Lineup

March 02, 2009

FEATURES

CYCLING

26 Guess Who?
Lance Armstrong's comeback is on track
By Austin Murphy

GOLF

32 Tiger to the Rescue
The sport rides on his repaired knee
By Damon Hack

PRO BASKETBALL

38 Ball's in His Hands
Will Boston gain home court advantage in the East? It's up to Rajon Rondo
By Ian Thomsen

BASEBALL

42 Renegade Back On
Jason Giambi hopes to bring a much-missed jolt to Oakland's lineup
By Lee Jenkins

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

48 Flying Tigers
Missouri is a contender once again
By Tim Layden

NFL COMBINE

52 Bobby Layne II?
Detroit takes a look at Matthew Stafford
By Peter King

The Ever Elusive, Always Inscrutable and Still Incomparable BOBBY ORR
At 60 he's been a player agent for longer than he ruled the ice. He is fiercely private and deeply loyal, and the force of his singular presence has not waned
By S.L. Price Page 56

Departments

6 Leading Off

12 Letters

14 Players
• A-Rod's crisis nonmanagement
• Academically ineligible—at 73
• Lindsay Van's Olympic dream
• HBO's new baseball series

23 Faces in the Crowd

24 Just My Type by Dan Patrick
• Marv Albert, basketball player
• NFL combine winners, losers

70 Point After by Chris Ballard
Raising a future basketball freak: my 2 ½-year-old daughter

Inside ...

66 College Basketball
• Surprise SEC women's champ?

68 Boxing
• Cotto, Pavlik bounce back

69 The NHL
• New coach revives Senators

PHOTOTODD ROSENBERG52 A GAME OF INCHES Matthew Stafford had his arms measured at the NFL combine, where the quarterback-hungry Lions studied him closely. TWO PHOTOSTONY TRIOLO PHOTOJIM MCISAAC/GETTY IMAGES

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)