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April 28, 2003 Table Of Contents

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A Royal Rush The author penetrated the dark heart of America's Sin City to discover the thrill of poker victory

By Daniel G. Habib

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I'll Never Forget A year after his son's death, the author grieves as he plays the Champions tour and hopes that his loss will make him a better father

By Howard Twitty As told to Michael Arkush

Tiger's Track Going back to his roots, Tiger Woods selected a ramshackle muni for a $25 million makeover

By Kevin Cook

The Week

By Alan Shipnuck

Big Play Helped by a preshot routine that sharpens his focus, Davis Love chipped in on the 72nd hole at Hilton Head, leading to OT and another win

By Craig Shankland

Coming Up

By Sal Johnson

Q + A Chris Marais The Guinness World Records sleuth reveals the truth on a new entry for the world's longest putt

By Chris Marais

Catching Up With...

Brian Doyle, Infielder OCTOBER 23, 1978

By Bill Syken

NFL Draft Preview

Rolling the Dice It's a good bet that five quarterbacks will be among the top 40 picks. So why is this draft such a crapshoot?

By Peter King

Dr. Z's Mock Draft

By Paul Zimmerman


Altitude Adjustment Climbing back after two down years in Florida and a family tragedy, new Rockie Preston Wilson is off to a smashing start in Colorado

By Daniel G. Habib


Killing Them Softly Soft goals can do more than demoralize a team. They can change the course of a game--or a Stanley Cup series

By Michael Farber

Pro Basketball

He's the One Among the many star turns that opened the NBA playoffs, none was more spectacular than Tracy McGrady's in Orlando's upset of Detroit

By Jack McCallum

Special Report

When Fans Attack Ten years after Monica Seles was stabbed, security is tighter throughout professional sports, but are athletes really any safer from increasingly belligerent spectators?

By S.L. Price

Motor Sports

International Man Of Mystery

He's been called a cheater and a traitor, a bad loser and a bad winner. He risks a fiery death every time he punches a time clock. He may be the most popular athlete on earth. So why are you waiting for us to tell you his name?

By Jeff MacGregor


Inside The Week In Sports

Inside Baseball

Inside Baseball

By Albert Chen

Tom Verducci's View

By Tom Verducci; Rocco Baldelli

Inside The NHL

Inside The NHL

By Stephen Cannella

In The Crease

By Pierre McGuire

Inside The NBA

Inside The NBA

By Ian Thomsen

Playing Hardball

By Rick Reilly


Leading Off



By Pete McEntegart; David Sabino; Diane Geppi-Aikens Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel

Q+A Marv Albert

By Marv Albert; Pete McEntegart Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel

The Show

By Bill Scheft Edited 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