46 Super Model
They may not be captivating, but with four titles in nine years the Spurs have a blueprint for success that's the envy of professional sports
By Jack McCallum
54 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
By Alan Shipnuck
60 Concede Nothing
While age and a dip in velocity conspire against the newest, oldest Yankee, Roger Clemens remains as hardheaded as ever
By Tom Verducci
64 The Atlas of Britain
As Wimbledon approaches, Scotland's rapidly improving Andy Murray, like Tim Henman before him, bears the hopes of an entire kingdom on his slight shoulders
By L. Jon Wertheim
The outspoken Dolphins defensive end with leading-man looks continues his pursuit of perfection, working to become a star off the field as well
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38 Faces in the Crowd
88 Life of Reilly
Think you've cured your slice? You'd be wise not to let the golf gods hear about it
By Rick Reilly
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> Who's the best building block?
> Why G.M.'s prefer Jose Reyes
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60 STILL FIERY AT 44 Roger Clemens has given the Yankees two quality starts by doing what he's always done: refusing to give in to hitters.
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