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Game Plan
What smart fans should do this week
BASEBALL
The Power To Believe
Albert Pujols is the Best Player in Baseball, and he understands the curse that comes with that title. But the Cardinals' slugger has this message for you: He won't let you down
GOLF
COLLEGE BASKETBALL
From This Point Forward
Why isn't the best player on the team with the best record in the best conference better known? Maybe it's because Louisville's Terrence Williams plays the most underappreciated position in the game
HOCKEY
The Goalie Who Doesn't Flinch
As he puts up statistics that could lead him to where no goalie—not even his archrival—has gone before, New Jersey's Martin Brodeur is doing it with a calm, and a style, all his own
Painfully Hip
Imitators of Patrick Roy's butterfly style have thrived on ice—but have also been forced into surgery
PRO BASKETBALL
Buying Short
For years Nate Robinson was seen as little more than the Knicks' 5'9" slam-dunk novelty act. But after his recent string of 30-point games, height is no longer his defining measure
Mykal Riley
THE SHOT THAT SAVED LIVES
One year ago Mykal Riley sank a three that kept fans out of the path of a tornado. But Riley would never have been there if not for an intricate web of chance meetings, false starts and a terrible crime
Inside
Point to Prove
Rookie guard Russell Westbrook is the future leader of the Thunder's attack—if he can curb his appetite for turnovers
The Early Line
SI's mid-March mock draft offers some intriguing scenarios and one certainty: Last year's hot position will stay hot
Wake-up Call
Rested, rejuvenated and with a new car setup, four-time Cup champion Jeff Gordon sits atop the points race
Icebreaker
The records continue to tumble for Shani Davis—and now he and U.S. Speedskating must mend fences
Point After
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