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July 31, 2006 | Volume 105, Issue 4

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Tiger Woods Cover - Sports Illustrated July 31, 2006

July 31, 2006
If you think that joining the ranks of Sports Illustrated interns is a long and arduous process, well, normally you would be right. In most cases it involves essays, interviews and enough clips to...

July 31, 2006
Flip Side

July 31, 2006 | Eve Sunshirt
Just as a slight rearrangement of furniture can improve a room immeasurably, the shuffling of letters within a word can make a world of difference. Typographically, a sports bra is scarcely...

July 31, 2006 | Chris Ballard
This just in: Money doesn't buy happiness. Why $252-million-man Alex Rodriguez keeps forgetting how good he is

July 31, 2006 | George Dohrmann
Has a shoe-biz insider found a way to beat the NBA's new age limit?

July 31, 2006
Played Last Thursday by the Brooklyn Cyclones and the Oneonta Tigers, a 26-inning game that is the longest in the history of the New York--Penn League and one of the longest ever in pro baseball....

July 31, 2006 | Nunyo Demasio
Though he's yet to play a down, Reggie Bush is one of the NFL's top endorsers

July 31, 2006 | Richard Deitsch
The 63-year-old Golden Globe--winning actor (Deadwood) co-stars in Scoop, which opens on Friday

July 31, 2006 | Adam Duerson
In May, 2K Sports, maker of NBA 2K7, announced that it had fixed a glitch in the video game, which is due in stores Sept. 25: After users complained that Steve Nash's long hair didn't "flow"...

July 31, 2006 | Adam Duerson
You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him sink. At least that's the hope of these jockeys at the German Derby in Hamburg, where competitors had to navigate a water hole during the...

July 31, 2006 | Adam Duerson
A jockey in England is being investigated for allegedly head-butting his horse.

July 31, 2006 | Adam Duerson
TAYLOR TANKERSLEY, Marlins 23-year-old rookie reliever, on the team's successful young pitchers:

July 31, 2006 | Chris Mannix
What to watch and watch for

July 31, 2006
Gina Schneider BELLEFONTAINE, OHIO > Softball Schneider, a senior third baseman at Ohio Dominican, led the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics with 88 hits and was tied for the...

July 31, 2006 | As told to Elizabeth Newman
NASCAR DRIVER

July 31, 2006
Who's Hot

July 31, 2006 | Ben Reiter
Their dolls are shakin', but some ballplayers aren't stirred

July 31, 2006
[This article contains a table. Please see hardcopy of magazine or PDF.]

July 31, 2006
Pirates Pitcher

July 31, 2006 | Reported by Matthew Waxman
"I always thought the knuckleball was the easiest pitch to catch. Wait'll it stops rolling, then go to the backstop and pick it up."  --Bob Uecker, major league catcher 1962--67

July 31, 2006 | MICHAEL BAMBERGER
At 30 and no longer able to turn to his father for advice, Tiger Woods is a man in transition on and off the course. In winning his 11th major, at the British Open, he recaptured his magic touch...

July 31, 2006 | Chris Ballard
As G.M.'s try to beef up their rosters before Monday's trading deadline, they can be haunted by the spectre of giving away a future star, like the Devil Rays' Scott Kazmir

July 31, 2006 | Chris Ballard
They won't be traded before July 31, but here are five big-name candidates to be moved during the off-season

July 31, 2006 | Bill Syken
An unusual sequence of deadline deals in 2003 landed the Pirates infield prospect Freddy Sanchez, who is now the National League's leading hitter and least likely All-Star

July 31, 2006 | Bill Syken
In contenders' quests for summer fixes, these youngsters got away

July 31, 2006 | David Davis
There's never been an examination of the national pastime like the provocative art of Ben Sakoguchi, who has put his own quirky spin on the game's most enduring moments and characters

July 31, 2006 | AUSTIN MURPHY
Written off after a meltdown in the mountains, Floyd Landis executed a bold and spectacular turnaround a day later and then cruised to victory

July 31, 2006 | RICHARD HOFFER
FAMOUS? NOT SO MUCH. THEY MAY NEVER MAKE AN ALL-STAR TEAM OR WIN A MAJOR, BUT BY MAKING IT TO THE BIG TIME AND STAYING THERE, TODAY'S JOURNEYMAN JOCKS ARE DOING JUST FINE, THANKS. THESE EIGHT...

July 31, 2006
Grin and Claret

July 31, 2006
Baseball

July 31, 2006 | Albert Chen
Reds October Early returns on Cincinnati's heavily criticized bullpen deal were positive, brightening the team's playoff outlook

July 31, 2006 | Albert Chen
JON LESTER or ANIBAL SANCHEZ

July 31, 2006 | Tom Verducci
PEACE COMES TO THE TORONTO CLUBHOUSE

July 31, 2006 | Peter King
As NFL training camps get into full swing, pressing questions surround a half-dozen high-profile quarterbacks

July 31, 2006 | Peter King
Given the way the NFL usually plods along, there's been some skepticism that the league's owners will be able to decide on a successor to outgoing commissioner Paul Tagliabue before the start of...

July 31, 2006 | Rick Reilly
I went out to get my paper this morning and found my neighbor Dalton instead.

July 31, 2006 | Rick Reilly
Exclusively on Verizon Wireless V CAST and SI.com.

July 31, 2006 | JIM GORANT
Who (and what) was good and bad at Royal Liverpool

July 31, 2006 | Michael Breed
WHO: Tiger Woods

July 31, 2006 | DAVE STOCKTON
A past Ryder Cup captain explains why the skipper can't play

July 31, 2006 | DAVE STOCKTON
By Jim Gorant This is the last time fans will be allowed to bring cellphones to the British Open.

July 31, 2006 | GARY VAN SICKLE
The critics had carped that Hoylake was too homely to hold a successful Open Championship. They learned that looks can be deceiving

July 31, 2006 | JOHN GARRITY
His mind was elsewhere, but Darren Clarke was simply doing his job by playing this season. Now he'll take time off to tend to more critical matters

July 31, 2006 | Grant Wahl
A year out from World Cup 2007, the U.S. women's team is younger, more creative--and as brash as ever

July 31, 2006 | Tim Layden
Bored and restless in retirement, Pete Sampras is playing World Team Tennis, but it's not a comeback

July 31, 2006 | Bill Syken
It can get wild when a bunch of economists get together to talk sports on a smart and funny blog