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June 16, 2008 | Volume 108, Issue 24

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Kobe Bryant Cover - Sports Illustrated June 16, 2008

June 16, 2008
Comic Genius As if my overinvolvement in fantasy baseball weren't enough (four leagues and my own blog on the subject), you guys really tapped into my "inner geek" with your brilliant baseball...

June 16, 2008
Founder: Henry R. Luce 1898--1967

June 16, 2008 | Phil Taylor
Two recent incidents drive home the danger of the NFL's clandestine drug culture

June 16, 2008
Who's Hot

June 16, 2008
Among current major leaguers, which player would you pick to build a team around?

June 16, 2008
Died At age 58 of undisclosed causes, former Steelers defensive end Dwight White (above). Known as Mad Dog, the two-time Pro Bowler was an anchor of the Steel Curtain defense that helped...

June 16, 2008
ELAINE FULPS Sixty-year-old fan who won a $10,000 funeral at a Grand Prairie AirHogs minor league game:

June 16, 2008
A Georgia high school was fined $1,000 after its pitcher and catcher allegedly conspired to let a pitch hit the umpire in the face mask.

June 16, 2008 | Richard Hoffer
For 40 years he explored, grieved with and marveled at the world of sports

June 16, 2008
Kyle Busch crisscrosses NASCAR nation

June 16, 2008
38 World records set by swimmers wearing Speedo's LZR Racer suit since it was introduced in February; the most recent is the 200-meter breaststroke mark set by Japan's Kosuke Kitajima (2:07.51) on...

June 16, 2008
AFTER his most recent fight, a unanimous-decision loss to WBO heavyweight champ Sultan Ibragimov, Evander Holyfield said he would keep fighting and was determined to recapture the heavyweight belt...

June 16, 2008 | As told to Marty Burns
CUBS CATCHER

June 16, 2008
A how-to guide for aspiring cardsharps

June 16, 2008 | Arash Markazi
THE LAKERS and the Celtics are at each others' throats, but two key figures from the rivalry's past are teaming up: Magic Johnson and Larry Bird are doing a book about their relationship over the...

June 16, 2008 | Sarah Kwak
What to watch and watch for

June 16, 2008
Aron Rono KAPSABET, KENYA > Track and Field Rono, a junior at Azusa Pacific, won the 1,500 meters (3:46.35), the 5,000 (14:23.81) and the 10,000 (29:56.17) at the NAIA championships, helping the...

June 16, 2008
KEVIN JOHNSON'S first political campaign wasn't always pretty—and it's not over yet. On June 3 the former Phoenix Suns point guard won 46% of the vote in the race for the Sacramento mayor's...

June 16, 2008 | Dan Patrick
The Interview Tito Ortiz MIXED MARTIAL ARTIST

June 16, 2008 | JACK MCCALLUM

June 16, 2008 | JACK MCCALLUM
BREAKING NEWS, REAL-TIME SCORES AND DAILY ANALYSIS

June 16, 2008 | MICHAEL BAMBERGER

June 16, 2008 | MICHAEL BAMBERGER
BREAKING NEWS, REAL-TIME SCORES AND DAILY ANALYSIS.

June 16, 2008 | MICHAEL FARBER
The dynamic Red Wings held off the Penguins in a taut, six-game series that reminded the nation just how compelling the NHL can be

June 16, 2008 | MICHAEL FARBER
BREAKING NEWS, REAL-TIME SCORES AND INSTANT ANALYSIS.

June 16, 2008 | Pierre McGuire
Detroit could keep its roster intact and return as a favorite. Pittsburgh has some work to do

June 16, 2008 | TIM LAYDEN
Another Triple Crown dream ended at the Belmont, as undertrained favorite Big Brown labored to a last-place finish behind long shot winner Da' Tara and left behind a trail of questions

June 16, 2008 | TIM LAYDEN
BREAKING NEWS, REAL-TIME SCORES AND DAILY ANALYSIS.

June 16, 2008
Breaking News • Real-time Scores • Daily Analysis

June 16, 2008 | CHRIS MANNIX

June 16, 2008 | CHRIS MANNIX
BREAKING NEWS, REAL-TIME SCORES AND DAILY ANALYSIS

June 16, 2008 | L. JON WERTHEIM
Two ways to win the French Open singles title: with the elegance of Ana Ivanovic or the brute force of Rafael Nadal

June 16, 2008 | ALEXANDER WOLFF
Ping-Pong Diplomacy made the Beijing Games possible—but without two unlikely heroes, the great table tennis summit might never have occurred

June 16, 2008 | ALEXANDER WOLFF
BREAKING NEWS, REAL-TIME SCORES AND DAILY ANALYSIS.

June 16, 2008
Brown Can't Deliver Around the final turn at the Belmont Stakes last Saturday, Big Brown (far right), with Kent Desormeaux aboard, trailed a field he had been a 1--4 favorite to trounce en route...

June 16, 2008
The NFL Al Davis spent big in the off-season—now high-profile imports like DeAngelo Hall and Javon Walker have to produce • Why are Byron Leftwich and Daunte Culpepper still teamless?

June 16, 2008 | Jim Trotter
Will Al Davis's $300 million outlay pay off with a team turnaround—or is it just more Raider recklessness?

June 16, 2008 | Jim Trotter
One of the more perplexing realities of the off-season is that quarterbacks such as Brock Berlin (Rams), David Carr (Giants), Brian Griese (Bucs) and Joey Harrington (Falcons) have jobs, but Byron...

June 16, 2008 | Joe Sheehan
The Dodgers have desperately missed Rafael Furcal since he went down with a back injury on May 5. The shortstop had a .366/.448/.597 line when he got hurt, and five weeks later his 34 runs scored...

June 16, 2008 | Jon Heyman
Brad Lidge's dominant start has put to rest any questions about whether he can survive in his demanding new city

June 16, 2008 | Selena Roberts
COME WITH me on a journey to a place where estrogen is mistaken for plutonium. A two-lane road in South Jersey cuts through trees, leading to a discreet entrance in the woods. (Think Batcave.)...

June 16, 2008 | MICHAEL BAMBERGER
, the son of one of the game's most famous ambassadors, parlayed two special weeks into a lifetime exemption

June 16, 2008 | JIM GORANT
Justin Leonard is set for Valhalla

June 16, 2008 | JIM GORANT
Love Tiger's candor, but this can't help PGA Championship ticket sales in Detroit

June 16, 2008 | DOTTIE PEPPER
LAST WEEK marked a new era for the LPGA when it announced that, beginning in 2010, it will own and operate the LPGA Championship. (The LPGA also owns the ADT Championship and the Solheim Cup when...

June 16, 2008 | DOM DIJULIA
WHO Justin Leonard

June 16, 2008 | DOM DIJULIA
"Unless the pros ask to have officials enforce slow-play rules on Tour—and that's unlikely—slow play will get worse and worse."

June 16, 2008 | DOM DIJULIA
Will Tiger Woods's knee problem have a long-term impact on his career?

June 16, 2008 | MICHAEL BAMBERGER
So tell me: When did it become acceptable to spit on the course?

June 16, 2008 | MICHAEL BAMBERGER
Carolyn Bivens has brought the LPGA into the 21st century, but her legacy rides on a new TV contract.

June 16, 2008 | MICHAEL BAMBERGER
The top three golfers in the world will play together at the U.S. Open

June 16, 2008 | KELLI ANDERSON
When talented 19-year-old rookie Yani Tseng finally relaxed and got into the flow, she shot past the biggest names in women's golf and pulled off a major upset at the LPGA Championship

June 16, 2008 | KELLI ANDERSON
Talent has never been an issue for 22-year-old Brittany Lang. Meeting expectations has been simply a matter of attitude