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April 11, 2011 | Volume 114, Issue 15

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Kemba Walker Cover - Sports Illustrated April 11, 2011

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Coach Mike Krzyzewski's decision to have Brian Zoubek purposely miss his second foul shot with 3.6 seconds left against Butler was one of the worst decisions in the history of the NCAA tournament....

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Founder: Henry R. Luce 1898--1967

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Who's right? Who's wrong? And what happens next? SI polled the fans

April 11, 2011 | MICHAEL BAMBERGER
A lifetime in baseball informs the writing of Roger Angell

April 11, 2011 | Bobby Ghosh
Cricket's World Cup showed a sway in sovereignty to the subcontinent

April 11, 2011 | Bobby Ghosh
David Ferrer, the world's No. 6--ranked tennis player, attempted to silence an infant in the stands who had cried during a serve at the Sony Ericsson Open quarterfinals on March 30 by...

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Erik Ainge

April 11, 2011 | Dan Patrick
Heath Evans

April 11, 2011 | Edited by ALEXANDRA FENWICK
Missy Franklin

April 11, 2011 | Michael Farber
Despite troubles Belfast skates on

April 11, 2011 | L. JON WERTHEIM
Novak Djokovic's 2011 record: 24 wins, no defeats, four titles, two finals victories over No. 1 Rafael Nadal

April 11, 2011 | JOE SHEEHAN
Six weeks of spring training should be enough time to sort out personnel issues; not so for several teams

April 11, 2011 | ALAN SHIPNUCK
Phil Mickelson, winless since the '10 Masters, returns to Augusta riding the momentum of a victory in Houston

April 11, 2011 | Gary Van Sickle
Move over, Butler and VCU. There's another amazing underdog story: Stacy Lewis, a 26-year-old Arkansas alum who on Sunday won the Kraft Nabisco Championship, golf's opening major of the year, for...

April 11, 2011 | CHRIS MANNIX
As many college stars consider staying in school, draft boards are being dominated by European big men

April 11, 2011 | TIM LAYDEN

April 11, 2011 | TIM LAYDEN
Follow @SItimlayden, @sethdavishoops, @lukewinn and @SIpablotorre for all the latest college basketball news

April 11, 2011 | TIM LAYDEN
Assuming Jordan Hamilton, Kyrie Irving, Terrence Jones, Brandon Knight, the Morris twins, Kemba Walker and Derrick Williams turn pro ...

April 11, 2011 | TIM LAYDEN
Notre Dame and Texas A&M played for the title after this issue went to press. Find analysis from Indianapolis and predictions for next season at

April 11, 2011 | Albert Chen
Adam Dunn is powerful, plodding, productive and very well paid—and in today's game, he's a dinosaur. In an era that values run prevention and lineup flexibility, the DH as we knew it is a dying breed

April 11, 2011 | Albert Chen
DHs get paid to do one thing—and, as measured by overall OPS, they're getting worse at it. Here is how DH productivity in the AL has fallen since 2000 (yearly rank among all positions in parentheses)

April 11, 2011 | DAVID SABINO
Not worrying about defense makes you a better hitter, right? Don't tell the 10 active players with 1,000 career plate appearances as a DH. More often than not, they've been more productive afield

April 11, 2011 | Michael Rosenberg
Upstart Philadelphia's season has been filled with highs—which is good news for coach Doug Collins, who will remember every detail of it, whether he wants to or not

April 11, 2011 | Brian Cazeneuve
After a meek showing in last year's playoffs, the Canucks revamped their talented roster by adding the sort of gritty, grating players who block shots, win face-offs and generally drive opponents...

April 11, 2011 | Brian Cazeneuve

April 11, 2011 | PIERRE MCGUIRE
The five players set to make the biggest impact on their team's postseason performance include a goalie, a diminutive playoff vet and a skyscraping blueliner

April 11, 2011 | PIERRE MCGUIRE
The five players set to make the biggest impact on their team's postseason performance include a sniper, an MVP candidate and a Cup-winning captain

April 11, 2011 | Thomas Lake
Early on Jan. 1, 2007, Broncos cornerback Darrent Williams was shot to death after a New Year's Eve party at a Denver nightclub. The police launched a massive investigation that included multiple...

April 11, 2011 | PHIL TAYLOR
Welcome to the premiere of America's newest game show, We Hope You're Not Smarter Than a Fifth-Grader, in which coaches, parents and sports executives compete to see who tried to slip the most...

April 11, 2011 | Alex Belth
From ringside scribes, a knockout anthology

April 11, 2011 | Alex Belth
Taking stock of the odd array of items—yes, that's an AK-47—that have been pilfered from Tampa Bay baseballers this spring

April 11, 2011 | Alex Belth
Reviewing the new-look NCAA tourney