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Sports Illustrated Bonus Section: Golf Plus

Fax Or Fiction? As Brad Faxon discovered during the Buick Classic, a Tour pro can get some unsettling--some might say spooky--answers when he starts questioning his swing

By Gary Van Sickle

Leap Of Faith Beth Bauer hopes that changes in her personal life will lead to the same kind of second-half surge that made her the 2002 rookie of the year

By Yi-Wyn Yen

Bad Boy Makes Good Will Jonathan Kaye's first Tour win help change his rough- edged image?

By Alan Shipnuck

Big Man In The Big House

By Steve Rushin

Big Play Taking the advice of his fellow pros, Jonathan Kaye finally cured his putting woes and jarred a dramatic 12- footer for eagle to prevail in a playoff

By Tom Patri

British Win Is In The Stars

By Alan Shipnuck

Is There A Spin Doctor In The House?

By Alan Shipnuck

Coming Up

By Sal Johnson

Baseball

Albert The Great Cardinals slugger ALBERT PUJOLS has emerged as the game's top offensive threat and launched an early bid for the first Triple Crown in 36 years

By Daniel G. Habib

The Kid With The Kick

High-styling, high-fiving Florida rookie Dontrelle Willis has everybody, even the famously indifferent Marlins fans, talking about his historic start

By Chris Ballard

Boxing

Cut Short Vitali Klitschko outslugged Lennox Lewis, but a bloody gash halted his title challenge

By Franz Lidz

Tennis

How Hard Can He Hit It? Andy Roddick serves rockets, and he's not the only man capable of breaking 150 mph. But is a big delivery enough to win Wimbledon?

By L. Jon Wertheim

Where Are They Now?

Mania Man Long after Fernandomania swept the nation, Mexico's greatest beisbol export still has the game in his blood--and his bloodlines. Are you ready for Fernandito?

By Luis Fernando Llosa

The Ice Storm Nancy gets whacked. Tonya pleads innocence. Oksana beats them both to win the gold. You couldn't make this stuff up

By Franz Lidz; Brian Cazeneuve; E.M. Swift

Thanks For The Memory The Hall of Fame forward has been reborn as an educational evangelist, preaching his radical gospel of memorizing through visualization

By Alexander Wolff

The Bronx Zoo

Yankee Doodle Dandy The Bronx Zoo's quirkiest character remains a kid at heart, sharing his wisdom with youngsters in his native Miami

By Mark Bechtel

Happy Hunter The uber-athlete who gave two sports his best shot now takes dead aim at the good life

By Rick Telander

The Final Kiss-off Why did baseball's buxom Kissing Bandit retire her act four years ago? Hard to say, because now she's revealing nothing

By Steve Rushin

The Real-life Rocky Nearly three decades after he went 15 rounds against the Greatest and inspired a movie, the Bayonne Bleeder is still living the good life in his hardscrabble hometown

By Michael Farber

Short And Sweet You don't need to be Yao Ming to make your mark in the sports world. We caught up with six former athletes who, though small in stature, measured up in the eyes of history

By Melissa Segura

The Wild One He became a legend throughout baseball by throwing the fastest fastball ever--and rarely getting it over the plate. Then he flamed out, on and off the field

By Pete McEntegart

Lost & Found Checking in with a pair of footballers, the original DHs and a slew of college hoops hotshots, and paying our final respects

Compiled by Lars Anderson, Trisha Blackmar, Jessica Garrison, Bryan Graham, Pete McEntegart, Mary Pinkham, Erika Sauerwein and Kevin Tran

Inside

Inside The Week in Sports

Inside Baseball

Wild Rice The Owls beat Stanford to win their first national title in any sport

By Daniel G. Habib

Will Donnelly Be An All-Star? Anaheim's Stud Reliever

By Albert Chen

Coming Soon... Victor Martinez

By Albert Chen

Tom Verducci's View

By Tom Verducci

Inside The NHL

He's Rich In Talent Growing up in a poor area outside Toronto didn't stop Anthony Stewart from becoming a first-round draft pick

By Stephen Cannella

In The Crease

By Pierre McGuire

Chillin' With The Splinter

By Rick Reilly

Departments

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Letters

The Unbearable Brightness of Beane

A best-seller made A's G.M. Billy Beane look like a genius. Will it also make him a pariah?

By Daniel G. Habib Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel

Champ to Chump Hewitt's early exit goes unmourned

By S.L. Price 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 Gentleman Passes ROGER NEILSON/1934-2003

By Michael Farber Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel

The Next One LARRY DOBY/1923-2003 After Jackie Robinson, Doby blazed a trail of his own

By Mark Bechtel Edited by Kostya Kennedy

Q+A Pam Shriver And George Lazenby The 40-year-old ESPN tennis analyst, and five-time Wimbledon doubles champ, wed the 63-year-old onetime James Bond (On Her Majesty's Secret Service) last year.

By Richard Deitsch; Pam Shriver; George Lazenby Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel

The Show

By Bill Scheft Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel

The Week In Television

Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel

Under Review Making Waves--Lone Malone

By John O'Keefe 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

Trivial Matters

By David Sabino Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel