HORSE RACING

Bellamy Road punches his ticket to the Kentucky Derby, but highly touted filly Sweet Catomine comes up short

BASEBALL

Rookie Willy Taveras gives Astros a boost • Brad Wilkerson comes full cycle for Nationals • Debunking a steroid myth

THE NBA

SI's MVP is the big man who altered the fate of two teams; a pair of rookies from UConn is also award-worthy

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

With four top assistants gone, national champ USC has to rebuild coaching staff • Who will take over for Leinart?

COLOR PHOTOPhotograph by Brad Mangin RUN TO THE ROSES Buzzards Bay led the field into the stretch last Saturday at the Santa Anita Derby, one of the key prep races for the May 7 Kentucky Derby.