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March 19, 2001 Table Of Contents

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Golf Plus

The Week March 6-12

Picture Of Success After years of odd jobs and mostly ordinary golf, late-blooming Joe Durant is ready for his close-up

By Alan Shipnuck


By Jaime Diaz

My Shot I used to be on everyone's A-list, but these days I'm finding out who my friends really are

By John Daly

Catching Up With...

Billy Pierce, Lefthanded Ace MAY 13, 1957

By Jamal Greene

Si View

Shooting Pains Running and gunning go together all too often these days in the games high school athletes play

By Steve Rushin

SI View The Week in TV Sports

By John Walters

Hot Wheels

By John Walters

Score Settler Using an engineer's formula, a fantasy website attempts to solve some of sports' great debates

By John O'Keefe

Pro Basketball

Post Mortem Once the lifeblood of most NBA offenses, low-post scoring is at a premium now--and teams need it to thrive in the postseason

By Phil Taylor

Clutch Overhaul Tagged as a player who fades in crunch time, Jamal Mashburn has shown his mettle this year and put Charlotte into the playoff hunt

By Phil Taylor

Ncaa Preview

Tough Stuff As the battle for the national title unfolds, the teams with true grit will have the best chance of surviving all the way to the Final Four in Minneapolis

By Alexander Wolff

The Spirit of '76 A quarter century has passed since there has been a champion--the '75-76 Indiana Hoosiers--tough enough to go undefeated

By Jack McCallum

Women's Ncaa Preview

Anybody's Ball Game Injuries to players for perennial powers UConn and Tennessee have left the door open for other teams

By Kelli Anderson

Pro Football

Hard Charger A rich new deal in San Diego puts late-blooming, sack-happy Marcellus Wiley among the NFL's elite defensive ends

By Michael Silver


Game 1,023 Just another regular-season match? Don't tell that to the Red Wings and the Blues, who were fighting bitterly to secure a better seed in the postseason

By Michael Farber

Lou Piniella [bonus Piece]

Sweet & Lou

Age, success and a good woman have mellowed Mariners manager Lou Piniella. So whom can we rely on now to storm out of the dugout in a righteous rage?

By Frank Deford



Inside Boxing

Inside Boxing

By Richard Hoffer

Inside Olympic Sports

Inside Olympic Sports

By Tim Layden; Brian Cazeneuve

Eyes On The Prize America's best speedskating hope, Chris Witty, knows what she wants

By Brian Cazeneuve

Inside The NHL

Inside The NHL

By Kostya Kennedy

In The Crease

By Pierre McGuire

Inside The NBA

Inside The NBA

By Ian Thomsen; Chris Ballard

On Pins Like Needles The spindly gams of newcomer Keon Clark have given the Raptors a lift

By L. Jon Wertheim

The Third Coming?

By Rick Reilly


A Blanket of Roses, Sire? Monarchos ruled at the Florida Derby and may do the same at Churchill Downs

By William Nack

Books What makes hoops' Zen master Phil tick? Common sense and self-interest

By Jack McCallum

Surely They Jest The Globetrotters want to be the best at a lot more than clowning around

By Jack McCallum

Leading Off

Higher Education This spring umps and players are struggling to learn the new strike zone

By Stephen Cannella

A Museum in the Cathedral The Palestra, spiritual home of Philadelphia hoops, puts its epic history on display

By Alexander Wolff

M&M Deja Vu All Over Again

We Get Letters

By Bill Colson, Managing Editor


It Doesn't Get Smaller Than This On KXGN-TV in Glendive, Mont., the sports department is a one-man band

By John Walters

Gear Where were these inventions when hightops were considered cutting edge?

By Mark Beech


By Grant Wahl; Stephen Cannella Edited by Albert Kim and Mark Mravic

Ask The Coach Guidance for those lost in sports

Edited by Albert Kim and Mark Mravic

Faces in the Crowd

Edited by Albert Kim and Mark Mravic