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February 26, 2007 Table Of Contents

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SI Bonus Section: Golf Plus

Spoiler

Taking advantage of some unsightly gaffes by Phil Mickelson, Charles Howell finally made his mark by winning the Nissan Open

By Gary Van Sickle

Pirate Booty

Two pro-am vetsplunder Tampa

By Jim Gorant

Big Play with John Elliott

By John Elliott

Tiger Tour?

No way! Woods is all about measuring himself against history

By Jim Gorant

Air and Space

After 19 Seasons, My Last At Bat

By Steve Rushin

SI Players: LIFE ON AND OFF THE FIELD

Adrian Peterson

As told to Elizabeth Newman

Who's Hot / Who's Not

THE QUESTIONS WITH Udonis Haslem

Heat Forward

Dips and Dunks

Gerald Green's All-Star slams lift a losing year

The Pop Culture Grid

Driving the Lane

Hips, knees and elbows line the passage to the hoop

The Right to Roll

Tatyana McFadden is fighting to compete for her school against able-bodied runners

By Jeffri Chadiha

So Good It Hurts

Hearts broke when Eric Gordon chose Indiana

By L. Jon Wertheim

Baseball

Blue Skies Everywhere

The end of Dodgertown may be near, but there are no signs of gloom in a clubhouse where the players have new reasons to dream big. They weren't alone. With the opening of camp, all but a handful of teams had a justifiably bright outlook

By Tom Verducci

Can't-miss Kid

Legends Field welcomed its next pinstriped legend-in-the-making, flamethrowing Phil Hughes

By Jon Heyman

Starting Over

Adam Wainwright made his name as a closer, but he has the look of a future ace

By Jon Heyman

Cover Story

Is This the Year? (No, but ...)

The Cubs have issues, but they're making new skipper Lou Piniella one happy camper

By Albert Chen

Daytona 500

Smashing Finish

Restoring some NASCAR pride after a controversial week at Daytona, Kevin Harvick channeled the Big E in using a last-lap charge to dodge disaster and edge Mark Martin in the Great American Race

By Lars Anderson

PRO BASKETBALL

Turnaround Wizard

Arrested 15 times by age 15, All-Star forward Caron Butler straightened out his life with the help of a tough-love coach and his burning desire to redeem himself

By Ian Thomsen

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Fast and Furious

North Carolina coach Roy Williams revved up Dean Smith's classic secondary break to create the college game's most relentless-- and riveting--attack

By Grant Wahl

ASIAN GAMES

EVERYTHING IS ILLUMINATED

THE 15TH ASIAN GAMES LIFTED THE VEIL ON THE MADNESS OF THE HUMAN PAGEANT: THOUSANDS OF ATHLETES FROM SCORES OF COUNTRIES IN HUNDREDS OF EVENTS IN DOZENS OF SPORTS BEAMED OUT TO A BILLION AND A HALF VIEWERS AROUND THE WORLD--AND ONE AMERICAN WRITER BRAVED IT ALL TO TELL AN ARABIAN TALE OF THE 21ST CENTURY

By Jeff MacGregor

Inside

Inside: The Week In Sports

The NHL

By Michael Farber

College Basketball

By Luke Winn

Life of Reilly

The Ridiculous To the Divine

By Rick Reilly

Departments

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Letters

The Season After

Duke's shattered lacrosse team is back and ready to chase an NCAA title. But can anything help the players and the community find peace?

By S.L. Price

For the Record

By David Epstein

The Bust List

Q&A Michelle Kwan

The most decorated figure skater in U.S. history was recently appointed the first American Public Diplomacy Envoy

By Richard Deitsch

The Beat

By Adam Duerson

Week Ahead

What to watch and watch for

By Chris Mannix

SI Update

Chronicle Reporters

By David Epstein

Faces in the Crowd