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March 13, 2006

FEATURES

GOLF
54 Georgia on His Mind
With an eye toward Augusta, Tiger Woods finished off challengers young and oldin a one-shot win at Doral
by Alan Shipnuck

COLLEGEBASKETBALL
58 Big Baby Steps
Glen (Big Baby) Davis could take LSU deep into the NCAA tourney--but thatwouldn't be his greatest feat
by Luke Winn

HIGH SCHOOLBASKETBALL
62 Going Big Time
More top teams are barnstorming to play in packed arenas on nationaltelevision. Is that a good thing?
by L. Jon Wertheim and George Dohrmann

BARRY BONDS
An Exclusive Book Excerpt
The Truth
About Barry Bonds And Steroids
Extensive reporting details the slugger's use of performance-enhancing drugs(documentation included). Plus, Tom Verducci on what it all means tobaseball
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Departments

8 Leading Off

14 From theEditor

16 Letters

19 Air andSpace

Idol thoughts:Why a reality show trumps live sports by Steve Rushin

20Scorecard
• The NFL will survive--and thrive
• Ted Ligety's run continues
• Odd invites for Olympic hoops

28 Faces in theCrowd

31 Players

80 Life ofReilly

Marketing themisbegotten in MLB? Here's the pitch by Rick Reilly

Inside ...

72 Baseball
• Korea gives Classic a kick start

75 CollegeBasketball
• What bubble teams need to do

78 The NBA
• Darko Milicic awakens in Orlando

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JOHN W.MCDONOUGH

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**Florida Stateand North Carolina exposed Duke's weaknesses last week. But will the Seminolesget invited to the Big Dance? And how high will Roy Williams (above) and hisdefending champion Tar Heels be seeded? Check out Stewart Mandel's Bubble Watchdaily at SI.com/collegebasketball before the tournament field is announced.After Selection Sunday, get a region-by-region breakdown, with predictions andanalysis, to help you fill out your tournament bracket.

**Two years agowhen the NHL trade deadline was 26 days before season's end instead of thecurrent 40, teams exchanged 32 players in 20 deals on the final day. In thisseason, the first with a salary cap, how many players will be moved in thefinal hours, and will Panthers center Olli Jokinen (left) be among them? Findout at SI.com/nhl.

**Over the past21 NBA regular seasons, only five players have won multiple MVP awards: LarryBird, Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, Karl Malone and Tim Duncan. Suns pointguard Steve Nash could be the sixth if he holds off Elton Brand (left) andothers. Go to SI.com/nba to read what Marty Burns thinks the top challengershave to do to overtake Nash.

**For continuingreports on Barry Bonds, including reaction from around the major leagues andvideo of Tom Verducci's interviews with the authors of Game of Shadows, go toSI.com.

PHOTOAL TIELEMANS (DAVIS)58 READY FOR THE DANCE With 6'8", 315-pound Glen Davis front and center, LSU has high hopes for the NCAA tournament. PHOTOJED JACOBSOHN/GETTY IMAGES (BONDS) PHOTOROCKY WIDNER/NBAE/GETTY IMAGES (MILICIC)78 OUT OF THE DARKO Buried on the bench in Detroit, Darko Milicic has flashed a variety of skills--and a new 'do--since being dealt to the Magic. THREE PHOTOSMARK HUMPHREY/AP (WILLIAMS); RICK SCUTERI/US PRESSWIRE (JOKINEN); JOHN W. MCDONOUGH (BRAND)

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