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The Lineup

April 25, 2005
April 25, 2005

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April 25, 2005

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Sports Illustrated Bonus Section: Golf Plus
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  • Although Frank C. Ford Sr. was the progenitor of four generations of accomplished golfers, his mother, Anne (Sissie) Gaillard Hanahan Ford, was the family's oldest champion, and his wife, Elizabeth (Betsy) Coker Ford, taught their sons the fundamentals of the game. Here's an accounting of the family's many championships.

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This is an article from the April 25, 2005 issue Original Layout

6 Leading Off

14 Letters

17 Air and Space

Satellite radio offers home-team broadcasts of all 2,430 major league baseball games, and I just may listen to every one by Steve Rushin

18 Scorecard

• Meet one of the creators of THG

• T.O. wants a new deal already?

• Radcliffe, Kenyans win marathons • Lance says he'll get off the bike

26 Faces in the Crowd

28 Players

74 Life of Reilly

Are the Suns the best team in the NBA? I don't know. I do know they have the best gorilla by Rick Reilly

Inside ...

70 Baseball

• Mets silence critics with six wins

• Roberts gives O's pop at the top

73 Horse Racing

• It's Zito vs. Pletcher at the Derby

• Four Derby picks and a long shot

PRO BASKETBALL

34 The Big Question

Can freewheeling Phoenix win in the playoffs? Recent history and many experts say no. But ...

by Jack McCallum

BASEBALL

44 The Vote Is In

And it's a resounding yea as Washington, D.C., falls in love with the Nationals

by Tom Verducci

PRO FOOTBALL

48 What's His Game?

The most intriguing prospect in a confounding NFL draft is Arkansas's versatile Matt Jones

by Peter King

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

52 Charlie in Charge

Notre Dame alum Charlie Weis is the latest coach called upon to put the fight back in the Irish

by Tim Layden

LACROSSE

58 Get on the Stick

Lacrosse is the fastest-growing game in the U.S. at every level. The appeal? It's fast, easy to learn--and cool

by Alexander Wolff

Cover

PHOTOGRAPHS BY BARRY GOSSAGE/NBAE/GETTY IMAGES (STOUDEMIRE) AND VICTOR BALDIZON/NBAE/GETTY IMAGES (O'NEAL)

INSET PHOTOS: John W. McDonough (Nash); David Bergman (Lacrosse)

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COLOR PHOTOSIMON BRUTYLAX TO THE MAX Maryland's Michael Hartofilis gets ready to unleash the ball (page 58).