30 Trevor's Turnaround
With a medical scare behind him, Trevor Immelman won the Masters
By Damon Hack
NBA PLAYOFF PREVIEW
38 The Last Shot
It comes down to a man and a moment
By Jack McCallum
• A perfect finish: Lakers-Celtics
44 He's Got a Secret
It's not easy to explain the success of the Yankees' ace, Chien-Ming Wang
By Albert Chen
50 Small Wonder
Diminutive forward Nathan Gerbe lifted Boston College to its third title
By George Dohrmann
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. A new coach and more homegrown players will take care of the winning
BY PHIL TAYLOR
8 Leading Off
• The perils of bull riding
• Top Five in '09 women's hoops
• First Person: Andre Iguodala
26 Faces in the Crowd
28 Just My Type by Dan Patrick
• Brett Favre flirts with a flip-flop
72 Point After
A Masters class from the sages of Sand Hill Grill by Selena Roberts
• A rough month for closers
66 The NHL
• Alex Kovalev keeps 'em guessing
68 Horse Racing
• An uneven field for the Derby
• Open-wheel aces struggle
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Inside the NHL
The latest news and analysis as the playoffs start heating up.
Every Monday, a look at the past week in baseball, and a peek ahead.
World Soccer Power Rankings
No. 1 Manchester United rolls into the Champions League semifinals.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
Best of the Best
This week SI.com and Takkle rank the top 100 high school players in baseball, boys' lacrosse and girls' lacrosse. Checking in at No. 4 in the baseball rankings is Wentzville (Mo.) Holt High senior Tim Melville, a 6'5" righthander whose fastball has been clocked in the mid-90s. Melville is headed to North Carolina in the fall.
> Check out all the rankings at SI.com/rankings.
Rite of Spring
Notre Dame, Nebraska, Missouri, Tennessee, West Virginia, Penn State and Virginia Tech are among the schools that have their annual spring games this week. SI.com's Andy Staples reports from Florida, while Stewart Mandel will visit UCLA as well as USC, where fans are wondering how running back Joe McKnight will fare in his sophomore season.
> Spring football coverage at SI.com/football/ncaa.
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30 SWEET 18 Three-time champion Gary Player concluded his 51st appearance at the Masters last Friday by kissing the famous final green at Augusta National.
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CHRIS PAUL'S HORNETS ARE TOP CONTENDERS
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