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SI Players: LIFE ON AND OFF THE FIELD

Once There Were Giants

After years of drug scandals, track faces its future as a minor Olympic sport

By Tim Layden

WHO'S Hot WHO'S Not

For the Record

What Can Brown Do for You?

Test your knowledge of the wandering coach

By Rebecca Shore

A Good Lie

Rediscovering a flawed, forgotten golf legend

By Stephen Cannella

The Beat

By Arash Markazi

Ronny Turiaf

As told to Arash Markazi

Week Ahead

What to watch and watch for

By Sarah Kwak

Faces in the Crowd

Olympic Torch Relay Update

By Rebecca Shore

Dan Patrick

Just My Type

By Dan Patrick

BASEBALL

Kosuke Fukudome Tastes Good

Plenty has gotten lost in translation for the newest Chicago icon, but not this: With his all-around game, he has won over fans like no Cub since Sammy Sosa

By Lee Jenkins

How They'll Win

The Cubs have gotten the message that you have to learn to walk before you can run to a title

By Joe Sheehan, Baseball Prospectus

NBA PLAYOFFS

Down for The Count

San Antonio began its march toward a second straight title by pushing Phoenix to the brink and likely triggering the dismantling of the once-feared Suns juggernaut

By Jack McCallum

Misfiring Pistons

Young and athletic Philly has confounded veteran Detroit, which hasn't looked like a team capable of winning the East

By Ian Thomsen

BEIJING OLYMPICS 2008

East Meets Midwest

A Chinese coach at an Iowa gym has helped build smart, spirited 16-year-old Shawn Johnson into the world all-around champion and the gold medal favorite. Now she wants to bring him glory in his homeland

By E.M. Swift

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Spring Fever

Whether it's a new coach, a new training regimen or newfound confidence, change is in the air for four storied programs on the rebound

LIMPING AT THE START: UCLA

By Stewart Mandel

FILLING OUT THE OFFENSE: Notre Dame

By Mark Beech

GAINING GROUND: Florida St.

By Andy Staples

CULTURE SHOCK: Michigan

By Austin Murphy

STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS

Message in a Battle

Personal duels like the one between Avalanche defenseman Adam Foote and Red Wings forward Henrik Zetterberg define the character of the postseason—and determine its outcome

By Michael Farber

NFL DRAFT

It Starts With Matt

No team had more work to do in the draft than the Falcons, who tapped BC's Matt Ryan as Michael Vick's replacement—the first step in the recovery of a beleaguered franchise

By Peter King

Taking Stock

Beef stock, that is. A draft top-heavy with offensive tackles had some other weighty issues too

By Paul Zimmerman

Make Every Pick Count

The Chiefs broke with their past to build for the future—and got some major help for right now

By Jim Trotter

Inside

Inside: The Week In Sports

Baseball

By Jon Heyman

Baseball Prospectus Unconventional Wisdom

By Nate Silver

Horse Racing

By Mark Beech

Point After

The Draft's B.S. Detector

By Selena Roberts

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