2 Leading Off
LeBron James—from Chosen One to Hated One
17 Faces in the Crowd
18 Just My Type
The Clippers' Chris Paul on his new life in L.A.
BY DAN PATRICK
20 Inside ...
Spring story lines
Iona's hot playmaker
Federer's Davis Cup bust
Big names on the bubble
Rookie report cards
Good shots for gold
64 Point After
A hard time in the Big Easy for the Hornets
BY ROY BLOUNT JR.
His problems may be behind him, but questions remain
By Michael Bamberger
COUNTDOWN TO MADNESS
34 THE BIG TEN
Toughness helps make this conference the nation's best
By Kelli Anderson
• SETH DAVIS'S FINAL FOUR
Instead of a team in turmoil, the Orange is a title contender
By Michael Rosenberg
44 PRO BASKETBALL
New York's unheralded guard has dazzled the NBA
By Pablo S. Torre
50 PRO HOCKEY
The Bruins' feisty winger is making enemies fast
BY Michael Farber
THE LEGACY OF WES LEONARD
A boy's death and his town's will to carry on
By Thomas Lake
On Sunday, when he needed to go low to win his first Tour event in 29 months, Woods shot 75. His problems now are solely golf-related. He doesn't need lawyers to sift through them.
—Michael Bamberger on Tiger Woods's play at Pebble Beach
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BALL CONTROL In a battle for Big Ten primacy, Michigan State beat Ohio State 58--48 in Columbus last Saturday.