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March 05, 2012 | Volume 116, Issue 10

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I think we can all learn something from Mike Powell when it comes to pursuing goals and giving your all. While I respect the talented athletes who compete in events like the Super Bowl and win...

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Stories that generated the most mail last week.

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What is your favorite dunk in the 27 years of NBA Slam Dunk Contests?

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"I believe someone tampered with Ryan Braun's urine samples the same way I believe Mark Fuhrman ran around sprinkling blood on O.J.'s stuff."

March 05, 2012 | MICHAEL ROSENBERG
John Calipari runs a well-oiled draft-pick machine, and with Kentucky's success, can you really blame him?

March 05, 2012 | MICHAEL ROSENBERG
The girls' swim team at a Maryland high school was stripped of its county championship after officials discovered that one of its members had broken a rule by shaving her legs on-site before the...

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NOT: GOLD HARD FACTS

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If you were starting a team from scratch, which player would you choose first?

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March 05, 2012 | Tim Layden
At 38, Ethiopia's Haile Gebrselassie may at last have come to the end of his Olympic road

March 05, 2012 | Brian Cazeneuve
America's first family of judo offers rising star Kayla Harrison a safe haven

March 05, 2012 | Brian Cazeneuve
"I should have fought with my jewelry on."

March 05, 2012 | Edited by ALEXANDRA FENWICK
PERRY ELLIS

March 05, 2012 | Meredith Qualls
For one 'Bama fan, Support your team is just an expression

March 05, 2012 | DAN PATRICK
Robert Griffin III

March 05, 2012 | DAN PATRICK
SAY WHAT?

March 05, 2012 | JOE POSNANSKI
The Kansas-Missouri finale was historically great; now the rivalry is just history

March 05, 2012 | SETH DAVIS
UConn got an important moral victory against Syracuse last Saturday. The Huskies (17--11) couldn't quite complete their comeback from 11 points down midway through the second half, but the...

March 05, 2012 | DAN GREENE
With less than two weeks until Selection Sunday these eight teams—four perennial tournament squads and four upstarts hoping to crash the party—have some work left to do

March 05, 2012 | SARAH KWAK
The problems in Washington, D.C., go a lot deeper than the play of Alex Ovechkin

March 05, 2012 | TIM LAYDEN
The Derby favorite's bold start

March 05, 2012 | CHRIS MANNIX
San Antonio has emerged as a team to beat in the Western Conference by giving everyone a chance to get in on the act

March 05, 2012 | Mark Bechtel
San Antonio is not the only team that is trying to limit minutes. Last year there were 1,884 instances of a player being on the floor at least 40 minutes in a game. This year, the league is on...

March 05, 2012 | BEN REITER
Even after two world championships, the Marlins had trouble building a following in South Florida. But now they have the payroll (Jose Reyes got how much?), the park (goodbye, rain delays) and the...

March 05, 2012 | JOE SHEEHAN
In Arizona and Florida, big-name pitchers are getting acclimated to new teams. But the real adjustment will come in April, when they try to get comfortable at new home fields

March 05, 2012 | TOM VERDUCCI
Yes, Ryan Braun had his PED suspension overturned. But in the hazy world of drug testing, going unpunished is not necessarily proof of innocence

March 05, 2012 | PETER KING
The combine kicked off two months of massive intrigue at football's most important position. Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III, Peyton Manning, Matt Flynn—quarterbacks stand front and center as the...

March 05, 2012 | LEE JENKINS
Cleveland's latest would-be savior is an unassuming point guard who is doing the impossible: making the city forget about that guy who took his talents to South Beach

March 05, 2012 | MICHAEL FARBER
Long one of the NHL's best, the Penguins' Evgeni Malkin has emerged from the injured Sidney Crosby's shadow as the finest player in the world

March 05, 2012 | GEORGE DOHRMANN
AFTER THREE STRAIGHT TRIPS TO THE FINAL FOUR, BEN HOWLAND'S BRUINS UNEXPECTEDLY BEGAN TO STRUGGLE. FORMER PLAYERS AND STAFF MEMBERS TELL A CAUTIONARY TALE OF HOW DISCIPLINE PROBLEMS AND MISTAKES...

March 05, 2012 | PHIL TAYLOR
For years my buddy Russ has been advocating an all-steroids Olympics—no substances off limits, no lab-coat police, may the best chemist win. Let the athletes eat, drink or inject anything that...

March 05, 2012 | TOMMY ROY
What does it take to televise a tournament like the Match Play? About 10 months of planning, 20 miles of cable, 33 cameras, a cast of 194, an armada of golf carts and a dash of good luck. Let me...

March 05, 2012 | TOMMY ROY
Age: 53

March 05, 2012 | Gary Van Sickle
How has the PGA Tour changed? What needs fixing on the senior tour? Should the belly putter be banned? Are you rooting for Tiger to catch Jack? And do you miss playing in the Masters?

March 05, 2012 | SURVEYS BY JESSICA MARKSBURY
SI Golf+ surveyed more than 200 pros from the PGA, LPGA and Champions tours on everything from politics to pay rates. The results (and the players' candid comments) might surprise you

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EDITOR James P. Herre

March 05, 2012 | SOPHIE GUSTAFSON
For 15 years I lived in fear as I struggled to hide my stuttering from the public, but after a breakout interview at last year's Solheim Cup, I'm starting to find my voice

March 05, 2012 | SOPHIE GUSTAFSON
Age: 38

March 05, 2012 | TOMMY (TWO GLOVES) GAINEY
Some people call me a redneck, and I won't repeat what they say about my swing, but looks don't count on the PGA Tour, where the only thing that matters is winning

March 05, 2012 | TOMMY (TWO GLOVES) GAINEY
Age: 36

March 05, 2012 | AMY ANDERSON
As the 2009 U.S. Girls' Junior champ, I had my pick of top college programs. But I've never done things the conventional way, so my decision to stay home and attend North Dakota State was an easy one

March 05, 2012 | AMY ANDERSON
Age: 19

March 05, 2012 | JEFF KLAUK
After a long climb, I finally realized my dream of making a living on the PGA Tour. Now seizures have threatened my career, but I'm hoping the neurosurgery I plan to have this spring will allow me...

March 05, 2012 | JEFF KLAUK
Age: 34

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One of the PGA Tour's young stars provides a prototype for the next generation of professional golfer

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FAIRWAY METALS

March 05, 2012 | HARRISON FRAZAR
A year ago I was so frustrated that I was on the verge of walking away from the game and taking a new job. Then I won for the first time and my perspective—on everything—changed

March 05, 2012 | HARRISON FRAZAR
Age: 40

March 05, 2012 | Allison Frazar
The boys and I were airborne when we got the good news. Just don't tell the FAA what we did next

March 05, 2012 | JONATHAN BYRD
Seventy-two holes of stroke play remains the best measure of a golfer, but Hunter Mahan's decisive takedown of Rory McIlroy validated a format we Tour pros don't play enough

March 05, 2012 | JONATHAN BYRD
Age: 34

March 05, 2012 | JONATHAN BYRD
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March 05, 2012 | SCOTT McCARRON
Last month, during the week of Pebble Beach, the USGA and the R&A announced that they were taking a "fresh look" at implementing an antianchoring rule. Asked for his opinion, Tiger Woods...