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Not a Game of Perfect

A three-putt here, a too-early click of a camera there, and suddenly someone like Geoff Ogilvy is slamming home the hard reality of golf: Even Tiger Woods can't win them all

By Gary Van Sickle

Island Hoping

Tour dreams come true in Puerto Rico

By Jim Gorant

Big Play

By Dom DiJulia

Time Warp

Tiger's Brain

New audio technology lets us listen and learn from a veteran pair

By Michael Bamberger

SI Players: LIFE ON AND OFF THE FIELD

Pom-poms and Circumstance

Cheerleading has become a 'serious' sport. Think sweat, blood, drugs

By Kate Torgovnick

WHO'S Hot WHO'S Not

For the Record

Zero Degrees

Why some top college hockey players dropped out this season

By Sarah Kwak

Look Who's Talking

Bob Knight finds that media life agrees with him

By Richard Deitsch

The Beat

By Arash Markazi

Rajon Rondo

As told to Chris Mannix

Week Ahead

What to watch and watch for

By Sarah Kwak

Faces in the Crowd

SI, Sept. 11, 2006 Update

By Andrew Lawrence

Just My Type

By Dan Patrick

2008 NCAA TOURNAMENT

Focused Group

Joey Dorsey powered Memphis into the Sweet 16, but the Tigers' mercurial star is just one of several key players left in the field who have something to prove

By Grant Wahl

Shooting Star

With a sweet stroke, Stephen Curry made Davidson the tournament darling

By Gene Menez

Still the Bruins

Revised bracket, same pick: UCLA shows Kansas all you need is Love

By Grant Wahl

2008 Baseball Preview

The Rockies' Lucky No. 7

How great was the '05 draft? Six teams passed on shortstop Troy Tulowitzki—and even after he led Colorado to the World Series, only one of them regrets it

By Tom Verducci

Made-to-Order Stars

Five more phenoms from the best draft ever are about to show what all the excitement is about

By Albert Chen

Ryan Braun

By Pablo S. Torre

Jay Bruce

By Albert Chen

Ryan Zimmerman

By Ben Reiter

Justin Upton

By Tom Verducci

Restocking a Rivalry

The Red Sox and Yankees made a major strategic shift in 2005, battling in a new arena: the draft. Now their moves are paying off

By Tom Verducci

Scouting Reports

1 New York Yankees

"HOW EFFECTIVE WILL THE YOUNG PITCHERSBE WHEN THEY GET TO THAT SEVENTH MONTH?"

By Tom Verducci

2 Boston Red Sox

"THERE'S ONLY ONE MISSION HARDER THAN HAVING A DREAM SEASON LIKE '07: TO DO IT AGAIN."

By Tom Verducci

3 Toronto Blue Jays

"THEY MIGHT HAVE THE DEEPEST PITCHING STAFF, YET THEY NEED NEW YORK OR BOSTON TO FALTER."

By Tom Verducci

4 Tampa Bay Rays

"THEY'LL WIN (GULP) MORE THAN 70 GAMES."

By Tom Verducci

5 Baltimore Orioles

"IF YOU HAVE TROUBLE RECOGNIZING THE BIRDS, THAT'S EXACTLY HOW THE CLUB WANTS IT."

By Tom Verducci

1 Detriot Tigers

"THIS IS GOING TO BE ONE OF THE MOST DOMINANT OFFENSES THAT ANY TEAM HAS FIELDED IN 10 YEARS."

By Ben Reiter

2 Cleveland Indians

"A RETURN TO FORM BY TRAVIS HAFNER ISPARAMOUNT FOR ANOTHER RUN AT THE PENNANT."

By Ben Reiter

3 Chicago White Sox

"THEY COVERED THE LITTLE HOLES THEY HAD, BUT THERE ARE SOME GAPING ONES TO BE FILLED."

By Joe Lemire

4 Kansas City Royals

"I'VE HAD PEOPLE APPROACH ME AND SAY, 'YOU KNOW, A .500 SEASON WOULD BE JUST GREAT.' "

By Kelli Anderson

5 Minnesota Twins

"PEOPLE OVERLOOK WHAT THEY STILL HAVE."

By Ben Reiter

1 Los Angeles Angels

By Lee Jenkins

2 Seattle Mariners

"ANYTHING SHORT OF MAKING THE PLAYOFFS WILL BE A MAJOR DISAPPOINTMENT."

By Kelli Anderson

3 Oakland Athletics

"BILLY BEANE HAS BEGUN ANOTHER RENOVATION--THIS ONE MASSIVE EVEN BY HIS STANDARDS."

By Lee Jenkins

4 Texas Rangers

By Jon Heyman

1 New York Mets

"THERE IS NO CHANCE FOR REDEMPTION UNLESS JOSE REYES RETURNS TO FORM."

By Albert Chen

2 Philadelphia Phillies

"FORGIVE ROLLINS FOR FEELING AS IF HE'S BEING HUNTED; THE METS ARE SEEKING VENGEANCE."

By Ben Reiter

3 Atlanta Braves

"I'LL TAKE THEIR MIDDLE OF THE ORDER."

By Albert Chen

4 Washington Nationals

"'THE GOAL IS CLEAR: TO WIN MORE THAN WE LOSE.' THAT GOAL'S STILL A YEAR AWAY."

By Ben Reiter

5 Florida Marlins

"YOU GET CHANCES YOU WOULDN'T NORMALLY."

By Albert Chen

1 Chicago Cubs

By Pablo S. Torre

2 Cincinnati Reds

"YOUNG STARTERS ARE THE REASON THEY COULD MAKE THE JUMP THE ROCKIES DID LAST YEAR."

By Albert Chen

3 Milwaukee Brewers

"OFF-SEASON FIXES WILL AID RUN PRE VENTION. RUN GENERATION WON'T BE A PROBLEM."

By Pablo S. Torre

4 Houston Astros

"BOURN, PENCE AND TOWLES AT LEAST BRING A FRESH IDENTITY TO A THIN, AGING ROSTER."

By Melissa Segura

5 St. Louis Cardinals

"THEY HAVE BEEN EXPOSED AS AN AGING FRANCHISE BUILT AROUND FRAGILE STARS."

By Albert Chen

6 Pittsburgh Pirates

"THERE ARE SOME PIECES THAT ARE WORTH THE FRONT OFFICE'S PATIENCE."

By Melissa Segura

1 Colorado Rockies

"THIS SEASON SHOULD PUT THE SERENDIPITY OF LAST FALL INTO CONTEXT."

By Tom Verducci

2 Arizona Diamondbacks

"WE HAVE A CHANCE TO WIN, NOT ONLY THIS YEAR, BUT FOR SEVERAL YEARS."

By Joe Lemire

3 Los Angeles Dodgers

"GREAT STUFF, GREAT MAKEUP—I WILL PUT MY REPUTATION ON HIROKI KURODA."

By Albert Chen

4 San Diego Padres

"WE PUT OUR PITCHERS IN A LOT OF TIGHT GAMES, A LOT OF HIGH-PRESSURE SITUATIONS."

By Lee Jenkins

5 San Francisco Giants

"A POOR RUN OF DRAFTS, COUPLED WITH AN OVERRELIANCE ON VETERANS, CREATED THIS MESS."

By Jon Heyman

Point After

Going Against The Percentages

By S.L. Price

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