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30 The Road toRedemption
That twisty thoroughfare winds into a second week for the myriad teams andplayers seeking to restore a reputation, fix a tarnished image or seize onelast chance at glory
By Tim Layden

Gonzaga: Underdogsno more | Xavier: Size is no impediment to success

HARLEMGLOBETROTTERS

Still Crazy AfterAll These Years
Now in their ninth decade, the basketball court jesters have thrown cold wateron their critics and faked out the doomsayers with an act that remains asentertaining as ever
By L. Jon Wertheim
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COLLEGEBASEBALL

42 Ready To BringIt
San Diego State righthander Stephen Strasburg throws 102-mph heat to go withpinpoint control, making him the likely first draft pick in June
By Lee Jenkins

MIXED MARTIALARTS

48 Rattling theCage
Heavyweight champ Brock Lesnar, the antithesis of the UFC's Vegas-style excess,is ready for a huge payday
By L. Jon Wertheim

PRO FOOTBALL

52 Cutler's LastStand?
Convinced that the Broncos nearly traded him, Jay Cutler wants out of Denver.Making peace won't be easy
By Peter King

Departments

6 Leading Off

12 Letters

14 Players
• What spring training tells us
• Curt Schilling hangs 'em up
• WBC business booms ... abroad
• Lessons of the Lady Vols' loss
• The tweet and lowdown

23 Faces in theCrowd

26 Just My Type byDan Patrick
• Bob Knight's best memories

70 Point After bySelena Roberts
• In attempting to save football wins, Florida State loses face

Inside ...

68 The NBA
• Tyson Chandler's sore feelings

69 The NHL
• The Blue Jackets break through

PHOTOHARLEM GLOBETROTTERS INTERNATIONAL, INC. (GLOBETROTTERS) PHOTOSIMON BRUTY (GLOBETROTTERS) SIX PHOTOS SEXTUPLE-TEAMED With the field down to the Sweet 16, SI printed six regionalcovers.

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