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May 22, 2006 | Volume 104, Issue 21

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May 22, 2006

May 22, 2006 | Steve Rushin
Your mother always said, "Nothing good happens after midnight," but in sports the breadth of human experience happens while you sleep: births, deaths, punch-outs, break-ins, triumphs and...

May 22, 2006 | Richard Hoffer
Too introspective and too small for the heavyweight game, Floyd Patterson was a proxy for the rest of us

May 22, 2006 | S.L. Price
Have the Knicks' owner and Isiah Thomas decided Larry Brown must go?

May 22, 2006
Retired After 21 seasons in the NFL, CFL and USFL, Patriots quarterback Doug Flutie, 43. The 1984 Heisman Trophy winner had mixed success in the NFL, where coaches were turned off by his lack of...

May 22, 2006
From Xavier University at age 72, Ray Tomlin, the school's first African-American basketball player. The Cincinnati native enrolled at Xavier in 1954 and spent three seasons as a reserve guard...

May 22, 2006
4 Members of the Yankees who have been named one of the Most Beautiful People by PEOPLE: Alex Rodriguez (1998, 2001, '04), Derek Jeter (1997, '99), Bernie Williams (2002) and Scott Erickson...

May 22, 2006 | Mark Bechtel
Part one of a soccer trilogy provides plenty of action but not much heart

May 22, 2006 | Richard Deitsch
The 43-year-old Grammy winner is married to SI swimsuit model Heidi Klum

May 22, 2006 | Adam Duerson
Matthew McConaughey and Barry Bonds have much in common. Both are now known for a Failure to Launch--McConaughey stars in the film, while Bonds (page 54) has just five home runs--and they may be...

May 22, 2006 | Adam Duerson
Ricky (Hitman) Hatton (left) didn't exactly tattoo Luis Collazo in Boston last Saturday--someone obviously beat him to the punch--but he did just enough to take Collazo's WBA welterweight belt....

May 22, 2006 | Adam Duerson
A California man sued the Los Angeles Angels for sex discrimination because they didn't give him a red nylon tote bag during a Mother's Day promotion.

May 22, 2006 | Adam Duerson

May 22, 2006 | Chris Mannix
What to watch and watch for

May 22, 2006
Caroline McGuire

May 22, 2006 | As told to Chris Mannix

May 22, 2006
Marlins LF-C

May 22, 2006 | Lisa Altobelli
Shooting a commercial with David Ortiz, kids learn about spittin' and sluggin'

May 22, 2006
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May 22, 2006 | Lisa Altobelli
Manicures and massages are all in a day's work for spa owner Troy Vincent

May 22, 2006

May 22, 2006 | TIM LAYDEN
How do you set the record in the 100 meters and convince the world you're not taking drugs?

May 22, 2006 | CHRIS BALLARD
Not since the Golden Age of Michael has a postseason had so many tasty subplots; three SI writers check in with their favorite storylines, starting with a celebration of the game's best starting five

May 22, 2006 | JACK MCCALLUM
A vet who plays like a rambunctious kid and a kid who plays like a savvy vet have made the Clippers a must-see

May 22, 2006 | IAN THOMSEN
He's older, slower and hobbled by rules changes, but the suddenly vulnerable Diesel can still provide great theater

May 22, 2006 | MICHAEL FARBER
With a new knee--and back in the city where he belongs--speedy sniper Teemu Selanne has Anaheim within quacking distance of the Stanley Cup finals

May 22, 2006 | MICHAEL FARBER
For more from Michael Farber and SI's other NHL experts, as well as the playoff blog, go to

May 22, 2006 | MICHAEL FARBER
The promise of an up-tempo series has fans salivating

May 22, 2006 | TOM VERDUCCI
His increasingly poor production--especially the agonizing march to overtake Babe Ruth--has stirred talk that this could be the last hurrah for Barry Bonds in San Francisco

May 22, 2006 | TOM VERDUCCI
More Bonds coverage, plus Tom Verducci's weekly mailbag, at

May 22, 2006 | DANIEL G. HABIB
The sweet stroke of the Cards' Albert Pujols has put him on a home run tear and made him the game's best hitter

May 22, 2006
Navy Sealed

May 22, 2006
Baseball Prized prospect sparkles for the rampaging Phillies • "Mr. Angel" can still swing the bat • Struggling pitchers who should get on track

May 22, 2006 | Albert Chen
Young King Cole The rampaging Phillies added another weapon in prized lefthander Cole Hamels, who sparkled in his major league debut

May 22, 2006 | Tom Verducci

May 22, 2006 | Peter King
Be Like Bill From the Belichick stylings of their new coach to the front office's draft tactics, the Jets are looking like New England South

May 22, 2006 | Peter King

May 22, 2006 | Lars Anderson
Racing's Queen As the IRL revs up for the Indy 500, Danicamania continues to drive the sport. Now, can the racer outrun the hype?

May 22, 2006 | Rick Reilly
Pull up a stool, Matt Leinart. Let me buy you a fresh-squeezed adult beverage. You don't know it, but you just made my day.

May 22, 2006 | Jim Gorant
Webb wins, Sorenstam misses the cut

May 22, 2006 | JIM SUTTIE
WHO: Bret Wetterich

May 22, 2006 | MARK DONOVAN
This time I'll make a more traditional Open entry at Winged Foot

May 22, 2006 | MARK DONOVAN
The last two weeks should silence the critics who said Trevor Immelman didn't belong on Tour.

May 22, 2006 | Gary Van Sickle
Brett Wetterich Had a Feeling at the Nelson That on Sunday the Dream He Shared with His Brother Would Finally Come True

May 22, 2006 | JOHN GARRITY
During a week exploring a Tour rehearsal area, the Marco Polo of the practice tee found a complex culture

May 22, 2006
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