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March 27, 2006 Table Of Contents

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Bummer At Bay Hill

A Surreal Slipup at Arnie's Place Costs Greg Owen His First Tour Title

By Gary Van Sickle

Pulling No Punches

Mark Hensby has never been afraid to say what he thinks, which is why some players love him while others wish he'd simply shut up

By John Garrity

Back to the Mariposas

More than 30 years after his last visit, the golf-pro son of a renowned lepidopterist returns to the Mexican jungle, where he first learned the game, to pay final homage to his father

By Curt Sampson

Anchor Man

A new pro trades gangways for fairways

By Jim Gorant

Big Play with Bill Britton

By Bill Britton

First Blood

Pressure is a Tour debut in front of your legendary grandfather

By Sam Saunders

From the Editor

All Over It

By Terry McDonell

Air and Space

Belly Up to The Bracket

By Steve Rushin

SI Players: Life On And Off The Field

Jimmy Rollins

PHILLIES SHORTSTOP

As told to Lisa Altobelli

Who's Hot Who's Not

SI PLAYERS NHL POLL

THE QUESTIONS

With Lamar Odom - Lakers Forward

The Eagle Has Dieted

Philadelphia's Hollis Thomas decides to downsize

By Sarah Thurmond

The Pop Culture Grid

College Basketball

Once Upon A Time

A trio of Cinderellas--Bradley, George Mason and Wichita State--joined dominant midmajor Gonzaga in a historic Sweet 16. Can the fairy tale continue all the way to the Final Four?

By Grant Wahl

SETH DAVIS'S Hoop Thoughts

By Seth Davis

Coming Out Party

Versatile Washington guard Brandon Roy was unknown outside the Pac-10 until he outshone a more heralded rival

By Phil Taylor

Fulcrum Point

Talent-rich UConn's title hopes hinge on the performance of the Huskies' poised playmaker, Marcus Williams

By Julia Morrill

PRO BASKETBALL

Scenes From A Marriage

After a rocky start, Denver's odd couple--Carmelo Anthony and coach George Karl--have struck an uneasy alliance that has transformed the young forward into a star and the Nuggets into a playoff threat

By Ian Thomsen

PRO FOOTBALL

The Great QB Shuffle

In a wild two weeks of free-agent frenzy and big-name moves, the NFL has undergone a quarterback shake-up unlike any in memory--and it's not over yet

By Peter King AND Jeffri Chadiha

Writing Up A Storm

Writing Up A Storm

The Internet is changing sports coverage. Columnists who seldom leave their couches hold forth. Athletes break their own "news" on their personal websites. Rumormongering is rampant. Don't like it? Get rowdy. Start your own blog

By Chris Ballard

CYBERSCRIBE

HOW A TWINS NUT AND WANNABE JOURNALIST FOUND HIS NICHE

By Albert Chen

WELCOME SITES

IN THE VAST WASTELAND OF THE NET, THESE URL'S STAND OUT

By Adam Duerson

ANATOMY OF A RUMOR

FANNED BY THE AIRWAVES, WEB WORDS SPREAD LIKE WILDFIRE

By Albert Chen

Inside

Inside

The Week In Sports

Baseball

By Tom Verducci

The NBA

By Ian Thomsen

Ian Thomsen's Fast Break

By Ian Thomsen

Boxing

By Chris Mannix

Life of Reilly

A Scorer Living Shot to Shot

By Rick Reilly

Departments

Leading Off

Letters

Outrunning The Past

The book that nails Barry Bonds as a steroid user also delves into track and field, a sport that can teach baseball something about denial

By Tim Layden

In the Shadows

By Tim Layden

For the Record

Edited by Mark Bectel

ANN CALVELLO 1929-2006

By Frank Deford

RAY MEYER 1913-2006

By Alexander Wolff

Shaving Lather

Say it's all even, Stevin: An Ivy League economist sees evidence of frequent fixing in big-time college basketball

Edited by Mark Bectel

Q&A Mark Price

By Richard Deitsch

The Beat

By Adam Duerson

Week Ahead

What to watch and watch for

By Chris Mannix

Faces in the Crowd

Edited by Mark Bechtel and Stephen Cannella

Fantasy Watch

By David Sabino