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April 12, 2004 Table Of Contents

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Is This The Week? Now that he has altered his game and his attitude, there's no good reason why Phil Mickelson shouldn't finally win his first major

By Gary Van Sickle

Making It A tough choice made long ago by Tim Petrovic has only recently paid off

By Rick Lipsey

Mirror Images Twins Aree and Naree Song, forever together, have been torn apart by the one thing that could separate them--a difference in their ability

By Yi-Wyn Yen

Veteran Move Rookie Zach Johnson won the BellSouth by keeping everything in perspective

By Jim Gorant

Big Play With Michael Breed

By Michael Breed

Heard on the Range

By Jim Gorant; Farrell Evans

Sal Stats

By Sal Johnson

UConnundrum: Alamo or Gumbo?

By Steve Rushin

Augusta National

By Gorjus George Lucas*

2¢ With Larry Mize

By Larry Mize

The Best Putter Is...

By David Barrett

Catching Up With...

John Brodie, Quarterback SEPTEMBER 20, 1971

By Andrea Woo

Kelly Slater

Kelly Slater Grows Up ... Again He matured from teen hotshot into the best pro surfer ever, then got sick of the grind. Now, changed by tragedy, the Legend is back, chasing a young archrival

By Josh Elliott

Sports Illustrated 50th Anniversary: Sports In America

Everybody's Augusta Not far from the National's hushed greens you'll find a blue-collar paradise of minor league baseball, drag boats and pro rasslin'

By Michael Bamberger

Football Magic For the author, following Georgia Tech's mighty gridiron team was a thrill

By Roy Blount Jr.

The Poll Georgians weigh in on sports*

Compiled by Farrell Evans

Who & Where

Compiled by Farrell Evans

Alltime Best For Georgia's top 50 homegrown sports figures, go to

Compiled by Farrell Evans

Memorable Quote

Compiled by Farrell Evans

Greatest Moment

Compiled by Farrell Evans


Compiled by Farrell Evans

Ncaa Final Four

The Conn Game

Behind a full-throttle performance from Emeka Okafor, Connecticut cruised past Georgia Tech to win the NCAA title

By Alexander Wolff

They Got Next In the women's tournament, Minnesota's Janel McCarville and LSU's Seimone Augustus showed great promise in defeat

By Kelli Anderson

SI'S 2005 Top 10 Here's our extremely early projection of the teams who'll be battling to reach next year's Final Four in St. Louis

By Gene Menez and B.J. Schecter


180 Degrees Of Separation In 1999 Josh Hamilton and Josh Beckett were so close in talent and potential that they were drafted 1 and 2. Now they're worlds apart

By Jeff Pearlman


Someone's Going To Be Upset Favorites often exit early on the road to the Stanley Cup

By Michael Farber

Western Conference In analyzing the first-round matchups, SI's Pierre McGuire predicts two big surprises and one long series

By Pierre McGuire

Eastern Conference Though he sides with the chalk, McGuire sees the NHL's hottest rivalry going seven games and the defending champs ousted

By Pierre McGuire

Pro Basketball

Chris Crossed The return of Chris Webber was supposed to boost Sacramento. Instead, the Kings are struggling, and their star is feeling the heat

By Jack McCallum


Inside The Week in Sports

Inside Baseball

Cooling Off Without his old heat, tight-lipped Pedro Martinez relies more on guile

By Daniel G. Habib

Bumper Crop

By Daniel G. Habib

Inside Horse Racing

Guesswork Castledale's win at Santa Anita further muddled the Derby picture

By Tim Layden

Hey Readah! Hum Readah!

By Rick Reilly


Power Running A strong U.S. women's marathon team qualifies for Athens

By Brian Cazeneuve

The Mane Attraction A poignant memoir reflects on the bond between horse and man

By Daniel G. Habib

Leading Off

Doctor Detroit Pistons trainer Arnie Kander has offbeat ways to build baskeball strength

By Gene Menez

All-around Thriller A depleted NCAA field put on an electrifying show

By Bill Syken


Write Of Spring Opening Day marked the start of Roger Angell's 43rd season on the baseball beat, where he is revered by readers and players alike

By Sridhar Pappu Edited by Mark Bechtel

Soccer's Baby Steps Young Freddy Adu begins his professional career

Edited by Mark Bechtel and Sridhar Pappu

Totally Round Trip Good luck and a fast boat enabled Steve Fossett to break the speed record for circumnavigation

By Nancy Ramsey Edited by Mark Bechtel and Sridhar Pappu

Go Figure

Edited by Mark Bechtel and Sridhar Pappu

Who Is ... Mike Carmichael?

Edited by Mark Bechtel and Sridhar Pappu

For The Record

Edited by Mark Bechtel and Sridhar Pappu

New Looks

By L. Jon Wertheim Edited by Mark Bechtel and Sridhar Pappu

Szuminski Watch

Edited by Mark Bechtel and Sridhar Pappu

The Show

By Bill Scheft Edited by Mark Bechtel and Sridhar Pappu

Q+A Chris Moneymaker

By Chris Moneymaker; Richard Deitsch Edited by Mark Bechtel and Sridhar Pappu

Sports Beat

Edited by Mark Bechtel and Sridhar Pappu

The Week Ahead What to watch and watch for

By Julia Morrill Edited by Mark Bechtel and Sridhar Pappu

Midsummer Dream

By Nancy Ramsey Edited by Mark Bechtel and Sridhar Pappu

History Lesson

By Sridhar Pappu Edited by Mark Bechtel

Faces in the Crowd

Edited by Mark Bechtel and Sridhar Pappu