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Inside: The Week In Sports

April 21, 2008
April 21, 2008

Table of Contents
April 21, 2008

SI Players: LIFE ON AND OFF THE FIELD
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GOLF
NBA PLAYOFF PREVIEW
BASEBALL
COLLEGE HOCKEY
COLLEGE FOOTBALL
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Inside: The Week In Sports

Baseball
Alltime saves leader Trevor Hoffman is struggling big-time, but he's far from the only closer with issues • One reason for the Tigers' disastrous start

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The NHL
A revitalized Alex Kovalev leads the Canadiens against the Bruins • Branko Radivojevic's gutsy performance • Scott Gomez looks like a free-agent steal

Horse Racing
The final major prep races left a lot of unanswered questions as the contenders set their sights on Churchill Downs • SI's early Derby picks

NASCAR
Ex-IRL stars Dario Franchitti and Sam Hornish Jr. are sluggish in stock cars • Jimmie Johnson puts Hendrick Motorsports back in the winner's circle

GOT A GRIP
After briefly juggling the throw, Angels shortstop Erick Aybar found the handle in time to get the force-out of the Indians' Grady Sizemore on a fielder's choice at second base. The Angels won the April 9 game in Anaheim 9--5.

PHOTOPhotograph by Louis Lopez/CalSportMedia