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GOLF PLUS

The Hangover

As newly crowned U.S. Open champion Webb Simpson—along with 10 other major winners who teed it up at the Travelers—can attest, playing the week after winning a big one is never easy

By Michael Bamberger

DOTTIE PEPPER: PRO MOVE

By Dottie Pepper

A Living Legend

Yes, the purses I played for don't compare, but I'm proud of my place in LPGA history

By Mickey Wright

MY BAG: Graeme McDowell

LEADING OFF

LEADING OFF

THE MAIL

THE MAIL

Inside: THE WEEK IN SPORTS

Big Ups

Local hero Ashton Eaton lifted the Olympic track and field trials in Eugene with a world record in the decathlon

By Tim Layden

East or Famine

Led by the best division in baseball, the game's balance of power tilts decidedly to the right side of the map

By Joe Sheehan

Value Added

Jason Garrison is about to become the richest player you never heard of

By Michael Farber

The Case for Cristiano

Messi may be more beloved (and have better numbers), but the Euros confirm the claim of his rival, Cristiano Ronaldo, to the title of 2012 world player of the year

By Grant Wahl

LEBRON JAMES

Promise Keeper

It was harder than he ever expected, but with a bravura performance in the postseason LeBron James made good on his vow to bring a title to South Beach. Will it be the first of many?

By Lee Jenkins

NBA DRAFT

THE MYSTERY PICK IS ROYCE WHITE

In a draft with only one sure thing, a top prospect's mental disorder raises the question, How much risk are teams willing to accept?

By Pablo S. Torre

BASEBALL

NAME CHANGER, GAME CHANGER

Long before he became Giancarlo Stanton, the young Marlins slugger left an unmistakable imprint—on scouts, not to mention countless outfield walls and scoreboards

By Albert Chen

CYCLING

I SEE LONDON, I SEE FRANCE

By Austin Murphy

1992 DREAM TEAM

The Greatest Game Nobody Ever Saw

The toughest competition faced by the best team in basketball history was, in fact, its own: at a closed scrimmage in Monaco between sides led by Michael Jordan and Magic Johnson, the details of which remained a secret for nearly 20 years

By Jack McCallum

POINT AFTER

Light from The Darkness

By Phil Taylor

Departments

Ringing Moment On Centre Court

With tennis reveling in its greatest era, the Olympics competition at Wimbledon figures to be a smash

By S.L. Price

HOT | NOT

Making the Show

By Joe Lemire

VELO-TOME

A new novel about cycling probes the toll of a medal quest

By Ben Reiter

FOR THE RECORD

Witness to Judgment Day

The view from a sidewalk in picturesque Bellefonte, Pa., bordered on surreal as Jerry Sandusky's verdict came down

By Luke Winn

JUST MY TYPE

By Dan Patrick

FACES IN THE CROWD

Edited by Alexandra Fenwick

A Fan's Notes

One man's hobby makes a complex labor agreement accessible to all

By Paul Forrester