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June 04, 2007 | Volume 106, Issue 23

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Tim Duncan Cover - Sports Illustrated June 04, 2007

June 04, 2007
Lucky Men Having just read two Lou Gehrig biographies, I was struck by the similarities between him and Grady Sizemore (One Sizemore Fits All, May 14). Both lefthanded hitters were 6'2" and had...

June 04, 2007 | As told to Lisa Altobelli
WHEN CLOSER Eric Gagné came into games at Dodger Stadium a few years ago, the words GAME OVER flashed on the scoreboard. That's the respect you get for converting an unheard-of 84 straight save...

June 04, 2007
WHO'S Hot

June 04, 2007
Your pick: LeBron James or Dwyane Wade?

June 04, 2007 | Tom Verducci
Baseball brass want to muzzle the one player willing to be frank about his drug use

June 04, 2007 | Tom Verducci
AFTER SEVERAL of his players were busted at an off-campus fight, Penn State football coach Joe Paterno decreed that the entire team would clean 93,967 seat Beaver Stadium after each of the Nittany...

June 04, 2007 | Tom Verducci
FOLKS IN Dixie will be living high on the hog after 11-year-old hunter Jamison Stone killed a 1,051-pound wild boar at a hunting preserve in Delta, Ala. It took three hours of chasing and eight...

June 04, 2007
Died At age 42 after a four-year battle with cancer, Kelly Jo Dowd, the mother of golfer Dakoda Dowd. Last summer Kelly Jo got to see her daughter play in an LPGA event when Dakoda—then...

June 04, 2007
LOOK UP the Most Outstanding Player of the 1971 Final Four in the NCAA record book, and you'll see one word: vacated. Villanova's Howard Porter, who outplayed the 1970 MOP, Sidney Wicks of UCLA,...

June 04, 2007
ERIC CANTONA Former Manchester United legend perhaps best known for his kung fu kick of an opposing fan in 1995 (below), to newspaper L'Equipe on life after 40: "I do not think I have changed a...

June 04, 2007
7,307 Days between wins over Atlanta for Phillies pitcher Jamie Moyer, who beat the Braves on May 23, 1987, and didn't beat them again until last Friday.

June 04, 2007
A former stripper was sentenced to 3 1/2 years in prison for embezzling more than $1 million from a bank so she could start a NASCAR team.

June 04, 2007 | David Epstein
Busy? Bored? Send in a ringer

June 04, 2007 | David Epstein
The NBA's Synthetic Balls

June 04, 2007 | David Epstein
Braves manager Bobby Cox, 66, has been tossed 130 times in his 26-year career. He needs just two more ejections to break the record set by Hall of Famer John McGraw. How close is the volcanic...

June 04, 2007
Sports stars are giving graduates words to live by

June 04, 2007
BLUE JAYS DH

June 04, 2007
What's in the mind, when the body's on the line?

June 04, 2007
Asked if he ever went to the plate expecting to be hit, Giants shortstop Omar Vizquel replied, "Only if Mesa's on the mound." Jose Mesa (left) and Vizquel played in Cleveland from 1994 to '98, and...

June 04, 2007 | Chris Mannix
What to watch and watch for

June 04, 2007
Emma Erickson GAYVILLE, S.D. > Track and Field Emma, a senior at Gayville-Volin High, won three events (400,800 and 1,600 meters) and ran the anchor leg of the winning 1,600 sprint medley relay at...

June 04, 2007 | Richard Deitsch
The ex--NFLer is the father of American Idol champ Jordin Sparks

June 04, 2007 | Joe Lemire
Christian Okoye jumps aboard a new pirate show

June 04, 2007 | Joe Lemire
Olympic speedskater Apolo Ohno tears it up on Dancing with the Stars

June 04, 2007 | George Dohrmann
Though Michael Vick insists he knew nothing of alleged dogfighting on a Virginia property he owned, the case has cast a shadow over the star quarterback, alarmed the NFL and called attention to...

June 04, 2007 | BEN REITER
Before a record crowd, Duke tried to cap a season of redemption but was thwarted by Johns Hopkins in a dramatic title game

June 04, 2007 | BEN REITER
Net Gain

June 04, 2007 | IAN THOMSEN
So consistent is his excellence, it is easy to forget that Tim Duncan, at 31, has already won three titles and is chasing a fourth

June 04, 2007 | JACK MCCALLUM
In a stirring Game 3 performance, the Cavs may have discovered their blueprint for success

June 04, 2007 | MICHAEL FARBER
The Stanley Cup showdown matches two young franchises, stocked with players hungry for their first title. There are discoveries to be made

June 04, 2007
Mano a Manu Battling for a rebound with Utah forward Matt Harpring (left) and Spurs teammate Robert Horry, swingman Manu Ginóbili (20) took a shot to the head last Saturday during Game 3 of the...

June 04, 2007 | Lars Anderson
With a masterly win in a rain-curtailed Indianapolis 500, Dario Franchitti stamped himself at last as a star--and made a splash with wife Ashley Judd

June 04, 2007 | S.L. PRICE
A DUI arrest. A pitcher's death. A horrendous start to the season. Only seven months after a World Series triumph that sealed his place among the greats, Cardinals manager Tony La Russa is...

June 04, 2007
NASCAR The first Cup victory for Casey Mears—and yet another win for Hendrick • Toyota makes progress • It's a lost season for Greg Biffle

June 04, 2007 | Mark Beech
Fuel-Efficient

June 04, 2007 | Mark Beech
1 The troubled Toyota operation took a step forward at the Coca-Cola 600 in Charlotte. In the first race using a reconfigured engine—adjusted to give cars more power coming out of turns—five...

June 04, 2007 | Albert Chen
Made for TV

June 04, 2007 | Albert Chen
In 1988, Bill James wrote, "Players taken in the June draft coming out of college ... perform dramatically better than players taken out of high school." His assertion gained momentum in 2005 when...

June 04, 2007 | Rick Reilly
HEY, TITANS cornerback Pacman Jones. I noticed you took out a full-page ad in The Tennessean, saying that when the NFL suspended you for the entire 2007 season, on April 10, it was "one of the...

June 04, 2007 | JIM GORANT
Sabbatini has an update for Tiger

June 04, 2007 | Mitchell Spearman
WHO: Denis Watson

June 04, 2007 | Dottie Pepper
BIG FISH, BAD SMELL In the last three weeks Michelle Wie received an exemption into October's elite, 20-player Samsung Women's World Championship even though she hadn't played an LPGA event this...

June 04, 2007 | Dick Pound
It's time for the PGA Tour to play catch up on a drug program

June 04, 2007 | GARY VAN SICKLE
Senior PGA Winner Denis Watson Picks Up Where He Left Off 23 Years Ago