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April 16, 2012 | Volume 116, Issue 16

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Bubba Watson Cover - Sports Illustrated April 16, 2012

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If Albert Pujols already has 445 career home runs in just 11 years in the majors, I think he should have no problem hitting 318 more homers throughout the remainder of his career to best Barry...

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What do you think will happen next between Dwight Howard and coach Stan Van Gundy in Orlando?

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"Lamar Odom and the Kardashian circus are leaving Dallas. All clowns, elephants and NBA forwards exit stage left."

April 16, 2012 | HART SEELY
Want to help your team win? All it takes is dedication, a couch and a little well-played juju

April 16, 2012 | HART SEELY
Three years after the restaurant chain dropped him as a sponsor, John Daly returned to Hooters last week to serve as Head Rules Official for a pre-Masters chicken-wing-eating contest in Augusta.

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April 16, 2012 | Bryan Armen Graham
The swing is the real thing in the latest version of Tiger Woods's golf game

April 16, 2012 | Bryan Armen Graham
"[It was] either that or blowing it in the clubs."

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Like March Madness, April badness was broadcast live to the nation

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Taking stock of the athletic world's latest hapless hurts

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Which arena has the best visitors' dressing room?

April 16, 2012 | Lars Anderson
For Arkansas, any decision on Bobby Petrino's future will weigh football as well as morality

April 16, 2012 | DAN PATRICK

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April 16, 2012 | Edited by ALEXANDRA FENWICK

April 16, 2012 | Edited by ALEXANDRA FENWICK
Baseball's opening week had a throwback feel. In Broward County, Fla., where Joe DiMaggio spent his last days, voters received an e-mail invitation to a fund-raiser for sheriff's candidate Louie...

April 16, 2012 | BEN REITER
The value of the long ball has gone up, sending the premium on glove men, so in vogue three years ago, plummeting

April 16, 2012 | CHRIS MANNIX
Chicago, Miami and Oklahoma City are the easy choices to go deep into the spring, but there are formidable obstacles in their path—they just don't include the defending champs

April 16, 2012 | RICHARD DEITSCH
Nitpick all you want—Brittney Griner can hit the offensive boards harder—but there's no doubt about the favorite for the 2013 title. Here's who's playing for second

April 16, 2012 | RICHARD DEITSCH

April 16, 2012 | ALAN SHIPNUCK
Ridiculously long, sublimely creative, yet absolutely just a regular guy, Masters champion Bubba Watson has a story that will bring you (and him) to tears

April 16, 2012 | BRIAN CAZENEUVE
Raised in a hamlet of 800, Henrik Lundqvist has embraced—and been embraced by—a city of eight million. Just imagine if the Swedish goalie helps the Rangers win their first Stanley Cup in 18 years

April 16, 2012 | MICHAEL FARBER
Even as the haters accumulate, Pittsburgh is the Stanley Cup favorite

April 16, 2012 | MICHAEL FARBER

April 16, 2012 | KOSTYA KENNEDY
It's been 65 years since Jackie Robinson smashed the color barrier, nearly 40 since his death. Rachel Robinson—closing fast on 90, still effecting social change—has ensured that his memory and...

April 16, 2012 | LEE JENKINS
In a wild season, a wild playoff race could hinge on the play of the NBA's wildest player: the Nuggets' new and absurdly gifted center, JaVale McGee

April 16, 2012 | DAVID EPSTEIN
The Mercurial Life and Mysterious Death of Sammy Wanjiru

April 16, 2012 | PHIL TAYLOR
Jamie Moyer is 49, a piece of material that turns everyone into Jay Leno wannabes. So let's get the monologue out of the way early. Jamie Moyer is so old his first jersey had Roman numerals. Jamie...

April 16, 2012 | DAMON HACK
The biggest story line going into Augusta—that a resurgent Tiger Woods would battle precocious Rory McIlroy for the green jacket—turned out to be a fairy tale

April 16, 2012 | JOE POSNANSKI
The oldest player at the Masters says he can no longer compete at Augusta National, but you can bet he doesn't really believe it

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April 16, 2012 | GARY VAN SICKLE
After six decades on the job, the dean of Masters storytellers sneaks in a final farewell

April 16, 2012 | GARY VAN SICKLE
What was the shot of the Masters?

April 16, 2012 | DOTTIE PEPPER
For me, the lasting image from this year's Kraft Nabisco was not I.K. Kim's miss from 10 inches but the scenes of America's stars—Paula Creamer, Lexi Thompson and Michelle Wie—missing putt after...

April 16, 2012 | MICHAEL BAMBERGER
After another round of criticism, Augusta National has a dilemma: Can the club follow the wishes of its founders by taking the lead in providing a service to the game, yet still exclude women?