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February 28, 2005 Table Of Contents

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Questions For Mark Russell

A soggy PGA Tour official talks about rain, fairway fishing and the Big Coat

By Mark Russell

HEAR THEM ROAR

By Jim Gorant

A List What golfers are talking about

By Jim Gorant

BIG PLAY

By Mike Perpich

The Strong, Silent Type

What does a quiet man like U.S. Open champ Retief Goosen have to do to get people talking about him? How about getting DQ'd before taking a shot

By Chris Lewis

Take It From A Friend ...

Fellow Afrikaner Ernie Els is the only Tour pro who's close with Retief Goosen

By Chris Lewis

My Shot

My wife's second fight with cancer has made golf no less important to our family

By Darren Clarke

STIK

Life and Times on the PGA Tour

By Paul Jenkins

TRUST ME

By Rick Lipsey

SCORECARD

Chapter and Curse

A dream opportunity--chronicling a triumphant 2004 season by the Cubs--turned into a North Side nightmare

By William Wagner

A Quick Turn Toward Turin

Having dominated the skeleton season, Utah's Noelle Pikus-Pace has slid into prime position for next year's Olympics

By Kelley King

Faces in the Crowd

CATCHING UP WITH

Johnny Rutherford, Racer

JUNE 3, 1974

By Bill Syken

LETTERS

LETTERS

AIR AND SPACE

What a Way to Go

By Steve Rushin

SI Players

TIM HUDSON/Braves Pitcher

By Tim Hudson

WHO'S Hot/WHO'S Not

SI PLAYERS POLL

[Based on a survey of 227 NBA players]

The $100,000 Question

Wait a minute! Who really has the football that made Dwight Clark famous?

By George Dohrmann

Fun and Games

Since 22-year-old Mavericks point guard Devin Harris wrote about adjusting to life in Dallas in his Jan. 31 diary entry, he has averaged 7.0 points and 2.0 assists in 15.1 minutes for the 35-16 Mavs.

By Devin Harris

Tale of My Tattoo

The Questions with Brevin Knight/Bobcats Guard

By Brevin Knight

Cactus Country

It's heating up in the land of the Giants and 11 other clubs--but it's a dry heat

By Adam Duerson

Bang-up Finish

Jeff Gordon fought off a hard-charging Dale Earnhardt Jr. to win his third Daytona 500 and end a long, dark off-season for his Hendrick Motorsports team

By Lars Anderson

Baseball

The Unit Has Landed

Ace lefty Randy Johnson, a pitcher the Yankees coveted for nearly a decade, hit the ground running--and chatting--at his first spring training in pinstripes

By Tom Verducci

SPECIAL REPORT

A Menace In the Locker Room

MRSA, a strain of antibiotic-resistant staphylococcus once confined to hospitals, is striking athletes at an alarming rate and with dire consequences

By Phil Taylor

College Basketball

The Rise of Saint Paul

All-seeing, All-America sophomore court general Chris Paul of Wake Forest has become the college game's best point guard--and one of its leading citizens

By Seth Davis

Power Point Presentation

By Seth Davis

Inside

Inside

The Week In Sports

Inside the NBA

Greatest of Z's

The stellar play of oft-injured center Zydrunas Ilgauskas will be a key part of the Cavs' success--if they can keep him

By Ian Thomsen

Big D's Big D

By Ian Thomsen

Late Pick, Early Returns

By Ian Thomsen

Ian Thomsen's Fast Break

By Ian Thomsen

Inside College Basketball

Foreign Policy

Using an international lineup, Pacific has improbably cracked the Top 25 and become the best team in California

By Kelli Anderson

Pro Prospects

By Kelli Anderson

A Jolt from JamesOn

COWBOYS' CURRY

By Kelli Anderson

Seth Davis's Hoop Thoughts

By Seth Davis

LIFE OF REILLY

No Restin' at The Westin

By Rick Reilly

Departments

Leading Off

Done and Done

Hopes soared when NHL players and owners reconvened soon after the season was canceled. But the commissioner was not in a conciliatory mood

By Michael Farber

Pond Scrum

Whaddya mean there's no hockey? Up in Plaster Rock, 96 four-man teams did battle on a frozen lake

By Stephen Cannella

For the Record

By Grant Wahl

Hunter S. Thompson

The outlaw journalist loved and wrote about sports for 50 years

Go Figure

Seventh Heaven?

Not satisfied with six Tour de France titles, Lance Armstrong will return

By Austin Murphy

The Show

By Bill Scheft

Q + A Michael Madsen

The star of Reservoir Dogs and Kill Bill Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 plays poker pro Don (The Matador) Everest on ESPN's Tilt

By Richard Deitsch

The Beat

By Lisa Altobelli

The Week Ahead

What to watch and watch for

By Amanda Cherrin

Under Review

By Nancy Ramsey