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April 01, 2007

FEATURES

NCAA TOURNAMENT

44 4 Divided by 3
No lead will be safe as a final quartet of three-point-bombing teams takes aim at the title in Atlanta
by Grant Wahl
•Drama in the women's Sweet 16

BASEBALL

52 Back in the Show
Two springs after his outfield cameo for the Blue Jays, an SI writer umpired a spring training game
by Tom Verducci

PRO BASKETBALL

60 Kobe in Concert
Kobe Bryant's fourth straight 50-point game gave a lift to New Orleans
by Ian Thomsen

HOCKEY

64 Mr. X Factor
Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo may cause a power shift in the playoffs
by Michael Silver

TIGER WOODS

TIGER 2.0
"I am by nature a control freak," he says with a smile. The smile is sheepish....
by JOHN GARRITY
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Departments

8 Leading Off

16 From the Editor

18 Letters

22 Players
First Person: C.C. Sabathia
The dark side of cricket
Last-second heroics in Division II
The Cinderella of college chess

36 Faces in the Crowd

84 Life of Reilly
Should I stay or should I go pro? Some nuggets of advice for Ohio State star Greg Oden by Rick Reilly

Inside...

80 Olympic Sports
The spicy U.S.-Aussie swim rivalry
Who's the new Janet Evans?

81 NASCAR
The Car of Tomorrow's debut
Toyota makes headway

82 The NFL
Uncertainty at the top of the draft
Peter King makes the picks

Cover
PHOTOGRAPH BY ROBERT BECK

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Baseball
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NBA
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1. Peter King's Monday Morning Quarterback
2. Don Banks's mock draft: Where will Calvin Johnson go?
3. Pro wrestlers allegedly tied to steroid ring
4. Luke Winn's NCAA blog
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EDITORS' PICKS
1. Jon Heyman's All Underappreciated All-Stars
2. Kelli Anderson on N.C. State women's coach Kay Yow
3. Dr. Z on the NFL's best big running backs
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PHOTOALEX BRANDON/AP (BRYANT)60SCORING PUNCH
Kobe Bryant geared up for a record-tying performance before a sellout crowd inNew Orleans last Friday.
PHOTOROBERT BECK (WOODS) PHOTOJULIAN SMITH/EPA (LEVEAUX) 80ANGELFISH
French swimmer Amaury Leveaux prepared to train for the world championshipslast Thursday in Melbourne.
PHOTOBILL FRAKES (HORFORD) PHOTOJOHN IACONO (GUERRERO) PHOTOROBERT BECK (MICKELSON) PHOTODAVID E. KLUTHO (SAKIC) PHOTOJOHN IACONO (ROBERTS) PHOTOJOHN W. MCDONOUGH (DUNCAN) PHOTOJEFFERY A. SALTER (JOHNSON)

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