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SI Players: LIFE ON AND OFF THE FIELD

Inside-the-Park Home Runs

Four fine books illuminate baseball's past, future and physics

By Stephen Cannella

Playing Defense

LeBron scores as a lawyer in a new TV spot

By Arash Markazi

Dressed for Success

A controversial suit is helping swimmers make history

By Sarah Kwak

An Amusement Park Ride Grows Up

By Richard O'Brien

Dangerous Games

All athletes test themselves, but sometimes we play too close to the edge

By Chris Mannix

WHO'S Hot WHO'S Not

For the Record

Chasing the Huskies

Five years after its last title, UConn is the team to beat in '09

By Richard Deitsch

Andre Iguodala

As told to Ben Reiter

Animal Magnetism

Many favorites emerge in a new Derby film

By Kostya Kennedy

The Beat

By Arash Markazi

Week Ahead

What to watch and watch for

By Sarah Kwak

Faces in the Crowd

SI, Feb. 4, 2008 Update

By Pablo S. Torre

SI Bonus Section: Golf Plus

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Crash Course

Was Augusta National just too tough even for the best players or, on Sunday afternoon, did the largely untested contenders simply succumb, lemminglike, to the enormity of the moment?

By Alan Shipnuck

Kidding Around

The future tried on its green jacket last week as the next generation of golf fan was in full frolic all over Augusta National

Green Dragon

Everything was going according to plan for Phil Mickelson until he was done in by a seasonlong bugaboo—a bout of poor putting

By Alan Shipnuck

Hot Spot

Each year during Masters week, there's no better place to keep tabs on everyone who's anyone in the game than a table in the Augusta National clubhouse

By Michael Bamberger

Boo's-eye View

Boo Weekley is hardly the hick he's made out to be, but during his first trip to Augusta National he certainly had a unique way of looking at things

By John Garrity

Just My Type

By Dan Patrick

Up & Down

Of cool 3-D, cold Brits and the Good Humor Man

By Jim Gorant

Big Play

By T.J. Tomasi

BLOOMING EARLY

Second To One

There's a Nicklaus record that Tiger never will touch

By Gary Van Sickle

GOLF

Trevor's Turnaround

A medical scare behind him, and inspired by a phone call from countryman Gary Player, South Africa's Trevor Immelman won the Masters with a brilliant display of ball striking

By Damon Hack

NBA PLAYOFF PREVIEW

The Last Shot

Ten years after Michael Jordan ended the Finals with a bucket against the Jazz, a new wave of clutch performers will try to deliver when the game—or the series—is on the line

By Jack McCallum

BASEBALL

Chien-Ming Wang Has A Secret

His popularity in Taiwan, where he's bigger than the president, is no mystery, but it's less easy to explain the pitching success of the Yankees' enigmatic ace. Maybe he's just really good

By Albert Chen

COLLEGE HOCKEY

Small Wonder

Diminutive forward Nathan Gerbe delivered a mighty performance in Denver to lead Boston College—which had lost heartbreakers in the last two title games—to its third national championship

By George Dohrmann

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

NEBRASKA LOST, NEBRASKA FOUND

After a great tradition was ruined in four years, the Cornhuskers reached out to Tom Osborne to restore CHARACTER AND DIGNITY to the program. A new coach and more homegrown players will take care of the winning

By Phil Taylor

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Inside: The Week In Sports

Baseball

By Jon Heyman

The NHL

By Michael Farber

Pierre McGuire's In the Crease

By Pierre McGuire

Horse Racing

By Tim Layden

NASCAR

By Lars Anderson

Point After

Missing Masters Of Augusta

By Selena Roberts

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