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BRITISH OPEN PREVIEW

On the condition of anonymity, a PGA Tour pro ponders a major without Tiger, calls out Kenny Perry and picks a homegrown winner

Tiger in Training?

Just about everyone agrees that AT&T National winner Anthony Kim has the game to be a great one. Time will tell

By John Garrity

Playing In Pain

The pros limp toward Birkdale

By Jim Gorant

Big Play

By Michael Breed

The Pepper Mill

By Dottie Pepper

The Stall

Golf's proudest moment took place in Muirfield's men's room

By Steve Eubanks

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SI Players: LIFE ON AND OFF THE FIELD

Are We Having Fun Yet?

An NFL-embedded writer finds being a player isn't the kick of a lifetime

By Stefan Fatsis

WHO'S Hot WHO'S Not

For the Record

Randy's New Ride

The Patriots' receiver buys a NASCAR team

The Restarting QB

Injury-plagued Matt Leinart steels himself for his third season

By Arash Markazi

Identity Crises

By Pablo S. Torre

Chris Samuels

As told to Lisa Altobelli

Week Ahead

What to watch and watch for

By Sarah Kwak

Faces in the Crowd

Just My Type

By Dan Patrick

WHERE THE MONEY GOES

BIG BUCKS In Sports

The top earners in each league (above) seldom reflect the best-managed franchises or win-loss records

TENNIS

The Spin Master

Imposing his game on grass, Rafael Nadal ripped powerful topspin and sidespin shots to dethrone Roger Federer in a Wimbledon marathon that was the greatest match of all time

By L. Jon Wertheim

U.S. OLYMPIC TRIALS

What a Country!

Led by double winner Bernard Lagat, foreign-born runners swept the 1,500 at a tribulation-filled trials that saw one sprint star go down, another emerge and a strong team take shape

By Tim Layden

SWIMMING

The Mother of All Comebacks

Youth, as expected, was served at the swim trials, but the epic splash was made by 41-year-old Dara Torres, who became the oldest American swimmer ever to qualify for the Games

By Kelli Anderson

Ninth Annual Where Are They Now?

The Great 8's WHERE ARE THEY NOW?

1958 WHERE ARE THEY NOW?

Willie Mays

It's been half a century since the Say Hey Kid led the national pastime on its move to the West Coast. He's still a baseball man at heart, as monumental—and enigmatic—a legend as American sport has ever seen

By Phil Taylor

Richard Petty

From his first race 50 years ago to his last in the blue number 43 and on through his long tenure as an owner, NASCAR's winningest driver has been sovereign of the speedways

By Mark Bechtel

The New Deal

Petty Enterprises makes its move for modernity

By Mark Bechtel

Willie O'Ree

By Sarah Kwak

Milo Valenzuela

By Mark Beech

Bob Pettit

By Chris Mannix

1968 WHERE ARE THEY NOW?

Alex Karras

One of the fiercest players of his generation, he crossed over in Paper Lion 40 years ago, kicking off a second career in Hollywood. Now he's finally stopping to smell the roses

By Richard Hoffer

Don Maynard

He was on the receiving end in the Jets' magical season

By Joe Lemire

John Carlos

Party to one of the most incendiary moments in the history of sports, he's gone from pariah to hero over the course of four decades—but not without paying a high cost

By Austin Murphy

Luis Tiant

By Melissa Segura

Roberto De Vicenzo

By Farrell Evans

Joel Silver

By Joe Lemire

Wyomia Tyus

By Connie Aitcheson

1978 WHERE ARE THEY NOW?

Bucky Dent

One home run changed a season, outraged a Nation and defined a career—then and now. Hey, Red Sox fans, doesn't the wall at Bucky Dent's Baseball School look familiar?

By Ben Reiter

Bill Rodgers

The first man to win the Boston and the New York 26-milers in the same year has fought through cancer and is on track to go the distance one more time

By Elizabeth McGarr

Big Wednesday

By Adam Duerson

Gene Garber

By Elizabeth McGarr

Dwight Stephenson

By Elizabeth McGarr

Nancy Lopez

By Rick Lipsey

1988 WHERE ARE THEY NOW?

Jim Abbott

He pitched the U.S. to Olympic gold two decades ago, then spent 10 seasons in the majors. Even now, he's an inspiration to athletes trying to overcome their disabilities

By Lee Jenkins

Bull Durham

Crash and Annie didn't last, did they? Would Mötley Crüe really destroy Nuke's dreams? And how did that ritually slaughtered rooster go over in Milwaukee?

By Austin Murphy

He's Got Game

Ron Shelton remains master of the sports movie

By Adam Duerson

A.C. Green

By Adam Duerson

Mike Greenwell

By Adam Duerson

Ben Johnson

By L. Jon Wertheim

Jamaican Bobsled Team

By Brian Cazeneuve

Doug Williams

By Adam Duerson

Robert Edwards & John Avery

The hard-knocks lives of Robert Edwards and John Avery, two friends and fellow first-rounders, who fell on hard times and finally found redemption in an unlikely place

By Ben Reiter

Where Will They Be?

You may not know their names or their faces just yet, but you will—and soon. These 15 teens are among the best in their sports in their age groups, and each one is on track to be a star at a major college, earn professional riches or go for gold at an Olympic Games. (In some cases, maybe all three)

By Text by Joe Lemire

1998 WHERE ARE THEY NOW?

Anna Kournikova

A decade after hijacking tennis as a brash teen, she's matured in attitude and in style, content with the phenomenon she was and the woman she's become

By L. Jon Wertheim

Ross Rebagliati

By Caitlin Moscatello

Cammi Granato

By Sarah Kwak

Jeff Sheppard

By Caitlin Moscatello

Philip Ozersky

By Caitlin Moscatello

Point After

The Day Cool Died

By Phil Taylor

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