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April 16, 2012
April 16, 2012

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April 16, 2012

Sports Illustrated DIGITAL
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GOLF PLUS
THE MAIL
Inside: THE WEEK IN SPORTS
GOLF
  • Ridiculously long, sublimely creative, yet absolutely just a regular guy, Masters champion Bubba Watson has a story that will bring you (and him) to tears

NHL /// PLAYOFF PREVIEW '12
BASEBALL
  • It's been 65 years since Jackie Robinson smashed the color barrier, nearly 40 since his death. Rachel Robinson—closing fast on 90, still effecting social change—has ensured that his memory and message remain as powerful as ever

PRO BASKETBALL
SPORTS BUSINESS
SAMMY WANJIRU
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PHOTOPhotograph by David E. KluthoCREASE LIGHTNING Parker Milner reacted quickly and successfully to this first-period shot in last Saturday's Boston College--Ferris State Frozen Four final. The Eagles' netminder turned aside 27 of 28 shots in the in top-ranked BC's 4--1 win, after which he was named the Frozen Four's Most Outstanding Player.PHOTOPhotograph by Radek Mica AFP/Getty ImagesBATTLE CRY Czech boxer Lukas Konecny brought his French challenger, Salim Larbi, first to his knees, then to tears with a seventh-round knockout in their interim WBO junior middleweight title fight last Thursday in the Czech Republic city of Brno. Konecny will now face Zaurbek Baysangurov in a mandatory title defense after Baysangurov recovers from a back injury.PHOTOPhotograph by Mark J. Terrill/APHONORABLE DISH CHARGE The Angels' Peter Bourjos scored just ahead of Brayan Peña's tag on a bang-bang play at the plate in the eighth inning of last Friday's season opener against the Royals. Bourjos was the third runner to score on Erick Aybar's bases-clearing triple in Los Angeles's 5--0 victory.