This is an article from the May 22, 2006 issue
38 The Toughest Job
Justin Gatlin set the record in the 100 meters. Now how does he convince theworld he's not taking drugs?
by Tim Layden
42 View from Here
Not since Jordan has a postseason had so many tasty subplots. Starting withDetroit's starters, here are three
by Chris Ballard
50 The Almighty Duck
Speedy sniper Teemu Selanne has Anaheim within quacking distance of the StanleyCup finals
by Michael Farber
54 Parting Shots?
Barry Bonds's poor production has stirred talk that this could be his lasthurrah in San Francisco
by Tom Verducci
A Swing of Beauty
The sweet stroke of the Cardinals' first baseman has put him on a home run tearand made him the game's best hitter
by Daniel G. Habib
17 Air and Space
Things that go bump (and get shot, arrested, burgled and autographed) in thenight by Steve Rushin
• Remembering a gentle champion
• Another move for Larry Brown?
• Marion Jones blazes again
28 Faces in theCrowd
76 Life of Reilly
Athletes' Top 10 Alltime Skirt Hurts: They looked so right, but turned out tobe so wrong by Rick Reilly
• Fast start for Philly slowball artist
72 The NFL
• Jets coach relies on his Pats past
• The heat is on Danica Patrick
PHOTOGRAPH BY PETER NEWCOMB/REUTERS
INSET PHOTOS: John Biever (Wallace); Heinz Kluetmeier (Pujols, 9)
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Teams that havewon Game 3 in a best-of-seven series have advanced 75.5% of the time, whichmeans Tony Parker (right) and the defending champion Spurs have their work cutout for them against Dallas. Follow their matchup and the rest of postseasonplay at SI.com/nba.
The NationalLeague has produced its share of first-year pitching phenoms (Doc Gooden,Dontrelle Willis), and Cubs southpaw Sean Marshall (left) is shaping up as thelatest in that long list. Go to SI.com/fantasy to get Brad Evans's analysis tofind out which of this year's young NL starters are fantasy league breakouts orfakeouts.
The Knicks may buyout the remaining four years and $40 million of coach Larry Brown's contractafter he had only 23 wins last season. In a related story, hot dogs at MadisonSquare Garden will now cost $749, says Rick Reilly in his latest Riffs, whichyou can hear on Thursdays at SI.com.
"In what welikely can already consecrate as the match of the year," writes SI.com'sJon Wertheim, Rafael Nadal beat the world's No. 1 player, Roger Federer(right), in five sets in the Rome Masters final on Sunday. To get more insightfrom Wertheim heading into the French Open, go to SI.com/tennis.
Running back Brian Westbrook ran drills at the Eagles' minicamp, whichquarterback Donovan McNabb attended after recovering from herniasurgery.