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July 30, 2007 | Volume 107, Issue 4

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Sheldon Brown Cover - Sports Illustrated July 30, 2007

July 30, 2007
Slap Happy

July 30, 2007 | Chris Ballard
To boost their earning power jocks are going for yuks

July 30, 2007 | As told to David Sabino
THE ASTROS ARE struggling—but not so their big-ticket free agent acquisition. Leftfielder Carlos Lee signed up for six years and $100 million, then started doing what he does best: rake. His 80...

July 30, 2007
WHO'S Hot

July 30, 2007
Who has the majors' best pickoff move?

July 30, 2007
Debuted With a 16-minute appearance as a substitute against Chelsea, David Beckham. The Los Angeles Galaxy's newest player began the friendly on the bench against the English giants due to an...

July 30, 2007 | David Epstein
MAYBE NOT all records are made to be broken. That's what some in track and field were thinking about Steve Scott's American mile record of 3:47.69, which was set in 1982.

July 30, 2007
BUD BLACK Padres manager and former major leaguer, when asked if he'd ever throw batting practice without a screen: "Some people thought I was when I was pitching."

July 30, 2007
39,977 Average attendance at the 16 major league games last Saturday, the highest single-day average ever.

July 30, 2007
The new video game All-Pro Football 2K8 features O.J. Simpson playing for a team called the Assassins.

July 30, 2007
Mixing politics with sports can be a recipe for disaster

July 30, 2007
Chinook?

July 30, 2007 | Adam Duerson
LAST YEAR'S World Series of Poker winner, Hollywood producer Jamie Gold, cheated during the tournament (he flashed one of his cards to an opponent) and later went to court in a squabble with a...

July 30, 2007 | Joe Lemire
Two NHL toughs offer tips to would-be enforcers

July 30, 2007
PHILLIES CF

July 30, 2007 | Elizabeth McGarr
Drivers recall unscheduled flights, and unhappy landings

July 30, 2007 | Adam Duerson
A new DVD examines the MLB records most likely to last

July 30, 2007 | Adam Duerson
AS MUCH fun as it is to watch elite athletes perform gracefully, it can sometimes be just as fun to watch them flounder. That's part of the charm of a pair of Adidas clips featuring Reggie Bush...

July 30, 2007 | Adam Duerson
HOLLYWOOD IS looking for two actors who can handle roles requiring drama chops as well as athleticism. Unfortunately for Leo and Brad, they also require four legs. Earlier this month Universal...

July 30, 2007 | Sarah Kwak
What to watch and watch for

July 30, 2007
Brayan Martinez WEST ORANGE, N.J. > Soccer Martinez, a recent graduate of West Orange High, is Gatorade's national boys' player of the year. The midfielder scored 85 goals and had 90 assists in...

July 30, 2007 | JACK MCCALLUM

July 30, 2007 | JACK MCCALLUM
Spoil Sports

July 30, 2007 | George Dohrmann
SI's George Dohrmann annotates and analyzes the federal indictment to shed light on the charges

July 30, 2007 | MICHAEL BAMBERGER
Woe is the Open leader who comes to the 18th at Carnoustie on Sunday. It sucked the life out of Sergio García, but Padraig Harrington recovered from his own disaster to win a playoff

July 30, 2007 | MICHAEL BAMBERGER
Indelible Images

July 30, 2007 | Michael Farber

July 30, 2007 | Michael Farber
Chicago Heat Find out how high the Cubs have reached, in John Donovan's Power Rankings. ONLY AT SI.COM

July 30, 2007 | AUSTIN MURPHY
Despite isolated doping allegations, which hit even race leader Michael Rasmussen, the Tour de France was buoyed by signs that riders might be cleaning up their acts

July 30, 2007 | AUSTIN MURPHY
Mountain High

July 30, 2007 | TIM LAYDEN

July 30, 2007
Quiet Suffering A hush fell over the crowd around the 18th green at Carnoustie on Sunday, after Sergio García (center, bent over) missed a 10-foot putt and a chance to set off a celebration over...

July 30, 2007
Baseball A-Rod positions himself for another jaw-dropping deal • Is the Rangers' Mark Teixeira headed to Baltimore? • David Ortiz loses his clutch touch

July 30, 2007 | Jon Heyman
On the Money

July 30, 2007 | Jon Heyman
With the nonwaiver trade deadline next Tuesday, the market for the Rangers' Mark Teixeira (right) heated up at week's end. Texas talked to the Orioles about dealing Teixeira, a Maryland native,...

July 30, 2007 | Nate Silver
In a reversal of form, Red Sox slugger David Ortiz (right), widely regarded as the king of clutch, has faltered in key situations this year, while the Yankees' Alex Rodriguez, who has had a...

July 30, 2007 | Lars Anderson
Summer Fun

July 30, 2007 | Lars Anderson
1 After finishing sixth at the Gateway 250 in Madison, Ill., last Saturday night, Carl Edwards holds a mammoth 852-point lead in the standings over second-place David Reutimann. Edwards is on...

July 30, 2007 | Rick Reilly
FOR SOME, joy comes from the smile of a toddler. For others, a simple daffodil. For me, it's golf pros getting crushed like a grape under B.B. King.

July 30, 2007 | GARY VAN SICKLE
Andrés Romero's wild, 10-birdie ride on Sunday took him to the top of the leader board, but ended with a dispiriting collapse

July 30, 2007 | GARY VAN SICKLE
Irish teenager Rory McIlroy was king for a day at Carnoustie and provided a glimpse of the coming generation of post-Woods pros

July 30, 2007 | Jim Gorant
The shirts, gloves and unused lotions of Carnoustie

July 30, 2007 | Dottie Pepper
Bye-bye, Ballesteros Seve Ballesteros's retirement hit me hard. Seve was at his flamboyant best during my formative years, and I remember being glued to the television during every Open...

Who: Sergio García

Do you believe, like Gary Player, that there are Tour players who use steroids?

July 30, 2007 | Kevin Cook
An avid golfer and fisherman gets a (wee) piece of the auld sod

July 30, 2007 | JOHN GARRITY
Yes, Carnoustie was tough, but a certain Frenchman saw few similarities between this year's course and the weedy beast that swallowed him up in 1999