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May 12, 2008
May 12, 2008

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May 12, 2008

SI Bonus Section: Golf Plus
NBA PLAYOFFS
HORSE RACING
BASEBALL
  • A young flamethrower makes a Joba-like debut, another pitcher bangs a pinch-hit homer: It's been a charmed start for the youthful Diamondbacks, who can make a case as baseball's model organization

COLLEGE LACROSSE
STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS
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All the Stars But One

The Players Championship tees off this week (without Tiger Woods), and SI.com and Golf.com have on-site coverage and analysis. Highlights include ...

• Customizable leader board with hole-by-hole results

• GigaPan: A revolutionary photographic technology that offers a panoramic, interactive view of TPC Sawgrass

• Fresh photo galleries by SI photographers, updated every day

• Press tent blog featuring SI, GOLF MAGAZINE and Golf.com writers

PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP COVERAGE FROM THE SI GOLF GROUP AT GOLF.COM/PLAYERS.

FEATURED WRITERS

JACK McCALLUM
Inside the NBA
It's down to eight: analyzing the second round of the playoffs.
SI.com/mccallum

MICHAEL FARBER
Rink Side Blog
Postgame analysis of the NHL postseason's biggest newsmakers.
SI.com/farber

RICHARD DEITSCH
Media Power Rankings
Charting the movers and shakers of television, radio and the Web.
SI.com/deitsch

PHOTO GALLERIES

Legends by the Numbers
This week SI.com names the best baseball player for every uniform number. Babe Ruth (3), Joe DiMaggio (5), Mickey Mantle (7) and Ted Williams (9) are not surprises, but who's the pick for 8: Yogi Berra or Cal Ripken Jr.? Plus the latest shots from the NBA and NHL playoffs, the week in review and a special Mother's Day gallery of athletes and their moms.
Check out SI.com's photo galleries at SI.com/photos.

FROM SPORTS ILLUSTRATED MAY 15, 1978

SI.com regularly digs into the archives and presents a classic SPORTS ILLUSTRATED story. This week it's William Leggett's 1978 piece on Affirmed, who won the Kentucky Derby and remains the last horse to take the Triple Crown.

AFFIRMED won the Kentucky Derby by 1 1/2 lengths over Alydar, in a race difficult to assess. For a good while, at least until the Preakness is run at Pimlico, racing fans are going to argue over what happened at Churchill Downs. Four days before the race, Louis Wolfson, who owns Affirmed, had stood on the Churchill Downs backstretch and made a prediction: "If Affirmed is in front at the top of the stretch," Wolfson said, "you can put your binoculars down because Alydar won't catch him."

Check out the latest classic SI story at SI.com/classic.

Cover
PHOTOGRAPH BY BOB ROSATO
INSET PHOTO: Bill Frakes
INSET ILLUSTRATIONS: Keith Witmer

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PHOTOFRED VUICH (KIM)CAN 22-YEAR-OLD ANTHONY KIM TAKE THE PLAYERS TITLE?PHOTOJERRY COOKE (SI COVER)PHOTOJOHN W. MCDONOUGH (MCCALLUM)PHOTOMEL LEVINE (DEITSCH)PHOTOFOCUS ON SPORT/GETTY IMAGES (WILLIAMS)THREE PHOTOS