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April 16, 2007 Table Of Contents

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The Unsinkable Poppa Neutrino

Meet a man who chucked it all to cross the Atlantic on a jerry-built raft

By Bill Syken

Claudio Reyna


The Last Emperor

There will never be another AD like Arkansas's embattled Frank Broyles

By Phil Taylor

For the Record

Darryl Stingley 1951--2007

Eddie Robinson 1919--2007

By Richard Hoffer

Rising Ticket Prices

... the safe, efficient way to give money to owners and players

Standing Pat

With their stars returning, Coach Summitt's Lady Vols should repeat as national champs

By Kelli Anderson

Art of Pitching

A reliever's body is his bio

By Ben Reiter

The Beat

By Adam Duerson

The Fire Within

Jackie Robinson's temper emerges in a new bio

By Farrell Evans

Q&A Kelly Clarkson

The American Idol champ is a NASCAR spokesperson

By Richard Deitsch

Week Ahead

What to watch and watch for

By Chris Mannix

Faces in the Crowd

Weekend Warrior

Teen surfing champion Courtney Conlogue doesn't practice on school days

By Arash Markazi

Growing Up Fast

A coach's fireballing son is the nation's top draft prospect

By Albert Chen


SI Bonus Section: Golf Plus

The Quiet Man

At the start of the week, unassuming Vaughn Taylor was ranked No. 2 on the list of Augustans most likely to win the Masters. By Sunday he had established himself as a bona fide contender as well as a friend indeed

By John Garrity

On to Oakmont

Phil Mickelson, the defending champion, failed to contend at Augusta, but only a fool would write off a guy with his talent and resilience

By Michael Bamberger

What Are You Doing Here?

For only the fourth time in 16 years, John Daly failed to qualify for the Masters, but he didn't let that bump in the road keep him from his people during tournament week in Augusta

By Seth Davis

Second Act

The author first played in the Masters in 1996. When he finally returned to Augusta, many things seemed the same, including his score

By Paul Goydos

Old School

Twenty miles from bruising Augusta National, timeless Palmetto Golf Club stands as a genteel alternative version of what a great golf course should be

By Michael Bamberger

Up & Down: News and Notes

The winners and losers from last week's melee at the Masters

By Jim Gorant

Big Play with T.J Tomasi

By T.J Tomasi

Color Code

Is it possible that after 10 years on top, Tiger is a disappointment?

By Farrell Evans


Master of the Elements

Overcoming brutal course conditions, harsh weather and the game's preeminent player, Zach Johnson emerged as the unlikely winner of the Masters with a magnificent final round

By Alan Shipnuck


Second To One

A perfectionist, a prankster and the best pitcher in the AL not named Johan Santana: That's Roy Halladay, whose recent success makes it easy to forget how far he once fell

By Michael Farber


The Evolution of Yao

No longer a novelty, Yao Ming has arrived as the first dominating supersized player in NBA history--picking up a driver's license, some U2 CDs and a dry sense of humor along the way

By Chris Ballard

College Hockey

No Small Feat

Behind the sparkling play and moxie of diminutive goaltender Jeff Lerg, Michigan State capped an unlikely tournament run with a comeback victory over Boston College for its third title

By Brian Cazeneuve

2007 NHL Playoff Preview

The Winner

Two decades after his immortal Little League victory, CHRIS DRURY has become one of sports' greatest clutch players. Can he deliver a title to the losingest city in sports?

By S.L. Price


Inside: The Week In Sports


By Jon Heyman


By L. Jon Wertheim


By Lars Anderson

Horse Racing

By Tim Layden

Life of Reilly

Tiger Turns Pussy Cat

By Rick Reilly


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