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2 SI Digital

4 Leading Off

10 Inbox

12 Scorecard

20 Faces in The Crowd

64 Point After

Michael Rosenberg: Imagining draft damage control

Features

U.S. OPEN

24 Brooks Koepka

The 27-year-old manhandled the longest course in major championship history to roll to a four-shot victory

By Alan Shipnuck

NBA DRAFT

30 De'Aaron Fox

Does Kentucky's high-energy point guard have the biggest upside in the draft, or is he the biggest risk?

By Andrew Sharp

MLB: THE PACE PROBLEM

36 Stand Still

Baseball is being eaten alive by the two-headed power monster of strikeouts and home runs

By Tom Verducci

40 Craig Kimbrel

Relievers have never been more dominant, and none are more imposing than the closer for the Red Sox

By Tom Verducci

BOOK EXCERPT

46 Sting-Ray Afternoons

The toys and totems of childhood in the 1970s had an undeniable power to shape a lifelong love of sports

By Steve Rushin

HISTORY LESSON

54 Sea of Dreams

In 1927, Chicago financier William Wrigley Jr. staged a 20.2-mile marathon swim that riveted the nation

By L. Jon Wertheim