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June 05, 2006 | Volume 104, Issue 23

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Landon Donovan Cover - Sports Illustrated June 05, 2006

June 05, 2006
Barry's Blasts

June 05, 2006 | Steve Rushin
You never forget your first felony. Mine was mail tampering. As a hoops-crazed 13-year-old, I rifled through a new neighbor's mailbox to confirm that the occupant of the split-level on 98 1/2...

June 05, 2006 | Phil Taylor
Full of fast-paced games, tight finishes and All-Star heroics, the NBA playoffs are fun again--and America has noticed

June 05, 2006 | Bill Syken
After a trying season, the Duke women fall short in their bid for a lacrosse title

June 05, 2006
Died At age 39 after a long battle with brain cancer, former NFL running back Craig (Ironhead) Heyward (above). After dropping nearly 100 pounds, Heyward--who had a size-8 3/4 head--went from...

June 05, 2006
69 Length of the Salisbury men's lacrosse team's winning streak, which was snapped when Cortland State beat the Sea Gulls 13-12 on Sunday to win the Division III national title.

June 05, 2006 | Mark Mravic
Mystified by the world's love of soccer? This new collection of essays will prepare you for sport's biggest event

June 05, 2006 | Mark Mravic
Here are five more books that search for the soul of soccer.

June 05, 2006 | Richard Deitsch
The freestyle motocross star is married to rocker Pink and appears on A&E's reality show Inked

June 05, 2006 | Adam Duerson
Which is the tougher work environment, Philadelphia's Citizens Bank Park or the slightly muggier confines of the Amazon jungle? Phillies wunderkind Cole Hamels can find out: The rookie lefthander,...

June 05, 2006 | Adam Duerson
Helmet? Check. Gloves? Check. Goggles? Check. Bike? Uh-oh. Lukas Pesek of the Czech Republic was missing one vital piece of equipment during a 125-cc motorcycle race in Le Mans on May 21: his...

June 05, 2006 | Adam Duerson
Televangelist Pat Robertson, 76, claims he recently leg-pressed one ton--twice what most elite athletes can press--thanks to a protein shake containing flaxseed oil.

June 05, 2006 | Adam Duerson
PEPE REINA, Spanish national team goalkeeper, on joining the team a week after getting married:

June 05, 2006 | Chris Mannix
What to watch and watch for

June 05, 2006
Whitney Mollica

June 05, 2006 | David Sabino
THE SEARCH for closers has been fruitful this season for fantasy owners willing to take a chance on the waiver wire. While established stoppers such as Francisco Cordero and Brad Lidge have...

June 05, 2006 | Luis Fernando Llosa
YANKEES SECOND BASEMAN

June 05, 2006
Who's Hot NL West

June 05, 2006
ERIC BRUNTLETT

June 05, 2006 | Lisa Altobelli
How a Beverly Hills fitness guru homes in on his clients' most bankable body parts

June 05, 2006 | Tom Verducci
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

June 05, 2006 | Tom Verducci
Read more from Tom Verducci every Tuesday and Wednesday at SI.com/baseball.

June 05, 2006 | JACK MCCALLUM
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

June 05, 2006 | JACK MCCALLUM
The Playoff Blog and position-by-position analysis of the conference finals at SI.com/nba.

June 05, 2006 | Ian Thomsen
Miami has pushed Detroit to the edge in the East by beating the Pistons at their own game

June 05, 2006 | MICHAEL FARBER
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

June 05, 2006 | MICHAEL FARBER
For more playoff coverage, including a preview of the finals and the playoff blog, go to SI.com/nhl.

June 05, 2006 | E.M. Swift
Behind the stellar play of Eric Staal--the emerging face of the franchise--Carolina was on the verge of the Stanley Cup final

June 05, 2006 | LARS ANDERSON
With quick thinking and a bold move, Sam Hornish Jr. made his Indy fantasy come true, beating rookie Marco Andretti to the line

June 05, 2006
Fuelhardy

June 05, 2006 | Grant Wahl
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...

June 05, 2006 | Mark Bechtel
For some nations, the tournament is a cause for rejoicing; for others, it's a source of dread. Here's how well (or not) devotees to the 32 teams will cope during the Cup

June 05, 2006 | Grant Wahl
No one has a deeper or more dazzling bag of tricks than Ronaldinho, who's determined to make his team Brazil's best ever

June 05, 2006
Who Will Don the Golden Boot?

June 05, 2006
Baseball With interest waning, Barry Bonds ends his marathon run to 715 • Next week's draft is short on quality hitters • Let the bidding begin for Barry Zito

June 05, 2006 | Tom Verducci
End of Story

June 05, 2006 | Tom Verducci
TWINS' FUTURE SECURE, BUT ...

June 05, 2006 | Luke Winn
Bob the Builder

June 05, 2006 | Rick Reilly
At the NCAA Division III 10,000-meter final last Thursday the University of Chicago team was chanting, "Where's Nick? Where's Nick?"

June 05, 2006 | JIM GORANT
The Quest for the Card ends, in May

June 05, 2006 | Derek Hardy
WHO: Jeff Maggert

June 05, 2006 | RICK HARTMANN
Help! I'm playing with Michelle Wie in a U.S. Open qualifier

June 05, 2006 | Gary Van Sickle
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

June 05, 2006 | SCOTT GUMMER
Yeah, yeah--these guys are good, but they'll be the first to tell you that a little luck never hurts. PGA Tour pros have a powerful, if sometimes twisted, affinity for unseen forces--"My...

June 05, 2006 | Chris Mannix
North Carolina has a pair of aces in Andrew Miller and Daniel Bard, both likely first-round picks

June 05, 2006 | Chris Mannix
Besides Miller and Bard, here are five other pitching prospects projected to go high in next week's draft.