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Star Struck

A CUT-MAKING MACHINE ON THE PGA TOUR WHO IS QUIETLY ROCKETING UP THE WORLD RANKING, JIMMY WALKER IS IN CONSTANT PURSUIT OF THE PERFECT SHOT OFF THE COURSE—IN HIS NIGHT JOB AS AN ENTERPRISING ASTRO-PHOTOGRAPHER

By Gary Van Sickle

LEADING OFF

LEADING OFF

THE MAIL

THE MAIL

PUIGMANIA

Where Will He Be?

L.A.'S FIVE-TOOL PHENOM YASIEL PUIG HAS PRODUCED AN ALMOST UNMATCHED DEBUT, BUT HOW HE ENDED UP IN DODGER BLUE IS ALMOST AS COMPELLING AS HIS MAMMOTH TALENT—WELL, ALMOST

By Ben Reiter

WHERE ARE THEY NOW?

2013 WHERE ARE THEY NOW?

DENNIS RODMAN

By Franz Lidz

JOE MONTANA

Cool as ever nearly two decades after his last snap, the man who led the 49ers to four Super Bowl championships now keeps the NFL at arm's length. But, though today's whiz kids are surpassing his stats, his legacy will forever be measured in his complete mastery of the game

By Michael Rosenberg

SANDLOT

By Matt Gagne

MAURICE CLARETT

He was one of the most promising teenage athletes in the country—until he left school early, whiffed in the NFL and wound up in prison. Now, after some serious recalibration, has he found the focus to reclaim that promise on a whole new field?

By Michael McKnight

BUTTERBEAN

After brawling his way to unlikely fame and fortune, the bald bad behemoth of the fight game once celebrated as the King of the Four-Rounders has found tranquillity back where it all started, in the rolling hills of Alabama

By Lars Anderson

ROBERTO ALOMAR & JOHN HIRSCHBECK

It was an ugly moment that horrified baseball and the country. But the men at the center of it have used the notorious incident as the basis for one of sports' unlikeliest friendships

By Albert Chen

E--3 GAME 6

By Stephanie Apstein

NEAL WALK

He was the second choice in the 1969 NBA draft—a very distant second choice, behind Lew Alcindor. Walk would never be an All-Star or lift a team to a title, but he followed the signs (and his dogs) on a path back to where his career began

By Michael Farber

MARK MERCHANT

By Ryan Hatch

DOUG SMITH

By Dan Greene

GRADY LITTLE

'Be ready to make the first play of the game". What defines a baseball life? Four decades in the game, or one controversial decision that may (or may not) have led to October heartbreak? Ten years after a crushing loss, the former Red Sox skipper still has no regrets

By Chris Nashawaty

RONY SEIKALY

Thumping beats and throngs of sweaty bodies bouncing up against each other—the former NBA center has put a new spin on his career but, really, not that much has changed

By Ben Reiter

JANE GEDDES

Out of the fairway and into the rough-and-tumble. You might think that by making the bold—brazen? bonkers?—move from the LPGA to WWE, Geddes became the most badass woman in sports. Just try telling that to her wife-to-be

By L. Jon Wertheim

UFC 1

By Melissa Segura

POINT AFTER

Where I Am Now

By Ralph Macchio

Departments

Masthead

Ricky Bobby Races On

By Adam McKay

They're Where Now?

A Ridiculously Short Oral History of ... The Racer in the State House

By Rebecca Shore

HOT | NOT

Ah, the Beautiful Game

Faces in the Crowd

Edited by Alexandra Fenwick

Just My Type

By Dan Patrick

Fast Trackers

Subtle changes to the draft rules are spurring prospects to sign more quickly and get to the minors sooner—and speeding their big league arrivals

By Albert Chen

The Case for ...Tina Thompson

By Kelli Anderson