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O'Hair Raising

A crunch-time mistake by a nervous young pro? That hardly describes what happened to 24-year-old Sean O'Hair

By John Garrity

Change Is Good

When all was said and done, the new and mostly improved Players Championship could be described as a qualified success

By Gary Van Sickle

Lone Wolf

Rory Sabbatini persists in saying what everyone may be thinking, regardless of the consequences

By Michael Bamberger

Up & Down: News and Notes

The real scorecard from the revamped Players Championship

By Jim Gorant

Big Play With Tom Patri

By Tom Patri

Second Chances

Now a senior, Seve hopes to recapture the magic in America

By Michael Bamberger

SI Players: LIFE ON AND OFF THE FIELD

Carlos Boozer

As told to Chris Mannix

WHO'S Hot / WHO'S Not

Hitting the Road

Split happens: Now Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his stepmom must plot their next moves

By Lars Anderson

For the Record

By L. Jon Wertheim

Purse Swinging

Oscar's tops, but elite fighters have always lived in Fat City

The Best Defense?

Floyd Landis goes on the offensive as the hearing that will decide his future begins

By Austin Murphy

The Leather Lather

Every player has his own theory of mitt management

THE QUESTIONS WITH Floyd Mayweather

MIDDLEWEIGHT BOXER

Ranger Roomies

Two pitchers share a condo, a dream—and a snake

By Lisa Altobelli

In Search of Harmony

A composer honors baseball's black pioneers in a new piece

By David Epstein

Q&A Milo Ventimiglia

The actor, 29, plays Peter Petrelli in the NBC series Heroes

By Adam Duerson

Week Ahead

What to watch and watch for

By Chris Mannix

Faces in the Crowd

NBA PLAYOFFS

Why Not Us?

Written off at the start of the playoffs (along with the rest of the Eastern Conference), the Detroit Pistons are showing signs that they're even better than the 2004 team, which won it all

By Jack McCallum

GOLF

Lefty Gets It Right

With a change in instructors and a retooled swing, Phil Mickelson is striking the ball better than ever, as evidenced by his impressive victory against the strongest field in the game at the Players

By Alan Shipnuck

PRO FOOTBALL

Third Man In

He's just the third Steelers coach in the past 38 years. And he's only 35. But as Pittsburgh's players have already learned, Mike Tomlin is a no-nonsense motivator in the mold of his two predecessors

By Peter King

Holding All the Cards

Jilted Steelers assistants Ken Whisenhunt and Russ Grimm find happiness in the desert

By Michael Silver

NHL PLAYOFFS

Chaos in the Crease

With long-range goals rare in today's game, the conference finals may be decided by the work of fearless net pests like Detroit's Tomas Holmstrom

By Michael Farber

Bonds And The Bay

"HE'S BARRY, BUT HE'S OUR BARRY"

The national perception is that San Francisco is solidly behind Barry Bonds in his chase for the home run record. Like most things in this city, it's not that simple

By Chris Ballard

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Inside: The Week In Sports

Baseball

By Jon Heyman

College Basketball

By Seth Davis

Life of Reilly

The Unspoken Truth

By Rick Reilly

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