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July 28, 2008 | Volume 109, Issue 3

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Michael Phelps Cover - Sports Illustrated July 28, 2008

July 28, 2008 | Rebecca Sun

July 28, 2008 | Brian Cazeneuve

July 28, 2008 | Chris Ballard
HOW'S HAYLEY MCGREGORY doing these days? Well, how would be doing if, after thousands upon thousands of hours of preparation, your dream was crushed in a fifth of a second? Bitterness,...

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Henry R. Luce 1898--1967

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July 28, 2008 | Ben Reiter

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Who will be MVP of your league?

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Who will be MVP of your league?

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By , her left leg, an injury that will keep the best U.S. women's soccer player out of the Olympics. Wambach, 28, collided with Brazilian defender Andreia Rosa during the first half of a game on...

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A 32-year-old man who was arrested for disrupting a baseball game in Massachusetts by riding a stolen motorbike around the bases told police he did it because "no one ever told him he couldn't."

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BILL WERBER The oldest living ex--major leaguer (he's 100), on today's players: "The hair's too long. Their beards are too evident. They're a grubby-looking bunch of caterwaulers."

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The oldest living ex--major leaguer (he's 100), on today's players:

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A SPOKESMAN for Arnold Schwarzenegger said last week that the Governator likes people with "different backgrounds" in his government, a policy made evident by his appointment of Bo Derek, an...

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for Arnold Schwarzenegger said last week that the Governator likes people with "different backgrounds" in his government, a policy made evident by his appointment of Bo Derek, an actress who...

July 28, 2008 | Austin Murphy

July 28, 2008 | Austin Murphy
34--35 The Mets' record on June 17, when manager Willie Randolph was fired with the team 6 1/2 games out of first place in the NL East.

July 28, 2008 | Austin Murphy
The Mets' record on June 17, when manager Willie Randolph was fired with the team 6 1/2 games out of first place in the NL East.

July 28, 2008 | Sarah Kwak

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Rodriguez, a senior forward at USC, has 22 caps and five goals for the U.S. national team. This fall she scored 10 goals while helping lead the Trojans to the national title; she was the...

July 28, 2008 | Dan Patrick

July 28, 2008 | Peter King

July 28, 2008 | Lars Anderson

July 28, 2008 | Lars Anderson
With four months still to go this season, three big-name drivers are already looking forward to 2009, when they'll be changing teams. is leaving Joe Gibbs Racing for Haas CNC Racing, which will...

July 28, 2008 | Jon Heyman

July 28, 2008 | Jim Gorant
Michelle Wie was done in last week by one of the most arcane rules in a game rife with them. In the midst of a season that has seen her make better decisions on and off the course, Wie shot a 67...

July 28, 2008 | Michael Bamberger

July 28, 2008 | Michael Bamberger
We're not trying to provide more fodder for Al Gore, but in recent years the men's majors have been plagued by extreme conditions. Here, in order of extremity, are seven of the worst.

July 28, 2008 | Michael Bamberger

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July 28, 2008 | Alexander Wolff

July 28, 2008 | Alexander Wolff
The 24-HOUR OLYMPICS are so 2004. NBC Universal will offer more than 212 hours a day of Beijing coverage—75% of it live—across seven networks (NBC, USA, MSNBC, CNBC, Oxygen, Telemundo and...

July 28, 2008 | Alexander Wolff
The 24-HOUR OLYMPICS are so 2004. NBC Universal will offer more than 212 hours a day of Beijing coverage—75% of it live—across seven networks (NBC, USA, MSNBC, CNBC, Oxygen, Telemundo and...

July 28, 2008 | Rebecca Sun

July 28, 2008 | Rebecca Sun
Summer Palace Imperial family's garden-filled retreat

July 28, 2008 | Rebecca Sun

July 28, 2008 | Mary Nicole Nazzaro

July 28, 2008 | Mary Nicole Nazzaro
Below and on the following pages are some of the 17,000 sports-school athletes who are training to represent China in these or future Games.

July 28, 2008 | Mary Nicole Nazzaro
Photographer Gérard Rancinan shot nearly 900 of China's Olympic hopefuls over the last three years during visits to sports schools in the cities of Beijing, Shanghai and Shenyang. The athletes...

July 28, 2008 | Mary Nicole Nazzaro

July 28, 2008 | Mary Nicole Nazzaro
Photographer Gérard Rancinan shot nearly 900 of China's Olympic hopefuls over the last three years during visits to sports schools in the cities of Beijing, Shanghai and Shenyang. The athletes...

July 28, 2008 | Tim Layden

July 28, 2008 | Tim Layden
China's Gold Strategy

July 28, 2008 | Tim Layden

July 28, 2008 | SUSAN CASEY

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Breaking News • Real-time Scores • Daily Analysis

July 28, 2008 | Brian Cazeneuve

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Greg Norman slashed his way out of the fescue en route to a bogey on the 6th hole at Royal Birkdale during the final round of the British Open. Norman, who started Sunday with a two-stroke lead,...

July 28, 2008 | Alexander Wolff

July 28, 2008 | Alexander Wolff
THE U.S. WOMEN will be favored to win a fourth consecutive Olympic gold medal in Beijing, but their task won't be easy. As with the men, the global competition has improved. And while most of Team...

July 28, 2008 | Tim Layden