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Leading Off

April 23, 2007
April 23, 2007

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April 23, 2007

SI Bonus Section: Golf Plus
SI Players: LIFE ON AND OFF THE FIELD
Cover Story
2007 NBA PLAYOFF PREVIEW
NHL PLAYOFFS
Baseball
PRO FOOTBALL
Departments

Leading Off

Summer of 42
Jerseys bearing Jackie Robinson's number were ready and waiting for all theDodgers to wear in their game against the Padres on Sunday, the 60thanniversary of the day the Brooklyn Dodgers second baseman (inset) integratedthe major leagues. Entire teams and individual players throughout the bigleagues switched numbers in honor of the late Hall of Famer.

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Max Effort
Duke attackman Max Quinzani went horizontal for a shot against Virginia duringthe Blue Devils' 7--6 win in Durham, N.C., last Saturday. The victory uppedDuke's record to 10--2 under first-year coach John Danowski (inset, far left).Meanwhile, former coach Mike Pressler (inset, left), forced to resign lastseason after a woman falsely accused Duke players of sexual assault, led hisnew team, Bryant College, to a 27--8 win over Franklin Pierce (LIFE OF REILLY,page 82).

Blades of Glory
Goalie Rick DiPietro and defenseman Chris Campoli celebrated the Islanders'3--2 victory over the top-seeded Sabres last Saturday, tying their first-roundStanley Cup playoff series at one game apiece. It was DiPietro's first game innet since being sidelined with a concussion on March 25.

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PHOTOPhotograph by Jon SooHoo/LA DodgersPHOTOHULTON ARCHIVE/GETTY IMAGESPHOTOPhotographs by David BergmanPHOTOSTEW MILNE/US PRESSWIREPHOTOPHOTOPhotograph by Bill Wippert/NHL