AFTER THE GREATEST 11-YEAR OPENING A HITTER HAS EVER HAD, ALBERT PUJOLS IS STARTING OVER WITH THE ANGELS. HOW CAN HIS NEXT DECADE POSSIBLY MATCH UP WITH THE LAST? IT ALL STARTS WITH A DAILY SEARCH FOR THE PERFECT SWING
VIEW FROM THE DANCE FLOOR The Norfolk State bench got a lowdown look at the 15th-seeded Spartans' 86--84 upset of second seed Missouri last Friday in Omaha during the first round of the NCAA tournament (page 34). Cinderella threw a shoe in the next round, however, as seventh-seeded Florida sent Norfolk State home from the ball with an 84--50 drubbing.
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PAWS, THEN MOVE ON Terrence Jones (3) and Anthony Davis (23) of Kentucky clawed the ball from Iowa State's Tyrus McGee during the top-seeded Wildcats' 87--71 victory over the eighth-seeded Cyclones in Louisville in the round of 32. Kentucky advanced to the Sweet 16 and will play Indiana on Friday.
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VCU LATER! Will Sheehey (10), Cody Zeller (40) and their Indiana teammates celebrated a VCU miss at the buzzer that sealed the fourth-seeded Hoosiers' 63--61 win over the 12th-seeded Rams in Portland last Saturday. Sheehey's baseline 15-footer with 12.7 seconds capped a second-half comeback from as many as nine down to send the Hoosiers to their first Sweet 16 since 2002.
Before he became the premier postseason performer of his generation, the Patriots icon was a middling college quarterback who invited skepticism, even scorn, from fans and his coaches. That was all—and that was everything