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June 19, 2006 | Volume 104, Issue 25

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David Ortiz Cover - Sports Illustrated June 19, 2006

June 19, 2006
The Carson Show

June 19, 2006 | Steve Rushin
On saturday night the Hartford Whalers Booster Club convened a meeting, as it has every month for 31 years. Membership has dwindled from a peak of 1,500 in 1987, but the 65 who remain are Whale...

June 19, 2006 | Mark Fainaru-Wada
League officials and politicians talk a good game, but an IRS investigator is doing the most to keep sports clean

June 19, 2006 | George Dohrmann
The Steroid Era may be over, but the equally insidious HGH isn't going away

June 19, 2006
Undergone By Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, surgery for a broken jaw, broken nose and other facial injuries, after he was injured in a motorcycle accident (above) on Monday....

June 19, 2006 | Gene Menez
A teenage jockey and a spunky Jazil added much-needed dazzle to the Belmont Stakes

June 19, 2006 | Richard Deitsch
The 59-year-old ex-soccer star is featured in the documentary Once in a Lifetime: The Extraordinary Story of the New York Cosmos, which opens on July 14

June 19, 2006 | Adam Duerson
What's a 13-letter synonym for "Yankees pitcher Mike Mussina"? "Crossword geek," perhaps? "I prefer crossword jock," the righthander told SI. "Geek is a pretty strong term." Mussina appears in the...

June 19, 2006 | Chris Mannix
What to watch and watch for

June 19, 2006
Irene Cho LA HABRA, CALIF. > Golf Cho, a senior at Southern California, won the Honda Award as the nation's top college women's golfer and was Pac-10 player of the year and a...

June 19, 2006 | As told to Ed Bouchette
STEELERS GUARD

June 19, 2006
WHO'S Hot

June 19, 2006
Which baseball record do you think will never be broken?

June 19, 2006
When an irresistible force meets an immovable catcher, memories ensue

June 19, 2006
Mavericks Center

June 19, 2006 | TOM VERDUCCI
What drives David Ortiz, the supersized Red Sox slugger, is his resentment of the ball club that did him wrong ... and the fighting spirit of his late mother, Angela Rosa

June 19, 2006 | TOM VERDUCCI
Read more from Tom Verducci every Tuesday and Wednesday at at SI.com/baseball.

June 19, 2006 | Albert Chen
With the location of every batted ball meticulously charted, defensive positioning is becoming increasingly customized

June 19, 2006 | GRANT WAHL
All the confidence the U.S. team built coming off a strong showing four years ago blew up in a devastating 3-0 opening defeat to the Czech Republic. Now it's on to a must-win match with hellbent...

June 19, 2006 | Mark Bechtel
Italy stayed focused against Ghana despite an investigation into betting and match-fixing that has caught up team members

June 19, 2006 | MICHAEL FARBER
In an inspired performance, the Hurricanes and rookie goaltender Cam Ward were closing in on the first NHL championship of the postlockout era. Too bad no one was watching

June 19, 2006 | L. JON WERTHEIM
Second-ranked Rafael Nadal defended his French Open title by continuing his domination of No. 1 Roger Federer and spoiling his rival's Grand Slam bid

June 19, 2006
Czeching In

June 19, 2006 | JACK MCCALLUM
No owner is more wired into his players and fans than Mark Cuban, the ref-berating, serial blogging face of the Mavs who stands on the brink of (gulp!) ruling the NBA

June 19, 2006
Mark Cuban's good pal riffs on everything from a glorious spring to the inglorious Knicks

June 19, 2006 | JACK MCCALLUM
Two games into the Finals there was a hole in the middle of the Heat offense where Shaq usually reigns supreme. The Mavericks used all their 7-footers to gang up on the Diesel and shut him down

June 19, 2006
Arena Football An AFL original, Mike Hohensee, coaches underdog Chicago to its first championship • Next up for the indoor league: securing a new TV contract

June 19, 2006 | Bill Syken
Rush Delivery Nineteen years after playing in the first ArenaBowl, Mike Hohensee finally won one, as coach of the Chicago Rush

June 19, 2006 | Albert Chen
Crowned Royal The No. 1 pick in the draft, hard-throwing Luke Hochevar, is Kansas City's hope for a quick reversal on the field and in the news

June 19, 2006 | Tom Verducci
DODGERS SCORE BIG WITH YOUNG TALENT

June 19, 2006 | Rick Reilly
English fans sing to their star, "There's only one Michael Owen." After a fellow Brit was rumored to be schizophrenic, opposing fans chanted, "There's only two Andy Gorams."

June 19, 2006 | Rick Reilly
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June 19, 2006 | Paul Slansky
Paul Slansky rates baseball apologists

June 19, 2006
Rounder balls? Hit birdsmen? It was a week of odd sports moments

June 19, 2006 | FRANZ LIDZ
Coal miner Terry Helms always wanted a better life for his son, Nick. But it took Terry's death in the Sago mine cave-in to allow Nick to act on his dream of becoming a pro golfer

June 19, 2006 | Jim Gorant
Vijay Singh ends his winless streak

June 19, 2006 | Jim Gorant
This Long Island shack will let you play the Open in your own yard.

June 19, 2006 | MARK WOOD
WHO: Michelle Wie

June 19, 2006 | STEVE SPINRAD
I won't give up my fight against a rule limiting tee heights

June 19, 2006 | E.M. Swift
Before a Playoff Win at the LPGA Championship the Iconic Korean Took Time Off to Get a Life