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Golf Plus

SI's Second Annual PGA Tour Player Survey

Ernie Vs. Tiger Tale of the tape as the game's top heavyweights prepare to get it on

By Gary Van Sickle

The Week

By Alan Shipnuck

Big Play A spectacular long bunker shot kept Charles Howell alive in sudden death in L.A., but he lost when his aggressive putting let him down

By Mike Bender

The Basketball Diaries When the PGA Tour went to Los Angeles, the round ball that captivated the players didn't have dimples

By Chris Lewis

From Bat to Verse With training camps in full swing, it's time for an ode to the joys, and boys, of spring

By Steve Rushin

Scorecard Extra

Pint-sized Power Surprising Colorado College, one of the smallest schools skating in Division I, is on top of the polls

By Stephen Cannella

Catching Up With...

Steve Worster, Fullback DECEMBER 14, 1970

By Kayleen Schaefer

Pro Basketball

Roll of a Lifetime Pouring in points by the score and leading the Lakers back into contention, KOBE BRYANT is following a master plan he devised as a teen

By Chris Ballard

Young Stars

The Gifted Ones Kobe Bryant wasn't the first teen to go pro, and LeBron James won't be the last. Let's stop wringing our hands and enjoy the next wave of prodigies

By Richard Hoffer

At 13, America's soccer prodigy has the world at his feet

By Grant Wahl

Jose Reyes This teenage shortstop does it all--and he'll soon be doing it in New York

By Daniel G. Habib

Darko Milicic This 17-year-old 7-footer may be the NBA's No. 2 draft pick

By Ian Thomsen

College Basketball

A Madness To The Method? A top-secret computer formula, the RPI, is often the difference between a team's receiving an NCAA at-large berth or going to the NIT. Its critics think there are better yardsticks--and they may be right

By Alexander Wolff

Baseball

Safe At Home Why would Lou Piniella leave a winner in Seattle to manage the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, the worst team in baseball? To be with his family

By Michael Bamberger

Caving

Going Deep HOW A CURMUDGEONLY CAVER DISCOVERED A SUBTERRANEAN WONDER, INFURIATED AN ENTIRE SPORT AND THEN RESCUED THE CAVERN FROM RUIN

By Michael Ray Taylor

Inside...

Inside The Week In Sports

Inside The NFL

Inside the NFL

By Peter King

Inside The NHL

Inside The NHL

By Stephen Cannella; Daniel G. Habib

In The Crease

By Pierre McGuire

Inside The NBA

Inside The NBA

By Ian Thomsen

Like Mike, Or Even Better

By Rick Reilly

Departments

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Letters

Scorecard

By Alexander Wolff; Kelley King; Tom Verducci; Richard DeitschEdited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel

The Show

By Bill ScheftEdited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel

Sports Beat

Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel

Faces in the Crowd

Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel