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Seeing The Seniors In A New Light Dumping on the Champions tour has become almost a reflex reaction. After weeks on the circuit, the author offers a different perspective

By John Garrity

Long And Wrong Victor Schwamkrug takes pride in hitting the ball farther than any tour pro alive. That may be why his career has hit a dead end

By Yi-Wyn Yen

Still Searching Although it's well-crafted, this attempt to penetrate the inner Woods fails to deliver on its promise

By Jeff Silverman

Upon Further Review The best material ever written on Tiger Woods

By Glenn Stout

Dog Day Drafternoon

By Steve Rushin

The Week

By Alan Shipnuck

Big Play Rather than falling apart after a series of poor shots, Fred Couples kept his cool and holed a 61-foot putt to key his surprise win in Houston

By Gerald McCullagh

Coming Up

By Sal Johnson

Q+A Peter Jacobsen The co-architect of Redstone Golf Club riffs on the pressure of designing for his peers on Tour

By Peter Jacobsen

The 101 Most Influential Minorities In Sports

Changing The Game

Franchise Player This television mogul crashed the most exclusive all-white club in America when he purchased the NBA's new expansion team

By Phil Taylor

New World Order After years of battling for fair opportunities, people of color are finally running the show (in some places) and driving the economics in sports

By Richard Deitsch Andrea Woo; Gene Menez; Elizabeth Newman

Pro Basketball

Long Ranger With a locked-in Dirk Nowitzki scoring from all over the court and the toughness of a revamped defense, Dallas took command over Portland

By Ian Thomsen

Shooting Star In a postseason already marked by virtuoso performers, no one has played better than Minnesota's Kevin Garnett

By Jack McCallum

Double-edged Sword Paul Pierce's sharp shooting, from the floor and from the line, led Boston to a 3-1 series lead over Indiana

By Chris Ballard

Pro Football

Pick of the Picks Who scored and who didn't in PRO FOOTBALL'S two-day marathon

By Peter King


Whoosh! The surviving Stanley Cup playoff teams, including surprises like the Wild, all share the one attribute now needed for success in the postseason--speed to burn

By Michael Farber

The Speed Ratings SI special contributor Pierre McGuire ranks the remaining playoff clubs in order of team speed.

By Pierre McGuire


Inside The Week In Sports

Inside College Football

Inside College Football

By Jeffri Chadiha

Inside The NHL

Inside The NHL

By Stephen Cannella

In The Crease

By Pierre McGuire

Inside Baseball

Inside Baseball

By Daniel G. Habib; Tom Verducci

Tom Verducci's View

By Tom Verducci

Why Daddy Can't Write

By Rick Reilly


Leading Off

Behind the Rankings


Balk Like an Egyptian Forget Abner Doubleday, Alexander Cartwright and that rounders theory--the seeds of our national pastime were planted four millennia ago on the banks of the Nile

By Franz Lidz Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Richard Deitsch

SARS and Strikes in Toronto The virus frightens visitors and hurts the Blue Jays--at the gate

By Kelley King Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Richard Deitsch

Go Figure

Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Richard Deitsch

For The Record

Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Richard Deitsch

Young and Eligible/For the Record

By Seth Davis Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Richard Deitsch

Eyes on the Prize Real Madrid, the most compelling club soccer team ever, comes to U.S. TV

By Grant Wahl Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Richard Deitsch

Follow Up

By Mary Joe Fernandez Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Richard Deitsch

Q+A Bob Baffert The trainer of three Kentucky Derby winners--Silver Charm, Real Quiet and War Emblem--will saddle up Kafwain and Indian Express in the 129th running this Saturday.

By Richard Deitsch; Bob Baffert

The Show

By Bill Scheft Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Richard Deitsch

The Week In Television

Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Richard Deitsch

Under Review All-Star Changes--Jeers for Cheers

By Richard Deitsch Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Richard Deitsch

Sports Beat

Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Richard Deitsch

Faces in the Crowd

Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Richard Deitsch