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April 1, 2002 Table Of Contents

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Golf Plus

Golf Plus

Pitched Battle

Thanks to a couple of amazing hole-outs when he needed them most, little-known Craig Perks fought off a star-studded field at the Players Championship

By Gary Van Sickle

Party Central As usual, there was plenty of action at Sawgrass's island-green 17th, and some golf was played there too

By Jim Gorant

Lady In Waiting It's only a matter of time before Lorena Ochoa does on the LPGA tour what she's doing at Arizona

By Yi-Wyn Yen

The Week

Edited By Alan Shipnuck

Big Play Timing is everything, and the two pitch shots holed by Players champ Craig Perks couldn't have come at more dramatic moments

By Steve Bosdosh Edited By Alan Shipnuck

Q&A Achy Jim Colbert enlists in an aqua-aerobics boot camp

By Jim Colbert Edited By Alan Shipnuck

In Praise of the Also-ran Nothing is more fun than watching Phil Mickelson crash and burn

By Cameron Morfit

Si View

Shock Jocks The earth moves often for sports fans in this era of bombastic pronouncements

By Steve Rushin

SI View The Week in Television

By Richard Deitsch

Going Once, Going Twice The online auction items of the week

TV Talk No Surprise: Bob Costas Goes Deep

By Richard Deitsch; Bob Costas

Catching Up With...

Wes Parker, First Baseman MARCH 22, 1971

By Hali Helfgott

Final Four Preview

Power Ball Forget Cinderella, it's NBA-caliber big men--strong inside and agile outside--who give Indiana, Kansas, Maryland and Oklahoma the potential winning ticket in the Final Four

By Grant Wahl


Perfect! Iowa State senior Cael Sanderson closed out his sensational career with a sterling 159-0 record and his fourth NCAA title

By Mark Bechtel

The Top 10

SI picks the most impressive college sports feats ever

By Kelli Anderson

Pro Basketball

A Season Full of Fight

Though weighed down by fatigue, Alonzo Mourning continues to do battle against NBA centers, more than holding his own while uplifting the rest of the Heat

By Jack McCallum


Country Mile

He's young, raw and strikes out too often, but the Reds' small-town slugger, Adam Dunn, can hit the ball a...

By Jeff Pearlman; David Sabino

Special Report

Death of a Fan The deflected puck that felled Brittanie Cecil left her small Ohio town reeling and has the rest of us wondering about an accident that didn't have to happen

By Phil Taylor

How She Died The puck that struck Brittanie Cecil in the left temple fractured her skull, but the cause of her death was a blood clot in a vertebral artery

By L. Jon Wertheim

Put Up the Net Spectators don't want their views obstructed, but protecting fans, as European leagues do, should be an NHL priority

By Michael Farber

No Penalty Teams and leagues are usually shielded from liability when spectators are injured during action, but that doesn't mean Brittanie Cecil's family won't be compensated

By L. Jon Wertheim

Safety Squeeze With new ballparks putting spectators closer than ever to the action, more fans are getting in harm's way

By Tom Verducci


Inside The Week in Sports

Inside The NHL

Inside The NHL

By Daniel G. Habib

In The Crease

By Pierre McGuire

Inside Baseball

Inside Baseball

By Stephen Cannella

Inside The NFL

Inside The NFL

By Peter King

Inside The NBA

Inside The NBA

By Ian Thomsen; Jeffri Chadiha

Missing Persons

By Rick Reilly


Philadelphia Phenom

Anthony Thompson isn't your average black Jewish accountant turned fighter

By Franz Lidz

Leading Off

The Future Is Wow! Cal sophomore Natalie Coughlin is making waves that could carry her to Athens

By Chris Ballard

No One--Except Himself--Is Spared When The General Unloads

By Charles Hirshberg



By George Plimpton; George Dohrmann; Pete McEntegart; Daniel G. Habib

Faces in the Crowd