JULY 31, 2006
VOLUME 105, NO. 4
34 New Man, Old Self
A man in transition on and off the course, Tiger Woods won the British Open andprovided a glimpse of what's still to come
by Michael Bamberger
42 Beware the Deadline
G.M.'s making last-minute trades can be haunted by the spectre of giving away afuture star, like lefthander Scott Kazmir
by Chris Ballard
48 Unofficial History
With his provocative paintings, Ben Sakoguchi has put his own spin onbaseball's lasting moments and characters
by David Davis
52 The Amazing Race
After a meltdown in the mountains, Floyd Landis made a spectacular turnaroundand then cruised to victory
by Austin Murphy
LIFE IS GOOD
IT'S GREAT TO BE AVERAGE
By merely making middling money, eight jocks are doing fine, thanks
by Richard Hoffer
6 Leading Off
17 Air andSpace
Truth in anagrams: The Cubs' Dusty Baker has to manage "badturkeys"
by Steve Rushin
• The perils ofbeing A-Rod
• A way out for NBA-ready teens?
• Reggie Bush is in demand
26 Faces in theCrowd
76 Life ofReilly
What two words should send chills down any sensible parent's spine? Travelteam
by Rick Reilly
• The Reds' G.M.: adept or duped?
• Atlanta's stopper shopping
74 The NFL
• Questions swirl around top QBs
• The commissioner search
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BILL FRAKES (KAZMIR)
42 GREATSCOTT When the desperate Mets sent Kazmir to Tampa Bay, they didn't know he'dblossom into an All-Star at 22.
DANNY TURNER (ANTONIO DANIELS)
MICHAEL C. HEBERT (BREES)
74 WINGAND A PRAYER The Saints have yet to let quarterback Drew Brees cut loose afterhis off-season shoulder surgery.
BOB ROSATO (VICK)
ROBERT BECK (WOODS)
DAMIAN STROHMEYER (SLATON)