This is an article from the March 9, 2009 issue
Are federal prosecutors merely delaying the inevitable—a dismissal—in the Barry Bonds perjury trial? • Jim Bowden's unflattering legacy in Washington
The opening week of free agency caused jaws to drop, with Matt Cassel heading to Kansas City, Jay Cutler on the block and Ray Lewis still looking for a deal
The Rockets have not only survived a barrage of injuries but also figured out a new formula for winning • Why Rafer Alston was a great pickup for Orlando
The U.S. ends a 50-year title drought in men's bobsled, but trouble brews on the women's team • Nordic combined gold for Bill Demong; downhill title for Lindsey Vonn
SPRING IN THEIR STEPS
The first week of Cactus League competition was a time to aim high for Angels first baseman Matt Brown (43), who was late applying the tag to Royals base runner Alberto Callaspo on a pickoff throw. Los Angeles hurdled Kansas City on Sunday in Tempe, Ariz., 6--4.