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May 23, 2005 Table Of Contents

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Questions For Annika Sorenstam

After a 10-stroke win at the Chick-fil-A, Ms. 59 talked about intimidation, steroids and her favorite guilty pleasure

By Jim Gorant

A List

What golfers are talking about

By Jim Gorant

BIG PLAY

By Michael Hebron

Superclub Showdown

By Art Stricklin

TOP 100 TEACHERS POLL

AVARICE OPEN

The inaugural Big Stakes Match Play, which cost 64 two-man teams of wannabes $100,000 each for a chance to win $3 million, was contrived, gimmicky and the most riveting event of the year

By J. Austin Murphy

Mighty Purdy

At the Byron Nelson, Ted Purdy got his first win, and Tiger Woods got his first early flight home in ages

By Alan Shipnuck

Run of Numbers

By Sal Johnson

My Shot

The penalty that cost me a chance at the U.S. Open could easily have been prevented

By Bobby Clampett

Stik: Life and Times on the PGA Tour

By Chris Eliopoulos, Writer

Air and Space

Not Going For the Gold

By Steve Rushin

SI Players

Dwayne Wade

Heat Guard

Edited by Kostya Kennedy

WHO'S Hot/WHO'S Not

Edited by Kostya Kennedy

SI PLAYERS POLL

Edited by Kostya Kennedy

Double Duty

They already have a roof over their heads, but some Arena Football League players work second jobs

By Ben Reiter

Life Before The Show

By Rickie Weeks

Last of the Bare-handed Batters

Edited by Kostya Kennedy

The Questions with Trevor Hoffman/Padres Closer

Edited by Kostya Kennedy

Bronco Rock

Hard-hitting Trevor Pryce is making a run in the music business

By Lisa Altobelli

Poetry in Motion

Wizards big man Etan Thomas pours his heart into his writing

By Jaime Lowe

NBA Playoffs

More Fun With The Suns

The wizardry of Phoenix point guard Steve Nash and the Mavericks' crafty efforts to thwart him have made for an exhilarating playoff series

By Chris Ballard

The Smoothest-Running Piston

When points are scarce, Chauncey Billups takes over--to the delight (almost) of Larry Brown

By Jack McCallum

Baseball

Sweet Sound of Santana

His clubhouse style, like his pregame preparation, is all music, fun and games, but on the mound Johan Santana of the Twins has become the game's most dominant performer

By S.L. Price

Tennis

¬øCómo Se Dice 'Real Deal'?

In a sport famous for eating its young, Spanish phenom Rafael Nadal looks like he's here for good. The French Open may prove it

By L. Jon Wertheim

Gonzo over Alonso

Spain is also revved up over its new Formula One racing star

By Lars Anderson

Marlon Shirley

The Sprinter

For Paralympic 100-meter champion Marlon Shirley, growing up was a long, strange nightmare. Losing a foot, he says, was the least of it

By S.L. Price

The Archrival

South African teenager Oscar Pistorius has passed Shirley in the 200 meters--and incurred his wrath

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The Week in Sports

Inside Hockey

Single-Handed

Despite a fractured finger, a joyful Jaromir Jagr carried the Czechs to victory at the world championships

By Michael Farber

Inside Boxing

King of Pop

Having annihilated Felix Trinidad with a razor-sharp jab, Winky Wright is suddenly the hottest thing in boxing

By Richard Hoffer

Inside Baseball

Holding 'Em

With a retooled changeup in hand, Rangers southpaw Kenny Rogers has thrown 30 straight scoreless innings

By Albert Chen

Letting His Bat Do the Talking

CUBS' DERREK LEE

By Albert Chen

Tom Verducci's View

By Tom Verducci

The Life of Reilly

A Stroke of Inspiration

By Rick Reilly

Departments

Leading Off

Letters

Deviled Ray

He coulda been managing a contenda. Instead Lou Piniella went home to Tampa and traded walks on the beach for winning. Now he just wants to scream

By Michael Bamberger

Superfectacular!

Millions bet, but only a few nailed the top four Derby finishers. Some winners' tales and Preakness picks

By Adam Duerson

For the Record

By Mark Bechtel

Go Figure

By Mark Bechtel

The Literary Life

Jose Canseco

By Mark Bechtel

The Air Up There

A climber's 16-year quest: to scale the world's tallest peaks without oxygen

By Yi-Wyn Yen

The Show

By Bill Scheft

Ernie Harwell

The 87-year-old Hall of Fame broadcaster is the co-author of Ernie Harwell: My 60 Years in Baseball

By Richard Deitsch

The Beat

By Adam Duerson

The Week Ahead

What to watch for

By Amanda Cherrin

Faces in the Crowd