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SI Players: LIFE ON AND OFF THE FIELD

REDNECK GAMES

Wladimir Klitschko

As told to Chris Mannix

WHO'S Hot WHO'S Not

After the Ball

The malaise following Barry Bonds's chase has seeped into the souvenir market

Freddy's Ready

By Grant Wahl

For the Record

Zooropa

The zany history of the NFL's overseas experiment

By Joe Lemire

His Better Half

The Twins' ace tends to bloom in late summer

Brand Building

A Clippers star turns Hollywood heavy

By Adam Duerson

Feeling Their Pain

Do ballplayers ever have sympathy for opponents?

THE QUESTIONS WITH Joey Chestnut

EATING CHAMP

Bye-Bye Brooklyn

A documentary examines the Dodgers' move

Q & A

By Adam Duerson

Week Ahead

What to watch and watch for

By Sarah Kwak

Faces in the Crowd

SI Bonus Section: Golf Plus

The Big One That Got Away (Again)

Tom Watson had another U.S. Senior Open in his grasp, and this time he let Brad Bryant take it from him

By Gary Van Sickle

10 Who Could Go All the Way

Unpredictable weather and the quirky Carnoustie Links make next week's British Open a crapshoot, but that didn't stop a PGA Tour pro (on the condition of anonymity) from ranking, in ascending order, the players who are most likely to win the championship

Game of Love

Frustrated by golf and a troubled relationship with his father, a son suddenly finds the answers during a magical nine holes in Scotland

By Thomas Hackett

Long Slog

Carnoustie could be a wet one

By Jim Gorant

Big Play

By Mike Lopuszynski

The Pepper Mill

By Dottie Pepper

Swing Vote

With a TV tee time, a former VP talks about the game

By Dan Quayle

SOCCER

The Americanization of David Beckham

Or will it be the Beckhamization of America? That's what MLS is hoping for with the arrival of the English superstar, who's bent on lifting the profile of soccer while blending in with his Galaxy mates

By Grant Wahl

GOLF

Host With The Most

New father Tiger Woods showed he knows how to throw a party, drawing a strong field to a tough test while finding a way to say thanks to the military on America's birthday

By John Garrity

Baseball

Party's Just Getting Started

Imaginative, aggressive management and a steady stream of promising young talent make the Angels not only SI's pick to win it all, but also a potential superpower for years to come

By Tom Verducci

Pressing the Suits

Nine burning questions about the second half of the season (and beyond) were put to 22 baseball executives

By Albert Chen

What? The Cubs?

A Baseball Prospectus formula projects who has the stuff to win in October. It's not as crazy as it sounds (really)

By Nate Silver

Tennis

Venus Almighty

Redeeming the wettest Wimbledon since the Flood, Venus Williams sailed to her fourth singles title, and Roger Federer tied Bjorn Borg's record of five straight with an epic win over rival Rafael Nadal

By L. Jon Wertheim

Jerry Jones

The King of Texas

In his biggest gamble yet, wildcat owner Jerry Jones is spending a billion dollars on a new stadium--a shrine to his Cowboys and a 100,000-seat symbol of his reign over the NFL's marquee franchise

By Richard Hoffer

Inside

Inside: The Week In Sports

NASCAR

By Mark Beech

Pierre McGuire's In the Crease

By Pierre McGuire

The NHL

By Michael Farber

Life of Reilly

A Sight for Sore Eyes

By Rick Reilly

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