The Lineup

May 02, 2004

DEPARTMENTS

8 Leading Off

14 Letters

Three cheers and a jeer for UConn

17 Air and Space
The bigger the athlete, the later he shows up--if at all by Steve
Rushin

19 Scorecard
--Plot thickens in Danton case
--Names named in BALCO probe
--Kournikova's family feud
--Remembering Guinness founder

26 Faces in the Crowd

80 The Life of Reilly
As we mourn Pat Tillman, let's remember Todd Bates by Rick Reilly

SI'S 50TH ANNIVERSARY

28 Rite of Spring
Kentuckians rally around the Derby, the state's top sporting
event--and party by Tim Layden

INSIDE...

76 Baseball
--Milton Bradley sparks Dodgers

78 The NHL
--Jeremy Roenick, team player

79 Boxing
--Vitali Klitschko rules heavies

PAT TILLMAN, 1976-2004

40 Code of Honor
In 2002 Pat Tillman left pro football to join the Army. When he
was killed last week in Afghanistan, the entire nation felt the
impact
by Gary Smith

NBA PLAYOFFS

48 Out at Home

The Mavericks thought they couldn't lose in Dallas, until the
Kings beat them there to take control of their first-round series
by Chris Ballard

NFL DRAFT

50 Whatever Eli Wants
In the first test of his NFL career, quarterback Eli Manning
bucked the draft and came out on top--in the Giants jersey he
coveted
by Jeffri Chadiha

THE STATE OF COACHING

54 Good Job. You're Fired!
Even successful coaches in pro sports have learned that winning
won't guarantee security. College coaching is no picnic, either
by L. Jon Wertheim

GOLF

64 It's Her Tee Time
At 14, Michelle Wie is poised, brattish, driven--and able to
blast a ball 290 yards. She has a plan to dominate golf. All of
it
by Karl Taro Greenfeld

COVER

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COLOR PHOTO: JEFF TOPPING/REUTERS PERFECT FORM Michelle Wie tees off next at an LPGA event inWilliamsburg, Va., on May 6 (page 64).

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