Lineup

March 15, 2009

FEATURES

BASEBALL

28 Power to Believe
Albert Pujols won't let you down
By Joe Posnanski

GOLF

36 Good Luck, Chuck
Charles Barkley tries to fix his swing
By Jack McCallum

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

42 Point Forward
Meet Louisville's Terrence Williams
By Luke Winn

HOCKEY

46 He Doesn't Flinch
With a calm all his own, New Jersey's Martin Brodeur is putting up statistics that could lead him where no goalie—not even his archrival—has gone before
By Michael Farber

PRO BASKETBALL

52 Buying Short
For years the Knicks' Nate Robinson was seen as nothing but a 5'9" slam-dunk novelty act. Not anymore
By L. Jon Wertheim

THE SHOT THAT SAVED LIVES
Mykal Riley sank a three that kept fans out of the path of a tornado. But Riley (right, center) would never have been there if not for a web of chance meetings, false starts and a terrible crime
BY THOMAS LAKE
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Departments

8 Leading Off

14 Letters

16 Players
• Props to World Baseball Classic
• Davis Cup tie bans fans
• Does T.O. fit the Bills?

25 Faces in the Crowd

26 Just My Type by Dan Patrick
• Boras explains the Manny deal

68 Point After by Phil Taylor
Hey, PETA, hasn't Michael Vick been punished enough?

Inside ...

64 The NBA
• Thunder's mercurial point man

65 The NFL
• SI's round 1 draft predictions

66 NASCAR
• Jeff Gordon's having fun again

67 Olympic Sports
• Shani Davis sets more marks

PHOTOMARK ASHMAN/GOLF CHANNEL (BARKLEY)36 TEE BALL Charles Barkley finally went into rehab—for his atrocious swing—in a Golf Channel series taped at the Hank Haney Golf Ranch outside Dallas. PHOTOKENT GIDLEY

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)