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PGA Tour Confidential

Who's Most Likely to Win The PGA Championship and Why

By Michael Bamberger

A Slam Funk

The brilliance of Fred Funk, a Shark sighting, an unlikely underdog, a hero's welcome for old Tom and crazy crowds made for the best U.S. Senior Open in a decade

By Gary Van Sickle

Teeing Off

Too Stereotypical

Racial profiling on the golf course may not be what you think it is

By Farrell Evans

Aye for Ai

By Dottie Pepper




End of an Error

A wave of records fell at the worlds in Rome, but changes are coming that are going to slow things down

By Brian Cazeneuve

Gooch's Time

A victory next week in Mexico City would cap a stellar summer for U.S. defensive star Oguchi Onyewu

By Grant Wahl

Still Not There

Don't let the Phillies' addition of Cliff Lee, however excellent, fool you: The Dodgers remain the class of the NL

By Joe Sheehan


In Praise of Men Who Swing from the Heels (And Transform Franchises While They're at It)

Lincecum and Cain and pray for rain? Not anymore. The Giants, the game's most surprising contender, have finally found an everyday star who can light up a clubhouse—as well as opposing pitchers—in Pablo Sandoval

By Lee Jenkins


Already Feeling The Heat

From coast to coast, NFL training camps are in full swing, with coaches scheming for the season and players battling for respect, redemption or a place on the roster. SI visits five hot spots where the pressure will be intense

By Peter King

Go-Go Gamble

By Peter King

First for How Long?

By Jim Trotter

Pass Time

By Jim Trotter

Huge Shoes to Fill

By Peter King


Fantasy Draft Guide

Tom Brady's back—should you take him? How about the transplanted T.O.? Or a rookie running back? SI's guru ranks the picks at every position.

By David Sabino

Running Backs

By David Sabino


By David Sabino

Wide Receivers

By David Sabino

Tight Ends

By David Sabino


By David Sabino

Defense/Special Teams

By David Sabino

A Gift from Africa

By Gary Smith

Point After

Checking In With Barry

By Chris Ballard



Baseball's Lovable User

Here's a first in the Steroid Era: a cuddly star turned culprit

By Joe Posnanski

Who's Hot Who's Not

Crossing Over

The Canucks are coming! The NCAA welcomes its first Canadian school

By Joe Lemire

For the Record

Captain Marvel

Getting an insider's look at a Yankees icon

By Kostya Kennedy

Wanna Make a Bet?

Shaq's pop-in and Roddick's aces: the week in weird wagers

Sign Here

Odd autograph requests


What smart fans should do this week

Vin Diesel

He starred in Fast & Furious, out now on DVD and on iTunes

As told to Sarah Kwak

Just My Type

By Dan Patrick

Faces in the Crowd

SI, JUNE 30, 2008 Update

By Andrew Lawrence

The Vault

Things I Think I Think

SI's fearless NFL expert opines on all the latest news, buzz and inside information. This is just a taste of what you'll get online.

By Peter King