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Last Dance In D.C.?

Why the nation's capital will probably lose its PGA Tour event

By Gary Van Sickle

Home Game

Can a young American win the Open?

By Jim Gorant

Big Play with Mark Wood

By Mark Wood

The Hole Story

My life--in golf and out--has been defined by Newport's 9th

By Jeff Silverman

Air and Space

A Little Customs Tailoring

By Steve Rushin

Football

Right Place, Right Time

Second-year coach Nick Saban's Dolphins overhaul is ahead of schedule

By Tim Layden

2006 World Cup

Goodbye to All That

The U.S. is gone, but the tournament rolls on-and it just gets better from here. Pull up a chair as Beckham, Ballack and the balletic Argentines get ready to rock the goal

By Mark Bechtel AND Grant Wahl

Baseball

Year of the Rookie

With veteran help in short supply, talented first-year players are stepping into key roles for contenders, adding an X-factor to the wide-open playoff races

By Tom Verducci

Bargains and Busts

Evaluating the commodities in baseball's ever-changing market

By Baseball Prospectus

A Look Ahead

Who's playoff bound? Who's out of a job? Get the answers here

By Albert Chen

My All-Star Team

By Tom Verducci

FIRST-HALF AWARDS

A Look Back

The standouts--and screwups--of the first three months

By Albert Chen

Cycling

Attitude on Wheels

As brash as evern following three big early-season wins, former mountain biker Floyd Landis rides into the Tour de France finally free of his former boss and nemesis, Lance Armstrong

By Austin Murphy

2006 NASCAR Midseason Report

The Big 3

There's a lot of racing left, but it'll be hard to get past Tony Stewart, Matt Kenseth and Jimmie Johnson, a trio that defines excellence at the Cup level

By Lars Anderson

Early Sparks and Late Runs

With more than half of NASCAR's regular season in the books, here's a nod to some of the magic moments plus a glimpse into the crystal ball. With racers flying to the finish in a bid to qualify for the Chase, SI breaks down the field

By Lars Anderson

Where Are They Now?

7th ANNUAL Where Are They Now?

Lawrence TAYLOR - Another Nine?

THE GIANTS GREAT WHO TERRORIZED QUARTERBACKS AND BATTLED A COCAINE HABIT IS SPENDING HIS DAYS PLAYING GOLF ... LOTS AND LOTS OF GOLF

By Michael Bamberger

Better Late Than Never

For Cowboys tackle Rayfield Wright and Giants linebacker Harry Carson, election to the Hall of Fame was long overdue

By E.M. Swift

Greg NORMAN - A Taste For Profit

THIRTEEN YEARS AFTER WINNING HIS LAST MAJOR--AND 10 YEARS AFTER HIS HISTORIC FOLD AT THE MASTERS--THE SHARK HAS BUILT A $300 MILLION BUSINESS EMPIRE

By Austin Murphy

Heavy Hitters

A golf career was just the start for these men, who according to Golf Digest had the highest off-course income among former PGA Tour pros in 2005.

Roger CLEMENS - The King Of K's

AN APRIL 1986 GAME WASN'T ANYTHING SPECIAL UNTIL THE 23-YEAR-OLD ROCKET BEGAN BLOWING THE BALL PAST SEATTLE HITTERS--AND STRUCK OUT A RECORD 20

By Leigh Montville

San Francisco DONS - In Their Own Style

FIFTY YEARS AGO BILL RUSSELL AND HIS USF TEAMMATES DOMINATED COLLEGE BASKETBALL WITH DEFENSE AND FOREVER CHANGED THE WAY THE GAME IS PLAYED

By Kelli Anderson

Cover FOILS - They Wuz Framed

MAKING THE COVER OF SI ISN'T ALWAYS CAUSE FOR CELEBRATION. JUST ASK THE "OTHER GUYS," WHOSE LESS THAN PERFECT PERFORMANCES HELPED THE STARS SHINE

By Franz Lidz

Don LARSEN - Pitcher Perfect

THE ONLY MAN TO THROW A PERFECT GAME IN THE WORLD SERIES STILL REMEMBERS EVERY DETAIL OF THAT AFTERNOON HALF A CENTURY AGO, WHEN HE WAS UNTOUCHABLE

By Phil Taylor

Perfect and Proud of It

Although many athletes hate to be thought of as one-time wonders, Len Barker is quite happy to be remembered for his masterpiece

By Gene Menez

The Sports Culture Grid

Chris EVERT - My Three Sons

The 18-time Grand Slam singles champ and poster girl for femininity in sports is raising a testosterone-laden trio of skateboarding, paintballing boys 

By L. Jon Wertheim

Tracy Austin: Out of Pinafores

The onetime teen sensation with the quaint tennis dresses is now a mother and TV commentator who still puts in time on the courts

By L. Jon Wertheim

Carl LEWIS - Dramatic Sequel

THE TRACK AND FIELD STAR WAS GREAT THEATER AS A NINE-TIME OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST; AFTER DRIFTING FOR YEARS, HE HAS FINALLY FOUND A SATISFYING SECOND ACT

By Tim Layden

Lost & Found

NOT EVERY RETIRED JOCK IS PLAYING GOLF. THESE FORMER STARS ARE HARD AT WORK IN NEW CAREERS OR CHASING THEIR DREAMS. ONE EVEN WENT HOLLYWOOD

By Ben Reiter

Where Will They Be?

THEY ARE SEVEN EXCEPTIONAL TEENAGE ATHLETES WHO, WITH HARD WORK AND GOOD FORTUNE, CAN MAKE IT TO THE TOP. WHEN WILL WE SEE THEM CELEBRATED IN THESE PAGES AGAIN?

Compiled by Mark Beech and Ted Keith

Inside

Inside: The Week in Sports

The NBA

Miami Twice? After its wipeout of Dallas, is the Heat poised for a repeat? Will Pat be back? And how will small ball affect the Big Fella?

By Jack McCallum

Ian Thomsen's Fast Break

By Ian Thomsen

Baseball

By Franz Lidz

Olympic Sports

By Brian Cazeneuve

Life of Reilly

Ice Cold Beer Comes Out Here?

By Rick Reilly

From the Editor

Come and Get It

New and surprising content is landing on SI.com this summer

By Terry McDonell

Departments

Leading Off

Letters

Crisis of Management

By embarrassing a rookie for failing to honor baseball's retaliation code, Ozzie Guillen exposed a weakness of his own

By Michael Bamberger

Who's Hot / Who's Not

For the Record

Youth Served

The prospects are picked, but when should NHL teams sign them?

By George Dohrmann

Q & A Tim Green

The 42-year-old former Falcons defensive end and ex-host of A Current Affair is a lawyer and recently published his 13th book, Kingdom Come.

By Richard Deitsch

The Beat

By Adam Duerson

The Weeks Ahead

What to watch and watch for

By Chris Mannix

Faces in the Crowd