JUNE 20, 2005
VOLUME 102, NO. 25
6 Leading Off
14 Catching Up With ...
17 Air and Space
Ever suffer a really dumb injury? Be not ashamed. Athletes have suffered dumber ones by Steve Rushin
• Elway's team wins ArenaBowl
• Guilty plea in Baylor murder
• 'Bama booster gets six months
28 Faces in the Crowd
88 The Life of Reilly
Father of the Century: Dick Hoyt runs marathons pushing his grown son in a wheelchair by Rick Reilly
83 Horse Racing
• Afleet Alex romps at Belmont
• Nick Johnson leads the Nationals
86 High Schools
• Basketball sensation O.J. Mayo
87 Motor Sports
• Eyes of Texas on Danica Patrick
45 Seven Samurai
Can Lance Armstrong win a seventh Tour de France? The ultimate road warrior says yes
by Austin Murphy
52 The Tipping Point
In a clash of balanced teams, the Spurs played with more ferocity than the Pistons
by Jack McCallum
60 The New Mr. Cub
With North Side Chicago fans starving for a hero, Derrek Lee is busting out at the plate
by Phil Taylor
64 Major Player
He may not look the part, but Chris DiMarco is a favorite at this week's U.S. Open
by Michael Bamberger
68 Lean on Me
Since their school days in Michigan, Tom Izzo and Steve Mariucci have dreamed together and pushed each other to coaching heights by S.L. Price
PHOTOGRAPH BY SIMON BRUTY
INSET PHOTOS: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images (Duncan, Ben Wallace); John W. McDonough (Ginobili, Parker); John Biever (Rasheed Wallace); Lucy Nicholson/Reuters (Hamilton)
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The Spurs close the door on Detroit's Rip Hamilton(page 52).
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