SI Players: LIFE ON AND OFF THE FIELD
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Four teams. One title. A whole lotta little squares
NCAA TOURNAMENT
The Four Tops
A quartet of powerhouse teams, each with a uniquely skilled star, is set for a showdown in San Antonio in the strongest Final Four ever
Over the Hump
Finally getting past the Elite Eight, offensive power Stanford shoots for its first title in 16 years
BASEBALL
Hollywood Beginning
New league, new coast, New York reminders everywhere for new Dodgers manager Joe Torre, ranging from a historic exhibition against—who else?—the Red Sox to a young nucleus that recalls the early days of the Yankees' dynasty he helped build
MLS PREVIEW
Are You Ready For Some F√∫tbol?
David Beckham gets the hype, but MLS's most valuable import may be Cuauhtémoc Blanco of Mexico, the fiery forward who's leading a new wave of attacking talent from south of the border
GOLF
The Courage of Lee Elder
Overcoming segregation and bigotry, he opened the fairways for black golfers at Augusta. But 33 years later, even with the rise of Tiger Woods, racial tension can still rattle the game
2008 MASTERS PREVIEW
TAYLOR PHINNEY
LIFE Cycles
The son of two of America's most decorated riders, 17-year-old Taylor Phinney has emerged as the next great U.S. prospect—and a source of inspiration to his father, who is battling Parkinson's
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