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LEADING OFF

LEADING OFF

Inside: THE WEEK IN SPORTS

Catching Fire

Smart free-agent signings and a strong farm system have the Dodgers off to a fast start that will have legs

By Joe Sheehan

Sleeper in Seattle

With a winning record and big, boisterous crowds, the Sounders don't look anything like an expansion franchise

By Jonah Freedman

Danger at 'Dega

Carl Edwards's last-lap crash makes it clear that changes must be made at racing's most perilous track

By Lars Anderson

NBA PLAYOFFS

WHAT A SHOW (WHAT ABOUT KEVIN?)

The first-round series between Boston and Chicago proved to be a first-class fight as the upstart Bulls played without fear and the Celtics struggled to mount a title defense with one superstar very notably absent

By Chris Mannix

BASEBALL

Zack Greinke Is In Total Control

The rise of the young Royals ace has been as spectacular as his fall was chilling. His anxiety disorder now in check, he's unleashed the full range of his remarkable talent

By Joe Posnanski

PRO FOOTBALL

Bricks in The Wall

For new regimes, the draft was a chance to put their blueprints to work. Case in point: Kansas City, whose Super Bowl--tested management set about building Patriots West

By Peter King

Decisive Moves

Last weekend's bold dealing and drafting set up some teams for immediate improvement (though some unhappy vets were left stewing)

By Jim Trotter

NHL PLAYOFFS

Freaky Good

The Canucks' Daniel and Henrik Sedin are beyond symbiotic: They skate on the same line, score the same number of points and play identity tricks on refs. They're also in the second round, so who cares if their coach can't tell them apart?

By Michael Farber

SURFING

Ready For The Next Wave

Kelly Slater is winning world titles again—a record nine and counting—and planning to bring his sport to the masses. But before he could do that, the uneasy rider had to solve the nagging mystery of why he surfed

By Gary Smith

Point After

Study Abroad: Hoops Major

By Chris Ballard

Departments

Letters

Children of The Corn

Two decades after Field of Dreams, Shoeless Joe has some company

By Bryan Curtis

Who's Hot Who's Not

Larger Than Life

Dikembe Mutombo was a big, bad shot blocker with a huge heart

By Ian Thomsen

For the Record

Hitless Wonders

High school no-nos don't always lead to pro success

By Andy Staples

Common Policy

More draftees insure their NFL careers before they start

By Joe Lemire

For the Birds

Sports world's avian follies

Gameplan

What smart fans should do this week

Just My Type

By Dan Patrick

Faces in the Crowd

Perfect Storm

A Jersey girl tosses a Little League gem

By Sarah Kwak

The Vault

EXCERPT From Sports Illustrated May 9, 1983

Jeopardy!

What is the only game show to be featured in SI?

By Ben Reiter