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June 5, 2006 Table Of Contents

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On His 90th Try, Jay Haas Finally Wins a Major At the Senior PGA Championship, During Which The Wind, a Revitalize Oak Tree and an Unexpected Playoff Livened Up the Show

By Gary Van Sickle

Lucky Charms

By Scott Gummer

Fall Guys

The Quest for the Card ends, in May

By Jim Gorant

Big Play with Derek Hardy

By Derek Hardy

Why Me?

Help! I'm playing with Michelle Wie in a U.S. Open qualifier

By Rick Hartmann

Air and Space

A Life on the Flip Side

By Steve Rushin

SI Players: Life On and Off the Field



By Luis Fernando Llosa

Who's Hot / Who's Not

Three Wise Men

Trainer to the Stars

How a Beverly Hills fitness guru homes in on his clients' most bankable body parts

By Lisa Altobelli


The Tigers? Believe It

Detroit raced to the best record in the majors thanks to the old fire that burns in their new manager and a flamethrowing young pitching staff. Motown is in love again

By Tom Verducci


Dallas Does Dirty

By bellying up on the game's most prolific offensive juggernaut, the Mavericks may have buried for good any lingering doubts about their resilience and toughness

By Jack McCallum

Out of Their Depth

Miami has pushed Detroit to the edge in the East by beating the Pistons at their own game

By Ian Thomsen

Team of the People

Back in the finals after 16 years, once-mighty Edmonton has an underdog's appeal and small-market fans who act as if they own the franchise--as some of them do

By Michael Farber

Hurricane Force

Behind the stellar play of Eric Staal--the emerging face of the franchise--Carolina was on the verge of the Stanley Cup final

By E.M. Swift

Dream Finish

With quick thinking and a bold move, Sam Hornish Jr. made his Indy fantasy come true, beating rookie Marco Andretti to the line

By Lars Anderson

2006 World Cup Preview

Where in the World?

Thirty-two teams will meet in Germany beginning June 9. Can the U.S. emerge as one of soccer's global powers? That will depend on the leadership of four young players who learned how to win together as teens

By Grant Wahl

2006 World Cup Preview

The Devolution of Fan

For some nations, the tournament is a cause for rejoicing; for others, it's a sourceof dread. Here's how well (or not) devotees to the 32 teams will cope during the Cup

By Mark Bechtel

Soccer's Sorcerer

No one has a deeper or more dazzling bag of tricks than Ronaldinho, who's determined to make his team Brazil's best ever

By Grant Wahl

5 Minute Guide


Inside: The Week In Sports


By Tom Verducci

College Basketball

By Luke Winn


Tom Verducci's View

By Tom Verducci

Life of Reilly

Of Mice and Morons

By Rick Reilly


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Two for the Show

North Carolina has a pair of aces in Andrew Miller and Daniel Bard, both likely first-round picks

By Chris Mannix

Leading Off


On the Rebound

Full of fast-paced games, tight finishes and All-Star heroics, the NBA playoffs are fun again--and America has noticed

By Phil Taylor


After a trying season, the Duke women fall short in their bid for a lacrosse title

By Bill Syken

For the Record

Q & A Carey Hart

The freestyle motocross star is married to rocker Pink and appears on A&E's reality show Inked

By Richard Deitsch

The Beat

By Adam Duerson

Week Ahead

What to watch and watch for

By Chris Mannix

Faces in the Crowd

Fantasy Watch

By David Sabino

Book of Revelations

Mystified by the world's love of soccer? This new collection of essays will prepare you for sport's biggest event

By Mark Mravic