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March 7, 2005 Table Of Contents

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Sports Illustrated Bonus Section: Golf Plus

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Questions For Jennifer Rosales

By Jennifer Rosales

A List

What golfers are talking about

Big Play with John Elliott

By Jim Gorant


Double Takes

Lowering the Boom

David Toms's romp through the field at the Accenture Match Play Championship wasn't boring because it was the most awesome display of firepower this season

By Gary Van Sickle

Meeting His Match

By Gary Van Sickle

The Clown Prince of Golf

When golf nut David Larible (a.k.a. the World's Greatest Circus Clown) hits the links, the funny business is over--sort of

By Rick Lipsey

Brothers in Arms

Together at last on the PGA Tour, Steve Stricker and Mario Tiziani are trying to stay there

By Gary Van Sickle

My Shot

I was among the first to test the latest in locomotion for golfers. I'm afraid

By Art Stricklin

Trust Me

By Rick Lipsey


Life and Time on the PFA tour

By Chris Eliopoulos


The Gift of Reilly

By Gary Smith




Happy on Grumpy

By Steve Rushin


Faces in the Crowd

In the tradition of SI's Sportsman of the Year, we periodically pay tribute in this space to men and women who represent the ideals of sportsmanship

SI Players

BEN WALLACE/Pistons Center

By Ben Wallace



[Based on a survey of 227 NBA players]

Eyes On the Prize

How leading Indy Car driver Helio Castroneves keeps fit and focused

By Andrew Lawrence

The Questions with Brian Roberts/Orioles Second Baseman

By Brian Roberts

The Guy Who Never Gave Up

At age 30, 6'1" Pistons point guard Horace Jenkins is the oldest rookie in the NBA and one of the oldest in league history. Jenkins was 11 when he told his mom he would play in the NBA, but he took a circuitous route to the top.

By Amanda Cherrin


Duke alum Bobby Hurley VS. North Carolina's Kenny Smith

By Ben Reiter

College Basketball

We Love to Watch

As the madness of March begins, one player stands out as the most entertaining star of the show: Dee Brown of high-flying Illinois

By Grant Wahl

Dee-Lightful Matchups

By Seth Davis

Give Them A High Five

By Alexander Wolff

Pro Football

The No. 1 Question

Who will the 49ers take with the first pick in the NFL draft? At the scouting combine nothing was obvious. SI slots the top four from a pool devoid of can't-miss players

By Peter King


A Winning Hand?

Having discarded a pair of aces, the Oakland A's are wagering that general manager Billy Beane picked the right time for his boldest gamble yet

By Daniel G. Habib

Unsafe at Home

Even as Venezuela enjoys huge success as a hotbed of major league talent, the country's crime wave has turned its beloved beisbol stars into prime targets

By E.M. Swift

On Deck, Another Star

The Indians' Franklin Gutiérrez just might be Venezuela's hottest prospect

By Melissa Segura

Pro Basketball

Executive Decision

Though he never wanted to coach, Timberwolves VP Kevin McHale put himself in charge of his moribund team. High risk, or nothing to lose?

By Jack McCallum



The Week In Sports

Inside College Basketball

Cardinal Rule

After emphatically snapping its streak of February swoons, Louisville looks like a team to beat in March Madness

By Kelli Anderson

Pro Prospects

By Kelli Anderson

LeBron's Pals Spark Akron


By Kelli Anderson

Seth Davis's Hoop Thoughts

By Seth Davis

Inside The NBA

Dwight Stuff

Though he's not the front-runner for Rookie of the Year, Dwight Howard will one day be the class of his class

By Chris Ballard

Inside the NBA

Scout's Take

By Chris Ballard

Sonics, Star at An Impasse


By Ian Thomsen

Ian Thomsen's Fast Break

By Ian Thomsen


Second Acts In "Life"

By Rick Reilly


Leading Off

Cash Flow

An explosion of NBA deadline deals--which saw dozens of players heading to new homes--had less to do with basketball than financial planning

By Ian Thomsen

Over the Line

Temple's John Chaney is basically an admirable guy. But that's no reason to pardon his aberrant behavior

By Alexander Wolff

Russian Revolution

Chelsea's new owner--and his deep pockets--have turned soccer upside down

By Roger Cohen

Go Figure

By Mark Bechtel

Jose Canseco

The Show

By Bill Scheft

Q+A Cal Ripken Jr.

This month the 44-year-old Ironman begins hosting a baseball show with his brother Billy on XM Satellite Radio

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