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May 23, 2011 | Volume 114, Issue 21

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Javier Arenas Cover - Sports Illustrated May 23, 2011

May 23, 2011
Growing up in Louisiana, I remember how Beryl Shipley began the path that broke down the racial barriers that still existed in sports during the 1960s and '70s and how my father, a staunch...

May 23, 2011
In an effort to assist those affected by the tornadoes in the South last month, SI will be holding an online auction through May 24 at CharityBuzz.com/SportsIllustrated, where you can bid on...

May 23, 2011 | STEVE RUSHIN
Three ESPN-inspired sitcoms are in development. Really

May 23, 2011
Who's Hot

May 23, 2011
WHO IS THE NICEST PLAYER IN BASEBALL?

May 23, 2011 | Alex Belth
A new biography explores the quiet greatness of Stan Musial

May 23, 2011 | David Sabino
A career by the numbers

May 23, 2011
To be Wally Pipped or to be Pippa'd, which is worse? As the latter phrase eases into our vernacular post--royal wedding, here's a reminder of what the former means and how the other could be...

May 23, 2011 | Grant Wahl
New allegations of corruption underline the need for change in FIFA

May 23, 2011 | Grant Wahl
An Australian Rules football player with a spiked Mohawk was sent off for 15 minutes during a recent match by an umpire who misinterpreted a league ban against dangerous items.

May 23, 2011
Died

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Dennis Rodman

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May 23, 2011 | Dan Patrick
Rick Carlisle

May 23, 2011 | Edited by ALEXANDRA FENWICK
Myles Andrews

May 23, 2011 | David Epstein
The Millrose Games leave their home

May 23, 2011 | JOE SHEEHAN
Early success can be fleeting, but at the season's quarter pole one thing is clear: The Indians are for real

May 23, 2011 | KELLI ANDERSON
The U.S. has found its next teen phenom in the pool, Missy Franklin, who's poised to make a huge splash

May 23, 2011 | DAMON HACK
Another injury-related setback heightened speculation that Tiger Woods's best days are behind him

May 23, 2011 | Lars Anderson
On April 27 the most devastating tornado in Alabama history cut nearly a mile-wide swath through the university town, killing 41. Crimson Tide athletes, haunted by the storm and its aftermath,...

May 23, 2011 | Lee Jenkins
With apologies to Derrick Rose, the Bulls' MVP has been a ferocious D—designed by their rookie coach, a former chucker—that has left opponents feeling suffocated

May 23, 2011 | Brian Cazeneuve
The Canucks' goalie enjoyed yet another brilliant regular season, but the postseason has awoken ghosts of the past, which haunt the Cup dreams of every Vancouver fan

May 23, 2011 | Grant Wahl
Big-time clubs left Portland, Seattle and Vancouver 30 years ago, but their fans never did. Now the teams are back in MLS, and their reborn rivalries are turning the region into a hotbed of the sport

May 23, 2011 | S.L. Price
NOVAK DJOKOVIC ALWAYS HAD THE TALENT AND DRIVE TO BECOME THE WORLD'S BEST TENNIS PLAYER, BUT HIS NERVES AND BODY BETRAYED HIM. NO MORE. GOING INTO THE FRENCH OPEN, HE'S 37--0 FOR 2011 AND GUNNING...

May 23, 2011 | PHIL TAYLOR
A group of NBA players sits outside a doctor's office, waiting to be seen. Celtics forward Glen (Big Baby) Davis is the first to be called. He opens the door and stops short. He...

May 23, 2011
MY BAG

May 23, 2011 | Gerina Mendoza
Can marriage survive life on the world's top tours? We're going to find out

May 23, 2011 | Gerina Mendoza
SHOULD TIGER WOODS FIRE HIS COACH, SEAN FOLEY?

May 23, 2011 | DOTTIE PEPPER
In 1984 I convinced my mother that we should drive six hours to watch Seve Ballesteros (below) hit golf balls for 30 minutes. It was the final practice day for the U.S. Open, and...

May 23, 2011 | Michael Bamberger
K.J. Choi put an exclamation point on the PGA Tour's grand experiment of folding Hall of Fame inductions into Players week, but here are a few suggestions that might make these eight days in May...

May 23, 2011 | Gary Van Sickle
Tiger Woods was one of many victims claimed by the tricky 4th at Sawgrass, one of the most underrated short par-4s on the PGA Tour

May 23, 2011 | Damon Hack
What does U.S. Open champion Graeme McDowell take away from his week at the Players, the 59 holes of great golf or the 13-hole train wreck?