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Perfect Pitch Mike Weir fended off a Sunday charge and won his second straight Nissan Open with a shot that would've made his avatar, Ben Hogan, proud

By Gary Van Sickle

What's Right With Tiger Turns out Woods is only human. Is that bad?

By Jim Gorant

Big Play With Michael Breed

By Michael Breed

Heard on the Range

By Jim Gorant; Farrell Evans

Top 100 Poll

By Jim Gorant

Sal Stats

By Sal Johnson

Tucson National

By Gorjus George Lucas*

My Shot Penalizing older Champions pros by taking away their carts fails to address the real problem

By Gibby Gilbert

2¢ With Hank Kuehne

By Hank Kuehne

Scorecard Extra

A Global Racquet By mining international talent, Trinity College has become the premier program in college squash

By Mark Beech Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel

Sports Illustrated 50th Anniversary

Wrestle Mania For four days each February, all eyes in Iowa turn to the supercharged state high school championships in Des Moines

By Kelli Anderson

The Poll Iowans weigh in on sports*

Compiled by Bill Syken

Who & Where

Compiled by Bill Syken

Alltime Best For Iowa's top 50 homegrown sports figures, go to SI.com/50.

Compiled by Bill Syken

Memorable Quote

Compiled by Bill Syken

Greatest Moment

Compiled by Bill Syken

Numbers

Compiled by Bill Syken

Sports Illustrated 50th Anniversary: Sports In America

State Of Dreams The author's novel spawned a landmark film about magic amid the cornfields

By W.P. Kinsella

Pro Basketball

Three for All

Kevin Garnett and his two new running mates have empowered the Timberwolves. Now anything seems possible, including an NBA title

By Jack McCallum

Baseball

And for Good Measure, Maddux The addition of veteran control artist Greg Maddux to a staff of young fireballers gives the Cubs the game's best rotation

By Daniel G. Habib

Ranking The Fab 5

By Daniel G. Habib

Out Of Their Tree The author wrote a book, Moneyball, that drove baseball's clubby traditionalists crazy. They fought back. Now he does too

By Michael Lewis

College Basketball

Quantum Leap After escaping scandal-torn Baylor, Lawrence Roberts landed at Mississippi State and made the Bulldogs a surprising top 10 team

By Kelli Anderson

What Baylor Might Have Been

By Seth Davis

Pro Football

Does The NFL Combine Still Matter? Put off by top prospects like the enigmatic Maurice Clarett, pro scouts learn less about the best in their predraft cattle call

By Peter King

Hockey

Blackhawks Down Where have you gone, Stan Mikita? Bad management has made a once-beloved NHL franchise irrelevant in Chicago

By Michael Farber

Inside

Inside The Week in Sports

Inside College Basketball

Late Bloomer With a little prodding, Providence's Ryan Gomes has turned into a star

By Seth Davis

Three Pointer

By Seth Davis

Don't Sleep on The Salukis A Mighty Mid-Major

By Seth Davis

Seth Davis's Free Throws

By Seth Davis

The Seed Report

By Seth Davis

Inside The NBA

Helping Hand As the team's second-best Wallace, Rasheed is a perfect fit in Detroit

By Ian Thomsen

Winning Friends, Shaping Careers Suns Assistant Tim Grgurich

By Ian Thomsen

Ian Thomsen's Fast Break

By Ian Thomsen

Inside The NHL

Star Burst Can struggling Mike Modano return to form in time for the playoffs?

By Stephen Cannella

In The Crease

By Pierre McGuire

Van Earl Wrong

By Rick Reilly

Departments

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Letters

Brain Drain

By Steve Rushin

Doping Out BALCO SI legal expert Lester Munson poses, and answers, eight essential questions about the federal probe that could change the shape of sports SI legal expert Lester Munson poses, and answers, eight essential questions about the federal probe

By Lester Munson Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel

What Next In Colorado? It won't be easy to find a successor to Barnett

By George Dohrmann Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel

Who's Her Daddy?

Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel

Return Of A Native Shut out of the NBA for years, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar finally comes home

By Kelley King 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

Rocket Man

Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel

The Show

By Bill Scheft Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel

Q+A Brian Williams

By Brian Williams; Richard Deitsch Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel

Sports Beat

Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel

The Week Ahead What to watch and watch for

By Julia Morrill Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel

Under Review

By Richard Deitsch Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel

Faces in the Crowd

Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel