TheLineup

March 28, 2005

STEROIDS AND BASEBALL

40 What Do We Do Now?

Joyful memories of Mac and Sammy in 1998 are undone by the House hearings by Gary Smith

SOCCER

54 Yes, Hard Feelings

Continuing a bitter rivalry, the U.S. travels to Mexico for a World Cup qualifier this week

by Grant Wahl

NCAA TOURNAMENT

58 Meet the Shockers

Cool-headed, low-seeded upstarts provided welcome jolts in the first two rounds

by Grant Wahl

PRO BASKETBALL

66 Can Kobe Do It Alone?

Kobe Bryant tries to rally the Lakers--although he doesn't connect with his teammates

by Jack McCallum

BEDEVILED Mississippi State's Gary Ervin was bowled over by Shavlik Randolph as the Blue Devils beat the Bulldogs to reach the Sweet 16 (page 58).

Departments

6 Leading Off

12 Letters

15 Air and Space

Winter wonderland? Winter wasteland is more like it. Report from a sports shut-in by Steve Rushin

16 Scorecard

• The baddest boy in pro tennis

• Pat Summitt catches Dean Smith

• Slutskaya wins skating worlds

29 Faces in the Crowd

31 Players

76 The Life of Reilly

You have to talk about the past, Mac. And tell the truth by Rick Reilly

Inside ...

72 College Wrestling

• Lee wins second NCAA title

74 The NBA

• Unpredictably, Nellie quits Mavs

75 Baseball

• White Sox' Japanese second-sacker

Cover

PHOTOGRAPH BY

STEPHEN WILKES

INSET PHOTO: Damian Strohmeyer

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COLOR PHOTOBOB ROSATO BEDEVILED Mississippi State's Gary Ervin was bowled over by Shavlik Randolph as the Blue Devils beat the Bulldogs to reach the Sweet 16 (page 58). COLOR PHOTOJASON REED/REUTERS (INSET)

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