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July 07, 2008 | Volume 109, Issue 1

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Tim Lincecum Cover - Sports Illustrated July 07, 2008

July 07, 2008
Founder: Henry R. Luce 1898--1967

July 07, 2008
Prose Garden

July 07, 2008 | Phil Taylor
Sports sell black culture, but do fans fully accept the athletes behind it?

July 07, 2008
WHO'S Hot

July 07, 2008
Who has the best RAW POWER in baseball?

July 07, 2008
Overcome By thick green seaweed (above), the sailing venue for the Beijing Olympics. Last week the waters of the Bay of Qingdao, 200 miles southeast of Beijing, became filled with sludgy algae,...

July 07, 2008
WARREN SAPP Former NFL defensive lineman, on his career total of 96 1/2 sacks: "It would've been real nice to get 100 sacks and all that, but I'm O.K. with 96.5. It's triple digits, right?"

July 07, 2008
A Russian businessman promised the country's soccer team "two beautiful chicks" for each goal they scored before a 3--0 loss to Spain in the Euro 2008 semifinals.

July 07, 2008 | Pablo S. Torre
Little Leaguers prep for a rare trip to Cuba

July 07, 2008 | Pablo S. Torre
0 Hits allowed by Angels pitchers Jered Weaver and Jose Arredondo in last Saturday's 1--0 loss to the Dodgers, the fifth time since 1900 that a team threw a no-hitter and lost.

July 07, 2008 | Pablo S. Torre
WHILE HE was growing up in O'Fallon, Ill., Bernie Fuchs's ambition was to become a trumpet player. But after graduating from Washington University's School of Fine Arts in 1954 he landed a job...

July 07, 2008 | As told to Ben Reiter
YANKEES PITCHER

July 07, 2008 | Mark Bechtel
A rapper's hoops documentary falls short

July 07, 2008 | Arash Markazi
THREE YEARS after Hurricane Katrina ravaged the Gulf Coast, Terry Bradshaw (right) and Reggie Bush have helped produce Walking on Dead Fish, a documentary about the effect Katrina had on East St....

July 07, 2008 | Sarah Kwak
What to watch and watch for

July 07, 2008 | David Epstein
UNTIL MAY of this year David Carle seemed ready to follow the path his big brother, Matt, blazed to the NHL. A star at the University of Denver, Matt was taken in the second round of the 2003...

July 07, 2008
Justin Gaymon STEWARTSVILLE, N.J. > Track and Field Gaymon, a junior at Georgia, defended his Southeastern Conference and NCAA East Regional titles in the 400-meter hurdles, winning in 48.53...

July 07, 2008 | Dan Patrick
The Interview Joe Alexander A.K.A. VANILLA SKY

July 07, 2008 | Tom Verducci

July 07, 2008 | Tom Verducci
What to watch, starting with an intriguing trade market

July 07, 2008 | CHRIS BALLARD

July 07, 2008 | CHRIS BALLARD
BREAKING NEWS, REAL-TIME SCORES AND DAILY ANALYSIS.

July 07, 2008
Breaking News • Real-time Scores • Daily Analysis

July 07, 2008
The nerve-rattling U.S. track and swimming trials opened with a blaze of records and—for both hopefuls and past champions—the searing pain of coming up short

July 07, 2008 | TIM LAYDEN

July 07, 2008
Top Dogs

July 07, 2008 | KELLI ANDERSON

July 07, 2008 | KELLI ANDERSON
BREAKING NEWS, REAL-TIME SCORES AND DAILY ANALYSIS.

July 07, 2008 | LARS ANDERSON

July 07, 2008 | LARS ANDERSON
Racing has come a long way from the days of leather helmets and steel guardrails—and the pace of change continues to accelerate. After Dale Earnhardt's fatal crash in 2001, NASCAR worked with...

July 07, 2008 | MARK BEECH
The only sure thing as the Sprint Cup season roars into its second half is that there's plenty of racing to come. For now, here are five questions to consider

July 07, 2008 | MARK BEECH
With nine races remaining until the start of the Chase, when the top 12 drivers will vie for the Sprint Cup, it's time to hand out the hardware to racing's best and worst so far in 2008

July 07, 2008
Inside Tennis A series of titanic upsets in the women's draw highlighted a wild first week at Wimbledon • Another sweet-stroking Swiss makes his mark at the All England Club

July 07, 2008 | L. Jon Wertheim
A succession of seismic upsets in the first week at Wimbledon revealed the new depth in the women's ranks

July 07, 2008 | L. Jon Wertheim
A versatile Swiss player with an affable disposition and a stop-traffic-gorgeous backhand breezed into Wimbledon's fourth round without dropping a set. And so did Roger Federer. Stanislas...

July 07, 2008 | Pablo S. Torre
Manny Pacquiao, the sport's biggest little star, moved up a weight class and crushed David Diaz for his fourth title

July 07, 2008 | Pablo S. Torre
Two big names have big bouts ahead—though not necessarily against their preferred foes.

July 07, 2008 | Ian Thomsen
Fans weren't crazy about the Knicks' pick, but the team's new leadership has a plan—and its eyes on LeBron in 2010

July 07, 2008 | Ian Thomsen
On the draft-day moves of the Pacers, who used a pair of trades to add seven players while unloading the contract of center Jermaine O'Neal:

July 07, 2008 | Selena Roberts
"All the jocks stand up." —Words allegedly uttered by Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold as they began a shooting rampage at Columbine (Colo.) High, leaving 15 dead, on April 20, 1999

July 07, 2008 | VINCE GILL
A singing star finds a harmonic convergence between golf and music

July 07, 2008 | VINCE GILL
It's sad that Americans at the U.S. Women's Open were outplayed and outnumbered.

July 07, 2008 | VINCE GILL
Greg Norman weds Chris Evert at an exclusive resort in the Bahamas

July 07, 2008 | MICHAEL BAMBERGER
On the 10th anniversary of Se Ri Pak's game-changing U.S. Women's Open victory, countrywoman Inbee Park matched her role model at wonderfully quirky Interlachen

July 07, 2008 | JIM GORANT
Kenny Perry reaches Valhalla

July 07, 2008 | JIM GORANT
Someone stands to gain from Tiger's absence—but who?

July 07, 2008 | JIM McGOVERN
PRO-AMS ARE odd spectacles. They're kind of like a safari park: You see a lot of strange critters up close performing jaw-dropping and sometimes hilarious stunts. Last week's Wednesday Gong Show...

July 07, 2008 | TODD SONES
WHO Inbee Park

July 07, 2008 | TODD SONES
"Junior golf is in a bad place in the U.S. because the bar is way too high, and kids are so over-worked they're missing out on being kids."

July 07, 2008 | TODD SONES
Will Michelle Wie win an LPGA event?