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May 8, 2006 Table Of Contents

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"Let's Party!"

Chris Couch Pulls an Upset and Puts Out the Word There's Frenzy Aplenty When the Tour Comes Back to Storm-Ravaged New Orleans

By Chris Lewis

Going Native

Lorena Ochoa's heart is never far from Mexico, her homeland, and her superb start coincides with a decision to make herself heard in the immigration debate

By Luis Fernando Llosa

For the People

If the mayor of a tony Long Island village has his way, one of the most exclusive private clubs in the New York City area will become a muni

By Franz Lidz

Deadly Accurate

Golf-obsessed author Roberta Isleib has gone to great lengths to make sure that the game is portrayed just right in her murder mysteries

By Jeff Silverman

Ginn Dandy

The LPGA's newest event is a hit

By Jim Gorant

Big Play with Craig Shankland

By Craig Shankland

Right Call

Columbia's coach gave the Lions a lesson in integrity

By Rich Mueller

Air and Space

Master of the Dis-missive

By Steve Rushin

SI Players: Life On and Off the Field

Jason Terry

MAVERICKS GUARD

As told to Chris Mannix

Who's Hot / Who's Not

The Questions with Ocsar De La Hoya

Boxer

Levels of the Game

By Lisa Altobelli

The Pop Culture Grid

2006 NFL Draft

The Future is Now

For the New Orleans Saints, a rebuilding franchise in a rebuilding city, the arrival of supertalented No. 2 pick Reggie Bush is the brightest ray of hope yet

By Peter King

Bittersweet

Haloti Ngata's draft joy came in knowing how proud his parents would have been

By Jeffri Chadiha

Dr. Z's Draft Roundup

The Cardinals, Saints, Niners and Jets (for once!) got it right, but no team performed more impressively on draft weekend than Mike Shanahan's Broncos

By Paul Zimmerman

Baseball

Almost Famous

Texas Rangers shortstop Michael Young is the defending American League batting champion and on track for his fourth straight 200-hit season. So why isn't he one of the game's big stars?

By Chris Ballard

NBA PLAYOFFS

City of Two Tales

What could be stranger than both L.A. teams appearing in the same postseason? How about a second-round Clippers-Lakers matchup?

By Richard Hoffer

NHL PLAYOFFS

Who Are These Masked Men?

With teams prizing hot hands over impressive résumés, the nets are full of goalies making their postseason debuts. Can one of them get on a streak that yields a Stanley Cup?

By Michael Farber

That Old Devil

In his 12th postseason, Martin Brodeur is still baffling shooters as he pursues his fourth Cup

By Brian Cazeneuve

KENTUCKY DERBY

Unbreakable Bond

Trainer Michael Matz has a Kentucky Derby favorite in Barbaro and the enduring support of three siblings whose lives he helped save during a 1989 airline crash

By Tim Layden

Features

The Next Stage

There's a new mountain for Lance Armstrong to climb. He wants a billion dollars for the fight against cancer, and he won't stop until he gets it

By Austin Murphy

Inside

Inside: The Week in Sports

Motor Sports

By Lars Anderson

Baseball

By Albert Chen

Tom Verducci's View

By Tom Verducci

Life of Reilly

Regretlessly Yours

By Rick Reilly

Departments

Leading Off

Letters

"Barry Who?"

A dispatch from beyond reveals that Babe Ruth isn't losing any sleep over seeing his home run mark eclipsed by the joyless Giant

By Leigh Montville

Head of the Board

By celebrating the punk vibe in skateboarding, Fausto Vitello reinvented the sport

By Stacy Peralta

For the Record

Growing Apart

Budding superstar O.J. Mayo might leave the tiny Ohio high school he helped put on the map

By Seth Davis

Q&A Natalie Coughlin

The 23-year-old swimmer and five-time Olympic medalist is co-author (with SI senior writer Michael Silver) of Golden Girl

By Richard Deitsch

The Beat

By Adam Duerson

Week Ahead

What to watch and watch for

By Chris Mannix

Faces in the Crowd