MAY 1, 2006
VOLUME 104, NO. 18
2006 NFL DRAFTPREVIEW
The most intriguing risk/reward pick: Texas QB Vince Young
by Peter King
•LENDALE WHITE'S WILD RIDE
•BEWARE THE 10 RISK FACTORS
•MEASURING BODIES AND BRAINS
•THE GREAT MISTAKE OF '99
•DR. Z'S 2006 MOCK FIRST ROUND
52 Taking On theWorld
The coach who led the U.S.'s surprise World Cup run in '02 is at it again, andhe's got a few new tricks afoot
by Grant Wahl
56 Fire andIce
Nearly two years after the last postseason puck was dropped, the playoffsreturned with a renewed passion--and, of course, people throwing stuff
by Michael Farber
He Won't Give In
This could be the last chance for Miami's legendary coach to get one moretitle, and the heat on him has never been more intense
by S.L. Price
6 Leading Off
17 Air andSpace
Showing just how dumb reporters can be, there's one now playing for the USCTrojans by Steve Rushin
• The biggest b.s. jobs in sports
• Head fakes in the NFL draft
• Klitschko batters Byrd
29 Faces in theCrowd
78 Life ofReilly
That $20 you just dropped on lunch could help wipe out malaria. But it's yourchoice ... by Rick Reilly
• Soriano makes Nationals news
• Blame it on the WBC?
• Ohio State's new linebackers
• Freshman QBs shine in spring
PHOTOGRAPH BY GREG NELSON
INSET PHOTO: David Bergman (RILEY)
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Tampa Bay defenseman Darryl Sydor took a short trip courtesy of Ottawa centerJason Spezza (19) during Game 2 of their playoff series.
BOB ROSATO (RILEY)
JAMIE SABAU (OHIO STATE)
76 -BUCK UP The annual Scarlet vs. Gray spring game in Columbus drew more than60,000 Ohio State fans last Saturday.¬†
DEBORA ROBINSON (NIEDERMAYER)
HEINZ KLUETMEIER (BUSH)
JOHN. W. MCDONOUGH (NOWITZKI)