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June 14, 2010 | Volume 112, Issue 25

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John Wooden Cover - Sports Illustrated June 14, 2010

June 14, 2010 | JOE POSNANSKI
Without the injuries, Ken Griffey Jr. might have been the best player of his era; so why did he seem a better fit for every era but his own?

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Who's Hot

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June 14, 2010 | Pablo S. Torre
Who helped make Sports & Leisure a nontrivial category of Trivial Pursuit?

June 14, 2010 | Pablo S. Torre
EA Sports, manufacturer of Madden NFL 11, will log and create scouting reports on individual gamers, which the company will offer to sell to opponents.

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Diego Maradona

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Junior Griffey is the latest immortal to retire without a Series win

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Matches not enough? Spend stoppages with five soccer-themed entertainments

June 14, 2010 | Dan Patrick
The Interview

June 14, 2010 | Edited by ELIZABETH MCGARR
Alex Rovello

June 14, 2010 | GRANT WAHL
The U.S.'s three World Cup keepers draw strength from Premier League experience and an unusual solidarity

June 14, 2010 | JOE SHEEHAN
The Braves are working counts and throwing strikes, so it's no surprise they lead the NL East—well, maybe a little

June 14, 2010 | ALEXANDER WOLFF
A personal reminiscence of the greatest coach that college basketball has known, and the values and character that made him an equally accomplished man. There will never be another like him

June 14, 2010 | LEE JENKINS
The Lakers' fortunes hinge on the play of forward Ron Artest, a prospect that has the city both thrilled and terrified

June 14, 2010 | Tom Verducci (with special reporting by Melissa Segura)
Armando Galarraga lost a place in history, but he and Jim Joyce gave us something sweeter: a lesson in sportsmanship

June 14, 2010 | MICHAEL FARBER
After finally neutralizing nasty Chris Pronger, the Blackhawks were one victory away from their first title in 49 years

June 14, 2010 | S.L. PRICE
A year after his first loss at the French Open, Rafael Nadal won his fifth title and resumed what could be a long reign at No. 1

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Thank you for the series of articles regarding soccer. They showed the global nature of the sport, which is played by people from all walks of life in all different environments and has a way of...

June 14, 2010 | PETER KING
The Broncos' coaches are breaking down their No. 1 pick and starting from scratch as they try to turn the Florida star into an NFL passer. It's weeks into Year One of what will be a long—and...

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Every SI Story ... Every SI Photo ... Ever SI.COM/VAULT

June 14, 2010 | TOM VERDUCCI
SI's senior baseball writer takes you deeper inside the game. This is just a taste of what you'll get online.

June 14, 2010 | SELENA ROBERTS
It was three hours before dawn on May 28 in a field near Ashford, England, when two dozen members of Jonathan Trappe's flight team began their work, inflating 20-foot-wide rubber balloons with...

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Cri de Coeur

June 14, 2010 | GARY VAN SICKLE
Memorial champion Justin Rose, who won for the first time in 162 starts on the PGA Tour, and a trio of other players had plenty to be thankful for last week. Just check out the e-mails they sent...

June 14, 2010 | GARY VAN SICKLE
In 2013 the Presidents Cup will come to Muirfield Village Golf Club, which immediately jumped to No. 2 on our list of top Prez Cup venues. Here's our ranking:

June 14, 2010 | JOHN GARRITY
After 30 teams were pared down to an elite eight, little Augusta State plowed through match play to stun top-ranked Oklahoma State

June 14, 2010 | Chris Dortch
The near-miss kid, Scott Langley of Illinois, finished early, then sweated out an NCAA individual title

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Pebble Beach is the winner of golf's beauty pageant, but it's more than just a pretty face. It's the total package, with perilous par-4s, pocket-sized greens and pedigreed winners—the perfect...

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Is a Mickelslam in the offing? Can Tiger find his game? What are the best—and worst—holes at Pebble Beach? Is the 18-hole playoff an anachronism? And who is going to win America's most important...

Ten years ago, everyone watched the U.S. Open in amazement as Tiger Woods, a fearless 24-year-old with a singular purpose, started his week with an unpublicized field trip, then delivered the most...

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The 8th, 9th and 10th holes at Pebble Beach have earned that frightening nickname for good reason—they constitute the most difficult three-hole stretch of par-4s in the professional game

June 14, 2010 | JOHN GARRITY
Bootstrapping their way up the World Ranking, the Molinari brothers—Edoardo and Francesco—have made it as far as Pebble Beach, but a European hasn't won the U.S. Open in 40 years. Can Dodo or...

June 14, 2010 | JIM LANGLEY
Everyone remembers Eddie Lowery as the kid who caddied in the 1913 Open, but the author, a longtime friend and former pro at Cypress Point, recalls the adult

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As all eyes focus on Pebble Beach and the 110th U.S. Open, a panel of SI Golf Group experts select the top 10 national championships of all time

June 14, 2010 | CHARLES P. PIERCE
An ancient two-iron doesn't do much for a hacker's game, but the club's freighted past conjures a precious connection

June 14, 2010 | LUCAS GLOVER
The author, who conquered Bethpage to win the Open a year ago, shows us what will be in his pockets at Pebble, insists that not all quarters are created equal and reveals his mission to spike the Tour

June 14, 2010 | ALAN SHIPNUCK
Every April about eight dozen masters of the universe return to the Monterey Peninsula for three days of golf, revelry and reminiscing. Long intrigued by the gathering and the men who participate,...

June 14, 2010 | Kevin Cook

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