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July 16, 2007 | Volume 107, Issue 2

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David Beckham Cover - Sports Illustrated July 16, 2007

July 16, 2007
Standing O

July 16, 2007 | As told to Chris Mannix
WITH HIS SIXTH-ROUND TKO of Lamon Brewster last Saturday, Ukrainian heavyweight Wladimir Klitschko kept his IBF and IBO titles and cashed a $6 million paycheck. The younger of the fighting...

July 16, 2007
WHO'S Hot

July 16, 2007
Who is the most exciting player in baseball?

July 16, 2007
The malaise following Barry Bonds's chase has seeped into the souvenir market

July 16, 2007
SO MUCH for an emotional press conference. Jeremy Roenick, 37, called it a career after 18 NHL seasons by sending a text message to a Philadelphia Inquirer reporter reading, "I'm retiring; is that...

July 16, 2007
FANS ENTERING Wimbledon received posters for the forthcoming Simpsons movie, then promptly had them confiscated. It had nothing to do with Homer's not fitting with the posh scene in SW19;...

July 16, 2007 | Grant Wahl
DAVID BECKHAM'S ARRIVAL in Los Angeles (page 40) may hog the attention this week, but a better indicator of soccer's future in the U.S. may be taking place in Canada, where a group of promising...

July 16, 2007
Closed Without charges being filed, the case against Tank Johnson stemming from a traffic stop last month in Arizona. On June 22, Johnson was pulled over for speeding; police released him but sent...

July 16, 2007
JIM BOWDEN Nationals G.M., on the surgical procedure Washington pitcher Jesus Colome (below) underwent to have an abscess removed from his backside: "It was a serious situation. I pray for his...

July 16, 2007
2 Cleveland pitchers with double-digit win totals: C.C. Sabathia (12--3) and Fausto Carmona (10--4).

July 16, 2007
The Yankees' starting pitcher last Saturday—44-year-old Roger Clemens—was older than five of the honorees in that afternoon's Old-Timers' Game.

July 16, 2007
The Twins' ace tends to bloom in late summer

July 16, 2007 | Joe Lemire
The zany history of the NFL's overseas experiment

July 16, 2007 | Adam Duerson
A Clippers star turns Hollywood heavy

July 16, 2007
Do ballplayers ever have sympathy for opponents?

July 16, 2007
EATING CHAMP

July 16, 2007
A documentary examines the Dodgers' move

July 16, 2007 | Adam Duerson
Andy Samberg The Saturday Night Live star is in Hot Rod, opening Aug. 3

July 16, 2007
LONG BEFORE Mets outfielder Lastings Milledge rapped, baseball was inspiring songs like Let's Get the Umpire's Goat and Home Run Bill. (It begins: "Bill Johnson was a swatter on a Bush League...

July 16, 2007
MTV IS unlikely to return to Hoover (Ala.) High for another season of Two-A-Days, which is too bad, because there's plenty of drama. The Buccaneers, a perennial football powerhouse whose last two...

July 16, 2007 | Sarah Kwak
What to watch and watch for

July 16, 2007
Margaux Isaksen FAYETTEVILLE, ARK. > Modern Pentathlon Margaux, 15, a recent graduate of Ramay Junior High, holds all of the women's national titles in modern pentathlon, having won the youth,...

July 16, 2007 | GRANT WAHL
Or will it be the Beckhamization of America? That's what MLS is hoping for with the arrival of the English superstar, who's bent on lifting the profile of soccer while blending in with his Galaxy...

July 16, 2007 | JOHN GARRITY
New father Tiger Woods showed he knows how to throw a party, drawing a strong field to a tough test while finding a way to say thanks to the military on America's birthday

July 16, 2007 | JOHN GARRITY
Winning Shots

July 16, 2007 | TOM VERDUCCI
Imaginative, aggressive management and a steady stream of promising young talent make the Angels not only SI's pick to win it all, but also a potential superpower for years to come

July 16, 2007 | Albert Chen
Nine burning questions about the second half of the season (and beyond) were put to 22 baseball executives

July 16, 2007 | Nate Silver
A Baseball Prospectus formula projects who has the stuff to win in October. It's not as crazy as it sounds (really)

July 16, 2007 | L. JON WERTHEIM
Redeeming the wettest Wimbledon since the Flood, Venus Williams sailed to her fourth singles title, and Roger Federer tied Bjorn Borg's record of five straight with an epic win over rival Rafael Nadal

July 16, 2007 | L. JON WERTHEIM
Fortnight Photos

July 16, 2007 | RICHARD HOFFER
In his biggest gamble yet, wildcat owner Jerry Jones is spending a billion dollars on a new stadium--a shrine to his Cowboys and a 100,000-seat symbol of his reign over the NFL's marquee franchise

July 16, 2007 | RICHARD HOFFER
Money Men Michael Silver ranks the NFL owners, from one to 32. ONLY AT SI.COM

July 16, 2007
NASCAR First Nextel Cup win just a matter of time for RCR's sterling sophomore Clint Bowyer • Garage insider: It's his team at Joe Gibbs Racing that has Denny Hamlin going strong

July 16, 2007 | Mark Beech
Fast Learner

July 16, 2007 | Mark Beech
An insider on one of Cup racing's top teams dishes on the circuit's hottest topics.

July 16, 2007
Taking the Fifth Roger Federer (near court) returned serve on his way to defeating Rafael Nadal in five sets on Sunday for a record-tying fifth straight Wimbledon singles title. Venus Williams...

July 16, 2007 | Pierre McGuire
While big-name free agents were being scooped up to much fanfare, the Kings quietly, and wisely, signed a pair of steady scorers in center Michal Handzus and left wing Ladislav Nagy (right). The...

July 16, 2007 | Michael Farber
Incentive Plan

July 16, 2007 | Rick Reilly
BEST BUDS don't do Hallmark cards. Don't do long hugs. Don't show up at the door with Godiva chocolates, Terms of Endearment and a box of Kleenex.

July 16, 2007
Unpredictable weather and the quirky Carnoustie Links make next week's British Open a crapshoot, but that didn't stop a PGA Tour pro (on the condition of anonymity) from ranking, in ascending...

July 16, 2007 | THOMAS HACKETT
Frustrated by golf and a troubled relationship with his father, a son suddenly finds the answers during a magical nine holes in Scotland

July 16, 2007 | Jim Gorant
Carnoustie could be a wet one

July 16, 2007 | Jim Gorant
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July 16, 2007 | MIKE LOPUSZYNSKI
WHO: K.J. Choi

July 16, 2007 | MIKE LOPUSZYNSKI
"The average Tour player won't admit it, but winning isn't his main motivation. There's too much money in the middle of the pack."

July 16, 2007 | MIKE LOPUSZYNSKI
The movie version of Golf in the Kingdom is planned for next summer. Will you see it? Yes 79% No 21%

July 16, 2007 | DOTTIE PEPPER
NEVER ON MONDAY The U.S. Open should get with the rest of major-championship golf and do everything possible to ditch the 18-hole Monday playoff. Among majors, the men's U.S. Open is the final...

July 16, 2007 | Dan Quayle
With a TV tee time, a former VP talks about the game

July 16, 2007 | Dan Quayle
by RICK LIPSEY Woody Austin gets in the Scott Hoch Hall of Shame for turning down his British Open exemption.

July 16, 2007 | Dan Quayle
Jason Day becomes youngest winner of PGA Tour-sanctioned event

July 16, 2007 | GARY VAN SICKLE
Tom Watson had another U.S. Senior Open in his grasp, and this time he let Brad Bryant take it from him

July 16, 2007
IF YOU have a knack for bobbing for pigs feet (below left) and tossing toilet seats like horseshoes, you might want to train for the Summer Redneck Games, an annual celebration of down-home...