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June 20, 2005 Table Of Contents

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Stroke Saver

Chris DiMarco has a Wisconsin judge to thank for devising the unorthodox grip that helped him overcome the yips and jump-start his career

By Rick Lipsey


Fighting Words

Barry Bonds fires back after an ex-slugger's book accuses him of a racist snub

Edited by Mark Bechtel and Stephen Cannella

Lost Boys

Edited by Mark Bechtel and Stephen Cannella


With Jennie Finch and a realistic financial plan, a women's professional league looks to go mainstream

By Mark Beech

Hardball Classics

Two San Francisco State professors have found a novel way to bring their favorite pastime into the classroom

By Ron Fimrite

Burning Spear

Breaux Greer does it all--from wearing war paint to trying out for The Bachelor--to make javelin a hot event

By Brian Cazeneuve

Player of the Century

A new accounting of Wilt Chamberlain's 100-point game further builds on the Dipper's outsized legend

By Jack McCallum

Best of the Blacktop

By Chris Mannix

Paying the Price

The end of the road comes for a figure in a recruiting scandal that refuses to die

By Don Yeager

For the Record

Edited by Mark Bechtel

The Beat

By Adam Duerson

Faces in the Crowd

By Mark Bechtel

Sports Illustrated Bonus Section: Golf Plus

Inside Cover

Verbatim: Booz Allen Classic

No one could hold the lead at Congressional, but Sergio García had it when it counted

By Jim Gorant

A List

What golfers are talking about

By Jim Gorant

Big Play

By T.J. Tomasi


By T.J. Tomasi

Father's and Son's Day

By T.J. Tomasi


By T.J. Tomasi


Playing for a special place in history, Annika Sorenstam seemed to lift her game yet another notch at the McDonald's LPGA Championship

By E.M. Swift

My Shot

By Geoff Shackelford

STIK: Life and Times on the PGA Tour

By Chris Eliopoulos


Jim Taylor, Fullback

AUGUST 22, 1966

By Andrew Lawrence


All Dressed Up And No Place to Go

John David Booty has been the Next Big Thing since the day he arrived at USC, but he'll have to wait yet another year before he gets a chance to make it big

By John Ed Bradley

Put Them In, Coach

John David Booty isn't the only blue-chip bench warmer College Football Nation is eager to see get off the pine, like, yesterday. The following six players will generate plenty of hype this fall, although they are likely to be backups for at least another year.

By Gene Menez


You Did What? How?

By Steve Rushin

SI Players


By Lars Anderson

Who's Hot/Who's Not

Edited by Kostya Kennedy

SI Players Poll

[Based on a survey of 450 MLB players]

Edited by Kostya Kennedy

The Questions with Aaron Rowand White Sox Centerfielder

Edited by Kostya Kennedy

Strokes of Fortune

The dad of a major leaguer is well-known for his striking portraits

By Sarah Thurmond

The Pop Culture Grid

Edited by Kostya Kennedy

7 Things You Need To Know About Justin Upton

Baseball's No. 1 Draft Pick

Edited by Kostya Kennedy

Continental Divide

NFL Europe and the AFL just ended their seasons. A look at the leagues

Edited by Kostya Kennedy

Relative Success

For some players, draft day was all about the genes

By Lisa Altobelli

Beware the Thighs of Karch

Volleyball champ Karch Kiraly trains hard to get a beach-worthy body

By Lisa Altobelli


Seven Samurai

Can Lance Armstrong win an unprecedented seventh title in his final Tour de France? Challengers are coming at him from all sides, but the ultimate road warrior is intent on slicing up the opposition

By Austin Murphy


The Tipping Point

In a championship matchup of well-balanced and hard-nosed teams, the Spurs came to play early with a ferociousness that dominated the Pistons

By Jack McCallum


The New Mr. Cub

With North Side fans starving for a hero, Derrek Lee is busting out at the plate, keeping his injury-plagued team in playoff contention and fueling talk of a Triple Crown

By Phil Taylor


Major Player

He may not look the part, but after near misses at the PGA Championship and the Masters, Chris DiMarco is one of the favorites at this week's U.S. Open

By Michael Bamberger


Lean On Me

Since their school days in Michigan, Tom Izzo and Steve Mariucci have dreamed together, schemed together, pushed each other to coaching heights--and always returned to their roots

By S.L. Price



The Week In Sports

Inside Horse Racing

Run to Glory

Afleet Alex proved he's the class of the 3-year-old division with his Belmont romp, but more challenges await him

By Tim Layden

Slow to Warm Up

By Mark Beech

Inside Baseball

Nick of Time

With Nick Johnson's hot bat helping them win the close ones, the streaking Nationals moved into the NL East lead

By Albert Chen

A Hotbed in a Cold Place


By Michael Farber

Unexpected Homer Binge


By Albert Chen

Tom Verducci's View

By Tom Verducci

Inside High Schools

The Next One

Like LeBron before him, O.J. Mayo became a familiar name to NBA scouts while only a sophomore in Ohio

By Seth Davis

Inside Motor Sports

Lone Star

There were 21 other drivers at Texas, but Danica Patrick owned the spotlight (even after 12 finished ahead of her)

By Kelli Anderson


Strongest Dad In the World

By Rick Reilly


Leading Off


The Drive

After personal and professional setbacks, that's what Hall of Famer John Elway rediscovered as an owner of the Arena Football League's championship team

By Michael Silver

Coming Clean

Five days before his trial, a former Baylor hoops teammate pleads guilty to murdering Patrick Dennehy

By Melissa Segura

Go Figure

Edited by Mark Bechtel

Ice Breakers

The NHL and its union edge closer to ending their nine-month lockout

Edited by Mark Bechtel

The Show

By Bill Scheft

Q+A Cammi Granato

By Richard Deitsch

The Week Ahead

What to watch for

By Amanda Cherrin