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
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
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
March 13, 2006
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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
8 Leading Off
14 From theEditor
19 Air andSpace
Idol thoughts:Why a reality show trumps live sports by Steve Rushin
• The NFL will survive--and thrive
• Ted Ligety's run continues
• Odd invites for Olympic hoops
28 Faces in theCrowd
80 Life ofReilly
Marketing themisbegotten in MLB? Here's the pitch by Rick Reilly
• Korea gives Classic a kick start
• What bubble teams need to do
78 The NBA
• Darko Milicic awakens in Orlando
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