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March 01, 2010
March 01, 2010

Table of Contents
March 1, 2010

LEADING OFF
Inside: THE WEEK IN SPORTS
Vancouver 2010
SPRING TRAINING PREVIEW
Departments

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VANCOUVER OLYMPICS

This is an article from the March 1, 2010 issue

30 Alpine Skiing

Behind Lindsey Vonn (left) and Bode Miller, Team USA was king of the mountain

BY TIM LAYDEN

36 Figure Skating

Evan Lysacek upset the status quo by winning the gold medal without a quadruple jump

BY E.M. SWIFT

38 Snowboarding

Hannah Teter (left) and Shaun White helped extend America's dominance in the halfpipe

BY AUSTIN MURPHY

42 Speedskating

Shani Davis won another gold, but not the one he wanted most

BY ALEXANDER WOLFF

• Crazy about Apolo Ohno

46 Skicross

Daron Rahlves didn't medal in the new event, but its reckless nature made him feel alive

BY SELENA ROBERTS

48 Hockey

A grieving Brian Burke stayed true to the U.S. team he forged and to the son he recently lost

BY MICHAEL FARBER

51 Fringe Athletes

Ghana's Kwame Nkrumah-Acheampong and other marginal Olympians believe they belong

BY S.L. PRICE

Departments

4 Leading Off

12 Letters

14 Scorecard

Assessing Tiger Woods's apology

20 Just My Type

Steve Nash on Winter Games, Suns

by Dan Patrick

23 Faces in the Crowd

24 Inside ...

College Basketball

Fearsome Richmond

Golf

Flashy Ian Poulter

The NBA

Trade winners, losers

72 The Vault

Miracle on Ice, 1980

76 Point After

Why no Olympic ski jump for women?

By Phil Taylor

Features

54 | NBA

New Jersey Nets

They're awful but not hopeless—and might even have a bright future

By Joe Posnanski

58 | NCAA HOOPS

Foreign Players

Imports are becoming as valuable to college teams as the top U.S. recruits

By Luke Winn

62 | BASEBALL

Seattle Mariners

By concentrating on run prevention, they may win the AL West

By Albert Chen

ON THE COVER U.S. Alpine skiing medalists, photographed by Simon Bruty

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PHOTOBOB MARTIN (AMMANN)Simon Ammann of Switzerland won the large-hill ski jump last Saturday, the fourth gold medal of his career.PHOTOBOB MARTIN (TETER)PHOTONANCIE BATTAGLIA (VONN)PHOTOHEINZ KLUETMEIER (LYSACEK)PHOTOHEINZ KLUETMEIER (DAVIS)PHOTODAMIAN STROHMEYER (BURKE)PHOTOGUY RHODES/US PRESSWIRE (RAHLVES)PHOTOACTION IMAGES/ZUMAPRESS.COM (NKRUMAH-ACHEAMPONG)