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May 26, 2003 Table Of Contents

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On the Money Three new books trace the insidious rise of the cash culture in baseball over the past five decades

By Charles Hirshberg

Staying Power Though lacking a knockout punch, lightweight Paul Spadafora thrives on guile and determination

By Franz Lidz

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Back To Golf Off the course Vijay Singh couldn't have had a worse week. On it his performance at the Nelson couldn't have been better

By Gary Van Sickle

Can The Clothes Make You Da Man? In a desperate bid to improve his game, the author tries outfitting himself like some of the Tour's most distinctive dressers

By Jim Gorant

The Week

By Alan Shipnuck

Resident Alien in Red Sox Nation

By Steve Rushin

Big Play A masterly wedge shot on 12 keyed Vijay Singh's win at the Nelson, and his controlled power makes him my choice to win next month's U.S. Open

By T.J. Tomasi

Coming Up

By Sal Johnson

Golf Herstory 101

By Jeff Silverman

Remembering Mark McCormack

By Walter Bingham

Catching Up With...

Mark Randall, Forward APRIL 1, 1991

By Richard Deitsch


The Serena Show

Serena Williams, who defends her French Open title next week, is now tennis's biggest star, and no one could be happier on the grand stage

By L. Jon Wertheim


The Last Laugh With the retooled Mighty Ducks going for the Cup, the joke--finally--is no longer on them

By Michael Farber

The Other Guy J.S. Giguere is getting all the raves, but Martin Brodeur's play has the Devils clicking

By Stephen Cannella

Horse Racing

Hands Down Putting a baseless accusation behind him, Jose Santos rode Funny Cide to an easy Preakness win and closed in on the first Triple Crown since 1978

By Tim Layden

From The Back Tees After the heated, and often silly, debate over her playing the Colonial, Annika Sorenstam is at last ready to test herself against the men

By Seth Davis With Reporting By Art Stricklin

Pro Basketball

Texas Tornado For Dallas to win its cross-state showdown with San Antonio, sixth man Nick Van Exel has to keep up his whirlwind scoring

By Jack McCallum

Prince of The Palace A seldom-used rookie is a key to the Pistons' fortunes

By Chris Ballard


The Visionary He created sports marketing and changed the worlds of golf, tennis and television. How will IMG survive the loss of its brilliant founder? Mark McCormack 1930-2003

By S.L. Price Compiled by Luis Fernando Llosa


Five At Bats, 18 Pitches, 10 Swings, Two Hits, Two Runs...And No Walks Rocco Baldelli, the Devil Rays' free-swinging rookie centerfielder, isn't about to let a hittable pitch--or his shot at stardom--go by

By Albert Chen


Pssst... Wanna Buy Some Clubs? Golfers spend millions a year on counterfeits and knockoffs. To find out how this burgeoning industry works, we went right to the source: southern China

By E.M. Swift; Don Yaeger


Inside The Week in Sports

Inside Baseball

Inside Baseball

By Albert Chen

Tom Verducci's View

By Tom Verducci; Derek Jeter

Inside Track And Field

Inside Track and Field

By Grant Wahl

Takin' His Whuppin' like a Man

By Rick Reilly


Leading Off


Hurricane Watch Two conferences are wooing Miami Athletic Director Paul Dee, whose decision--stay in the Big East or bolt for the ACC--could shake up the college sports landscape

By Kelley King Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel

Blood, Sweat and Magic Dave DeBusschere, 1940-2003, gave his all, every night

By Bill Bradley Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel

Go Figure

Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel

For The Record

Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel

A Yen for Speed

By Lars Anderson Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel

The Show

By Bill Scheft Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel

Q+A Helio Castroneves The 28-year-old Brazilian driver, nicknamed Spider-Man for his fence-climbing victory celebrations, is the two-time defending Indy 500 champ.

By Richard Deitsch; Helio Castroneves Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel

Sports Beat

Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel

The Week In Television

Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel

Under Review Stark and the Stork--Mo' Bettor Blues

By Richard Deitsch Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel

Faces in the Crowd

Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel