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May 07, 2012 | Volume 116, Issue 19

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Title IX Cover - Sports Illustrated May 07, 2012

May 07, 2012
I think Bubba Watson showed great humility after winning the Masters when he said, "I never got this far in my dreams." So many athletes talk about how they always dreamed of winning that it makes...

May 07, 2012 | JACK MCCALLUM
After a lockout-abbreviated NBA season proved to be a happy accident, it's time to consider always playing just 66 games

May 07, 2012 | JACK MCCALLUM
AshleyMadison.com, a dating website for people who want to have affairs, offered a $1 million reward to any woman who could prove that she has had sexual relations with self-professed virgin Tim...

May 07, 2012
HOT: QUICK HANDS

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Who has the better chance of living up to his new contract?

May 07, 2012 | Ian Thomsen
Some big names have been felled by injury, but U.S. hoops remains the London favorite

May 07, 2012 | Rebecca Shore
A pitch-perfect look at the knuckler highlights the Tribeca Film Festival's sports-movie lineup

May 07, 2012 | Rebecca Shore
"No, because I never shot up a strip club."

May 07, 2012 | Ben Reiter
An MLB exec logs miles for the workers who built his stadium

May 07, 2012 | Edited by ALEXANDRA FENWICK
HALEY CROUSER

May 07, 2012 | Edited by ALEXANDRA FENWICK
By finishing with 23 straight losses (three short of the 2010--11 Cavs' NBA record), coach Paul Silas's 7--59 Bobcats claimed the league's worst single-season winning percentage, .106, putting...

May 07, 2012 | DAN PATRICK
MODERN-DAY SLUGGER

May 07, 2012 | DAN PATRICK
The Ravens' Ray Lewis told me QBs entering the NFL have a different set of skills than rookies did 10 years ago. "College quarterbacks are throwing 60 times a game," Lewis said. "They're basically...

May 07, 2012 | PETER KING
Think Andrew Luck has it tough? All Ryan Tannehill has to do is be Dan Marino and make the Dolphins forget the past decade

May 07, 2012 | Paul Forrester
Thanks to the new rookie wage scale, the 2012 draft saw unprecedented movement: 102 of the 221 noncompensatory picks were involved in trades, including six of the top 10. But who gets the best of...

May 07, 2012 | JIM TROTTER
Draft grades? Meaningless right now. But there are insights to be gleaned

May 07, 2012 | CHRIS MANNIX
Whether or not the Grizzlies can repeat last year's playoff success will come down to whether their two stars learn to coexist

May 07, 2012 | CHRIS MANNIX
BULL RUN

May 07, 2012 | ALBERT CHEN
What does Houston's Chris Snyder (career average: .229) have in common with the Splendid Splinter? Now even he sees defenses deploy radical alignments to stop him. The Ted Williams Shift—it isn't...

May 07, 2012 | ALBERT CHEN
MLB's most frequent shifters (ranked by shifts used in 2012)

May 07, 2012 | ALBERT CHEN
In 2011, Milwaukee used 170 infield shifts, most in the NL; in '10 it used 22, fewest in the majors. Perhaps not coincidentally, the Brewers went from the NL's second-worst team as measured by the...

May 07, 2012 | JOE SHEEHAN
In April it's not how good or bad a team's record looks. The quality of a club's opponents might say more about its long-term chances for contending

May 07, 2012 | STEWART MANDEL
The BCS is finally dead, and while the NCAA debates the new playoff model, SI has the plan that would be best for all

May 07, 2012 | STEWART MANDEL
1 LSU

May 07, 2012 | ANDY GLOCKNER
Last season's scandal did little to hurt UCLA's recruiting

May 07, 2012 | ANDY GLOCKNER
The best of the rest of the recruiting classes

May 07, 2012 | BRIAN CAZENEUVE
After being supplanted in the net, the veteran goalie's tenure in Vancouver appears to be over. Here's where he might land

May 07, 2012 | BRIAN CAZENEUVE
Stealthy sniper Ray Whitney has led league-owned Phoenix's improbable playoff run

May 07, 2012 | Pierre McGuire
Special teams have been crucial in this year's postseason. The Capitals upset the Bruins to reach the second round in large part because of their vastly improved penalty kill, which ranked 21st...

May 07, 2012
NOW ON SI.COM

May 07, 2012 | CHRIS MANNIX
The up-and-down, but always entertaining, career of Bernard Hopkins is coming to a close. Or perhaps it isn't

May 07, 2012 | CHRIS MANNIX
[The following text appears within a chart. Please see hardcopy or PDF for actual chart.]

May 07, 2012 | LARS ANDERSON
No driver is dominating the Cup series now for one very simple reason: Everybody is already focused on the Chase

May 07, 2012 | LARS ANDERSON
The Waiting Is The Hardest Part

May 07, 2012 | Kelli Anderson
TITLE IX'S IMPACT HAS REACHED WELL BEYOND THE PLAYING FIELD, FOREVER CHANGING THE ROLE OF WOMEN IN SOCIETY. AS THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE LAW APPROACHES, SI EXAMINES NINE STORIES THAT REFLECT THE...

May 07, 2012 | KELLI ANDERSON
The Atlanta Games inspired women's professional leagues in three sports

May 07, 2012 | SARAH KWAK
How the law has evolved through 40 years of legal challenges

May 07, 2012 | MICHAEL BAMBERGER
In 1976, 19 Yale rowers bared it all for equality

May 07, 2012 | MELISSA SEGURA
Maria Pepe's persistence opened up Little League fields far beyond Hoboken, N.J.

May 07, 2012 | PHIL TAYLOR
Born the same year as Title IX, these three Olympians are deepening its impact

May 07, 2012 | ALEXANDER WOLFF
The legislation's staying power is the direct result of an attempt to dismantle it

May 07, 2012 | L. JON WERTHEIM
The Battle of the Sexes resonated far beyond tennis

May 07, 2012 | GEORGE DOHRMANN
Women were intramural afterthoughts until the AIAW was formed in 1971

May 07, 2012 | ALEXANDER WOLFF
A girl's best friend in the fight for playing time was often her dad

May 07, 2012 | NANCY RAMSEY
Given one of the first scholarships, in swimming, Sharon Berg made it count

May 07, 2012 | PHIL TAYLOR
Andrew Rodriguez is such an amateur. Doesn't he realize that, having completed a stellar career as a college linebacker, he's supposed to be preoccupied with his pro prospects? While other top...

May 07, 2012
Let's settle this once and for all: Is the PGA Tour's flagship event the FIFTH MAJOR? Well ... sort of. Here's a mostly modern, primarily ripped-from-the-pages history of the contenders and the...

May 07, 2012 | GARY VAN SICKLE
THE OLD GUYS

May 07, 2012 | MICHAEL BAMBERGER
The hook shot from the pines was an alltimer, but it is only part of the reason Masters champ Bubba Watson has been so thoroughly embraced

May 07, 2012
What's the deal with Tiger? Should the Tour kill sudden death at the island green? What did we learn at the Masters? And who will win the 39th Players Championship?

May 07, 2012 | DAMON HACK
Sunday at TPC Sawgrass is Mother's Day, and no woman has balanced the demands of the game and parenthood with more grace than Barbara Nicklaus

May 07, 2012 | MICHAEL BAMBERGER
Dewey Arnette, a Tour pro turned golf whisperer, commutes seven hours a day to his teaching job in Florida, and that might be the least interesting thing about him

May 07, 2012
The tournament is named for the guys on the course. It's their thing, and no one represents today's Tour pro better than Nick Watney

May 07, 2012
EDITOR James P. Herre

May 07, 2012 | ALAN SHIPNUCK
A near-death experience involving his wife and newborn son in 2003 served as an epiphany for Phil Mickelson. Since then the four-time major champion has quietly used his wealth and position to...

May 07, 2012 | ALAN SHIPNUCK
The Teenager

May 07, 2012 | ALAN SHIPNUCK
With its improved course, fabulous food, alluring nightlife (O.K., gambling) and tolerable pro-am, the Zurich Classic of New Orleans is enjoying a revival not unlike the one the city is experiencing

May 07, 2012 | ALAN SHIPNUCK
[This article contains a table. Please see hardcopy of magazine or PDF.]

May 07, 2012 | ALAN SHIPNUCK
Less than a week before his wedding and in his 164th Tour start, unflappable Jason Dufner broke through for his first win

May 07, 2012 | Renton Laidlaw
Born Berlin

May 07, 2012 | Walter Bingham
Born Fort Worth, Texas

May 07, 2012 | Ken Brown
Born Shrewsbury, England

May 07, 2012 | Bonnie Lauer
Born Savannah

May 07, 2012 | KEVIN COOK
Think you have all the answers when it comes to the PGA Tour's flagship event? Only an expert can ace this ultimate test