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March 13, 2006 Table Of Contents

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SI Bonus Section: Golf Plus

5th Annual PGA Tour Player Survey

Green Giant

Regarded as an overachiever during a late-blooming career on the regular Tour, putter nonpareil Loren Roberts was transformed into a superstar the instant he turned 50

By Michael Bamberger

Backspin

News and Notes

By Jim Gorant

Big Play

By John ElliotT

Double Take

By Evan Rothman

Long Shots

Hall of Fame voters always seem to repeat three big mistakes

By Gary Van Sickle

STIK: Life and Times on the PGA Tour

By Chris Eliopoulos, Writer; Michael Penick, Artist; Chris Sotomayor, Color

From the Editor

Uncovering the Truth

By Terry McDonell

Air and Space

An Idol Threat To Sports

By Steve Rushin

SI Players: Life On and Off the Field

Billy Wagner

METS CLOSER

By Reported by Ben Reiter

Who's Hot / Who's Not

The Questions with Charlie Villanueva

Raptors Forward

Edited by Kostya Kennedy

No Games, All Play

For some NHL players the Olympic break meant a chance to kick off their skates and pick up the tools of another sporting trade

Edited by Kostya Kennedy

The Things He Carries

Memphis forward Shane Battier packs his duffel with the comforts of home

By Dustin Goot

Barry Bonds

THE CONSEQUENCES

Now Barry Bonds could wind up alongside Pete Rose in baseball purgatory

By Tom Verducci

GOLF

Georgia On His Mind

With an eye toward Augusta, Tiger Woods displayed his typical efficiency, finishing off challengers young and old for a ho-hum, one-shot victory at Doral

By Alan Shipnuck

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Big Baby Steps

Nimble and ebullient sophomore Glen (Big Baby) Davis may keep No. 18 LSU dancing deep into the NCAA tournament--but that would hardly be his most impressive feat

By Luke Winn

High School Basketball

Going Big Time

With more and more top teams barnstorming the nation to play in packed arenas for national television audiences, high school hoops has gotten bigger than ever. It's time to think about what it all means

By L. Jon Wertheim

Inside

Inside: The Week In Sports

Baseball

By Robert Whiting

College Basketball

By Julia Morrill

SETH DAVIS'S Hoop Thoughts

By Seth Davis

The NBA

By Chris Ballard

Ian Thomsen's Fast Break

By Ian Thomsen

Life of Reilly

The Ceremonial First Sales Pitch

By Rick Reilly

Departments

Leading Off

Letters

Real Staying Power

A wild week of negotiating showed that NFL owners and players might not ever agree on some issues, but they will survive--and thrive

By Peter King

Pitch and Play

By Alexander Wolff

For the Record

KIRBY PUCKETT 1960-2006

Giant Leap

Ted Ligety follows up his unlikely Olympic gold medal with a GS win in South Korea

By Tim Layden

No AI in Team

USA Basketball names its candidates for a different kind of Dream Team

By Jack McCallum

Q&A Eva Longoria

By Adam Duerson

The Beat

By Adam Duerson

Week Ahead

What to watch and watch for

By Chris Mannix

Faces in the Crowd

Fantasy Watch

By David Sabino