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June 15, 2009 | Volume 110, Issue 24

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Roger Federer Cover - Sports Illustrated June 15, 2009

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How did David Ortiz go from stud to dud? Tracking a megaslump, one day at a time

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an argument to be made for going back to the days when the NBA draft lasted longer than two rounds, Exhibit A is Randy Smith. The two-time All-Star and NBA iron man, who died at age 60 of an...

June 15, 2009
A jury in Maine will decide if a high school softball coach was fired because she's a lesbian (the coach's claim) or because she made her players walk through sheep manure at a team picnic (the...

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By Tiger Woods, the Memorial, his biggest victory since returning from knee surgery in February. Trailing by three strokes with eight holes to play, Woods hit a five wood ( in teeth) into the...

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Bonus injured pitcher Tom Glavine stood to collect for making the Braves' active roster this year; the team instead released him on June 3 after he threw six scoreless innings in a minor league...

June 15, 2009 | MARK BECHTEL
Iran pins its World Cup hopes on the Great Satan

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known for their wheels, so when Matt Wieters of the Orioles recently legged out a triple against the Tigers for his first major league hit, Ken Weingartner, a media relations manager for the U.S....

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two WNBA teams announced they were replacing their jersey logo with that of a sponsor. Similarly, the NFL gave its teams the go-ahead to sell ad space on practice jerseys. It can't be long before...

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What smart fans should do this week

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Gonzalez's missive to Miller, SI's 2008 Swimsuit Issue cover girl, would have a simple message: He wants to let her know she's "smokin' hot." Jackson would tell his favorite actress and model...

June 15, 2009 | Dan Patrick

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Chalonda, a senior at Newnan High, swept the 100- and 200-meter dashes at the Georgia Class 5A meet for the fourth year in a row. She has run the fastest high school 200 in the nation this...

June 15, 2009 | BEN REITER
Using the Rays' blueprint of improved defense and pitching, the Rangers could have a Tampa-like turnaround

June 15, 2009 | Joe Sheehan
When was suspended on May 7 for violating MLB's joint drug agreement, everyone agreed that it could be devastating for the Dodgers, who had to replace him in the lineup with . It was Pierre's...

June 15, 2009 | TIM LAYDEN
Did Calvin Borel cost himself a jockey's Triple Crown with an early move on Mine That Bird in the Belmont?

June 15, 2009 | JONAH FREEDMAN
With its coach increasingly under fire, the U.S. found a needed spark in two young, highly skilled players

June 15, 2009 | CHRIS BALLARD
Kobe Bryant was the center of attention as the Lakers and the Magic faced off for the NBA title, but it was a less glamorous story line—the chess match under the basket—that was determining the...

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June 15, 2009 | S.L. Price
won the French Open, completed his career Grand Slam and tied Pete Sampras's record of 14 major singles titles. Cue the debate about his place in history

June 15, 2009 | MICHAEL FARBER
With hockey's two best teams set up to stay that way, a , rich with thickening subplots, could become a familiar event

June 15, 2009 | JIM TROTTER
He meets with former presidents, counsels the U.N. and, oh, yeah, makes more than any NFL player, but Raiders cornerback can still walk unrecognized through America's biggest city. Not for much...

June 15, 2009 | LEE JENKINS
A record-setting contract, maybe even a leap to the bigs this summer, await draft phenom , but as plenty of past can't-miss kids will attest, you can miss

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Drawing A Bead

June 15, 2009 | L. JON WERTHEIM
Onetime Detroit Lions quarterback was a success in sports, business and love. So why did he die alone, on the run, thousands of miles from home?

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June 15, 2009 | PETER KING
SI's fearless NFL expert opines on all the latest news, buzz and inside information surrounding players. This is just a taste.

June 15, 2009 | CHRIS BALLARD
would do just about anything for her son, but this was asking a lot. Take up running? She running. Had ever since grade school. Besides, at 47, she was set in her ways.