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April 11, 2005 Table Of Contents

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Verbatim At the BellSouth

Get out of Dodge or play an extra day in Atlanta? That was the question of the week at the soggy BellSouth Classic

By Chris Lewis

A List

What golfers are talking about

By Rick Lipsey

Big Play with Michael Breed

By Michael Breed


Overshadowed by Bobby Jones then and now, the Haig gets some well-deserved, if shallow, love in a new biography

By Jeff Silverman

Monday Massacre

The golf can get ugly on the day after the Masters, when some fortunate representatives of the Fourth Estate get to play Augusta National

By Gary Van Sickle


Vijay Singh has a Masters tradition like no other--he feasts on meals prepared by his friends Charlie and Nan Niyomkul. Now the rest of the golf world is digging in too

By Alan Shipnuck

My Shot

I'll always treasure the memories of the golfing life I shared with Gram


Life and Times on the PGA Tour

By Chris Eliopoulos

Catching Up With

Kent Benson, Indiana Center

MARCH 29, 1976

By Andrew Lawrence

Air and Space

Heaven on Wheels

By Steve Rushin

SI Players

JIM THOME/ Phillies First Baseman

By Jim Thome



[Based on a survey of 227 NBA players]

That Touch of Pink

The Red Sox already had will and grace; they needed pedicures, facials and a good back waxing. How Queer Eye set the world champs straight

By Lisa Altobelli

Losing a Coach, Hitting a Pick

By Devin Harris

The Questions with Joe Smith/Bucks Forward

By Joe Smith

Traveling Fur

By Ben Reiter


By Richard Jefferson, Nets Forward

Final Four

North Carolina's Man in the Middle

Led by the indomitable Sean May, the Tar Heels held off Illinois to give Roy Williams his first NCAA title

By Alexander Wolff


In just a few short years, Joanne P. McCallie has transformed the Michigan State women from also-rans into national title contenders

By Kelli Anderson

SI'S 2006 TOP 10

Here's our extremely early projection of the teams who are likely front-runners in the race to next year's Final Four in Indianapolis

By B.J. Schecter


Opening Night Jitters

In the glare of a never-ending steroid story and the hype of the game's greatest rivalry, the Yankees routed the Red Sox to start a season that's already proved to be unlike any other

By Tom Verducci

Positive Outlook

The Sleeper Predictor Formula bodes well for four teams

By Tom Verducci

Frozen Four Preview

It's All About the Hockey

No labor shutdowns, no hyped madness--just pure end-to-end action, fierce rivalries and devoted fans as the NCAA ice wars reached their final weekend

By Michael Farber

Pro Basketball

They're Winning, By George

Though he and Carmelo Anthony don't always see eye-to-eye, new coach George Karl has turned the Nuggets into one of the NBA's hottest teams

By Jack McCallum



The Week In Sports

Inside Tennis

Comeback Kim

After a year of injury and personal turmoil, the resurgent Kim Clijsters is the hottest player in the women's game

By L. Jon Wertheim

Inside the NBA


The first assignment for new Cavs owner Dan Gilbert is to make sure LeBron James doesn't fly the coop

By Ian Thomsen

College Football

Fixing a Leak

Florida's new coach goes to work on Chris Leak, showing the gifted passer how to command his complex attack

By Kelley King


Seeing 61 in A New Light

By Rick Reilly


Project Greenlighted

After three years in development on Indiana's bench, Charlotte's Primoz Brezec has been a surprise hit of the season

By Franz Lidz

Big Futures

These five promising NBA pivotmen could play large roles down the road

By Chris Mannix

Leading Off

The Rise of the Iron Horse

A fine biography of Lou Gehrig offers new insight into one of baseball's most curious, and tragic, heroes

By Bill Syken

Eyewitness to History

By Bill Syken

Going Full Throttle

Hot off his first win in the 250-cc series, James (Bubba) Stewart is destined to change the face of supercross

By Yi-Wyn Yen


Past Imperfect

After more than two decades in baseball, Wally Backman landed his dream job: manager of a major league club. That's when his life came crashing down

By Karl Taro Greenfeld

Steroids R Us

We're not here to talk about the past, but have you noticed that the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat aren't what unite the wide world of sports anymore?

By Stephen Cannella


SI legal expert Lester Munson sorts out the issues facing the beleaguered Giants slugger

By Lester Munson

Life in the Slow Lane

Will a top five finish at Bristol finally shake Dale Earnhardt Jr. out of his funk?

By Lars Anderson

Go Figure

By Mark Bechtel

For the Record

In for the Long Haul

Raising five kids wasn't tough enough for Pam Reed, so she ran 301 miles

By Yi-Wyn Yen

The Show

By Bill Scheft

Q + A Tiki Barber

The Giants running back recently appeared in the off-Broadway play Women of Manhattan

By Richard Deitsch

The Beat

By Lisa Altobelli

The Week Ahead

What to watch and watch for By Amanda Cherrin

By Amanda Cherrin

Under Review

By Nancy Ramsey

Faces in the Crowd