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April 18, 2005 | Volume 102, Issue 16

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Tiger Woods Cover - Sports Illustrated April 18, 2005

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The Unnaturals

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April 18, 2005 | Steve Rushin
The frozen four, like the Mudville Nine or Daytona 500, sounds like a group of political prisoners. ("Free the Frozen Four!") And the NCAA hockey finals are exiled to a sporting Siberia, on the...

April 18, 2005 | Kelli Anderson
Baylor's women's basketball team lifted up a town and restored the luster to a school tarnished by scandal. Just call them the Good News Bears

April 18, 2005 | Richard Deitsch
The women's game just keeps getting better. Here is SI's early line on the 2005--06 season

April 18, 2005 | Stephen Cannella
A routine Arena league play turned out to be lineman Al Lucas's last

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2 Teams that have fielded an Opening Day lineup with a former All-Star at every position, including DH: the Yankees in 1977 and 2005.

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Won By the U.S., the women's world hockey championship, with a 1--0 shootout victory over Canada in Linkoping, Sweden. It's the first world title for Team USA, which since the tournament was...

April 18, 2005 | Mark Bechtel
Start spreading the news: New York basher John Rocker is heading north

April 18, 2005 | Mark Bechtel
Jose Canseco

April 18, 2005 | Bill Scheft
Good to be here. For those of you wishing to send a wedding gift to Charles and Camilla, be advised: They have enough coffeemakers, what they could really use is a Nok Hockey table.

April 18, 2005 | James Taylor
The singer, who goes on tour this month, performed America the Beautiful before Boston's home opener on Monday

April 18, 2005 | Lisa Altobelli
It's a running joke on the LSU women's tennis team that the form of their coach, Tony Minnis, is more Don Budge than Andy Roddick. But that old school technique came in handy last week when Minnis...

April 18, 2005 | Lisa Altobelli
The president of the United Arab Emirates introduced an initiative to create robot camel jockeys.

April 18, 2005 | Amanda Cherrin
What to watch and watch for

April 18, 2005 | Nancy Ramsey
In 1950, when the U.S. soccer team traveled to Brazil to compete in the World Cup, local bookies didn't bother to set odds on its chances of defeating England in their first-round game. The...

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Tina Miller

April 18, 2005 | EMEKA OKAFOR
Bobcats Forward

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Based on a survey of 227 NBA players

April 18, 2005 | Marcus Camby
Nuggets Center

April 18, 2005 | Ben Reiter
AT 5'3" Louisville shortstop Chris Cates is believed to be college baseball's shortest player, dubbed Wee Man by his teammates and Oompa Loompa or Webster by opposing fans. One heckler suggested...

April 18, 2005 | Ben Reiter

April 18, 2005 | Jeffri Chadiha
To honor his late mother, Atlanta's Warrick Dunn helps single moms get homes of their own

April 18, 2005 | Sarah Thurmond

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[This article consists of photographs--see below]

April 18, 2005 | ALAN SHIPNUCK
With a monumental chip shot that highlighted a Sunday charge, Tiger Woods fought off Chris DiMarco to win his fourth Masters and prove--again--he is No. 1

April 18, 2005 | MICHAEL FARBER
After two straight disappointing finishes by the Cubs, the confines aren't so friendly anymore. North Siders have had their fill of lovable losers

April 18, 2005 | Marty Burns
The White Sox have a championship drought--but not the legacy of a curse--to match their Windy City brethren

April 18, 2005 | CHRIS BALLARD
With his ageless game and his quirky regimen, Reggie Miller is capping an illustrious 18-year career by rallying the Pacers to the playoffs

April 18, 2005 | GARY SMITH
<b>Emile Griffith beat Benny (Kid) Paret to death in the ring after Paret called him queer. That was 43 years ago. He's still struggling to come to grips with it. So are we.</b>

April 18, 2005 | L. Jon Wertheim
Americans believe they have become more accepting--but have they?

April 18, 2005 | L. Jon Wertheim
61% agree

April 18, 2005 | L. Jon Wertheim
86% agree

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68% agree

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62% agree

April 18, 2005 | L. Jon Wertheim
64% agree

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The Week In Sports

April 18, 2005 | Tim Layden
Bellamy Road became the top Derby contender with a romp in the Wood, but a filly's dream ended at Santa Anita

April 18, 2005 | Tim Layden
One more Super Saturday remains on the road to the May 7 Kentucky Derby--this weekend, when the Blue Grass Stakes and Arkansas Derby will be run. Here's a look at the contenders.

April 18, 2005 | Albert Chen
The Astros gave rookie Willy Taveras first crack at replacing Carlos Beltran, and he's off to a fast start at the plate

April 18, 2005 | Albert Chen
While Willy Taveras was off to a blazing start, here's how five other players who replaced stars fared in the first week of the season.

April 18, 2005 | Tom Verducci

April 18, 2005 | Ian Thomsen
A couple of newcomers from UConn and a big (and familiar) face are among our year-end award winners

April 18, 2005 | Ian Thomsen

April 18, 2005 | Austin Murphy
An exodus of topflight assistants has forced national champ USC to adjust to a radically rebuilt coaching staff

April 18, 2005 | Austin Murphy
Barring disaster, Heisman Trophy winner Matt Leinart (who's recovering from January elbow surgery) will direct the Trojans' offense in '05. Who'll get the keys after that? The candidates:

April 18, 2005 | Rick Reilly
Question: Would the swimsuit competition be fair if Miss California wore a bikini but Miss Florida had to wear a Hefty 33-gallon trash bag?

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April 2

April 18, 2005 | BILL SYKEN
Some totally board-certified physicians pitch in on earthquake relief in the Pacific

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April 18, 2005 | Gretchen Bleiler

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The lowdown on how seven pro skaters made those over-the-top basketball shots in an amazing video on the Web

April 18, 2005 | Bill Syken
You know a book of photographs is going to be thrilling when it includes a disclaimer stating that you can kill yourself if you try to re-create any of its shots. In Torrent (Heliconia Press,...

April 18, 2005 | Bill Syken
Fishing the choppy waters off Alaska for crab is "the deadliest job in the world," the melodramatic voice-overs repeatedly remind us in the Discovery Channel's 10-part documentary series Deadliest...

April 18, 2005 | Bill Syken
50 1/2 Days it took French sailor Bruno Peyron this winter to complete the fastest-ever global circumnavigation.

April 18, 2005 | Austin Murphy
He has lost his sight and endured a litany of horrific injuries, but triathlete Bobby McMullen is still going full-speed ahead

April 18, 2005 | MARK BORDEN

April 18, 2005 | Yi-Wyn Yen
A members-only resort in Montana offers skiers a mountain of fresh powder and uncrowded runs--for a mountainous price

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April 18, 2005 | MICHAEL BAMBERGER
Working as a caddie, the author has a unique vantage point from which to observe the traditions of Augusta, and to discover the true meaning of the Masters

April 18, 2005 | SETH DAVIS
As disciplined as he is creative, Luke Donald is slowly but surely establishing himself as a major player

April 18, 2005 | SETH DAVIS
Luke Donald majored in art theory and practice at Northwestern, and he's working on a painting for the June 30--July 3 Western Open outside Chicago, his adopted hometown, but he's not giving up...

April 18, 2005 | JOSH ELLIOTT
After years of playing second fiddle to his countrywomen, K.J. Choi found the spotlight at the Masters

April 18, 2005 | JOSH ELLIOTT
Last year K.J. Choi, 36, emerged as one of the world's top golfers after finishing third at the Masters and becoming one of only 11 players to make the cut in all four majors. But last November,...

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Sports Illustrated Bonus Section

April 18, 2005 | JOHN GARRITY
Part swing coach, part second mother, Pam Barnett finally made it to the Masters with her longtime student Ted Purdy

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In his colorful and quirky new book, Lost Balls, Charles Lindsay goes where no photographer has gone before: into the hazards of the game or, as he says, "ankle-deep in muck, far from the fairway,...

April 18, 2005 | James P. Herre
Chris DiMarco will not go the way of Bob May. He'll come back stronger for this near miss.

April 18, 2005 | FARRELL EVANS
Lee Elder integrated the Masters 30 years ago, but not everyone is celebrating

April 18, 2005 | Chris Eliopoulos
Life and Times on the PGA Tour

April 18, 2005 | JIM GORANT
He's back and so is Mother Nature, but Jack is out. Here's the real Masters scorecard

April 18, 2005 | JIM GORANT

April 18, 2005 | T.J. Tomasi
WHO: Tiger Woods

April 18, 2005 | Ryan Moore
CROW'S NEST Convenient. **JACK NICKLAUS I played a practice round with him and tried to soak up everything I could. **TIGER'S PUTT OFF THE GREEN He'd probably admit he should have known better....

April 18, 2005 | T.J. Tomasi
"Trevor Immelman, the 25-year-old from South Africa who aced Augusta's 16th hole on Sunday and tied for fifth, is the best player you've never heard of."