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GOLF PLUS

Wounds of Wisdom

Michael Allen, the oldest player in the Open field, has either witnessed or experienced firsthand a lifetime of career-changing victories and soul-crushing defeats at Olympic, his home course. This year's championship had more lessons

By Michael Bamberger

BRANDEL CHAMBLEE: RANK CRANK

By Brandel Chamblee

Beau Knows Golf

A team of teen phenoms—led by a baby-faced assassin—hijacked the U.S. Open

By Gary Van Sickle

A FEEL FOR THE GAME

My father and his friend and mentor, Harvey Penick, shared a common bond: Both delighted in helping players understand their swings

By DAVIS LOVE III

MY BAG: Steve Stricker

SI.com

Sports Illustrated

LEADING OFF

LEADING OFF

THE MAIL

THE MAIL

Inside: THE WEEK IN SPORTS

Whiffs of Success

Throwing a no-hitter isn't easy—but it's more likely when hitters are striking out at a record pace (which isn't necessarily a bad thing)

By Joe Sheehan

MOCK DRAFT 2012

After the consensus No. 1 choice, the field is wide open and deep. Here's how the picks will play out on June 28

By Chris Mannix

Cold Draft On Tap

The best player won't necessarily be the first taken in this week's draft, where even the top prospects are receiving icy receptions

By Sarah Kwak

PIERRE MCGUIRE'S DRAFT FORECAST

By Pierre McGuire

U.S. OPEN

IT CAME DOWN TO THIS

By Alan Shipnuck

NBA FINALS

THE ICEMEN COMETH

As the Heat seized an early lead over the Thunder, one thing became clear: The title will go to the team whose star can best close out a game

By Lee Jenkins

STRONG OPENING ACT

The fourth quarter may belong to the closers, but the early moments of these Finals have been shaped by Miami's ever-evolving veteran, Shane Battier

By Ian Thomsen

LOLO JONES

WIRED FOR SPEED

Four years after a misstep cost her Olympic gold, hurdler Lolo Jones is hoping that high-tech training will help her fend off a slew of tough rivals at the U.S. trials

By Sarah Kwak

BURNING QUESTIONS

There's no shortage of story lines as three sports—swimming, track and field, and gymnastics—start their Olympic trials

By Brian Cazeneuve

STANLEY CUP FINALS

PICASSO OF THE BLUE LINE

In a showdown for purists only, Drew Doughty led L.A. to the title and emerged as the game's best defenseman. But next season he may not get to play

By Michael Farber

WAR AND PEACE in Jackson's Gym

WAR AND PEACE In Jackson's Gym

THE SOUL OF AMERICA'S FASTEST-RISING SPORT CAN BE FOUND IN A DESERT OCTAGON WHERE MYSTICISM MINGLES WITH DISCIPLINED MAYHEM

By L. Jon Wertheim

POINT AFTER

Thumb Wrestling for Recruits

By Phil Taylor

Departments

That's So Euro

By Grant Wahl

HOT | NOT

FOR THE RECORD

No Breaking Away

The latest doping allegations against Lance Armstrong may be hard to shake

By David Epstein

See-Worthy Again

With a radical revamping, Larry Ellison hopes to restore the luster of the America's Cup

By Jim Gorant

LIFE LESSONS

What pearls of wisdom Pacman Jones may have to offer

FACES IN THE CROWD

Edited by Alexandra Fenwick

Ump Zelig

If pitching history is being made, chances are Ted Barrett is in the background

By Joe Lemire

JUST MY TYPE

By Dan Patrick