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June 09, 2008 | Volume 108, Issue 23

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Magic Johnson Cover - Sports Illustrated June 09, 2008

June 09, 2008
Cracker Barrel No wonder Braves third baseman Chipper Jones was hitting .405 at week's end: Despite splitting his bat on a pitch by the Brewers' Seth McClung, he dumped a first-inning single into...

June 09, 2008
Driven Woman

June 09, 2008 | Tim Layden
Big Brown's human connections complicate his Triple Crown fairy tale

June 09, 2008
WHO'S Hot

June 09, 2008
Who is your alltime favorite player?

June 09, 2008
Adopted By the NBA, a policy that will fine players for flopping. The league has yet to determine how much players who dive will be fined or whether there will be an escalating series of fines and...

June 09, 2008
BRENT BARRY Spurs guard, after the NBA admitted a foul should have been called on his last-second miss in Game 5 against L.A.:

June 09, 2008
A veteran sumo wrestler faces a 30% pay cut for attacking another wrestler with a soup ladle.

June 09, 2008 | David Epstein
A coach's verdict could be good news for Bonds

June 09, 2008 | David Epstein
40,000 Tickets sold in 90 minutes to the Chargers-Saints game at London's Wembley Stadium on Oct. 26.

June 09, 2008 | David Epstein
Jose Canseco

June 09, 2008 | As told to Andrew Lawrence
The WNBA's assist leader believes the dog days of summer will end with the Shock back in the finals

June 09, 2008 | Arash Markazi
KOBE BRYANT's nickname is the Black Mamba, but he wanted nothing to do with any snakes while shooting a video promoting his new Nike shoe, the Hyperdunk. In the clip, which has been viewed over...

June 09, 2008
Reliving the best Mets games at unlovable Shea

June 09, 2008 | Sarah Kwak
What to watch and watch for

June 09, 2008
POWERED BY TAKKLE

June 09, 2008 | Dan Patrick
The Interview Pete Rose BASEBALL EXILE

June 09, 2008 | Dan Patrick
DAVID ORTIZ is upset. Major League Baseball will start enforcing rules meant to speed up the game. He says that when he steps out of the box, it's because he's thinking about what to do with the...

June 09, 2008 | Dan Patrick
CONGRATS TO Kenxs Griffey Jr.—not just for nearing the 600 home run milestone, but for doing things right. My thought about Griffey is the same one I have about Greg Maddux, who got his 350th win...

June 09, 2008 | Dan Patrick
HE'S NOT a Laker any more, but there's no doubt about whom Jerry West, the former player and G.M., will be rooting for in the NBA Finals; his teams lost to the Celtics there seven times. "I still...

June 09, 2008 | JACK MCCALLUM

June 09, 2008 | JACK MCCALLUM
SPORTS IN REAL TIME. ALL THE TIME. ALL FREE.

June 09, 2008 | Ian Thomsen
The keys to Boston's league-best D: a new assistant, an older roster, a desire to change and lots of hustle

June 09, 2008 | LUKE WINN

June 09, 2008 | LUKE WINN
The Midnight Sun Game is just the start of the fun; flip open the gatefold on the next page for a dream baseball odyssey

June 09, 2008 | Pablo S. Torre

June 09, 2008 | MICHAEL FARBER

June 09, 2008 | MICHAEL FARBER
SPORTS IN REAL TIME. ALL THE TIME. ALL FREE.

June 09, 2008 | GEORGE DOHRMANN

June 09, 2008 | GEORGE DOHRMANN
SPORTS IN REAL TIME. ALL THE TIME. ALL FREE.

June 09, 2008 | TIM LAYDEN
In a race that jolted his sport, 21-year-old Usain Bolt of Jamaica smashed the world record for 100 meters and established himself as a threat to win multiple gold medals at the Beijing Olympics

June 09, 2008 | TIM LAYDEN
SPORTS IN REAL TIME. ALL THE TIME. ALL FREE.

June 09, 2008 | ALAN SHIPNUCK

June 09, 2008
Tennis After losing every singles match at the 2007 French Open, the U.S. men win a few in Week 1 this year • Dinara Safina, as erratic as her famous brother, breaks through to the quarterfinals

June 09, 2008 | L. Jon Wertheim
After last year's French Open flameout, the U.S. men showed they might know a bit about playing on red clay after all

June 09, 2008 | L. Jon Wertheim
Dinara Safina is blessed with the same athletic genes as her older brother, Marat Safin. She has also been cursed with his inexplicable tendency to play sensationally well and then sensationally...

June 09, 2008 | Jon Heyman
Carlos Quentin was obtained for a Class A player and nearly started the season in the minors; now he's raking

June 09, 2008 | Nate Silver
Since 1990 eight players have caught at least 145 games in a season: Jason Kendall (four times), Mike Piazza (twice), Brad Ausmus, Darren Daulton, Todd Hundley, Ivan Rodriguez, Benito Santiago and...

June 09, 2008 | Chris Ballard
HEAR ABOUT the Afghan basketball renaissance?

June 09, 2008
Sports in Real Time • All the Time • All Free