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May 18, 2009 | Volume 110, Issue 20

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Manny Ramirez Cover - Sports Illustrated May 18, 2009

May 18, 2009 | SEAN GREGORY
Why are jocks so atwitter about the newest social media craze?

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WHICH COUNTRY PRODUCES THE BEST PLAYERS?

May 18, 2009 | MARK BECHTEL
of his accomplishments—and there were plenty—Dom DiMaggio never could quite escape the shadow of his older brother. "It followed me all through my major league career. The Joe DiMaggio legend was...

May 18, 2009 | MARK BECHTEL
A walk-off home run in a Minnesota junior college softball tournament game was disallowed after the opposing coach complained that the batter received high fives before crossing the plate.

May 18, 2009
A no-hitter in his final home start for San Diego State, righthander Stephen Strasburg , the likely No. 1 pick in the June 9 draft. Strasburg's no-no against Air Force last Friday came in front...

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Rays reliever, on why he calls his split-finger pitch the Vulcan Changeup:

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Runs the Red Sox scored in the sixth inning of last Thursday's 13--3 win over the Indians, tying the record for most runs scored in an inning before making an out.

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Play out the wishy-washy QB's future in this board game

May 18, 2009
What smart fans should do this week

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Dawson, who successfully defended his IBF and IBO light heavyweight titles last week, says his trainer "is always telling me when I f— up, just like my dad." Slowey has a brighter view of his...

May 18, 2009 | Dan Patrick

May 18, 2009 | Dan Patrick
Listen to the podcasts at 1. discusses life with a slugger—Big Papi—who's not slugging any more.

May 18, 2009
James, a fifth-year senior at Boston University, was named most outstanding field performer at the America East Conference outdoor championships after winning the long jump (19'9¾"), the triple...

May 18, 2009 | BEN REITER
The five-tool major leaguer is largely a myth, but every now and then a guy like Adam Jones comes along

May 18, 2009 | JIM TROTTER
Rushing champ Adrian Peterson wants to add weight for the '09 season. Is that too much of a good thing?

May 18, 2009 | ALAN SHIPNUCK
Henrik Stenson conquered his demons and a world-class field en route to a runaway victory at the Players

May 18, 2009 | TOM VERDUCCI
Just when had L.A. in his pocket, the Dodgers' leading man was exposed as yet another star using a performance-enhancing drug

May 18, 2009 | TOM VERDUCCI
How could the Stephen Strasburg story be even better? Go to

May 18, 2009 | CHRIS BALLARD
The greatest testament to the Lakers' star's offensive brilliance might be the lengths to which Rockets defensive specialist will go to stop him

May 18, 2009 | CHRIS BALLARD
Get nightly observations from our experts after every playoff game at

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May 18, 2009 | MICHAEL FARBER
What makes the postseason special? Well, there's the face washing, the mid-game stitches, the overtime IVs, the lying and the paranoia. Then there's the

May 18, 2009 | MICHAEL FARBER
Michael Farber and other NHL experts on the conference finals

May 18, 2009 | S.L. PRICE
How did humble the great and take his No. 1 ranking? It wasn't a simple triumph of will or youth or brute strength. It was the tennis, stupid

May 18, 2009 | S.L. PRICE
Jon Wertheim's Tennis Mailbox, every Wednesday at

May 18, 2009 | DAVID EPSTEIN
Would-be experts and untested products feed a $20 billion obsession with better performance across all levels of sports

May 18, 2009 | DAVID EPSTEIN
For FDA analyses and reports and a guided tour of a GNC store, go to

May 18, 2009 | DAVID EPSTEIN
Some of the most prominent industry leaders have criminal records

May 18, 2009 | JOSH ZEMBIK
A 1994 law says that dietary supplements can be banned only if proved harmful

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May 18, 2009 | Jack McCallum

May 18, 2009 | PHIL TAYLOR
on the list of things you never thought you'd miss, like the train that used to rumble past your apartment or that guy in your office who always laughed too loudly at his own bad jokes. As...

May 18, 2009
While the PGA Tour held the best of its nonmajors, the LPGA did the same, teeing it up at the Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg, Va., for the Michelob Ultra Open, which Cristie Kerr won by two...

May 18, 2009 | GEOFF SHACKELFORD
Micro-blogging started small on the PGA Tour. Now it's spreading

May 18, 2009 | GEOFF SHACKELFORD

May 18, 2009 | Dottie Pepper
Since winning the PGA Championship, his second major of 2008 and third overall, has been MIA on the leader board. He didn't qualify for the 2008 Tour Championship, won only a half point at the...

May 18, 2009 | MICHAEL BAMBERGER
More than a Tour stop, less than a major, the Players Championship has evolved into an event unlike any other, and everyone's fine with that

May 18, 2009 | Edited by JIM GORANT

May 18, 2009 | Edited by JIM GORANT

May 18, 2009
A New York festival brings to light small-budget sports films worth watching