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June 22, 2009 | Volume 110, Issue 25

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Kobe Bryant Cover - Sports Illustrated June 22, 2009

June 22, 2009 | JOE POSNANSKI
In the steroid age, those who cover the game struggle to describe what they see

June 22, 2009

June 22, 2009
DID THE YANKEES NEED A NEW STADIUM?

June 22, 2009 | Kelli Anderson
world lost one of its greatest coaches on June 10, when Richard Quick died from an inoperable brain tumor at 66. He won more NCAA Divison I championships than any other coach—13, including five...

June 22, 2009 | Kelli Anderson
An Arlington, Wash., Little League coach is accused of using some of his players to help him break into and rob an abandoned tool shop.

June 22, 2009
To Washington, quarterback Nick Montana , the 16-year-old son of former NFL star Joe Montana. Nick, who is entering his senior season at Oaks Christian High in Westlake Village, Calif., is ranked...

June 22, 2009
A's pitcher, after teammate Jack Cust hit a towering home run that stayed aloft for nearly seven seconds:

June 22, 2009
Pitches Kansas City's Luke Hochevar threw in a 4--1 win over Cincinnati last Friday, the fewest in a complete game since Colorado's Aaron Cook needed 79 last July.

June 22, 2009 | Grant Wahl
A German midfield ace intends to play for the U.S.

June 22, 2009 | MARK BECHTEL
MLB's show needs to go deeper into the bullpen

June 22, 2009
Real Madrid agreed to shell out $227 million in transfer fees for Portuguese winger Cristiano Ronaldo and Brazilian playmaker Kaká. What else could they have gotten for the money?

June 22, 2009
What smart fans should do this week

June 22, 2009
Why does Azarenka think Hilton is vain? Because of the "excessive makeup she wears." Zobrist wants straighter teeth, so he's constantly checking out his clear orthodontic aligners: "I have these...

June 22, 2009 | As told to Sarah Kwak
The comedian stars in out this Friday

June 22, 2009 | Dan Patrick

June 22, 2009
Adams, a sophomore at Angelo State, was named the NCAA Division II women's field athlete of the year, then won the heptathlon title with a personal-best 5,586 points in the D-II outdoor...

June 22, 2009 | KELLI ANDERSON
Dagny Knutson, a rising high school senior, is making a name for herself—and her home state—in the pool

June 22, 2009 | MARK BEECH
A giant-killer on the Nationwide Series, 19-year-old Joey Logano is just coming to grips with the Cup car

June 22, 2009 | Lars Anderson
estimates that over the course of his 25-year Cup career, he has run out of gas while leading in the final lap of a race some 25 times. But 2009 is shaping up as a magical season for the...

June 22, 2009 | JON HEYMAN
As the trade market gathers momentum, keep an eye on the Indians (movers) and the Cardinals (buyers)

June 22, 2009 | CHRIS MANNIX
With lucrative purses and a wealth of talented fighters, the welterweight division is the place to be

June 22, 2009 | CHRIS BALLARD
The Lakers are NBA champions again, and it's because they have a star who would settle for nothing less

June 22, 2009
So Tom Brady wants to play another 10 years, and maybe even beyond his 41st birthday? Makes sense to me. After all, that would make him only the second-oldest active QB in the NFL—behind Brett Favre.

June 22, 2009 | IAN THOMSEN
Nearly every selection in this year's lottery will be a gamble, adding to the pressure on financially challenged teams to make their picks pay off

June 22, 2009 | TIM LAYDEN
New Jets coach , Buddy's son, is doing it Dad's way, stoking the defense, instilling passion—and firing from the lip

June 22, 2009 | MICHAEL FARBER
By winning a dramatic Game 7 in Detroit's hostile old barn, Pittsburgh revealed a brilliance beyond Sidney Crosby and signaled a new era for the NHL

June 22, 2009 | MARK BECHTEL
Bringing a World Series trophy to a title-starved city can do that for a guy, but —national hero in Japan, hitting savant, friend to the Amish, Ted Williams and pretty much everyone in between—was...

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June 22, 2009 | PETER KING
SI's fearless NFL expert opines on all the latest news, buzz and inside information on players. This is just a taste of what you'll get in King's Monday Morning Quarterback.

June 22, 2009 | SELENA ROBERTS
is the everyman?