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April 14, 2008
April 14, 2008

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April 14, 2008

SI Bonus Section: Golf Plus
SI Players: LIFE ON AND OFF THE FIELD
2008 NCAA TOURNAMENT
NFL DRAFT
PRO BASKETBALL
  • The Denver Nuggets, the league's latest offensive juggernaut, are trying to shoot their way into the Western Conference's final playoff spot by putting up points at a breakneck pace

HOCKEY
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Major Splash
As is tradition at the Kraft Nabisco Championship, Lorena Ochoa (left, and inset) celebrated her second straight major title on Sunday by taking the winner's plunge into the pond alongside the 18th green at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, Calif. Ochoa, who was joined by her father, Javier, and sister-in-law Paulina, finished 11 under par to win by five strokes. It was her eighth victory in her last 13 LPGA events.

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Ripsnorting
Where he would get a needle and thread probably was not on the mind of Pepin Liria last Thursday when he got caught in the horns of a dilemma during a bullfight in Seville, Spain. Once el toro brought Liria back to earth (inset), the matador was able to get away without serious injury.

Going Green
During the spring game of the reigning national champs last Saturday in Baton Rouge, LSU junior quarterback Andrew Hatch (14) looked for a receiver as a crowd of 33,624 looked on. Playing for both the purple and the white squads, Hatch completed 13 of 17 passes for 184 yards, while sophomore wideout Terrance Toliver (inset) had three catches.

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