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TRUE BELIEVER

Four decades ago, when Arnie Frankel lost his swing, he found it again by putting his faith in the surprisingly simple teachings of Ernest Jones. Frankel has been spreading the word ever since

By Jeff Silverman

My Shot

Take it from me and Lanny: Vijay Singh will never succeed if he keeps hitting driver

By Chris Lewis

Stik: Life and Times on the PGA Tour

By Chris Eliopoulos, Writer

AIR AND SPACE

Mothers Know Best

By Steve Rushin

SPORTS MYTHOLOGY

Left Is All Right

Everything from staircases to scissors gives the advantage to the dextral. So in a world designed with the right hand in mind, why is it that so many lefties are great athletes?

By Richard Hoffer

SI Players

TODD HELTON Rockies First Baseman

By Todd Helton

WHO'S Hot/WHO'S Not

SI PLAYERS POLL

[ Based on a survey of 227 NBA players ]

Talking Horses

With an eye on this Saturday's Kentucky Derby, race veterans recall past Runs for the Roses

By Gary Stevens

The Questions with Roy Halladay/Blue Jays Pitcher

By Roy Halladay

Dog Day Afternoon

Yale searches for a new Handsome Dan

By Ben Reiter

THE BEST JOKES WE CAN TELL IN SPORTS ILLUSTRATED ...

[Oakland Athletics]

By Nick Swisher

NBA Playoffs

Let's Get Physical

To advance in the postseason, a team's stars must shine, but the critical difference is often made by the players who wreak the most havoc

By Jack McCallum

GOLF

Dominance In Disguise

That shy smile you see? Don't be fooled. The remarkable and relentless Annika Sorenstam is taking aim at a record sixth straight tour victory--and at every other LPGA mark

By Michael Bamberger

Analyzing Annika

A top teacher expounds on the skills and mental toughness that make the LPGA superstar so difficult to beat

By Mitchell Spearman

Baseball

Big Fish

The Marlins' powerful pitching trio of Dontrelle Willis, Josh Beckett and A.J. Burnett is blowing through the early schedule. If all three can keep it going, the National League should be very afraid

By Albert Chen

Triple Threats

One month into the season, SI's Tom Verducci picks the best starting threesomes of 2005.

By Tom Verducci

Horse Racing

Scoping Out The Derby

Who's the horse to beat? Who's the hottest trainer? Who's fighting history? Check out our Kentucky Derby tip sheet

By Tim Layden

Inside

Inside

Inside Baseball

End of an Era?

With many of the game's top closers struggling or nursing injuries, teams are getting saves from unlikely sources

By Tom Verducci

Tom Verducci's View

By Tom Verducci

MANAGERS IN TROUBLE

By Tom Verducci

Phillies Feeling His Pain

JIM THOME'S BAD START

By Albert Chen

Inside Motor Sports

Sweet 16

Greg Biffle's no young gun, but at 35 he has the talent--and, finally, the car--to make a run at the Nextel Cup title

By Lars Anderson

LIFE OF REILLY

Ink-Stained Wretch

By Rick Reilly

Departments

Leading Off

Ageless Wonder

A tweener who didn't fit the NFL mold, Darryl Hammond has spent a record 15 years as a star in the Arena league

By Ben Reiter

Hoops Diplomacy

Two brothers from D.C. run Playing for Peace, using basketball to unite youths in nations torn by prejudice

By Franz Lidz

Letters

The Anniversary Shuffle

Beloved in Chicago, the '85 Bears alumni have teamed up to cash in on the upcoming celebration of their NFL title

By Mark Beech

Big Bucks

Thanks in no small part to its beefy superstars, professional bullriding (don't call it rodeo!) is following NASCAR all the way to the bank

Edited by Mark Betchel

He's the Boss

It took two embarrassing international performances, but USA Basketball finally realized it needs one man running the show

By Chris Ballard

For the Record

Edited by Mark Betchel

Go Figure

Edited by Mark Betchel

ANKIEL WATCH

Edited by Mark Betchel

No More Mr. Niceguy

As another player tests positive, the commissioner finally plays hardball

By Tom Verducci

The Show

By Bill Scheft

Q + A Charles Barkley

By Charles Barkley

The Beat

By Adam Duerson

The Week Ahead

What to watch and watch for

By Amanda Cherrin

Under Review

By Nancy Ramsey

Faces in the Crowd

Edited by Mark Betchel