SI Bonus Section: Golf Plus
On His 90th Try, Jay Haas Finally Wins a Major At the Senior PGA Championship, During Which The Wind, a Revitalize Oak Tree and an Unexpected Playoff Livened Up the Show
Air and Space
SI Players: Life On and Off the Field
The Tigers? Believe It
Detroit raced to the best record in the majors thanks to the old fire that burns in their new manager and a flamethrowing young pitching staff. Motown is in love again
Dallas Does Dirty
By bellying up on the game's most prolific offensive juggernaut, the Mavericks may have buried for good any lingering doubts about their resilience and toughness
Team of the People
Back in the finals after 16 years, once-mighty Edmonton has an underdog's appeal and small-market fans who act as if they own the franchise--as some of them do
Hurricane Force
Behind the stellar play of Eric Staal--the emerging face of the franchise--Carolina was on the verge of the Stanley Cup final
Dream Finish
With quick thinking and a bold move, Sam Hornish Jr. made his Indy fantasy come true, beating rookie Marco Andretti to the line
2006 World Cup Preview
Where in the World?
Thirty-two teams will meet in Germany beginning June 9. Can the U.S. emerge as one of soccer's global powers? That will depend on the leadership of four young players who learned how to win together as teens
2006 World Cup Preview
The Devolution of Fan
For some nations, the tournament is a cause for rejoicing; for others, it's a sourceof dread. Here's how well (or not) devotees to the 32 teams will cope during the Cup
Soccer's Sorcerer
No one has a deeper or more dazzling bag of tricks than Ronaldinho, who's determined to make his team Brazil's best ever
Life of Reilly
On the Rebound
Full of fast-paced games, tight finishes and All-Star heroics, the NBA playoffs are fun again--and America has noticed
After a trying season, the Duke women fall short in their bid for a lacrosse title
Book of Revelations
Mystified by the world's love of soccer? This new collection of essays will prepare you for sport's biggest event