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This is an article from the March 30, 2009 issue
Freshman guard Tyreke Evans and Memphis rolled into the Sweet 16. Now, can theTigers survive a tough West Regional to reach the Final Four in Motown? Checkout SI.com for full coverage of the games, including Luke Winn's At the Danceblog featuring five things to note after each day's action. Plus ...
• Andy Staples's Sweet 16 predictions
• On-site analysis from SI's team of experts
Inside the NFL
Snap Judgments and the latest news and notes from the owners' meetings in DanaPoint, Calif.
Inside the NBA
Assessing the down-to-the-wire race for this season's Rookie of the Yearaward
Early injury concerns, including the Twins' Joe Mauer and the Mets' JohanSantana
Even in his debut with the Red Sox' Class A team in 1983, Roger Clemensdisplayed the stuff of an ace. In his new book on Clemens, The Rocket That Fellto Earth, Jeff Pearlman writes, "So now Clemens was pitching against the[Lakeland, Fla.] Tigers. In the first inning he struck out Chris Pittaro. Hestruck out Lorenzo Arce. He struck out Virgilio Silverio. In the second inninghe struck out the cleanup hitter and the fifth-place hitter. 'Roger was justthrowing BBs,' says manager Chris Cannizzaro. 'They couldn't touchhim.'"
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Amid reports thathe was a compulsive gambler who often bet on the Reds while managing them, SI'sCraig Neff and Jill Lieber profiled an unrepentant Pete Rose as he awaiteddisciplinary action from Major League Baseball.
THERE have alwaysbeen two sides to Rose, and last week's revelations focused attention on theless appealing one. As a player for 24 years, Rose was a relentlessoverachiever who played with unmatched abandon. But off the field hisaggressiveness sometimes manifested itself as greed and coarseness. Rose letnothing faze him, not a 1979 paternity suit while he was playing for thePhillies, which was settled out of court; not a '79 interview with Playboy, inwhich he admitted using amphetamines; not even increasing concern over hisoften shadowy associations and indications that his passion for betting mightbe excessive. But last week, Rose wasn't helping himself by being caught inseeming contradictions and memory lapses. Rose made several statements ininterviews with SI—among other things Rose said he had never bet through abookie, had never spoken to [Ron] Peters and hadn't socialized much with [Paul]Janszen—that knowledgeable sources challenged.
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