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July 02, 2007 | Volume 107, Issue 1

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Hanson Brothers Cover - Sports Illustrated July 02, 2007

July 02, 2007
Beaver Dam Mitch Canham tagged out North Carolina shortstop Josh Horton in the first inning at Omaha on Sunday, cutting off a rally and helping Oregon State to a 9--3 victory and the College World...

July 02, 2007 | PHIL TAYLOR
Swinging from the heels, and often at each other, Charlie Finley's club became baseball's most entertaining spectacle--and its most forward-looking

July 02, 2007 | Gene Menez
One of Oakland's less vocal stars, Joe Rudi now makes his voice heard as a ham radio buff

July 02, 2007 | Ben Reiter
Sal Bando, the hard-nosed captain of the firebrand A's, is all dolled up

July 02, 2007 | AUSTIN MURPHY
Thirty years after Slap Shot vaulted three minor league tough guys into hockey immortality, they're still playing their parts. And why not? They came by them naturally

July 02, 2007 | KELLI ANDERSON
America's downhill rebel is pushing for children's rights with the same passion she channeled into conquering the mountain

July 02, 2007 | RICHARD O'BRIEN
A quarter century after their contentious bout, the champ and the challenger are still going at each other--but these jabs don't hurt

July 02, 2007 | ALEXANDER WOLFF
The shortstop synonymous with big league futility--Mendoza Line, anyone?--maintains a reputation well north of respectability in his native country

July 02, 2007 | Gene Menez
He was the first to undergo Tommy John surgery, and decades later his name lives on in the lingo of the game

July 02, 2007 | Chris Mannix
One of the NBA's premier sixth men now provides hands-on instruction in the art of the perfect jumper

July 02, 2007 | Bill Syken
He was a Cowboy to the core, so it's fitting that this Hall of Famer's photography reflects the spirit of the West

July 02, 2007 | Julia Morrill
Willing herself across the line in the '82 Ironman, she helped push triathlon into the mainstream

July 02, 2007 | David Epstein
One of the alltime great Olympians, he finds common ground between athletics and aesthetics

July 02, 2007 | Gene Menez
The Heisman runner-up turned television idol aims to fill a void with movies that appeal to his generation

July 02, 2007 | Joe Lemire
The dog days of summer get a splash of excitement when this pitcher's high-flying pooches come to town

July 02, 2007 | Bill Syken
For a quarterback well-schooled in many an offense, getting a handle on ancient languages has been a snap

July 02, 2007 | Brian Cazeneuve
As an admissions director, the hat-wearing hero of the 1972 Games tries to spot students with hidden potential

July 02, 2007 | Michael Silver
Notorious for baseball's trippiest mound exploit, he turned his experiences to the good by helping substance abusers

July 02, 2007 | Julia Morrill
Folks around Boston don't mind a trip to the dentist when the man behind the drill is a legend of '67

July 02, 2007 | David Epstein
Still speedy after all these years, the college track star and NFL wide receiver is a sprint champion once more

July 02, 2007 | COMPILED BY Joe Lemire
Their talent is undisputed, their potential enormous. Their ultimate destinations? Unknown. But rest assured you'll be watching these promising athletes make their mark somewhere--and soon

July 02, 2007 | Rick Reilly
AT BOOK SIGNINGS you never know who's going to suddenly be standing in front of you, sure you'll recognize them. But when a very tall woman came up to me at a book signing in L.A. last week, stuck...

July 02, 2007
Right on Time Is it fair to use the word finally in talking about LeBron James's taking the Cavaliers to the NBA Finals (His Kingdom Come, June 11)? Exactly one NBA player had accomplished more...

July 02, 2007 | As told to Chris Mannix
THE BIG NBA draft questions—Who would go No. 1? Who would go No. 3?—weren't all fit to be answered on selection day. Uncertainties surrounded 7-foot, 248-pound forward Yi Jianlian, projected as a...

July 02, 2007
WHO'S Hot

July 02, 2007
Who is the softest-throwing pitcher in baseball?

July 02, 2007 | Richard Hoffer
The secret's out: Players no longer pretend their teams are big, happy families

July 02, 2007 | Richard Hoffer
AFTER ALLOWING the tying run to score in the eighth inning, Matt Elliott (left) of the Double A Mobile (Ala.) BayBears went into the bathroom and slammed the door so hard it wouldn't open. Mark...

July 02, 2007 | Richard Hoffer
BLISTERS ARE an occupational hazard for pitchers, but the one that sidelined Pittsburgh's Ian Snell didn't come from throwing. "I was cooking a chicken breast for a salad and burned my finger,"...

July 02, 2007
Died Of complications from a brain tumor, at age 59, Indiana football coach Terry Hoeppner. Last Saturday several thousand mourners gathered at Assembly Hall in Bloomington to remember the coach...

July 02, 2007
IF IT BUCKED, Jim Shoulders could ride it. Shoulders, who died last week at 79, won more world riding titles than any other cowboy. For 25 years he traveled the country, making a name for himself...

July 02, 2007
LIVID HAPPY

July 02, 2007
CASEY BLAKE Indians third baseman, after his hitting streak was snapped at 26 games: "It's better if I leave DiMaggio's record alone. That's a record that should be broken by somebody people have...

July 02, 2007
9 Wins the Rockies have in 15 games against AL East teams this season.

July 02, 2007
The Tigers ruled that their minor leaguers must listen to music through headphones after a fight over music volume in the clubhouse left a Toledo Mud Hens pitcher with numerous facial fractures.

July 02, 2007
Top NBA and NHL draft picks rarely lead their teams to titles

July 02, 2007 | Brian Cazeneuve
A slight winger leads a U.S.-heavy NHL draft

July 02, 2007
ORIOLES SHORTSTOP

July 02, 2007 | Lisa Altobelli
NHLers brush up their broadcasting skills

July 02, 2007 | Elizabeth Newman
Angel Kelvim Escobar gets into yoga

July 02, 2007 | Sarah Kwak
What to watch and watch for

July 02, 2007
Tim Stratton MANHEIM TOWNSHIP, PA. > Lacrosse Tim, a recent graduate of Manheim Township High, set a national high school record with 589 career points. The All-America attack and central...

July 02, 2007 | Richard Deitsch
The actor and die-hard Chicago sports fan stars in 1408

July 02, 2007 | Adam Duerson
ESPN's miniseries The Bronx Is Burning fails to catch fire

July 02, 2007 | Adam Duerson
IT WASN'T exactly Bjorn Borg shrieking at the sky after winning Wimbledon, but there was a certain drama to Russ Yagoda's celebration at the Brooklyn tavern Barcade last Saturday. The 23-year-old...

July 02, 2007 | MICHAEL FARBER
With a cool demeanor and a hot bat, Montreal-raised Dodgers catcher Russell Martin is an All-Star favorite whose coming-of-age story could be straight from a novel

July 02, 2007 | MICHAEL FARBER
History Boys

July 02, 2007 | FRANZ LIDZ
The existentialist Samuel Beckett exhorted, "Fail better." And no professional sports team has ever failed better or with greater frequency than the Philadelphia Phillies. Failure has become...

July 02, 2007 | Austin Murphy
On the eve of the 2007 Tour, new revelations about doping in cycling, including a book that implicates Lance Armstrong, have removed the last vestiges of the sport's credibility

July 02, 2007 | Austin Murphy
Out in Front

July 02, 2007 | GRANT WAHL
Remaining undefeated under new coach Bob Bradley, the U.S. won the Gold Cup by beating archrival Mexico (yet again) in a match that served as a young midfielder's coming-out party

July 02, 2007 | GRANT WAHL
Goal!

July 02, 2007 | Tim Layden
Sprinters Tyson Gay and Torri Edwards hit their stride at the U.S. championships, blazing to emphatic--and cathartic--victories

July 02, 2007 | Lars Anderson
He's 35 and a father now, but thanks to a storybook marriage and a new crew chief, Jeff Gordon has recaptured the bloom--and vroom--of his youth

July 02, 2007 | Mark Beech
Sure, there are still 20 races to go until the Nextel Cup finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Nov. 18, but the 2007 regular season is already more than half over. With 10 races left until the...

July 02, 2007
In a high-octane, if highly unscientific, survey SPORTS ILLUSTRATED recently polled Nextel Cup drivers to get their opinions on matters both on-track and off. More than a third of the Cup regulars...

July 02, 2007 | L. JON WERTHEIM
Fourteen years after he became the poster child for cystic fibrosis, Boomer's son is playing three sports and helping his dad fight for a cure

July 02, 2007 | ADAM DUERSON
One of many former jocks who've found a second career in wine, this 13-year veteran of the NFL trenches proves that size doesn't preclude sophistication

July 02, 2007 | Adam Duerson
Once accustomed to crushing ballcarriers, Terry Hoage now crushes grapes for his much-sought-after vintages

July 02, 2007 | David Epstein
Skating star Peggy Fleming's venture in the vineyard includes a surprising partnership

July 02, 2007 | Adam Duerson
1 Big Nate's Barbecue

July 02, 2007 | ADAM DUERSON
He feasted on quarterbacks for 12 seasons. Now the Lions' alltime sack leader is inviting Motown to chow down at his three highly acclaimed restaurants

July 02, 2007 | ALEXANDER WOLFF
Infused with a passion for architecture and guided by his Islamic faith, the Hall of Fame center has scored big as Houston's most distinctive real estate magnate

July 02, 2007 | Ben Reiter
Former big league slugger Mo Vaughn is transforming blighted developments into livable communities

July 02, 2007 | JULIA MORRILL
Led by inimitable coach Al McGuire, the '77 Warriors had a style of their own--and they weren't above a little infighting on their way to the title

July 02, 2007 | JIM GORANT
Tech student wins the British Am

July 02, 2007 | Gerald McCullagh
WHO Hunter Mahan

July 02, 2007 | ARMIN BROTT
Mr. Dad has some words of wisdom for new pop Tiger

July 02, 2007 | ARMIN BROTT
It's a joke that Jay Williamson could've played his way into the Masters but not the FedEx Cup.

July 02, 2007 | ARMIN BROTT
Carnoustie suspends greenkeeper John Philp for harassing intern

July 02, 2007 | Ben Reiter
On the star-laden '72 A's, 26-year-old catcher Gene Tenace was an unlikely World Series hero. A .225 hitter, he wasn't even a starter until July. But his fortunes changed in Game 1 at Riverfront...

July 02, 2007 | MICHAEL BAMBERGER
Winning was just a matter of time for a can't-miss 25-year-old like Hunter Mahan, but for journeyman Jay Williamson, contending in Hartford may have been a once-in-a-lifetime experience

July 02, 2007
A SWEET 16 races make up the Royal Ascot, Britain's most prestigious horse racing event. But the real competition is in the stands, where last Thursday fans kept the Ladies' Day tradition of...