William Nack

Abandon Ship

Amazingly Graceless Honest-to-a-fault coach Bruce Arena has D.C. United poised to win another MLS title

By Grant Wahl

Letters

Trout May Jump For Joy The much ballyhooed fly-fishing boom seems to have caught a snag

By L. Jon Wertheim

Scorecard

By Richard Hoffer; Jaime Diaz; Richard O'Brien Edited By Jack McCallum And Richard O'Brien

Faces in the Crowd

SI View The Week in TV Sports

By John Walters