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LEADING OFF

LEADING OFF

GOLF PLUS

It's All About the Journey

The American players, particularly Stewart Cink and Tom Watson, had a big week at Turnberry, which is not surprising considering that their annual voyage to the home of golf and the British Open was, as usual, part fun, part frustration and totally different

By Alan Shipnuck

Teeing Off

Kids Play Free

When it comes to making new Tigers, the Euros might have the better plan

By William Echikson

Off-brand Names

By Dottie Pepper

Inside: THE WEEK IN SPORTS

Market Maker

As the trade deadline approaches, the availability of Roy Halladay has created much-needed buzz

By Jon Heyman

Sox Appeal

By Joe Sheehan

Strong Points

Early showings by Jonny Flynn and his fellow playmakers suggest the rookie class may exceed expectations

By Chris Mannix

BRITISH OPEN

Heartbreaker

Even though he let the British Open title slip from his grasp, Tom Watson, 59 years young, captivated the golf world for four days and showed you can win for losing

By Michael Bamberger

BASEBALL

The Running Man

The science of destroying your opponent one base at a time. Allow Carl Crawford to demonstrate

By Albert Chen

PRO BASKETBALL

Ron Wants a Ring

By signing a (somewhat) matured Ron Artest, the Lakers made the coolest move of what has been a sizzling off-season

By Ian Thomsen

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

The Fire Still Burns

Having lifted an entire state with a thrilling run to the championship game in Detroit, Tom Izzo and the Michigan State Spartans can savor their memories, but they're determined to create more

By Lee Jenkins

YOU GOTTA LOVE TIM TEBOW

He's a Heisman Trophy winner and a two-time national champion, but the Florida quarterback will tell you he does his most important and rewarding work off the football field

By Austin Murphy

Point After

A Charitable Chain Reaction

By Phil Taylor

Departments

Letters

U.S. Against The World

A new TV network exacerbates Olympic tensions

By Brian Cazeneuve

Who's Hot Who's Not

Walter Cronkite 1916--2009

For the Record

Economic Downfall

A salary-cap jam cost the Blackhawks' successful G.M. his job

By Michael Farber

Out-of-Control Driver

By Lars Anderson

Gameplan

What smart fans should do this week

Just My Type

By Dan Patrick

Faces in the Crowd

The Vault

Three Strikes

SI's lead baseball writer goes inside the game. This is just a taste of what you'll get online.

By Tom Verducci