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Positively Smashing
Angela Stanford edged out the star attraction, Michelle Wie, yet everyone agreed that the LPGA season began with a bang on multiple fronts at the SBS Open
SI Players: LIFE ON AND OFF THE FIELD
Game Plan
What smart fans should do this week
COLLEGE BASKETBALL
The Big Brutal
With its canny coaches, take-no-prisoners style and battle-tested stars, the Big East is the best—and toughest—conference in the land. Spend a week with Syracuse and see what it's like
NASCAR
A Bang-up Revival
In a wreck-marred Daytona 500 cut short by rain, NASCAR's ultimate survivor, Matt Kenseth, showed that he's back and gunning for the Cup
HOCKEY
Stimulus Needed
The Penguins have the best player in hockey as well as its leading scorer, yet last year's Stanley Cup runner-up is still in desperate need of a rescue plan. It all starts with you, Kid
SNOWBOARDING
Good 'n' Ugly
With a year to go before the Vancouver Games, halfpiper extraordinaire Shaun White and his fellow riders put on a show at Cypress Mountain, despite a slew of glitches at the Olympic venue
SOCCER
Proving Ground
This year's major tests will determine whether cerebral, intense coach Bob Bradley can lift the U.S. into the ranks of the world powers
Inside
Fast Times
Philly is winning again after reverting to a running attack, but is it the right style to get deep into the postseason?
Burned Siena?
The Saints beefed up their schedule in hopes of marching into the tournament with an at-large bid, but it could backfire
Market Forces
The economy and the looming prospect of no salary cap will suppress spending on free agents below the marquee level
Point After
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