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The Lineup

April 11, 2005
April 11, 2005

Table of Contents
April 11, 2005

Sports Illustrated Bonus Section: Golf Plus
Catching Up With
SI Players
Final Four
Baseball
Frozen Four Preview
Pro Basketball
Inside
Inside Tennis
Inside the NBA
College Football
Departments

The Lineup

Departments

This is an article from the April 11, 2005 issue

6 Leading Off

12 Letters

14 Catching Up With ...

17 Air and Space

Former wheelchair basketball star Ron Kosloski always played by the seat of his pants by Steve Rushin

20 Scorecard

• Steroids stories just keep coming

• Can Dale Jr. get back on track?

• Landon Donovan joins Galaxy

33 Faces in the Crowd

37 Players

92 The Life of Reilly

For my money, the single-season home run record still belongs to Roger Maris by Rick Reilly

Inside ...

87 Tennis

• Kim Clijsters is back--and on fire

88 The NBA

• How the Cavs can keep LeBron

91 College Football

• Gators QB learns Urban's offense

FINAL FOUR

46 Man in the Middle

Led by Sean May, North Carolina gave Roy Williams his first national title

by Alexander Wolff

BASEBALL

56 Opening Night Jitters

A season already tainted by steroid stories started with a Yankees rout of the Red Sox

by Tom Verducci

FROZEN FOUR PREVIEW

62 It's All About Hockey

Pure action, fierce rivalries and devoted fans: The NCAA ice wars reach their final weekend

by Michael Farber

PRO BASKETBALL

66 They Win, by George

New coach George Karl has turned the Nuggets into one of the NBA's hottest clubs

by Jack McCallum

MOTOR SPORTS

70 Bad, Brutal Fun

The author goes to driving school and aims his stock car at a wall at 130 mph

by Jeff MacGregor

Cover

PHOTOGRAPH BY

DAVID E. KLUTHO

INSET PHOTO: Ray Stubblebine/Reuters/Pool

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COLOR PHOTODAMIAN STROHMEYER (MATSUI)BRONX BURNER Hideki Matsui goes from first to third on a single by Jason Giambi in the Yankees' Opening Day win over Boston (page 56).COLOR PHOTOOLYA IVANITSKY (INSET)