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SI Players: LIFE ON AND OFF THE FIELD

Diamond Jubilee

A collection of new books examines all aspects of baseball—with hits and whiffs

By Albert Chen

PICTURE THIS

Tyler Hansbrough

As told to Elizabeth Newman

WHO'S Hot / WHO'S Not

Commit the Crime, Do the Time

Life isn't always fair in the NHL, but hockey got two crackdowns right

By Michael Farber

For the Record

By L. Jon Wertheim

The Bust List

March Sadness

A Staten Island rite of spring—partaking in a million-dollar NCAA pool—comes to an end

By Grant Wahl

House of Blue

An off-campus redoubt for Duke's women hoopsters

By Elizabeth Newman

THE QUESTIONS WITH Bostjan Nachbar

NETS FORWARD

The History Boy

Derrick Low's elaborate tattoo speaks of his Hawaiian heritage

By Luke Winn

The Beat

By Adam Duerson

Back on Topps

A media mogul acquires a leader of the resurgent card biz

By Adam Duerson

Q&A Clyde Drexler

The ex-NBA star will compete on ABC's Dancing with the Stars

By Richard Deitsch

Week Ahead

What to watch and watch for

By Chris Mannix

Faces in the Crowd

Sticky Situation

Why the nation's winningest lacrosse coach moved to a school four miles away

By Joe Lemire

Passing Fancier

A UCLA recruit—and NBA video junkie—likes to dish it out

By Arash Markazi

SURVIVAL OF THE SMALLEST

By Ross Halvorson

THE LIST

SI Bonus Section: Golf Plus

Lucky 13

Mark Calcavecchia Makes the Most Of a Break--and a Friendship--to Win the PODS Championship

By Gary Van Sickle

Car Trouble

Tour pro involved in a fatal accident

By Jim Gorant

Big Play

By John ElliotT

Write of Spring

Things don't get serious on Tour until players see The Ghost

By Michael Bamberger

2007 NCAA Tournament Preview

Double Jeopardy

Winning back-to-back titles in college hoops is one of the rarest feats in team sports. Is reigning champ Florida up to the challenge?

By Grant Wahl

A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad March

Slowly but steadily, the NCAA tournament becamethe spectacle we know today

By Phil Taylor

Crazy Good

With no weaknesses and not relying on any one player, the Duke women have steamrollered opponents, won the Cameron crowd's attention and vowed to avengelast year's loss in the final

By Kelli Anderson

Smiles All Around

Eager to return to the Final Four, the Huskies are staying loose and relying on a balanced offense to give them the last laugh

By Kelli Anderson

5 Minute Guide

The ins and outs of March Madness. SETH DAVIS explains who has the edge--and why

By Seth Davis

The Brackets

SI's preseason pick to win it all justifies the hype by shutting down Hoyas linchpin Green and raining threes to clinch KU's third title

By Grant Wahl

Birth of a Dynasty

Only after John Wooden challenged his own coaching methods--and applied new tactics to a headstrong mix of players in 1963--64--did he make his mark at UCLA

By Alexander Wolff

NCAA 2007 Tournament Preview

Beware the Eagles

After a pair of near misses in the first round, Winthrop may be this year's George Mason, the anonymous mid-major that goes on a surprising run

By Phil Taylor

Baseball

Fantasy Future

No team is more loaded with fascinating young talent--real or Rotisserie--than Tampa Bay. That's not enough to predict great things for this season, but a few years down the road, well ...

By Albert Chen

Soccer

Tutti Pazzi Materazzi (All mad about Materazzi)

After being head-butted in the World Cup final, once-infamous Marco Materazzi is the toast of Italy. Now, if only he could make peace with a certain Frenchman

By Grant Wahl

Pro Basketball

Deep in the Heart of Texas

Six years ago TONY PARKER came to the U.S. in search of NBA glory. He never expected that he'd become an All-Star in San Antonio so quickly--or that he'd get on one knee for a TV starlet from Corpus Christi, EVA LONGORIA

By Alan Shipnuck

Inside

Inside: The Week In Sports

The NBA

By Ian Thomsen

The NHL

By Michael Farber

The NFL

By Jeffri Chadiha

NASCAR

By Mark Beech

Life of Reilly

An Adviser in Need of Advice

By Rick Reilly

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