SI Players: LIFE ON AND OFF THE FIELD
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A Fresh Breeze
Absent the Tour's star attraction, the Players Championship turned into a howling battle of survival between the star who couldn't putt straight (Sergio García) and the likable but unlikely journeyman (Paul Goydos)
Old Masters
Until the very end, the kids had a devil of a time dislodging a trio of veterans from the top of the Players' leader board
MOTOR SPORTS
Forget the Hype
Danica Patrick has been racing for 17 tough years and now faces the strongest 500 field in a generation. But she believes this is her time
STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS
Winning In Style
Changing the color of his pads was just one step in the remaking of Pittsburgh goalie Marc-André Fleury, who now plays the puck with more confidence and is keeping the Penguins on the road to the finals
NBA PLAYOFFS
Kobe and the Bench Mob
A foursome of feisty (and variously coiffed) players who embrace their role as a backup act are the key to the Lakers' championship hopes
WNBA PREVIEW
Sparks Are Flying
This isn't your daddy's WNBA anymore, as independent owners take over key teams—including L.A.—and an influx of new and returning stars promise the most competitive season ever
BASEBALL
May Days
Ping-Pong, pool time and a humbling nine-game road trip for a team on the verge: SI went along for the ride and an exclusive inside look at the young and talented Brewers
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