The Lineup

May 22, 2005

Sports Illustrated

MAY 23, 2005

VOLUME 102, NO. 21

 

Departments

4 Leading Off

10 Letters

 

13 Air and Space

Once they were Warriors, now they're Worriers: Marquette's mascot muddle by Steve Rushin

 

16 Scorecard

• Sweet Lou in sports hell

• Superfecta guys' Preakness picks

• Climber's no-oxygen Grand Slam

• New pre-Indy women's mark

 

24 Faces in the Crowd

27 Players

72 The Life of Reilly

Forced to choose between tests and a title, Tulsa's golf coach shot an ace for student-athletes by Rick Reilly

 

Inside ...

67 Hockey

• Jagr leads Czechs to world title

68 Boxing

• Winky jabs Tito from post to post

70 Baseball

• Rogers's changeup baffles batters

 

NBA PLAYOFFS

36 Fun with the Suns

Steve Nash's wizardry and the Mavs' crafty efforts to thwart him have made for an exhilarating series

by Chris Ballard

 

BASEBALL

42 Sound of Santana

In the clubhouse Johan Santana is all music, fun and games, but on the mound he's dominant

by S.L. Price

 

TENNIS

48 The Real Deal

In a sport famous for eating its young, Spain's Rafael Nadal, 18, looks like he's here for good

by L. Jon Wertheim

 

52 The Sprinter

For Paralympic champion Marlon Shirley, childhood was a nightmare. Losing a foot, he says, was the least of it by S.L. Price

 

Cover

PHOTOGRAPH BYJOHN W. MCDONOUGH

INSET PHOTOS: Al Tielemans (Santana); Simon Bruty (Shirley)

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COLOR PHOTOTOM DAHLIN/US PRESSWIRE (SANTANA) TRICKS OF THE TRADE Twins ace Johan Santana can do just about anything he wants with a baseball (page 42). COLOR PHOTOBRIAN BAHR/GETTY IMAGES (INSET)

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HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
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Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)