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June 27, 2011 | Volume 114, Issue 26

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Rory McIlroy Cover - Sports Illustrated June 27, 2011

June 27, 2011
Oh, the irony of NCAA football. In addition to revenue earned from football camps and speaking engagements, coaches like Jim Tressel can command a salary of $3.5 million per year. But the...

June 27, 2011 | L. JON WERTHEIM
Wimbledon's resistance to corporate dollars keeps it rich

June 27, 2011
Tracking the week's news both inside and outside the confines of cool

June 27, 2011 | Lars Anderson
F1's youngest world champion is just another tourist in New York City—for now

June 27, 2011 | Lars Anderson
Soccer's World Cup is a quadrennial event, but sometimes it can feel like a perennial or even a perpetual one. Last week in Trinidad—11 months after Spain beat the Netherlands to win the 2010...

June 27, 2011 | Austin Murphy
The citizens of Vancouver attempt to redeem their city from an ugly disgrace

June 27, 2011 | Austin Murphy
Georgia football coach Mark Richt had to report himself (twice) for a recruiting violation after he inadvertently text-messaged a prospect's father and then, meaning to forward the original note...

June 27, 2011
Died

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$13,185

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Jeremy Tyler

June 27, 2011 | Dan Patrick
Jeff Gordon

June 27, 2011 | Edited by ALEXANDRA FENWICK
Eric Gravbrot

June 27, 2011 | David Epstein
Track's false-start rule draws fire

June 27, 2011 | ALBERT CHEN
Young starters are the game's most prized commodity—but contenders still find it hard to baby budding stars

June 27, 2011 | SARAH KWAK
The 2011 draft lacks star power but has loads of quality—which could spur clubs into some interesting deals

June 27, 2011 | PIERRE MCGUIRE
The draft wild card is Ryan Murphy. The 5'10" defenseman has excellent speed and runs the power play well. Most teams rate him between sixth and eighth in the draft. Others, out of concerns over...

June 27, 2011 | GRANT WAHL
Over a sometimes bumpy Gold Cup, a new-look U.S. team has begun to take shape for the long haul to 2014

June 27, 2011 | Michael Bamberger
Dazzling fans and his peers with a performance never seen in the U.S. Open, precocious yet polished Rory McIlroy announced the advent of a refreshing new era in golf

June 27, 2011 | Michael Bamberger
HERE'S HOW RORY MCILROY'S VICTORY AT CONGRESSIONAL RATES AGAINST TIGER WOODS'S ROMP IN THE 2000 U.S. OPEN AT PEBBLE BEACH

June 27, 2011 | Joe Posnanski
By the time he turned 29, the Blue Jays' slugger had been cut or traded six times. By the time he turns 31, he could become the first player in a decade to hit 50 home runs in consecutive seasons....

June 27, 2011 | Joe Posnanski
Through 2009, his age 28 season, Jose Bautista had 2,038 career plate appearances, 59 home runs, a .400 slugging percentage and a .329 on-base percentage. Since 1961, 190 other players have had...

June 27, 2011 | Brian Cazeneuve
Few players have waited longer or journeyed further to taste NHL glory than Tim Thomas, whose pluck in goal ended the Bruins' title drought and made him the toast of Boston

June 27, 2011 | Grant Wahl
To reclaim the title against a deep field in Germany, the U.S. must harness its most potent weapon: the strike force of veteran Abby Wambach and phenom Alex Morgan

June 27, 2011 | Grant Wahl
Reputations are on the line this summer for the tournament's hosts, the world's most talented player and the hungry American team

June 27, 2011 | Capsules by JENNIFER MICHALSKI
Meet the women of Team USA, who this month will carry the Stars and Stripes into Germany intent on winning their first Cup final since their 1999 victory at the Rose Bowl

June 27, 2011 | Alexander Wolff
IN 1949 EL PASO'S BOWIE BEARS, A TEAM OF POOR HISPANIC PLAYERS WHO WERE TOO UNWORLDLY TO BE INTIMIDATED BY THEIR MORE AFFLUENT ANGLO OPPONENTS, CAME FROM NOWHERE TO WIN TEXAS'S FIRST HIGH SCHOOL...

June 27, 2011 | JOE POSNANSKI
Rory McIlroy walked to the 10th tee at Augusta National in April with the lead in the Masters. He had led the tournament, or been tied for the lead, from the first day. He looked lost, though. His...

June 27, 2011 | John Garrity
The venue that first hosted the U.S. Open in 1964 was supposed to supremely test the world's best, but heavy rains rendered Congressional and its subsurface moisture-control system defenseless

June 27, 2011 | Gary Van Sickle
Despite shoulder, palm and wrist surgeries, plus a gruesome injury that severed parts of two fingers on his left hand, Brandt Jobe never lost faith in himself

June 27, 2011 | Alan Shipnuck
Meet the new boss, same as the old boss. Well, maybe not exactly the same, but the ascension of Rory McIlroy sure feels like the second coming of Tiger Woods, especially to the guys who have to...

June 27, 2011
MY BAG

June 27, 2011 | Jack McCallum
The President and the Speaker should do more than simply play the game. They should save it

June 27, 2011 | Jack McCallum
WHICH U.S. OPEN WIN WAS MORE IMPRESSIVE?

June 27, 2011 | BRANDEL CHAMBLEE
Rory McIlroy's swing—a combination of perfect positions, tempo and balance—makes comparisons with the great Sam Snead inevitable. Meanwhile, McIlroy's surrounded by technique-addicted golfers who...