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June 25, 2007 Table Of Contents

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Rose Is Rose Is Rose

The eternal Charlie Hustle reflects on his career issues

Angel of Harlem

A rap mogul helps a hoops event grow

By Chris Mannix


Venus Williams

As told to Richard Deitsch


Step Away from the Laptop!

A new kind of coverage puts sports honchos and the press at bloggerheads

By Chris Ballard

For the Record

Sudden Departure

By Bill Syken

Come On Down!

New retiree Bob Barker showcases his competitive instincts

By Joe Lemire

The New Buckner

All-Star offspring: Every goat has a kid

By Joe Carberry



Accommodating A's

For these Oakland teammates it's always open house

By Lisa Altobelli

Week Ahead

What to watch and watch for

By Sarah Kwak

Faces in the Crowd

Austin Nichols Acts Up

The John from Cincinnati star is one versatile pretend athlete

By Adam Duerson

The Beat

By Adam Duerson

SI Bonus Section: Golf Plus


Most folks thought Oakmont was too tough, but a mysterious club member claimed there was a conspiracy to make it a cream puff

By John Garrity

Tough to Take

Jim Furyk's late charge had his home state buzzing, but for the second consecutive year his quest for the title came up a shot short

By Gary Van Sickle

Little Easy

Charl Schwartzel, a star in the making, is drawing comparisons with another sweet-swinging South African

By Gary Van Sickle

The Only Game In Town

Everyone in Pittsburgh, from the ballpark to the ER, kept an eye on Oakmont and the Open

The Good, the Badds and the Ugly

Ask Aaron Baddeley what he scored at Oakmont, and he'll tell you 100%

By Michael Bamberger

Pride of the Panhandle

Bubba Watson and Boo Weekley, a couple of small-town guys from Florida, made a huge impression at Oakmont

By Michael Bamberger

Up & Down: News and Notes

Winners, losers and dueling lefties from Oakmont

By Jim Gorant

Big Play

By Jim Suttie

Teeing Off

By Bruce Berlet

Pro Basketball

Super Model

Their style of play may not be captivating, but with four titles in the last nine years the Spurs have come up with a blueprint for success that's the envy of professional sports

By Jack McCallum

Who Will Go Third

No Oden. No Durant. But Hawks G.M. Billy Knight still has to find a player good enough to turn around his team's fortunes

By Ian Thomsen


Grand Opening

Unheralded Angel Cabrera won the U.S. Open with a rock-solid final round, but only after Tiger Woods made some puzzling miscues and let a second straight major slip away

By Alan Shipnuck


The Rocket Concedes Nothing

While age and a dip in velocity conspire against the newest, oldest Yankee, Roger Clemens remains as hardheaded as ever

By Tom Verducci


The Atlas of Britain

As Wimbledon approaches, Scotland's rapidly improving Andy Murray, like Tim Henman before him, bears the hopes of an entire tennis-mad kingdom on his slight shoulders

By L. Jon Wertheim

Jason Taylor

Blitzing Hollywood

On top of his game and happily married again, could life be any better for Jason Taylor? Of course it could. The outspoken Dolphins defensive end with leading-man good looks continues his pursuit of perfection by working to become a star off the field as well

By Michael Silver


Inside: The Week In Sports


By Lars Anderson


By Jon Heyman

Life of Reilly

The Wrath of The Golf Gods

By Rick Reilly


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