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April 19, 2004 Table Of Contents

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Sports Illustrated Bonus Section: Si Adventure

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Swoop Dreams Skydivers chasing an extra rush are coming down (almost) to earth for a new high-speed sport

By Franz Lidz

Kid Rock He's just 13, but Scott Cory is already on top of the climbing world. Next up for the vertical set's LeBron: a daunting test at Yosemite

By George Dohrmann

Pedal to the Metal Whistler has redefined itself as a mountain biker's paradise

By Yi-Wyn Yen

My Spot With Dave Watson, Pro Freerider

By Dave Watson

Manhattan to Morocco New York City-dwelling sisters Michele and Robyn Shapiro are revving up to go off-road in the Sahara as the first U.S. drivers in the Rallye des Gazelles

By Mark Beech Edited by Yi-Wyn Yen

Out There This spring's newsmakers on Everest: chasing history and solving a mystery

Edited by Yi-Wyn Yen


Edited by Yi-Wyn Yen

Indoor Adventure Director Scott Lindgren takes tube-watching to an ethereal level in his latest kayaking DVD

By Bill Syken Edited by Yi-Wyn Yen

What It Takes With his explosive style, teen wakeboarder Danny Harf is making a splash in his sport

Edited by Yi-Wyn Yen

The Forces Are with Them

By Austin Murphy

Sports Illustrated Bonus Section: Golf Plus

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First Up

Keeping An Eye On Tiger An intimate account of the 18 holes that cost Tiger Woods the Masters

By Michael Bamberger

Big Letdown John Daly played his way into this year's Masters, but during tournament week everything that could go wrong did

By Seth Davis

Toughest Table In Town If you can squeeze your way through the door, Mark Cumins's TBonz is the place to see and be seen during Masters week

By John Garrity

Up & Down Arnie, amateurs and a Sunday showdown. What a Masters! Here's our report card

By Jim Gorant

Big Play with T.J. Tomasi

By T.J. Tomasi

Heard on the Range

By Jim Gorant; Farrell Evans

Top 100 Poll

By Jim Gorant

Sal Stats

By Sal Johnson

Harbour Town

By Gorjus George Lucas*

2¢ With K.J. Choi

By K.J. Choi

The Big Picture

By Dan Fierman

Man of Steel

By Michael Bamberger

Sports Illustrated 50th Anniversary: Sports In America

The Long Run Next week's 108th Boston Marathon will add to a legacy of heroes and heartbreaks

By Tim Layden

The Pox On The Sox Who needs success? The Red Sox' Biblical misfortunes are a unifying force

By E.M. Swift

The Poll Bay Staters weigh in on sports*

Compiled by Bill Syken

Who & Where

Compiled by Bill Syken

Greatest Moment

Compiled by Bill Syken


Compiled by Bill Syken

Memorable Quote

Compiled by Bill Syken

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

Compiled by Bill Syken

NBA Playoff Preview

One Big, Not-So-Happy Family The Lakers could regain the title, but not unless they resolve a few thorny issues

By Jack McCallum

Rules of the Endgame A guide to who's up, who's down, who's got a beef with the refs and who's going to win it all

By Chris Ballard; David Sabino; Ian Thomsen



With a stirring Sunday charge, a heady, steady Phil Mickelson won the Masters--and served notice that this long-awaited major victory may be the first of many

By Alan Shipnuck

College Hockey

Pioneers! O Pioneers! Frozen Four longshot Denver withstood heavy pressure in a frenetic final minute to beat Maine and win its first national title in 35 years

By Stephen Cannella

College Basketball

UConn's Flashy Finish Connecticut's Diana Taurasi capped her matchless career-- and her team's strange year--with a three-peat. So what's next?

By Frank Deford

SI'S 2005 Top 10 Here's our early projection of the teams with the best shot at reaching next year's women's Final Four in Indianapolis

By Kelli Anderson; Richard Deitsch


Earning Their Stripes The new-look Tigers, who last year had an anemic offense and lost a league-record 119 games, began this season with a bang

By Albert Chen

Horse Racing

Anybody's Derby This year's Run for the Roses remains a wide-open affair after three major prep races that failed to produce a clear favorite

By Tim Layden

College Football

Long Time Coming As the SEC's first black head football coach, SYLVESTER CROOM knows he is a symbol, but he's more concerned with helping Mississippi State win a few games

By Rick Bragg


Inside The Week in Sports

Inside Baseball

A Man of Vision After laser eye surgery the Angels' Troy Glaus sees the ball clearly, and he's knocking it over the fence again

By Albert Chen

Short Hops

Inside College Basketball

Slam Dunk A true champion, Emeka Okafor of UConn is SI's Player of the Year

By Seth Davis

Who's Got Next?

Inside Boxing

Little Man's Game Cory Spinks beat Zab Judah while the main event showed that the heavyweight division is lightweight

By Richard Hoffer

Inside The NHL

Taking Wing Career backup Manny Legace gives Detroit a lift as the No. 1 netminder

By Michael Farber

In The Crease

By Pierre McGuire

Icing on Lefty's Cake

By Rick Reilly


Leading Off


Go Reconfigure

By Steve Rushin

A Shot to the Heart After a rough road trip Barry Bonds returned to San Francisco, hit a historic home run and, for a moment at least, became a hometown hero again

By Phil Taylor Edited by Mark Bechtel and Sridhar Pappu

Arrested Development A twice-busted college star is tearing up the Arena Football League

By Sridhar Pappu Edited by Mark Bechtel

Go Figure

Edited by Mark Bechtel and Sridhar Pappu

For The Record

Edited by Mark Bechtel and Sridhar Pappu

Arms And The Man

By Jim Palmer Edited by Mark Bechtel and Sridhar Pappu

The Show

By Bill Scheft Edited by Mark Bechtel and Sridhar Pappu

Q+A Baron Davis

By Baron Davis; 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

Under Review

By Sridhar Pappu Edited by Mark Bechtel

Faces in the Crowd