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Getting Dunked On
It's no fun being a defender when an NBA stud decides to pin the tale on the dunkee
2006 NFL Draft Preview
The Ultimate Gamble
In the treacherous process of selecting college talent, a first-round decision can make or break a franchise. This year no top prospect poses a greater risk-or promises a bigger reward-than Texas quarterback Vince Young
Marks of a Winner
NFL talent evaluators look for these 10 essentials when figuring whether a college passer has what it takes to succeed at the league's premier position
The Trojans' Other Horse
The player called Thunder to Reggie Bush's Lightning looked to be a first-round lock, but a tepid performance at USC's pro day has scouts puzzling over his potential
Yardsticks, Wonderlics
At the combine, on pro days and in individual workouts, scouts employ a mosaic of measures to size up potential picks physically and mentally
The Wrong Stuff
In a first round top-heavy with quarterbacks, fledgling Cleveland wagered the No. 1 pick on Tim Couch of Kentucky. Big mistake
Dr. Z's Mock Draft
Fearless forecast: Reggie going to the Texans, Matt to the Titans, Vince to the Raiders--and a load of wailing from quarterback-hungry Jets fans
Taking on the World
The coach who led the U.S. to its surprise World Cup run four years ago is at it again, using psychology and ACC hoops insights to ready his team for a killer first-round Cup group
Pro Hockey
Fire and Ice
Nearly two years after the last postseason puck was dropped, the playoffs returned with a renewed passion, a familiar intensity, power plays of all kinds--and, of course, people throwing stuff
Pat Riley Won't Give In
Machiavellian. Redemptive. Necessary. Each of those words has been used to describe the Miami coach's decision to return to the bench this season, and in what could be his last shot at one more title, the heat has never been more intense
Life of Reilly
Best in Class
A trio of Tar Heels recruits, led by guard Tywon Lawson, was the talk of Michael Jordan's all-star game
What's Your Line?
If it's a steady stream of B.S., then congratulations: There's probably a job in the world of sports that's just perfect for you
Q&A Jeff Bridges
The 56-year-old actor (The Big Lebowski) plays a girls' gymnastics coach in the comedy Stick It, which opens on April 28

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