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February 25, 2008 Table Of Contents

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Dream Match

A local's knowledge and a cool commute helped Phil Mickelson earn bragging rights at Riviera

By Damon Hack

She's Back

Annika serves notice in Hawaii

By Jim Gorant

Big Play

By Steve Bosdosh

The Pepper Mill

By Dottie Pepper

Getting Testy

For some Tour players, the drug-policy devil is all in the details

By Michael Bamberger

SI Players: LIFE ON AND OFF THE FIELD

Dumb and Dumber

In voting for Best Picture or MVP, awards experts often make the same mistakes

By Junior

WHO'S Hot WHO'S Not

For the Record

Girl Interrupted

Monica Seles peaked early but still went out on top

By L. Jon Wertheim

Matt Holliday

As told to Ben Reiter

The People's Champ

A sharp new documentary recalls Joe Louis

By Richard O'Brien

The Beat

By Adam Duerson

Week Ahead

What to watch and watch for

By Sarah Kwak

Faces in the Crowd

Just My Type

By Dan Patrick

The List

More sports issues on which Congress should hold hearings paid for by taxpayers

BASEBALL

The Savior of Port St. Lucie

Johan Santana has yet to throw a pitch for the Mets, but his arrival in camp has lifted the gloom from last season's historic collapse and given New York a reason to believe again

By Lee Jenkins

Spring Forecasts

Baseball Prospectus analyzes some of the big off-season moves and how they'll give a boost to the teams that made them

By Joe Sheehan

Believe Him Or Not

Long before testimony at a congressional hearing cast doubt on his claim that he has never used steroids or HGH, Roger Clemens convinced himself that he has done no wrong

By Tom Verducci

MOTOR SPORTS

Taking the High Road

When the 50th Great American Race came down to a final-lap dash, Ryan Newman used a teammate's bump to roar by on the outside and give owner Roger Penske his first Daytona 500 win

By Lars Anderson

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Twins Peaking

Brothers Brook and Robin Lopez, a pair of 7-footers consumed by all things Disney, are proving that Stanford's latest story line—from unranked to the top of the Pac-10—is no fairy tale

By Kelli Anderson

HOCKEY

Mother Russia

A former star athlete herself, Tatiana Ovechkina made sure her boy Alexander, the high-scoring Capitals winger, got what he deserved—a record NHL deal, that's what

By Michael Farber

BET YOU WISH YOU COULD DUNK

Bet You Wish You Could DUNK

Though it may be reaching the end of its evolution, the jam—or stuff, windmill, skywalk, throwdown, 360, boomshakalaka—is still the most admired and, for many of us, elusive shot in hoops

By Chris Ballard

Inside

Inside: The Week In Sports

College Basketball

By Richard Deitsch

Boxing

By Richard Hoffer

Point After

The Lone Star Shuffle

By Selena Roberts

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