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Power Serg Nearly flawless off the tee as well as from the fairway, a vastly improved Sergio Garcia put it all together at the Nelson

By Gary Van Sickle

After Annika Sorenstam's playing partners look back at their post- Colonial times

By Seth Davis; Jim Gorant

Big Play With Derek Hardy

By Derek Hardy

Heard on the Range

By Jim Gorant; Farrell Evans

Top 100 Poll

By Jim Gorant

Colonial Country Club

By Gorjus George Lucas*

2¢ With Joe Ogilvie

By Joe Ogilvie

School Girls

By Jim Gorant

Sal Stats

By Sal Johnson

Sports Illustrated 50th Anniversary: Sports In America

Kick Start New Mexico has become a youth-soccer hotbed, thanks in part to changes that have opened the game to more Hispanic immigrants

By George Dohrmann

NFL Pipeline A summer in a New Mexico oil field taught the Bears star to stick to football

By Brian Urlacher

The Poll New Mexicans weigh in on sports*

Compiled by Melissa Segura

Who & Where

Compiled by Melissa Segura

Greatest Moment

Compiled by Melissa Segura

Numbers

Compiled by Melissa Segura

Memorable Quote

Compiled by Melissa Segura

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

Compiled by Melissa Segura

Baseball

Home Fire

Just 15 minutes from his family--and four months removed from his brief retirement--the ageless Roger Clemens is mowing down hitters and heating up the baseball climate in Houston

By Tom Verducci

Triple Crown

What A Ride Jockey Stewart Elliott directed Smarty Jones to a record romp in the Preakness, and suddenly the Triple Crown looked very much in reach

By Daniel G. Habib

Playoff Fever

It's That Time Again Everything changes when you get to Game 7. The air is different. The noise is different. And there's so much weight

By Jack McCallum

Seven Game 7s to Remember

By Jack McCallum

Stanley Cup Playoffs

Faster, Younger, Cheaper A high-speed postseason (ding-dong, the trap is dead!) has rewritten the NHL stylebook. Should be a thrilling final--but are you watching?

By Michael Farber

Endurance

Test Of The Best The U.S. Army Rangers are among the most superbly conditioned athletes in the world, and their Best Ranger Competition is a grueling 60-hour endurance event held annually at Fort Benning, Ga. It had barely begun this year when the news br

By Austin Murphy

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Inside The Week in Sports

Inside Baseball

Outta Here? Ken Griffey Jr. is healthy and hitting homers--so will the Reds trade him?

By Albert Chen

Earning His Wings at Second Baltimore's Brian Roberts

By Daniel G. Habib

Tom Verducci's View

By Tom Verducci

Inside Boxing

Lights Out Antonio Tarver took Roy Jones's title with a stunning Round 2 KO

By Richard Hoffer

Blind Justice

By Rick Reilly

Departments

Shock to the System The first Eastern Conference team to win the championship, Detroit now looks like a dynasty in the making

By Kelli Anderson

Leading Off

Running on Empty A new account of the race to the first four-minute mile fails to do justice to that epic quest

By Kenny Moore

Tales of the 761st An NBA Hall of Famer chronicles a groundbreaking WWII Army unit

By Melissa Segura

Joining the Family Business Steelers draft pick Max Starks is following his father--and three uncles, too--into the NFL

By Farrell Evans

Letters

The First and Last Annual Alphabet Awards

By Steve Rushin

Sigh Of The Tiger For Tiger Woods, whose rapid ascension left him nowhere to go but down, these are the bad old days. Can he get his game back in time for the U.S. Open?

By Alan Shipnuck Edited by Mark Bechtel and Sridhar Pappu

Escape Artist Missouri's coach survived an NCAA investigation, but did his reputation?

By Grant Wahl Edited by Mark Bechtel and Sridhar Pappu

Go Figure Edited by Mark Bechtel and Sridhar Pappu

For The Record

Edited by Mark Bechtel and Sridhar Pappu

Doubling Down Srange but True!

By Yi-Wyn Yen Edited by Mark Bechtel and Sridhar Pappu

The Show

By Bill Scheft Edited by Mark Bechtel and Sridhar Pappu

Q+A Tim Russert

By Tim Russert; 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

The Poll Position

Edited by Mark Bechtel and Sridhar Pappu

Faces in the Crowd

Edited by Mark Bechtel and Sridhar Pappu

Trivial Matters

By David Sabino Edited by Mark Bechtel and Sridhar Pappu