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CATCHING UP WITH

Dominique Wilkins, Forward

APRIL 28, 1986

By Andrew Lawrence

LETTERS

LETTERS

AIR AND SPACE

Up and Scrumming

By Steve Rushin

SI Players

RYAN KLESKO

Padres Outfielder

By Phil Taylor

Who's Hot/Who's Not

Edited by Kostya Kennedy

SI PLAYERS POLL

Edited by Kostya Kennedy

Into the Wood

•PERSONALIZED BATS

By Sarah Thurmond

What the Favorites Eat

•GALLOPING GOURMETS

By Ben Reiter

A River Runs Through It

Sure, it's great to remember the Alamo, but how 'bout them Spurs?

By Adam Duerson

NBA Finals

Off to the Races

To beat the Spurs, Detroit has to prepare for the headlong assaults of swingman Manu Ginobili. The hardest part: Even Ginobili doesn't know what he'll do next

By Jack McCallum

Head-to-Head at the Finals

An opposing scout breaks down the Detroit and San Antonio lineups and picks a winner

One-Man Swat Team

Spurs shooters beware: Tayshaun Prince is out to block your shot, and you'll never hear him coming

By Ian Thomsen

TRIBUTE

The Original Big Man

GEORGE MIKAN 1924-2005

By Jack McCallum

FRENCH OPEN

Game On: Roger vs. Rafael

With his conquest of Roger Federer in Paris, teen sensation Rafael Nadal announced the onset of a fascinating new tennis rivalry. Next episode, Wimbledon

By L. Jon Wertheim

Baseball

Once Bitter, Now Better

After two years of troubles and a nasty divorce from the Cubs, Sammy Sosa has been welcomed in Baltimore. Reinvigorated, he's ready to leave the past behind--well, almost

By Tom Verducci

Basketball

The Other Basketball

WHILE PURISTS SHUDDER, THE AND1 TOURING TROUPE AND ITS BEST-SELLING VIDEOS HAVE SPREAD HIP-HOP HOOPS FAR AND WIDE--AND MADE THE DRIBBLE THE BOMB

By Alexander Wolff

Inside

Inside

The Week In Sports

Inside Soccer

Follow Me

Landon Donovan's ready to lead the U.S. to next year's World Cup--but who'll be going with him?

By Grant Wahl

Inside Track

Payback Time

At a Prefontaine meet filled with races of retribution, Lauryn Williams proved she's the new sprint queen

By Tim Layden

Inside Baseball

Sinking Fast

Trying to stay afloat until Barry Bonds returns, the Giants lost eight straight to put their postseason hopes in danger

By Daniel G. Habib

Less Work, More Victories

JAYS' ROY HALLADAY

By Daniel G. Habib

Hitting It Big at The Right Time

PHILLIES' BOBBY ABREU

By Daniel G. Habib

Tom Verducci's View

By Tom Verducci

Life Of Reilly

Rough-Cut Diamonds

By Rick Reilly

Departments

Leading Off

Oy Bay

An explicit 'training tape' has people excited about the 49ers for all the wrong reasons. How the NFL's worst team last season managed to sink even lower

By Michael Silver

Q+A Drew Carey

By Richard Deitsch

For the Record

Edited by Mark Bechtel

Go Figure

Edited by Mark Bechtel

The Beat

By Adam Duerson

HY PESKIN 1915-2005

Off on His Own

By Neil Leifer

HERBERT WARREN WIND 1916-2005

The Invisible Stylist

By Bill Scheft

The Week Ahead

What to watch and watch for

By Amanda Cherrin

Faces in the Crowd

Edited by Mark Bechtel