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May 16, 2005 Table Of Contents

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Sports Illustrated Bonus Section: Golf Plus

Finishing School

Yes, Sergio García spit the bit at the thrilling Wachovia Championship, but take it from Captain Golf, there's no question the kid is coming on

By Gary Van Sickle

Nelson Versus Colonial

By Gary Van Sickle

My Shot

My dad was hardly thrown for a loop when I tried out to be a Tour caddie too

By Jonathan Ten Broeck

Trust Me

By Jim Gorant

Stik: Life and Times on the PGA Tour

By Chris Eliopoulos, Writer



Air and Space

Prince of the Sports Page

By Steve Rushin

SI Players

SHAWN MARION Suns Power Forward

As told to Chris Mannix



Based on a survey of 227 NBA players

"Yer Outta Here!"

Any sorehead manager can get ejected in baseball--and they do. Every skipper has a story

Getting Ripped

Pistons guard Rip Hamilton believes proper body alignment allows him to play harder, longer

By Amanda Cherrin

Pro Football


There's another side to Randy Moss, the Oakland Raiders' controversial new receiver, but he'd prefer that you didn't knock on his door to find it

By Karl Taro Greenfeld

Horse Racing

Who Knew ?

Giacomo, a 50-1 shot on a five-race winless streak, emerged from obscurity--and from far off the pace--to win the Kentucky Derby

By Tim Layden

NBA Playoffs

A Ray Of Hope

For Seattle to bounce back and upset the mighty Spurs in the West, Ray Allen has to overcome a tender ankle, sink a ton of shots and lead as he's never led before

By Ian Thomsen

Production Reduction?

The hot hands of the first round will be hard-pressed to keep it up

By Chris Ballard


The Wisdom of Ozzie

Outspoken, unconventional and often politically incorrect, Ozzie Guillen has managed the small-balling White Sox to the majors' best record

By Michael Farber

Special Report:The Best High Schools

The 25 Best High School Athletic Programs

HERE IT IS: The most selective ranking in all of sports. Of the more than 38,000 high schools in the U.S., fewer than one in a thousand made SI's list honoring schools with the nation's top athletic programs. Our criteria emphasized all-around excellence during the last 10 years and included state titles won and college athletes produced. Meet the winners.

By Alan Shipnuck

In a League of Their Own

The rest of SI's top 25

By Gene Menez

Fertile Ground

Serra High has produced a remarkable list of superstars

By Andrea Woo

The $20 Million Stadium Boom

In Texas and elsewhere, schools are in an arms race to build big-bucks facilities

By Gene Menez

Best by State

Here are the top schools from all 50 states plus the District of Columbia (for more on them go to ~ States listed alphabetically ~



The Week In Sports

Inside Baseball

Bronx Bombs

Even with a quick turnaround, the Yankees face a near unprecedented climb if they are to make the playoffs

By Tom Verducci

Turnbow Is Latest Find


By Albert Chen

Tom Verducci's View

By Tom Verducci

Inside Soccer

Scoring Big

Freddie Adu got all the attention, but New England's Clint Dempsey has been the star of the class of '04

By Grant Wahl

Life of Reilly

Furious George

By Rick Reilly


Now on

Breaking news, scores, schedules and fresh, original Web-only stories and columns 24/7

By Mark Bechtel

Leading Off

The Wild Ones

We demand that our sports heroes be hell-bent and heedless in the pursuit of victory. So why are we so surprised when daring proves to be their downfall?

By Stephen Cannella

Name of the Father

Red Sox legend Carl Yastrzemski discovers that his late son Mike had stolen his identity

By Mark Bechtel

For the Record

By Mark Bechtel

Go Figure

By Mark Bechtel

One Pitch at a Time

His career derailed by drugs, a top draft pick returns to the mound

By Mark Bechtel

The Show

By Bill Scheft

Q+A Will Ferrell

By Richard Deitsch

The Beat

By Adam Duerson

The Week Ahead

What to watch and watch for

By Amanda Cherrin

Under Review

Faces in the Crowd

By Mark Bechtel