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GOLF PLUS

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Boom Boom Times on the Champions Tour

By Alan Shipnuck

Prep School

By Damon Hack

Teeing Off

Under Covers

This year the country's toughest tournament is an Open book

By Jeff Silverman

Shot Link

By Gary Van Sickle

Byrds of a Feather

Playing on Tour is a great tribute to my dad; giving back in his name is better

By Jonathan Byrd

Pavin's Picks

By Dottie Pepper

LEADING OFF

LEADING OFF

Inside: THE WEEK IN SPORTS

No Offense ...

But a wave of pitching talent is dominating hitters in both leagues. Another perfect game? It's no fluke

By Joe Sheehan

Spoilin' to Win

As Kyle Busch and Denny Hamlin charge, JJ stalls and Junior spins his wheels—what's coming up in Cup?

By Lars Anderson

Back In Style

Venus Williams is No. 2 in the world again, and her game is drawing as much attention as her on-court fashions

By S.L. Price

NBA FINALS

Kobe's Final Challenge

Is he the Greatest Laker Ever? Not until he beats Boston in the Finals. Now—armed with an improved shot and fueled by a thirst for revenge—Kobe Bryant has one more chance to take down the hated Celtics

By Lee Jenkins

Repeat after Me ...

The matchups have changed since 2008, but the result won't: Boston will beat L.A. for the title

By Ian Thomsen

THE WNBA

City of Second Chances

By Andrew Lawrence

MOTOR SPORTS

Two for The Road

By Lars Anderson

STANLEY CUP FINALS

The Mullet That Ate Chicago

By Sarah Kwak

MLB DRAFT PREVIEW

Wave of the Future

By Tom Verducci

The Other Ones

A certain catching phenom isn't the only heavily hyped teenager available in the draft

By Joe Lemire

The Sixth Tool

Teams have learned not to rate prospects merely on their physical attributes. A player's character can make or break him as a draft pick

By Ben Reiter

What Took You So Long?

By Joe Posnanski

2010 WORLD CUP

Good isn't Good Enough

American soccer's most accomplished and enigmatic star, Landon Donovan embarks on the defining tournament of his career with a knowledge that has long eluded him: what it takes to play like a champion

By Joe Posnanski

ALL AMERICANS

By Grant Wahl

BANGERS AND BOLOGNESE

By Grant Wahl

ENGLAND

By Mark Bechtel

UNITED STATES

By Grant Wahl

ALGERIA

By Mark Bechtel

SLOVENIA

By Mark Bechtel

GROUP A

By Sebastián Pérez-Ferreiro

GROUP B

By Gabriele Marcotti

GROUP D

By George Dohrmann

GROUP E

By Bryan Armen Graham

GROUP F

By Gabriele Marcotti

GROUP G

By Adam Duerson

GROUP H

By Richard Deitsch

Spain Will Reign

SI senior writer Grant Wahl predicts the order of finish for each group and the winners in the knockout rounds. Final forecast: La Furia Roja will hoist its first World Cup

Point After

Catchers Gone Wild

By Phil Taylor

Departments

Letters

A Children's Crusade

Pioneering sports surgeon James Andrews is again on the cutting edge—against overuse injuries in young athletes

By Mark Hyman

Who's Hot Who's Not

Booster Shot

For the Record

Pick Your Poison

Just My Type

By Dan Patrick

Faces in the Crowd

Edited by Elizabeth McGarr

French Toasted

In Paris, Ana Ivanovic took a mighty fall

By L. Jon Wertheim

The Vault

Things I Think I Think

By Peter King