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GOLF PLUS

"IT WAS NOT THE RIGHT THING TO DO"

NOT 30 MINUTES AFTER HE WALKED OFF THE COURSE MID-ROUND AT THE HONDA, RORY MCILROY KNEW HE HAD MADE A COLOSSAL MISTAKE. NOW, UNDER INTENSE SCRUTINY, THE WORLD'S TOP-RANKED PLAYER IS TRYING TO REDISCOVER A SWING HE ADMITS HAS DESERTED HIM

By Michael Bamberger

BRANDEL CHAMBLEE MERCY RULE

By Brandel Chamblee

ABOUT-FACE

By Sal Johnson

MY BAG: Michael Phelps

By Rob Sauerhaft

LEADING OFF

LEADING OFF

THE MAIL

THE MAIL

MIAMI BASKETBALL

DÉJ√Ä U

THE HURRICANES HAD NEVER BEATEN A NO. 1 PROGRAM, NEVER BEEN IN CONTENTION FOR A TOP TOURNAMENT SEED AND NEVER WON AN ACC CHAMPIONSHIP BEFORE THIS SEASON. SO WHY DOES ALL THIS SUCCESS FEEL SO FAMILIAR?

By Luke Winn

THE POWER ISSUE

The KINGDOMS OF SPORT

OVERREACHING OVERLORDS BUILDING (AND BUYING) EMPIRES ON THE BACKS OF THE YOUNG AND THE STRONG. SHIFTING ALLEGIANCES AND SHIFTY DEALS. AND DRAGONS! (WELL, NO.) THE STRUGGLE FOR INFLUENCE ATOP THE GAMES WE LOVE CAN SEEM LIKE SOMETHING OUT OF A FANTASY EPIC

By Steve Rushin

THE POWER 50

SI RANKED (THEN SHUFFLED, STARTED OVER AND RERANKED) THE 50 MOST POWERFUL PEOPLE IN SPORTS. DON'T LIKE OUR LIST? TRY US AGAIN IN A YEAR WHEN, INEVITABLY, TODAY'S LEADERS WILL BE UNDERPERFORMING OR UNDER ASSAULT. FOR NOW, YOUR LEADER ...

By Text by Albert Chen

THE LORD OF THE LOCKOUT

OVER HIS TWO DECADES AT THE HELM OF THE NHL, GARY BETTMAN HAS INCURRED THE FROSTY WRATH OF FANS—AND A NATION. BUT IS HE REALLY AS TERRIBLE AS EVERYONE SAYS?

By Michael Farber

Bad company

WHEN TAKING STOCK OF THE CURRENT NHL COMMISSIONER, CONSIDERATION MUST BE GIVEN TO THE LEAGUE'S ROGUES' GALLERY OF FORMER LEADERS

By Mark Beech

YOU THINK ROGER GOODELL HAS MUSCLE ...

ATTENDEES AT THE ARNOLD SPORTS FESTIVAL MAY NOT BE ABLE TO BANISH A 300-POUND OFFENSIVE TACKLE, BUT PLENTY OF THEM COULD BENCH-PRESS ONE. AT THE CITADEL OF STRENGTH, ACOLYTES WORSHIP—AND VENDORS PEDDLE—POWER IN ITS PUREST FORM

By Jeff Pearlman

POINT AFTER

A Diplomatic Wormhole

By Phil Taylor

Departments

My Dance With Lance

A Twitter exchange led the author to an unexpected sit-down with the disgraced cyclist

By Michael McCann

HOT | NOT

A-Maze-ing Races

Pop-singing Slovenian star Tina Maze is winning everything this year on the World Cup circuit

By Tim Layden

The Global Pastime

Steeped in intrigue, the World Baseball Classic is building a passionate following, with one notable exception

By Michael Farber

The 8 Debate

BEST NHL ROOKIES

By Sarah Kwak

Faces in the Crowd

Edited by Alexandra Fenwick

Just My Type

By Dan Patrick

Spend It Wisely

The Niners control a 15-pick bounty in the April draft. But history says quantity doesn't equal quality

By Jim Trotter

Ignorance Is No Excuse

Harsher penalties for coaches whose assistants violate recruiting rules could help clean up the NCAA

By Stewart Mandel

Long Game

Will free-agent-to-be Robinson Cano be worth the money after he turns 31 in October?

By Joe Sheehan

Thierry-Eyed

Can a major Euro-style shake-up bring the Red Bulls and their savvy French star a title at long last?

By Grant Wahl

The Case for ... The D-League

By Ian Thomsen