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From Pak To Park

On the 10th anniversary of Se Ri Pak's game-changing U.S. Women's Open victory, countrywoman Inbee Park matched her role model at wonderfully quirky Interlachen

By Michael Bamberger

Cup Check

Kenny Perry reaches Valhalla

By Jim Gorant

Detroit Jimmy Says ...

By Jim McGovern

Big Play

By Todd Sones

Country Clubber

A singing star finds a harmonic convergence between golf and music

By Vince Gill

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SI Players: LIFE ON AND OFF THE FIELD

The Color of Money

Sports sell black culture, but do fans fully accept the athletes behind it?

By Phil Taylor

WHO'S Hot WHO'S Not

For the Record

Hardball Diplomacy

Little Leaguers prep for a rare trip to Cuba

By Pablo S. Torre

Joba Chamberlain

As told to Ben Reiter

Beastie's Burden

A rapper's hoops documentary falls short

By Mark Bechtel

The Beat

By Arash Markazi

Week Ahead

What to watch and watch for

By Sarah Kwak

SI, DEC. 10, 2007 Update

By David Epstein

Faces in the Crowd

Just My Type

By Dan Patrick

BASEBALL

How Tiny Tim Became a Pitching Giant

The mechanics of diminutive Tim Lincecum—looks 18, throws 98—are more than an act of violence, they're a marvel of modern science. Unconventionally honed by his father, that delivery has produced the most fascinating ace of his generation

By Tom Verducci

PRO FOOTBALL

Welcome to The Club

This season, the Packers' Aaron Rodgers will join the brotherhood of quarterbacks who've succeeded a legend—and as his fellow members can tell him, it's not an enviable role

By Chris Ballard

BEIJING OLYMPICS 2008

Flying to Beijing

U.S. TRACK AND FIELD TRIALS

Panic Speed

Racked with worry that he would blow his chance to make the U.S. team, Tyson Gay scorched the track with the fastest 100 ever

By Tim Layden

U.S. OLYMPIC SWIMMING TRIALS

Lock Meets Lochte

In launching his quest for eight gold medals, Michael Phelps barely held off Ryan Lochte, the best swimmer you've never heard of

By Kelli Anderson

2008 NASCAR MIDSEASON REPORT

HOW SAFE IS RACING?

Seven years ago, after losing its greatest star in a crash at Daytona, NASCAR launched an unprecedented effort to prevent fatal wrecks. The result has been a remarkable series of innovations that have changed the sport and (so far at least) kept everyone alive

By Lars Anderson

What's Ahead?

The only sure thing as the Sprint Cup season roars into its second half is that there's plenty of racing to come. For now, here are five questions to consider

By Mark Beech

Midway Awards

With nine races remaining until the start of the Chase, when the top 12 drivers will vie for the Sprint Cup, it's time to hand out the hardware to racing's best and worst so far in 2008

By Mark Beech

Inside

Inside: The Week In Sports

Power Shift

A succession of seismic upsets in the first week at Wimbledon revealed the new depth in the women's ranks

By L. Jon Wertheim

Heavy Hitter

Manny Pacquiao, the sport's biggest little star, moved up a weight class and crushed David Diaz for his fourth title

By Pablo S. Torre

Keep the Faith

Fans weren't crazy about the Knicks' pick, but the team's new leadership has a plan—and its eyes on LeBron in 2010

By Ian Thomsen

Point After

Jocks Against Bullies

By Selena Roberts

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