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June 26, 2006
Phil Before the Fall In his quest for his first U.S. Open trophy (inset) on Sunday, Phil Mickelson overcame an errant tee shot on the 17th hole at Winged Foot in Mamaroneck, N.Y., with a brilliant six-iron that helped him save par. On 18, however, Mickelson couldn't pull off the same trick, making double bogey to finish one stroke behind Geoff Ogilvy of Australia (page 48).
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June 26, 2006

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Phil Before the Fall
In his quest for his first U.S. Open trophy (inset) on Sunday, Phil Mickelson overcame an errant tee shot on the 17th hole at Winged Foot in Mamaroneck, N.Y., with a brilliant six-iron that helped him save par. On 18, however, Mickelson couldn't pull off the same trick, making double bogey to finish one stroke behind Geoff Ogilvy of Australia (page 48).

Home Whites
Dwyane Wade rammed home two of his 42 points in Game 3 of the NBA Finals, propelling Miami to a 98--96 win over Dallas (page 66). The white shirts at American Airlines Arena--encouraged by the Heat as part of a marketing campaign--gave the team a boost: It won all three games there to take a 3--2 edge in pursuit of the Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy (inset).

Quilt of the World
Soccer diehards backing each of the 32 countries in the World Cup turned out in full, flag-wrapped force in Germany--though Ivory Coast supporters (bottom right),while hearty, were fewer in number. At week's end 27 countries, including the U.S. (page 44), remained in the hunt for the FIFA World Cup Trophy (inset).

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