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March 9, 2009 Table Of Contents

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Baby Steps

After an eight-month wait, Tiger Woods's comeback at the Accenture Match Play lasted all of 32 holes, yet that was long enough to determine what he'll need to work on if he is to pass his first major test next month at the Masters

By Michael Bamberger

Still The 1

A debut victory for Lorena Ochoa

By Jim Gorant

Big Play

By Mark Wood

The Pepper Mill

By Dottie Pepper

Cup Check

A modest proposal for reinventing the Solheim competition

By Gary Van Sickle


A Cure for the Beltway Blues

Their teams are awash in scandal and excess, but D.C. fans have reason to believe

By S.L. Price


For the Record

Stormin' Norman and Red

The Bulls say farewell to a unique pair of franchise icons

By Marty Burns

Naming Rites

By Nick Weldon

Picking on the Little Guys

Two Sprint Cup stars dominate NASCAR's minor league

By Lars Anderson

Sites of Spring

By Joe Lemire

Game Plan

What smart fans should do this week

David Krumholtz

The Queens native stars in CBS's Numb3rs

As told to Sarah Kwak

Faces in the Crowd

Just My Type

By Dan Patrick


Don't Count Us Out

As a marvelously messy season—in which no team seems able to hold down the top spot—heads into the homestretch, underestimated Memphis is once again among the favorites to reach the Final Four

By Phil Taylor

No UConn-test

There's no doubt who's No. 1 among the women: Unbeaten Connecticut hasn't been tested all season

By Andrew Lawrence


Party, Interrupted

The yearlong celebration of the Canadiens' centennial has hit rough ice. Bumbling stars, griping legends and an alleged felon have all played a part

By Michael Farber


Tony Mandarich Is Very, Very Sorry

Two decades after insisting to SI that his massive physique came from eating and weightlifting, the former NFL tackle comes clean about the drugs he used as the sports world turned a blind eye

By Rick Telander


The Tao of Pop

Their new starters are a couple of vagabonds, but the Spurs keep on rolling. Why? Because the Big Three and coach Gregg Popovich know the value of players who have something to prove

By L. Jon Wertheim

Deep Impact

By David Sabino


The Original Amazing Indian Reality Show

Nine months before Slumdog Millionaire hit theaters, two teens who had never picked up a baseball undertook their own remarkable odyssey. Now as they pursue the majors, kindly refrain from any further comparisons to the Oscar-decorated movie

By Bobby Ghosh


Inside: The Week In Sports

Game Over?

With their latest appeal, the feds have exposed the thin thread on which their case against Barry Bonds now hangs

By George Dohrmann

New Day in D.C.

By Joe Sheehan

Deal or No Deal

Colossal contracts, a ground-shaking trade and some false steps marked the kickoff to the free-agent season

By Jim Trotter


Because of a barrage of injuries the Rockets have had to learn a new way to win—and suddenly, they're taking off

By Chris Mannix

Golden Eye

Battling back from near blindness, Steve Holcomb is piloting the U.S. to bobsledding heights unseen in 50 years

By Brian Cazeneuve

Point After

Enlightening the Clothes-Minded

By Selena Roberts


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