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July 23, 2007 Table Of Contents

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The Can't-Miss Kid

Precocious Philip Francis Is Right on Schedule

By Alan Shipnuck

Second Opinion

Phil's wrist is Open-ready

By Jim Gorant

Big Play

By Dom DiJulia

Teeing Off

By Dick Friedman


Cole Hamels

As told to Ben Reiter

WHO'S Hot / WHO'S Not

The Shock of the Now

An open letter to a network going places no one has gone before, thank goodness

By Charlie Leerhsen

For the Record

Shag Crawford 1916--2007

The Information

Are You Talkin' to Me?

True tales of the similarly named

Zeroing In On ...

Domonique Foxworth/Broncos DB

Mannings on the Spot

The NFL's first family shoots a new commercial

By Lisa Altobelli

Making the Play

An ex-Yankee still creates drama in the Bronx

By Melissa Segura

Q & A Enrique Iglesias

Anna Kournikova's boyfriend has a new album, Insomniac

By Richard Deitsch

Week Ahead

What to watch and watch for

By Sarah Kwak

Faces in the Crowd

SI Update

Toledo Point Shaving

By Kate Macmillan


The People's King

Henry Aaron is about to be displaced from his spot atop the alltime home run list, but 755 will endure as one of baseball's magical numbers, a lasting monument to an underappreciated star and to the courage and integrity with which the Hammer attained his crown

By Tom Verducci

Lights Out

It's after midnight on the East Coast: Do you know where baseball's best closer is? J.J. Putz is in Seattle, saving games with near-historic efficiency

By Michael Farber

Pro Football

Are You Ready for Your Close-Up Mr. Leinart?

The quarterback with the golden arm and the Entourage-like band of buddies owns the spotlight. Now Matt Leinart has to lead the long-suffering Cardinals out of the darkness

By Michael Silver

Pro Basketball

How Lauren Got Her Groove Back

After an injury-plagued 2006 WNBA season, Lauren Jackson traveled the world playing and falling in love with the game again. Now she's having the best year of her career

By Kelli Anderson


Inside: The Week In Sports

Olympic Sports

By Brian Cazeneuve


By Ian Thomsen


By Lars Anderson


By Jon Heyman

College Basketball

By George Dohrmann

Life of Reilly

Giving Barry His Due

By Rick Reilly


Leading Off