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Golf Plus

The Week April 11-17

Never Easy Just as he had the week before in the Masters, Ernie Els put himself in position to win at Harbour Town but couldn't finish the job

By Gary Van Sickle

Couples 'n' Love A look back at the spring of '92, when the golf world was smitten with two friendly rivals

By Gary Van Sickle; Fred Couples; Davis Love III

A Major Yawn Plagued by foul weather and fan indifference, the oldest and most prestigious Senior event bade a not-so-fond farewell to PGA National

By Ian Thomsen

Notebook

By Jaime Diaz

Caddie Cam Caddying in the rain is definitely no time to sing

By Linn Strickler

My Shot The Vijay Singh I work out with isn't the same person as the one portrayed in the media

By Randy Warren

Catching Up With...

Deane Beman, Golf Visionary September 11, 1961

By John O'Keefe

Si View

SI View The Week in TV Sports

By John Walters

Broadcast Blues

By John Walters

The Last Word Brimming with books about all games, London's Sportspages is a polyglot mecca for fans

By Steve Rushin

Pro Basketball

Boy II Man

Erstwhile teen hot dog Kobe Bryant has grown into a consummate team player, which is a big reason the Lakers are huge favorites to win the NBA title

By Phil Taylor

Pro Football

D Day Resisting the urge to choose a quarterback first, the 49ers stuck to their plan and used five high-round picks to bolster their shattered defensive unit

By Peter King

Key Figure Keyshawn Johnson's trade to the Bucs shook up the first round, and the star wideout couldn't say so long to the Jets without a few parting shots

By Josh Elliott

Rush Job The Jets addressed a lot of needs with their record four first-round picks, but success hinges on whether a pair of sack artists can get to the quarterback

By Paul Zimmerman

Baseball

The Long Haul Having reached yet another milestone--this time 3,000 hits--the enduring Cal Ripken Jr. can again concentrate on his strength, playing the game day by day

By Leigh Montville; David Sabino

It Didn't Come Easily Batting tees and 3,000 stances got Ripken to his milestone

By Tom Verducci

Stanley Cup Playoffs

Play It Again For the second time in a year the Sabres were victims of a tainted postseason goal, and this time the video was indisputable

By Michael Farber

Inside

Inside THE WEEK IN SPORTS

Inside The NHL

Inside The NHL

By Kostya Kennedy

In The Crease

By Pierre McGuire

Inside Baseball

Inside Baseball

By Stephen Cannella; David Sabino

Teen Sensation Rafael Furcal, the majors' youngest player, is on the Braves' fast track

By Stephen Cannella

Inside Horse Racing

Inside Horse Racing

By William Nack; Mark Beech

Inside Motor Sports

Inside Motor Sports

By Mark Bechtel

Student Driver IRL rookie Sarah Fisher jumped from high school to racing's Ph.D. program

By Mark Bechtel

Inside The NBA

Inside The NBA

By Jackie MacMullan; L. Jon Wertheim

Physical Education [bonus Piece]

Gym Class Struggle Barely hanging on in some schools and flat out dropped by others, phys ed ain't what it used to be

By Jack McCallum

A Chauvinist Pig in a Poke

By Rick Reilly

Departments

Readin', Writin' and Racin' Bernard Lagat is busy mastering his three R's

By Brian Cazeneuve

Leading Off

Playing With A Heavy Heart Ottawa's Marian Hossa has floundered since accidentally injuring an opponent

By Austin Murphy

Coming of Age A bloodied Fernando Vargas proved his mettle by beating veteran Ike Quartey

By Richard Hoffer

Doubleheader: Two views of the Grand Old Game through the prism of history

By Ron Fimrite

Letters

Scorecard Chmura Arrest--Hoops Reform--Daly's Rough 18--Musical Racket

By Jamal Greene Edited by Mark Mravic

Faces in the Crowd