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Sports Illustrated Bonus Section: SI Adventure

WHERE THERE'S A WALL THERE'S A WAY

ONCE AGAIN TAKING HIS SPORT TO NEW HEIGHTS, SKATEBOARDER DANNY WAY PLANS TO JUMP OVER THE GREAT WALL OF CHINA

By Yi-Wyn Yen

ROCKET WOMAN

SHE HAS AN OLYMPIC MEDAL AND A DEGREE IN AEROSPACE ENGINEERING, BUT TRIATHLETE SUSAN WILLIAMS IS STILL SHOOTING FOR THE STARS

By Franz Lidz

Inside Out

NEWS AND NOTES FROM THE WORLD OF ADVENTURE SPORTS

Edited by Yi-Wyn Yen

In/Out

Edited by Yi-Wyn Yen

Truckin'

Catharina Berge says she's ready to go the distance in the Race Across America

Edited by Yi-Wyn Yen

Lisa Rands

PRO ROCK CLIMBER

Edited by Yi-Wyn Yen

Wide Ranging

Edited by Yi-Wyn Yen

SAINT-LARY-SOULAN, FRANCE

Pandemonium and prestige in the Pyrenees mark the Tour de France's crucial stage

Edited by Yi-Wyn Yen

New Wave

San Diego's Wave House, a man-made surfer's paradise, offers boarders a place to hang out--and a fresh way to hang ten

By Austin Murphy

Sports Illustrated Bonus Section: Golf Plus

Inside Cover

UP & DOWN

The U.S. Open had grads, dads and many, many meltdowns

By Jim Gorant

BIG PLAY with Rob Stanger

By Rob Stanger

SLAM TANDEM

By Curt Sampson

Open on The Brink

A year after "losing" Shinnecock, an unrepentant USGA unveiled a new setup paradigm at Pinehurst: Take the course to the edge early in the week and keep it there

By John Garrity

Cooked Goose

The Open was Retief Goosen's to lose, and thanks largely to a balky putter, the two-time champion obliged with a colossal collapse

By Gary Van Sickle

Port in a Storm

Dogged by controversy in Europe, Colin Montgomerie, the player U.S. fans have always loved to hate, found welcome refuge at Pinehurst

By Seth Davis

Soldiering On

The game and the armed services have a long, intertwined history, especially in Pinehurst, where nearby military courses wait for the players to return

By Michael Bamberger

My Shot

After a pair of rounds with Michelle Wie, I'm in the market for Masters tickets

By Mike Larkin

STIK: Life and Times on the PGA Tour

By Chris Eliopoulos

LETTERS

LETTERS

AIR AND SPACE

The Snake's Still Hissin'

By Steve Rushin

SCORECARD

Faces in the Crowd

Edited by Mark Bechtel

SI Players: Life on and off the field

LAMONT JORDAN

Raiders Running back

By Michael Silver

SI Players

Who's Hot Who's Not

Edited by Kostya Kennedy

The Questions with Jason Varitek

Red Sox Catcher

Edited by Kostya Kennedy

Meet the Hat Lady

For Chrysa Chin, every draft pick is a head case

By Ben Reiter

The Pop Culture Grid

Edited by Kostya Kennedy

SI PLAYERS

All Over the Map

Eagles linebacker Dhani Jones didn't go to Disney World after Super Bowl XXXIX (after all, Philly lost), but he has gone just about everywhere else

Edited by Kostya Kennedy

The Show Begins

Edited by Kostya Kennedy

U.S. Open

Kiwi Surprise

Battling the Pinehurst course while holding off Tiger Woods, New Zealand's Michael Campbell won the U.S. Open--and couldn't believe it himself

By Alan Shipnuck

NBA Finals

Hurly-burly Championship

By Jack McCallum

Wake-up Call

Here are five changes the NBA needs to make in the aftermath of its uninspiring Finals

By Jack McCallum

Very Marvelous Marvin

In 19-year-old former Tar Heel Marvin Williams, the draft has a top pick who seems too good to be true--both on the court and off

By Chris Ballard

A Glimpse at Who's Next

Ian Thomsen predicts that a handful of high schoolers (five) and a flock of foreigners (eight) will be taken in the first round on June 28

Baseball

Sweet Dreams in St. Louis

The Cardinals are running away with their division, just like last year. They intend to be in the World Series, just like last year. But this time, they're built to win it

By Albert Chen

BOXING

Undefeated, Unafraid, Unpopular

This Saturday night, the ultratalented Floyd Mayweather Jr. will fight Arturo Gatti for the super lightweight title. It's his biggest bout yet. Few will be rooting for him

By Richard Hoffer

Jermaine Ewell

Saved by Sports

Fourteen years ago a high school junior named Jermaine Ewell was beaten into a coma by a former schoolmate and his crew. Both the victim and his assailant were athletes, and that was the key to Ewell's survival--and, in the end, to his attacker's redemption

By L. Jon Wertheim

Inside

Inside

The Week In Sports

Inside Track and Field

Slow Motion

At this week's U.S. championships, a struggling Marion Jones hopes to regain her speed--and her good name

By Tim Layden

The New Fastest Man

Jamaica's Asafa Powell broke the 100-meter world record and fired up a sprint rivalry

By Tim Layden

Inside Baseball

Single-minded

Ichiro Suzuki's average fell 63 points, but he remained confident and is beginning to show signs of his old self

By Phil Taylor

Gets Serious, Then Gets Hot

REDS' FELIPE LOPEZ

By Albert Chen

Have Slider, Will Triumph

RED SOX' MATT CLEMENT

By Albert Chen

Tom Verducci's View

By Tom Verducci

LIFE OF REILLY

Stroke of Midnight

By Rick Reilly

Departments

Leading Off

Ivy Leaguer

What can we learn from an anthropologist who studied Cubs fans? That there is no telling why some teams are more fascinating than others

By L. Jon Wertheim

Trial by Tire

A Michelin mistake left F/1 fans livid and cast doubt on the series' future in the U.S.

By Lars Anderson

For the Record

Edited by Mark Bechtel

Go Figure

Edited by Mark Bechtel

ANKIEL WATCH

Edited by Mark Bechtel

Metal Fatigue

Less lively bats are making it tougher for college hitters to reach the fences

Edited by Mark Bechtel

The Parent Trap

A new reality series follows moms and dads who push kids to excel in sports

By Frank Deford

Q + A Michael Keaton

The 53-year-old actor plays a former stock car driver and Lindsay Lohan's dad in Herbie: Fully Loaded

By Richard Deitsch

The Beat

By Adam Duerson

The Week Ahead

What to watch and watch for

By Amanda Cherrin