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
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
60 Kobe in Concert
Kobe Bryant's fourth straight 50-point game gave a lift to New Orleans
by Ian Thomsen
64 Mr. X Factor
Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo may cause a power shift in the playoffs
by Michael Silver
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16 From the Editor
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
80 Olympic Sports
The spicy U.S.-Aussie swim rivalry
Who's the new Janet Evans?
The Car of Tomorrow's debut
Toyota makes headway
82 The NFL
Uncertainty at the top of the draft
Peter King makes the picks
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