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May 28, 2007 | Volume 106, Issue 22

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Roger Huerta Cover - Sports Illustrated May 28, 2007

May 28, 2007
The Steep Science The De La Hoya--Mayweather fight (Golden Boy vs. Pretty Boy, May 7) was touted as the Super Bowl of boxing. Guess what? I can watch the real Super Bowl for free. I can watch the...

May 28, 2007 | As told to Ben Reiter
SOPHOMORE JINX? Not yet for the Tigers righthander. Last season's American League Rookie of the Year is this year's staff ace: After holding the Cardinals to two runs in eight innings on Sunday,...

May 28, 2007
WHO'S Hot

May 28, 2007
If you could play for any major league team other than your own, which one would it be?

May 28, 2007 | Austin Murphy
Last week Floyd Landis brought new meaning to the phrase Insane Clown Posse

May 28, 2007 | Austin Murphy
AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL it ain't. Three gents, all named Bob L. Head, are in the running to be immortalized in a bobblehead that the Triple A Portland Beavers will give away at a game. Fans can...

May 28, 2007 | Austin Murphy
WITH HIS Cosby sweater, Mets prospect Lastings Milledge (near left, with partner Manny D) may not have mastered the gangsta-rap look, but he's got the vernacular down. His Bend Ya Knees has lyrics...

May 28, 2007
Admitted That he used steroids, Jason Giambi. Last Friday in a USA Today interview the Yankees DH fessed up to one of baseball's worst-kept secrets; reports that Giambi admitted using steroids to...

May 28, 2007
BACK IN 1936, Indianapolis 500 winner Louis Meyer was photographed chugging buttermilk, and ever since then milk—not champagne, not beer—has been the drink of choice for Brickyard winners. That...

May 28, 2007
Shaquille O'Neal, on a column written by Sam Smith of the Chicago Tribune that suggested it is time for him to part ways with the Heat:

May 28, 2007
28 Hits by the Class A Lake Elsinore Storm in a 30--0 California League victory over the Lancaster JetHawks last Friday.

May 28, 2007
Undefeated super middleweight Laila Ali must undergo knee surgery because of the wear and tear of performing on Dancing With the Stars.

May 28, 2007
Some have regretted saying, "If you [blank], I'll [blank]"

May 28, 2007
A tennis ace who chose public school over private academies caps a perfect career

May 28, 2007 | Lisa Altobelli
THERE'S A REASON few ballplayers have long hair, and it has nothing to do with team rules or the war against split ends. "I use a lot of pine tar on my bat," says A's outfielder Nick Swisher, who...

May 28, 2007 | Joe Lemire
The Hoover twins mix showbiz with lacrosse

May 28, 2007
PISTONS GUARD

May 28, 2007 | Lisa Altobelli
Three Red Sox enter the world of wine

May 28, 2007 | Lisa Altobelli
Dr. Vino says: There are hints of dark fruits like blueberry and blackberry and also flavors of vanilla and cinnamon. There are also leathery notes to it and a tobacco aroma. I look for a bit more...

May 28, 2007 | Lisa Altobelli
Dr. Vino says: It's a nice, crisp unoaked chardonnay. There's currently a backlash against oak in the wine industry, so it's good that they're riding this trend. It has green apple, mango and...

May 28, 2007 | Lisa Altobelli
Dr. Vino says: I'm usually down on merlot, but this one is well done. It's well balanced, fruit forward and juicy with a hint of butterscotch. It also has faint notes of crushed black pepper,...

May 28, 2007 | Joe Lemire
A new video game league bets it can draw like poker

May 28, 2007 | Adam Duerson
IS THERE anywhere a coach won't go to check out potential players? Michigan football coach Lloyd Carr spent last week Down Under as a guest of the South Sydney Rabbitohs rugby team and their...

May 28, 2007 | Chris Mannix
What to watch and watch for

May 28, 2007 | Joe Lemire
Danelle Ballengee

May 28, 2007
Erison Hurtault ABERDEEN, N.J. > Track and Field Hurtault, a senior at Columbia, won his eighth Ivy League championship in the 400 meters (four indoors, four outdoors) and holds the school record...

May 28, 2007 | Albert Chen
Brewers first baseman Prince Fielder may look like a chunk off the old block, but he's determined to prove that any resemblance to his father, Cecil, ends with his prodigious home runs

May 28, 2007 | Jack McCallum
Even with a latter-day Stockton and Malone and the same coach who guided the originals, the Cinderella Jazz will be hard-pressed to stop a Spurs team gunning for its fourth title since 1999

May 28, 2007 | Ian Thomsen
LeBron James will be taught another lesson in winning basketball by the team that ended his 2006 season

May 28, 2007 | TIM LAYDEN
Just when it looked as if the sport could celebrate another bid to end the Triple Crown drought, Curlin came of age and ran down Street Sense to win the Preakness in a record-tying time

May 28, 2007 | TIM LAYDEN
A Breed Apart

May 28, 2007 | MICHAEL FARBER
The coolest player in the NHL is Ray Emery, a flashy-dressing, insect-eating, goon-battling goaltender who has helped carry Ottawa to the Stanley Cup finals

May 28, 2007 | L. JON WERTHEIM
The rising interest in mixed martial arts is tied to ULTIMATE FIGHTING, which changed its ways to gain acceptance. Now its success is changing the sports landscape

May 28, 2007
Mad about Carlos Despite appearances, Shane Victorino (8) was happy to see Phillies teammate Carlos Ruiz heading to home plate. That's because Ruiz had just belted a solo, walk-off homer to beat...

May 28, 2007
Baseball Sweet-swinging rookie Hunter Pence has helped turn Houston's season around • Will the struggling Cardinals put third baseman Scott Rolen on the trading block?

May 28, 2007 | Jon Heyman
Astro Dynamic

May 28, 2007 | Jon Heyman
The Dodgers, a contender in need of some pop, could use Cardinals third baseman Scott Rolen (right) in their lineup. Dealing a major part of a championship nucleus would be a bold move, but St....

May 28, 2007 | Tim Layden
Next in Line

May 28, 2007 | Tim Layden
Some veteran U.S. stars are lying low while others are still looking toward Beijing

May 28, 2007 | Mark Beech
Biding His Time

May 28, 2007 | Mark Beech
1 The goodwill with which Juan Pablo Montoya began his rookie season is being used up quickly. His aggressive driving has ruffled more than a few feathers in the garage. In last Saturday's Nextel...

May 28, 2007 | Rick Reilly
HERE ARE the five things that were going through my mind as I was being strapped into the coffin-shaped cockpit of an Indy car at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

May 28, 2007
What do the kids think? SI recently asked 70 teenage boys and girls, all serious golfers, for their opinions on equipment, politics and Barry Bonds--and if they think Phil Mickelson will win the...

May 28, 2007 | RICK LIPSEY
Having started from scratch, the game is catching on among the upwardly mobile citizens of the city that's synonymous with India's economic ascendancy

May 28, 2007 | Jim Gorant
Harrington's the toast of Ireland

May 28, 2007 | John Elliot
WHO: Ryuji Imada

May 28, 2007 | John Elliot
Which is the more prestigious senior major?

May 28, 2007 | ART STRICKLIN
Charity, tradition and Lone Star pride suffer on the new PGA Tour

May 28, 2007 | ART STRICKLIN
by JIM GORANT

May 28, 2007 | ART STRICKLIN
Once-mighty Seve Ballesteros tied for last in his Champions tour debut

May 28, 2007 | JOHN GARRITY
All of Zach Johnson's Tour victories, including last week's at the AT&T Classic, have come in Georgia. If he can win one more there--the season-ending Tour Championship--he could wind up as...

May 28, 2007
Air guns at 20 paces. Last Wednesday, 168 of NASCAR's best, and most earnest-looking, athletes took part in the annual Nextel Pit Crew Challenge in Charlotte, an event one crew member described as...