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Blocking a Shot
He shoots, he scars! Getting in the way of flying rubber is painful. It's also an art
Hard Number
On his way to eclipsing Babe Ruth's iconic total of 714 home runs, Barry Bonds has made history--and a lot of people angry. Deep into the final chapter of the Steroid Era, the lingering question is, What do we make of the slugger's feats? For many, the numbers just don't add up
Pro Basketball
May Madness
Who's ready for seconds? After a spellbinding opening round of playoffs, the sequels could be even better, starting with the Battle of Texas
The Mettle Round
Dallas's coach sought to remake Dirk Nowitzki's game along the lines of Tim Duncan's. Now he'll find out if he did a good enough job
Fast Break
How did the Suns celebrate their dramatic comeback over the Lakers? By preparing for L.A.'s other team. Here's the view from the inside
A Run to Remember
In a Kentucky Derby that began without a clear-cut favorite, Barbaro shot out of the pack and rekindled Triple Crown dreams
The Long Way Home
Steelers receiver Hines Ward grew up a hurt, confused child, adrift between the cultures of his African-American father and Korean mother. Even a Super Bowl MVP award did not give him peace of mind. What he really needed was a little bit of Seoul
Still Golden
Oscar De La Hoya regained his Midas touch--and the super welterweight title--by battering Ricardo Mayorga. Will he crown his career against Floyd Mayweather Jr.?
Life of Reilly
Goodbye, Mr. Chips
Athletes like John Daly and Charles Barkley have lost millions at the gaming tables waiting for their skill and luck to kick in
Big Whoops
Given cause for celebration, soccer players can often get carried away