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July 12, 2010 | Volume 113, Issue 1

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Serena Williams Cover - Sports Illustrated July 12, 2010

July 12, 2010
It is a tad early to ticket Stephen Strasburg for the Hall of Fame or even to say he's a favorite for the Rookie of the Year or Cy Young award. I remember Dwight Gooden's early years—especially...

July 12, 2010
Founder: Henry R. Luce 1898--1967

July 12, 2010 | JOE POSNANSKI
If it wants to host the '22 World Cup, the U.S. must match the spirit of South Africa

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Who's Hot

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WHICH SHORTSTOP HAS THE BEST RANGE?

July 12, 2010 | Damon Hack
Michael Vick's second chance in the NFL may be coming to an end

July 12, 2010 | Damon Hack
Before Nathan's Famous Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest, held at Coney Island on Sunday, competitive eater Crazy Legs Conti was hounded by allegations of cheating, of which he was cleared by...

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Died

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Conan O'Brien

July 12, 2010 | DICK FRIEDMAN
Next World Cup, we need an American to call the action. Here's the SI plan

July 12, 2010 | DICK FRIEDMAN
Are the vibrations from Katy Perry's current hit California Gurls as good as those of the iconic California Girls by the Beach Boys? Says Davis, "I have to go with the Beach Boys song, because...

July 12, 2010 | Dan Patrick
The Interview

July 12, 2010 | Edited by ELIZABETH MCGARR
Rusty Komori

July 12, 2010 | Chris Mannix
Scottie Reynolds is out to show the NBA

July 12, 2010 | LARS ANDERSON
His confidence rekindled by recent strong runs, Dale Earnhardt Jr. dodged the Daytona mayhem and is in Chase contention

July 12, 2010 | LUKE WINN
Wanted on two continents for his all-around game, Duke's Kyrie Irving starred at the FIBA Americas tournament

July 12, 2010 | TOM VERDUCCI
Old is out. From Beltre to Wright, SI's position-by-position All-Star selections are dominated by youth

July 12, 2010 | Joe Sheehan
The Yankees may not get no-hit every six weeks like Tampa Bay or be without their leadoff, No. 2 and No. 3 hitters like Boston, but New York has concerns. With Joba Chamberlain ...

July 12, 2010 | MICHAEL BAMBERGER
Justin Rose, the hottest player in the game, heads to St. Andrews in search of his first major title

July 12, 2010 | L. JON WERTHEIM
In winning her fourth Wimbledon and 13th major singles title, Serena Williams made the case that she's not just the greatest female player of her generation— she's the greatest of all time

July 12, 2010
Ghana Getcha

July 12, 2010 | GRANT WAHL
Across the globe, fans are in an uproar over the blatant officiating errors that have marred soccer's showcase event. Here's what can be done about it

July 12, 2010 | GRANT WAHL
This Sunday's World Cup final in South Africa will play out on the biggest stage in all of sports, and for the participants the experience of winning—or losing—will forever shape their lives and...

July 12, 2010 | IAN THOMSEN
The sports world was riveted by the moves of LeBron James & Co. as the hottest free-agent market ever tipped off

July 12, 2010 | L. JON WERTHEIM
With their rich heritage and jewel of a ballpark, the Pirates could be a major league treasure. Instead they're an object lesson in how a once-proud club can become the most futile franchise in sports

July 12, 2010 | L. JON WERTHEIM
You don't rack up 17 straight losing seasons without creating some memories along the way. Here are some, ahem, highlights of the Pirates' dismal run.

July 12, 2010 | TIM LAYDEN
Legendary NFL coach Don Coryell died last Thursday in La Mesa, Calif., after a long illness. He was 85. Coryell is the only coach to have won at least 100 games in both college (at San Diego...

July 12, 2010 | TIM LAYDEN
DAN FOUTS ON DON CORYELL

July 12, 2010
Every SI Story ... Every SI Photo ... Ever SI.COM/VAULT

July 12, 2010 | TOM VERDUCCI
SI's senior baseball writer takes you further inside the game. This is just a taste of what you'll get online.

July 12, 2010 | SELENA ROBERTS
The first body-snatching unfolded without a grave. Jim Thorpe wasn't in the ground yet when his widow, Patricia, pulled up to a home near Shawnee, Okla., on a March evening in 1953, during the...

July 12, 2010 | Michael Bamberger
Does the Old Course live up to its rep? Thumbs up or thumbs down on the Road Hole? Should we be upbeat or downbeat about Phil Mickelson? Is the U.S. Open champ a one-hit wonder? And who is going...

July 12, 2010 | STEWART CINK
Think only Mom makes a great PB&J? Think again, says the reigning champion golfer of the year as he explains his bag full of new gizmos and old coins

July 12, 2010 | MATT DODDS
To improve your play and connect with the heart of the game, try hickory

July 12, 2010 | BRANDEL CHAMBLEE
Watching Tiger Woods over the last few weeks reminded me that he's the most underpaid athlete in history given his impact on golf and the PGA Tour. He no longer has the clout he once had, but his...

July 12, 2010 | MICHAEL BAMBERGER
Tiger Woods says that everything is fine and all he needs to regain his prescandal form is a few more competitive rounds. Others say that the best way to measure Woods's progress is to believe...