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May 16, 2005
May 16, 2005

Table of Contents
May 16, 2005

Sports Illustrated Bonus Section: Golf Plus
LETTERS
SI Players
Pro Football
Horse Racing
NBA Playoffs
Baseball
Special Report:The Best High Schools
Inside
Inside Baseball
Inside Soccer
  • Freddie Adu got all the attention, but New England's Clint Dempsey has been the star of the class of '04

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This is an article from the May 16, 2005 issue

6 Leading Off

12 Letters

15 Air and Space

Twin Cities columnist Sid Hartman still whips the whippersnappers at age 85 by Steve Rushin

16 Scorecard

• Athletes' off-duty imbecilities

• Van Gundy learns who's boss

• Jeff Allison back on the mound

• Yaz must pay for son's misdeeds

27 Faces in the Crowd

28 Players

80 The Life of Reilly

Mayday! Mayday! Steinbrenner's Derby horse was no better than his baseball team by Rick Reilly

Inside ...

75 Baseball

• Yanks may go home early this year

• Brewers' bargain-basement closer

78 Soccer

• Dempsey is MLS's star sophomore

PRO FOOTBALL

36 Do Not Disturb

There's another side to Randy Moss, but don't go knock on his door to find it by Karl Taro Greenfeld

KENTUCKY DERBY

44 Who Knew?

Giacomo, a 50-1 shot, emerged from obscurity--and far off the pace--to win by Tim Layden

NBA PLAYOFFS

48 Ray of Hope

For the Sonics to upset the Spurs, Ray Allen will have to lead as never before by Ian Thomsen

BASEBALL

52 The Wisdom of Ozzie

The unconventional Ozzie Guillen has managed the small-balling White Sox to the majors' best record by Michael Farber

HIGH SCHOOLS

57 The Top 25

Here it is: SI's ranking of the best high school athletic programs in the United States. Meet the winners

by Alan Shipnuck

Cover

PHOTOGRAPH BY

BRAD MANGIN

INSET PHOTOS: Heinz Kluetmeier (Giacomo); Peter Read Miller (Mascot)

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COLOR PHOTOJOHN W. MCDONOUGH (GINOBILI)THE ASCENT OF MANU The Spurs' Manu Ginobili shoots over Seattle's Damien Wilkins in Game 1 of Round 2 of the NBA playoffs (page 48).COLOR PHOTOTOM GUERREROL/SANFORD STUDIOS (JACKSON)  Desean Jackson of Long Beach Poly