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June 11, 2007 | Volume 106, Issue 24

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Lebron James Cover - Sports Illustrated June 11, 2007

June 11, 2007
Living History

June 11, 2007 | As told to Joe Lemire
AFTER PLAYING high school basketball for six years (he started in seventh grade) at three schools in three states, O.J. Mayo graduated from his hometown Huntington (W.Va.) High last Saturday. Next...

June 11, 2007
WHO'S Hot

June 11, 2007
Which player gets the most out of the least talent?

June 11, 2007
Vanderbilt has found greater sports success since losing its athletic department

June 11, 2007
WHEN METS third baseman David Wright agreed to appear in ads for Vitamin Water last year, he didn't take cash. Instead, he took a 0.5% stake in the company. Good move. Coca-Cola recently agreed to...

June 11, 2007
BENGALS WIDE receiver Chad Johnson will race against a horse for charity at Cincinnati's River Downs on Saturday. (Cris Collinsworth tried it twice, in 1983 and '93, and went 0--2.) The horse will...

June 11, 2007 | Bill Syken
A Change of Heart

June 11, 2007 | Bill Syken
PHILLIP WELLMAN Manager of the Double A Mississippi Braves, on his much-replayed meltdown in which he uprooted bases, crawled on the ground and lobbed a rosin bag as if it were a hand...

June 11, 2007 | Bill Syken
6 Victories for Indians righthander Paul Byrd.

June 11, 2007 | Bill Syken
A bill is being introduced in the Spanish parliament to add words to the country's centuries-old national anthem so athletes will have something to sing along to.

June 11, 2007
Fierce and acerbic, NASCAR's second-generation pioneer changed the landscape of sports

June 11, 2007 | Caitlin Moscatello
An OSU slugger—and his inspiring sister—discover their magic number

June 11, 2007
A Yankees star spends a week in the grip of New York's ungentle journalism

June 11, 2007
IRON MIKE'S something of a homebody these days, though not by choice. Since his arrest last December on DUI and drug charges outside Phoenix, Tyson needs an O.K. from prosecutors and the court to...

June 11, 2007 | Arash Markazi
Every Cup winner gets 24 hours with the coveted chalice—a pleasure to which only two players in this year's final can attest

June 11, 2007
DUCKS COACH

June 11, 2007 | Bill Syken
A book and blog look at baseball cheaters

June 11, 2007 | Bill Syken
ELISABETH SHUE (Leaving Las Vegas) was so serious about soccer as a teenager in the 1970s, she played in a boys' league since there was no girls' league in her part of New Jersey. A fictionalized...

June 11, 2007 | Richard Deitsch
The Olympic gold medalist—and SI Swimsuit model—is on the cover of the July issue of Playboy

June 11, 2007 | Chris Mannix
What to watch and watch for

June 11, 2007
Kristen Rafael GRAND PRAIRIE, TEXAS > Tennis Kristen, a senior at Nolan Catholic High, won her third Texas private schools singles title, losing only two sets (to Ursuline's Peta Maree Lancaster...

June 11, 2007 | Jack McCallum
In often regal fashion--and with one game for the ages--LeBron James carried the Cavaliers past Detroit to their first NBA Finals. And let there be no doubt: A new era has begun

June 11, 2007 | Michael Farber
A hard-charging band of throwbacks pushed and shoved its way past the Senators and to the brink of the franchise's first Stanley Cup

June 11, 2007 | MARK BEECH
The son of former illegal immigrants, 20-year-old Henry Cejudo has overcome hardship to become the youngest U.S. wrestling champion in decades. Now he wants to be the best on the planet

June 11, 2007 | ALBERT CHEN
Jake Peavy is a small-town 'Bama boy who can't see a lick and is prone to bad luck. But that hasn't stopped the San Diego righthander from becoming a dominant ace--and a favorite of some of the...

June 11, 2007 | ALBERT CHEN
Tom Verducci profiles the next Next Big Thing in the National League West, flamethrowing Giants' rookie righthander Tim Lincecum ONLY AT SI.COM.

June 11, 2007
Baseball The Tigers' gamble on rightfielder Magglio Ordoñez is paying off big time • Scout: Roger Clemens won't be much more than a No. 3 starter

June 11, 2007 | Jon Heyman
The Big Payoff

June 11, 2007 | Jon Heyman
If they don't turn their season around, the Rangers will shop first baseman Mark Teixeira (right). Texas, 20--37 and 15 1/2 games behind the AL West--leading Angels at week's end, will want a lot...

June 11, 2007 | S.L. Price
French Twist

June 11, 2007 | S.L. Price
On March 24, 1999, 11-year-old Ana Ivanovic was on a Belgrade tennis court when she heard that NATO planes were on their way to bomb the Serbian capital to stop the Serbs' killing of ethnic...

June 11, 2007 | Lars Anderson
To the Front

June 11, 2007 | Lars Anderson
1 Though reports over the weekend suggested Dale Earnhardt Jr. was close to an agreement with Joe Gibbs Racing on a long-term contract, don't believe it. A source with knowledge of the situation...

June 11, 2007 | Rick Reilly
HONESTLY, YOU must have bought, accepted or scalped 500 pro sports tickets in your life, right? And in using those tickets, you legally agreed to the fine print on the back, right? And every time,...

June 11, 2007
No Pushova Second-seeded Maria Sharapova of Russia powered past Jill Craybas of the U.S., 6--2, 6--1, in their second-round match last Thursday at the French Open (page 74). Sharapova also won her...

June 11, 2007
After winning the Scripps National Spelling Bee last Thursday, Evan-O'Dorney (above, 11) didn't break into an oberek (the word for a joyous Polish folk dance, which derailed a rival in the...

June 11, 2007 | Mitch Getz
Sizing up the sports connections of America's most ubiquitous bad girls

June 11, 2007 | Mitch Getz
THE SPORTS world doesn't have a Bill of Rights to guarantee the right to bear tote bags and protect against cruel and unusual punishment at the hands of mascots. But you wouldn't know that by...