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2007 Baseball Preview

3 Texas Rangers

By Chris Ballard

The Riddle

Splitter, slider, curve Fastballs: four-seam, two-seam, cut Shuuto, mad changeup

By Tom Verducci

8 Who May Be Great

Dice-K isn't the only newcomer who will leave his mark on the 2007 season. These players won't all start the season in the Show, but by year's end SI believes that you'll remember their names

By Chris Ballard

Chris Iannetta

THE QUICK STUDY

By Albert Chen

Homer Bailey

THE GOOD OL' BOY

By Peter King

Dustin Pedroia

THE LITTLE BIG MAN

By Ben Reiter

Chris Young

THE FIVE-TOOL GUY

By Jacob Luft

Phil Hughes

THE POCKET ROCKET

By Ben Reiter

Matt Garza

THE GAS MAN

By Ben Reiter

Kevin Kouzmanoff

THE HISTORY MAKER

By Tom Verducci

Scouting Reports

1 New York Yankees

By Jon Heyman

2 Boston Red Sox

By Tom Verducci

3 Toronto Blue Jays

By Peter King

4 Baltimore Orioles

By Jon Heyman

5 Tampa Bay Devil Rays

By Melissa Segura

1 Cleveland Indians

By Ben Reiter

2 Detroit Tigers

By Ben Reiter

3 Chicago White Sox

By Albert Chen

4 Minnesota Twins

By Melissa Segura

5 Kansas City Royals

By Chris Ballard

1 Los Angeles Angels

By Jacob Luft

2 Oakland Athletics

By Chris Ballard

4 Seattle Mariners

By Jacob Luft

1 New York Mets

By Jon Heyman

2 Atlanta Braves

By Ben Reiter

3 Philadelphia Phillies

By Peter King

4 Florida Marlins

By Jon Heyman

5 Washington Nationals

By Ben Reiter

1 St. Louis Cardinals

By John Heyman

2 Chicago Cubs

By Albert Chen

3 Milwaukee Brewers

By Jacob Luft

4 Houston Astros

By Peter King

5 Pittsburgh Pirates

By Peter King

6 Cincinnati Reds

By Peter King

1 Los Angeles Dodgers

By Tom Verducci

2 Arizona Diamondbacks

By Tom Verducci

3 San Diego Padres

By Tom Verducci

4 Colorado Rockies

By Albert Chen

5 San Francisco Giants

By Tom Verducci

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Sincerely Yours

Lorena Ochoa is out to do more than just shake up the rankings. She's trying to change a country

By Alan Shipnuck

Role Play

Vijay Singh's Sunday surge to victory at Bay Hill was so ruthlessly executed that it could have easily been mistaken for someone else's work

By Gary Van Sickle

Record Wreck

Loren Roberts wins yet loses

By Jim Gorant

Big Play

By Michael Breed

Blue Collared

When it comes to pro success, the meek shall inherit the FedEx Cup

By Rick Lipsey

SI Players: LIFE ON AND OFF THE FIELD

Joey Porter

As told to Jeffri Chadiha

WHO'S Hot / WHO'S Not

The Midwife of the Modern

As commissioner from 1969 to '84, Bowie Kuhn led baseball in tumultuous times

By Tom Verducci

Not-So-Fast Forward

NASCAR's boxy 'Car of Tomorrow' aims to keep crews honest

Trouble in Paradise

Upsets, anger and tragedy rocked the first week of the Cricket World Cup

By Connie Aitcheson

Roy Terrell

1923--2007

By Walter Bingham

For the Record

From Finish to Start

A spring of change for closers stepping into the rotation

By Lisa Altobelli

The Questions with Matt Diaz

BRAVES LEFTFIELDER

SPRING TRAINING

Talking Football

An NCAA back chats up his soccer idol

By Arash Markazi

Q&A Will Arnett

The 36-year-old co-stars with Will Ferrell in Blades of Glory

By Adam Duerson

Pride and Prejudice

A new film celebrates a groundbreaking swim coach

By Adam Duerson

The Beat

By Adam Duerson

Game Watch

By Jacob Luft

Week Ahead

What to watch and watch for

By Chris Mannix

Faces in the Crowd

2007 NCAA Tournament

Magnificent Seven

The first week of the NCAA tournament was devoid of upsets--but not star power--as a septet of top seeds stole the show and set up a slate of Sweet 16 blockbusters

By Grant Wahl

2007 NCAA Tournament

From Friend to Foe

When Pitt and UCLA meet in the Sweet 16, their coaches will face the one matchup they've always wanted to avoid

By Phil Taylor

Courtside Confidential

SI's team of experts will file exclusive dispatches for SI.com from every game throughout the tournament. A few select excerpts:

By Marty Burns

Pro Basketball

Waiting Game

Every player wants to be a starter--no one really wants to be known as a great sixth man. But with a super sixth, like Dallas's Jerry Stackhouse, sparking each of the league's top three teams, the role of top sub has been revitalized

By Jack McCallum

PRO FOOTBALL

All Roads Lead to Foxborough

Or so it seems this off-season, as the Patriots have been aggressively stockpiling impact players. Have they regained the edge over AFC rivals Indianapolis and San Diego?

By Peter King

Life of Reilly

Majoring in Cyberheckling

By Rick Reilly

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