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Golf Plus

Talk Of The Town Sergio Garcia added personality, controversy and celebrity to the mix at Bethpage, creating a buzz with the New York fans that often came back to zap him

By Gary Van Sickle

Welcome To The Club Long regarded as peons by the USGA, hardworking caddies finally got the royal treatment at Bethpage, enjoying everything from a scrumptious buffet to soothing massages

By Josh Elliott

Pour Sports After slogging Round 2 on one of the most miserable days in U.S. Open history, many of the players were crying foul

By Ivan Maisel

Where The Cup Runneth Over

By Steve Rushin

Heeeere's Andy! Johnny Miller's son made a name for himself--and earned Dad's praise--with a surprising performance at the Open

By Seth Davis

Super Star The praise for Bethpage Black was music to the ears of course superintendent Craig Currier, who spent five years whipping the place into shape

By John Garrity

The Week

Edited By Alan Shipnuck

Big Play Tiger Woods's escape from the fescue at 16, one of his many clutch recoveries last week, showed how far he has come since his first Open

By T.J. Tomasi Edited By Alan Shipnuck

Bottom Lines

By Sal Johnson Edited By Alan Shipnuck

Q+A Derek Tolan The 16-year-old qualifier from Denver shot 78-88 to miss the cut at the Open, but nobody had more fun

By Derek Tolan Edited By Alan Shipnuck

Muirfield Is A Lock

By Michael Bamberger

Catching Up With...

Bill Gadsby, Hall Of Famer APRIL 25, 1966

By Bill Syken

NBA Finals

Laker Heaven With sports' most dynamic duo, a coach on a mission and key players returning, the sky's the limit for the three-time NBA champs

By Jack McCallum

Stanley Cup Finals

Reign Men By winning their third title in six years, the Red Wings have become the Yankees of hockey, the team to beat every season

By Michael Farber

Golf

Halfway Home With a wire-to-wire win at the U.S. Open, Tiger Woods took a giant step toward the Grand Slam

By Michael Silver

Pro Football

Achtung! Football Does A Flip-flop As Americans revved up for a soccer showdown with Germany, the Germans were displaying their rabid passion for American football

By Franz Lidz

World Cup

World Class

By thumping archrival Mexico, the U.S. punched through to soccer's elite eight, its best showing in 72 years

By Grant Wahl

Baseball

Mystery Man Without fans or fanfare, Jose Vidro has established himself as the game's best-hitting second baseman

By Phil Taylor

Tennis

The Lone Wolf

Pancho Gonzalez may have been the best tennis player of all time, but his fits of rage offended almost everyone in the game, cost him six marriages and alienated him from all but the last of his eight children

By S.L. Price

Inside

Inside The Week in Sports

Inside Baseball

Inside Baseball

By Stephen Cannella

Inside The NBA

Inside The NBA

By Ian Thomsen

Fairway Robbery I just wish they'd call some of these courses what they really are, like The Fumes of Toxic Acres.

By Rick Reilly

Departments

Light And Lively Rick Nash, a precocious 18-year-old ticketed for stardom in the NHL, enjoys keeping things loose

By Daniel G. Habib

Leading Off

Out Of Africa Meb Keflezighi, formerly of Eritrea, heads into the U.S. nationals as America's best at 10,000 meters

By Brian Cazeneuve

Back In The Game John Elway, not the retiring type, is tackling a new challenge as part owner of an Arena League team

By Josh Elliott

Anger Therapy In his autobiography John McEnroe comes clean about his on-court behavior and off-court anguish

By Richard Deitsch

Well-Schooled An ambitious new cable network hopes to hook viewers with a menu of all college sports, all the time

By John O'Keefe

Letters

Managing Nicely As a new minor league skipper and a diabetic, Kevin Mitchell has found that patience is a virtue

By Kelli Anderson

Hail To The Rajah

Before Ted Williams, there was Rogers Hornsby, the forgotten father of the father of hitting

By Michael Bamberger

Scorecard

By Susan Casey, Chris Ballard, Richard Deitsch Edited by Albert Kim and Kostya Kennedy

Q&A John Mcenroe

By Richard Deitsch; John McEnroe Edited by Albert Kim and Kostya Kennedy

Sports Beat

Edited by Albert Kim and Kostya Kennedy

Faces In The Crowd

Edited by Albert Kim and Kostya Kennedy