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GOLF PLUS

Deere Steve

He may have come up four shots short in his bid for a four-peat in the Quad Cities, but egoless Steve Stricker wasn't complaining

By Gary Van Sickle

BRANDEL CHAMBLEE: LINKS LIONS

By Brandel Chamblee

My Olympic Dream

Four years from now golf will be part of the Games and, like everything else, it's all about Tiger

By Damon Hack

PGA TOUR CONFIDENTIAL

What's the deal with Tiger? Will he win five more majors? Who will have a more successful career, Bubba Watson or Webb Simpson? What do you think of Royal Lytham, and what course in Great Britain is your favorite? And who will win the British Open?

By Michael Bamberger

MY BAG: Ernie Els

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EDITOR'S LETTER

Revolutionary Games

By Terry McDonell

Inside: THE WEEK IN SPORTS

Sleeper Sellers

The expanded postseason means almost everyone is still a contender—and the trade market is crowded with buyers

By Albert Chen

HIGH RISK, HIGH REWARD

By Joe Sheehan

Modest Proposals

What deals will go down by the July 31 trade deadline? Good question. But here are five mutually beneficial swaps, involving players rumored to be on the block, that should happen

By Joe Sheehan

A Matter of Balance

The NFL's top rusher says a ground game is key to winning. He's right—but teams still have reason to shy away from elite backs

By Jim Trotter

Lightened Loads

By David Sabino

Lonesome Coyote

Shane Doan has been with Phoenix since the team's days in Winnipeg, but if the ownership situation remains murky, he may bolt

By Michael Farber

Steve Nash in Purple and Gold?

The best and worst of the NBA's silly season, which has been as silly as ever

By Chris Mannix

SECond Rate

A few programs have a (long) shot at ending a certain conference's BCS dominance

By Andy Staples

Dream Teen

Vegas was buzzing about more than Team USA last week. Meet Andrew Wiggins

By Seth Davis

Roger, All That

How peculiar it once seemed that Roger Federer insisted that he was still one of the sport's giants—how peculiar now that we didn't believe him

By S.L. Price

Olympic Preview

LONDON

By Alexander Wolff

What's New

By Sarah Kwak

Duel Meet

By Kelli Anderson

Show Stopper

By Kelli Anderson

Girls Rule

Leading the best U.S. squad ever, Jordyn Wieber and Gabby Douglas will team up—and face off—for glory and gold

By Brian Cazeneuve

Meet Team USA

By Phil Taylor

Out with A Bang

By Ian Thomsen

Second Act

By Tim Layden

Back In the Running

By Tim Layden

All for One

By Tim Layden

Arab Spring

By David Epstein

Medal Picks

By Brian Cazeneuve

POINT AFTER

And Now, The In-Decision

By Phil Taylor

Departments

Masthead

Shattered

In picking up the pieces of Joe Paterno's football program, Penn State should embark on a new Grand Experiment

By Michael Rosenberg

HOT | NOT

FOR THE RECORD

Warning Shot

The owners made an aggressive opening play in the NHL's labor negotiations

By Michael Farber

Third World Charm?

A new documentary probes beneath the romance of Dominican baseball

By Melissa Segura

HOBBY HOARD

A cardboard gold mine is unearthed in Ohio

By Dan Greene

FACES IN THE CROWD

Edited by Alexandra Fenwick

Back in The Game

An athlete with Down syndrome is (finally) cleared to play again

By Phil Taylor

JUST MY TYPE

By Dan Patrick