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Inside: The Week In Sports

May 14, 2007
May 14, 2007

Table of Contents
May 14, 2007

SI Players: LIFE ON AND OFF THE FIELD
SI Bonus Section: Golf Plus
NBA PLAYOFFS
Horse Racing
Tennis
  • In a loopy run-up to the French Open and Wimbledon, No. 1 Roger Federer and No. 2 Rafael Nadal played an exhibition on a half-grass (Federer's favorite) and half-clay (Nadal's specialty) surface. Advantage ... Nadal?

BOXING
NHL PLAYOFFS

Inside: The Week In Sports

Baseball
Despite his recent struggles, Dice-K remains a front-office fave • A surprise Indians prospect cracks SI's dream rotation • The Royals have found their Papelbon

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The NFL
While the commissioner is cracking down on player misconduct, the Browns take a gamble on a corner with a troubled past • Four under-the-radar rookies who could hit it big

NASCAR
Ex--Cup champion Matt Kenseth quietly drives back into contention • Dale Jarrett's consecutive-starts streak comes to an end • No sophomore slump for Denny Hamlin

MORE CUBS AGONY Alfonso Soriano was struck in the wrist on a pickoff attempt by Washington righthander Jason Bergmann last Friday at Wrigley Field. His pain, however, was eased by the Cubs' three-game sweep of the Nationals, which lifted Chicago above .500.

PHOTOPhotograph by Tannen Maury/EPA