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March 6, 2006 Table Of Contents

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Match Maker

Geoff (Not Joe) Ogilvy (Not Ogilvie) Finally Makes a Name for Himself with a Grueling Victory at La Costa

By Gary Van Sickle

Pit Stop

Like many other Tour pros, Adam Scott followed a Match Play week tradition by dropping in on his clubmaker's West Coast test facility for an early-season tuneup

By John Garrity

This Gang Has Game

The cast members of the latest Big Break have great golf résumés, but do they make good TV?

By Alan Shipnuck

Big Play

By with Mark Wood

Hats Off

The Chrysler Classic goes out in style

By Jim Gorant

Free but Not Easy

During the pro-am in Tucson, I saw how the other half lives

By Art Stricklin

STIK: Life and Times on the PGA Tour

By Chris Eliopoulos, Writer

Air and Space

Fattening Up on The Competition

By Steve Rushin

SI Players: Life On and Off The Field

Coco Crisp


As told to Lisa Altobelli

Who's Hot - Who's Not

Tale of My (Chinese) Tattoo

The Pop Culture Grid

The Questions With Peja Stojakovic Pacers Forward

Cable Ready

To tune his body, Cubs catcher Michael Barrett has taken the path of most resistance

By Lisa Altobelli

2006 Olympics Turin

That's the Spirit!

Fighting off the doldrums, Julia Mancuso attacked the giant slalom and won gold, bringing some luster to a much-maligned U.S. team

By Tim Layden

Silver Lining

Her gold medal chances ended with two early stumbles, but the way Sasha Cohen bounced back gives her something to build on

By E.M. Swift

Swede Success

After an easy route to the finals, the Swedes won--and celebrated--gold medals that they wrested from their Nordic neighbors

By Michael Farber

The Best & Worst

The enduring images from Turin include America's most generous winner and a naked man doing the rubber-chicken circuit

By Mark Bechtel

Jacques, Be Nimble

IOC head Jacques Rogge has ably run three Games, but his biggest test is ahead, in China

By S.L. Price

Pro Basketball

The Past Is History

Forget every nasty crack you've ever heard about the Clippers. Led by All-Star forward Elton Brand, the team once known as the worst franchise in sports is erasing decades of futility

By Chris Ballard


Global Warming

Because of the timing, the World Baseball Classic may get a cool reception in the U.S., but MLB is looking to capitalize on the big picture-and interest abroad is heating up

By Tom Verducci

College Basketball Poll

Jewel of a Duel

Linked at the top of the scoring race and the AP poll, shooting stars Adam Morrison of Gonzaga and J.J. Redick of Duke can't both be the best in college basketball.  Or can they?  SI's panel of players answers this question and others

By Grant Wahl


Big 12

Big Ten



The College Basketball Poll

Big East


Inside: The Week in Sports


By Peter King

College Basketball

By Julia Morrill


By Ian Thomsen

Ian Thomsen's Fast Break

By Ian Thomsen

Life of Reilly

One Tough Mother

By Rick Reilly


In Search of Ratface

A Tar Heels fan travels into the heart of darkness to see if Coach K and the Dukies are truly evil

By Charles Hirshberg

Leading Off


A Fan Among The Players

To his job as host of the Oscars this Sunday, The Daily Show's Jon Stewart brings wit, showbiz savvy and an obsession with sports

By Richard Deitsch

Short off the Tee

In what should be its breakout season, the LPGA got off to a sputtering start

By Alan Shipnuck

For the Record

Sports Mecca

Eager to show an appealing face to the West, Dubai discovers tennis, golf and horse racing

By Bill Syken

League of Her Own

Seventeen Negro leaguers are voted into the Hall of Fame, including its first woman

By Michael Bamberger

Second Time Around

In 13 big league games, Glenn Williams hit nearly twice his minor league average. Then disaster struck

By L. Jon Wertheim

The Beat

By Adam Duerson

Week Ahead

What to watch and watch for

By Chris Mannix

Faces in the Crowd

Edited by Stephen Cannella