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

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