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Yani's Greatest Hits

When talented 19-year-old rookie Yani Tseng finally relaxed and got into the flow, she shot past the biggest names in women's golf and pulled off a major upset at the LPGA Championship

By Kelli Anderson

The Legacy

Nathaniel Crosby, the son of one of the game's most famous ambassadors, parlayed two special weeks into a lifetime exemption

By Michael Bamberger

Team Player

Justin Leonard is set for Valhalla

By Jim Gorant

Big Play

By Dom DiJulia

The Pepper Mill

By Dottie Pepper

Spitting Mad

So tell me: When did it become acceptable to spit on the course?

By Michael Bamberger

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SI Players: LIFE ON AND OFF THE FIELD

High-wire Act

Two recent incidents drive home the danger of the NFL's clandestine drug culture

By Phil Taylor

WHO'S Hot WHO'S Not

For the Record

Jim McKay 1921--2008

For 40 years he explored, grieved with and marveled at the world of sports

By Richard Hoffer

Wild Weekend

Kyle Busch crisscrosses NASCAR nation

Geovany Soto

As told to Marty Burns

Let There Be Sleight

A how-to guide for aspiring cardsharps

The Beat

By Arash Markazi

Week Ahead

What to watch and watch for

By Sarah Kwak

Faces in the Crowd

For the Record, March 17 Update

Just My Type

By Dan Patrick

NBA FINALS

Road to Redemption

In a championship series in which many have much to prove, long-suffering Celtics star Paul Pierce did the most to rehab his image, leading his team to a pair of home wins over the favored Lakers

By Jack McCallum

BASEBALL

A Jones For Hitting

Old of head, fast of twitch and occasionally achy of muscle, Braves third baseman Chipper Jones, the baddest switch-hitter since Mickey Mantle, is batting over .400—still!—thanks in part to an old pro's secrets that will help pave his road to Cooperstown

By Michael Bamberger

STANLEY CUP FINALS

Fantastic Finish

The dynamic Red Wings held off the Penguins in a taut, six-game series that reminded the nation just how compelling the NHL can be

By Michael Farber

Will They Meet Again?

Detroit could keep its roster intact and return as a favorite. Pittsburgh has some work to do

By Pierre McGuire

HORSE RACING

Brown Bagged

Another Triple Crown dream ended at the Belmont, as undertrained favorite Big Brown labored to a last-place finish behind long shot winner Da' Tara and left behind a trail of questions

By Tim Layden

SOCCER

ARE YOU LIKE ME? (I bet you are.) I BET YOU HATE SOCCER

SI's most strident soccer basher tests whether five days of total immersion in the sport can transform a lifelong hater into a f√∫tbol fanatic

By Chris Mannix

TENNIS

Beauty and the Beast

Two ways to win the French Open singles title: with the elegance of Ana Ivanovic or the brute force of Rafael Nadal

By L. Jon Wertheim

BEIJING OLYMPICS 2008

Opening Volley

Ping-Pong Diplomacy made the Beijing Games possible—but without two unlikely heroes, the great table tennis summit might never have occurred

By Alexander Wolff

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Inside: The Week In Sports

Pirate Booty

Will Al Davis's $300 million outlay pay off with a team turnaround—or is it just more Raider recklessness?

By Jim Trotter

Case Closed

Brad Lidge's dominant start has put to rest any questions about whether he can survive in his demanding new city

By Jon Heyman

Baseball Prospectus Unconventional Wisdom

By Joe Sheehan

Point After

View from the Front Tees

By Selena Roberts

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