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June 08, 2009 | Volume 110, Issue 23

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Henry R. Luce 1898--1967

June 08, 2009 | STEPHEN CANNELLA
Dale Jr. got a new crew chief, but was that his problem?

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June 08, 2009 | Brian Cazeneuve
After a disastrous showing in Beijing, a former sprint champ returns to form

June 08, 2009 | Brian Cazeneuve
A bodybuilding competition in the Netherlands was canceled after all of the competitors fled when drug testers arrived.

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At age 31 in a mountain climbing accident, Karine Ruby , who dominated women's Alpine snowboarding for nearly a decade. Ruby, of Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France, won a gold medal in the giant slalom...

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Career wins by Yankees lefty Andy Pettitte that have been saved by Mariano Rivera, one more than the old major league record for one starter-closer combo held by Oakland's Bob Welch and Dennis...

June 08, 2009 | KOSTYA KENNEDY
Revisiting a Wimbledon instant classic

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A Texas senior holds BC hitless for 12 1/3 innings—in relief

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When pregame anthems go bad

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What smart fans should do this week

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While most five-year-olds are fingerpainting or learning how to read in kindergarten, Wilson was mastering the rules of attraction. "Yeah, Papa Dubs was five—believe it," Wilson says of his first...

June 08, 2009 | Dan Patrick

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June 08, 2009 | S.L. PRICE
Four-time champion Rafael Nadal tumbled out of the French Open, clearing a path for his archrival, Roger Federer

June 08, 2009 | LARS ANDERSON
The Car of Tomorrow has sapped the speed and daring from racing. Here's how to bring back the excitement

June 08, 2009 | Mark Beech
He hadn't won in nine weeks, but a dominant victory at Dover on Sunday showed why is still a good bet to win a fourth straight Cup title. His furious charge to the front over the final 33 laps—a...

June 08, 2009 | JON HEYMAN
Two corner infielders are the franchise cornerstones of choice in SI's annual executive and scout poll

June 08, 2009 | IAN THOMSEN
They've reached the Finals by making the defending NBA champs and the team with the league's best record (and MVP) disappear. Now, for the shocking big finish, can and improbable Orlando vanquish...

June 08, 2009 | IAN THOMSEN
How will the Cavs' loss affect LeBron's future? Our experts weigh in at

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In one expert's view, Los Angeles's deep and rangy frontcourt will prove to be the difference

June 08, 2009 | KELLI ANDERSON
Confident and relaxed heading into her second comeback as a pro, opens up on her battle with depression and says, at 31, she feels like a rookie again

June 08, 2009 | KELLI ANDERSON
To read a rookie diary by Sacramento's Courtney Paris go to

June 08, 2009 | Andrew Lawrence
A dispersal draft and fewer roster spots boosted competition. Here's how the teams will finish

June 08, 2009 | MICHAEL FARBER
The assigned him a personal escort on the ice and draped him with top defenders. Stopping Sid the Kid was the strategy for bringing the silver chalice back to Detroit

June 08, 2009 | MICHAEL FARBER
For Michael Farber's On the Fly and daily coverage of the finals go to

June 08, 2009 | GEORGE DOHRMANN
What happens to the biggest men on campus when their playing days end? Former Oregon linemen and couldn't stomach being heavy off the field, so they gave up junk food and got serious about...

June 08, 2009 | GEORGE DOHRMANN
For a then-versus-now comparison of Jeff Kendall's diet, go to

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June 08, 2009 | TOM VERDUCCI
You don't know him, But every big league scouting director does. He hits the ball a desert mile, clocks 96 on the gun, and he's only 16, more advanced than A-Rod and Junior were at the same age....

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June 08, 2009 | PETER KING
SI's fearless NFL expert opines on all the latest news, buzz and inside information surrounding players and teams from around the league. This is just a taste.

June 08, 2009 | PHIL TAYLOR
time to call the police again. Robert Jeangerard had been missing for eight hours on May 19, long enough for his wife, Margie, to realize that this was not one of those times he would find his...

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June 08, 2009 | DAMON HACK
His six-month suspension over, a seemingly focused returns to the PGA Tour next week

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June 08, 2009 | DAVE STOCKTON
A fellow pro tells Phil and Amy what to expect in their breast-cancer battle

June 08, 2009 | DAVE STOCKTON

June 08, 2009 | DOTTIE PEPPER
A college teammate sent me an e-mail—one of those reminder lists about life choices. I usually delete those immediately, but I opened it, and one of the nuggets was: "Don't audit life. Show up and...