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June 01, 2009 | Volume 110, Issue 22

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Tom Brady Cover - Sports Illustrated June 01, 2009

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June 01, 2009 | JACK McCALLUM
Exploring the ties that bound an NBA odd couple

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Based on a survey of 324 NHL players

June 01, 2009 | L. Jon Wertheim
Towering Ivo Karlovic has a wicked serve—and not much else

June 01, 2009 | L. Jon Wertheim
During a Mets game a plumber had to be called to Citi Field to free a woman whose arm got stuck in a toilet when she tried to retrieve a lost gold tooth.

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By a niece of Tiger Woods, a sponsor's exemption that will allow her to make her LPGA debut on June 25. Cheyenne Woods , an 18-year-old freshman at Wake Forest, will play in the Wegmans LPGA in...

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Owners points Carl Long's team was docked by NASCAR for using an illegal engine in the Sprint Showdown race on May 16.

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Former A's first baseman, on being cast as himself in the film :

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Lefty puts his career on hold as his wife battles cancer

June 01, 2009 | Joe Lemire
A music firm helps teams sing their own songs

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Baseball's costliest clouts

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What smart fans should do this week

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Looper is interested in figuring out what makes Limbaugh tick; he says the outspoken conservative pundit—Limbaugh said recently that he hopes the Obama administration fails—is "so off the wall all...

June 01, 2009 | Dan Patrick
The Interview

June 01, 2009 | Dan Patrick
The Rockets had a great postseason run—without their best player, Tracy McGrady, who has an injured knee. That led to talk by the press and fans that Houston was better off without him. "In the...

June 01, 2009 | Dan Patrick
Packers rookie linebacker Clay Matthews III was happy his former USC teammate Mark Sanchez was featured in the June issue of GQ, but Matthews had one quibble—the clothes the new Jets quarterback...

June 01, 2009 | Dan Patrick
I asked Blake Griffin, who is likely to be chosen first overall by the Clippers in this month's NBA draft, if L.A. is big enough for him and Kobe Bryant. The kid from Oklahoma said,

June 01, 2009
Spencer, a senior at Brighton High, won the state Class 5A singles title for the fourth year in a row, helping the Bengals win their fourth straight team championship. He finished his high...

June 01, 2009 | Dave Boucher
A mother and son bond in the trenches

June 01, 2009 | JON HEYMAN
With a roster perfectly suited for their cozy park, the Yankees have become late-inning terrors—and are having a ball

June 01, 2009 | Joe Sheehan
The hot start of , after a rough 2008 season, shows that he's on a career path similar to that of the recently retired . Like Brown, Verlander was a top 5 overall draft pick out of college, and...

June 01, 2009 | MARK BEECH
Famously combustible Tony Stewart is succeeding with an easygoing attitude in his first year as an owner

June 01, 2009 | MARK BEECH
On the heels of NASCAR's indefinite suspension of driver for failing a random drug test in early May—and following the driver's threats of legal action—the lords of racing showed that they mean...

June 01, 2009 | JIM TROTTER
The Colts have undergone their biggest coaching overhaul in years—but don't expect a new look in Indy

June 01, 2009 | JIM TROTTER
The Bengals are unable to open contract talks with first-round draft pick , the Outland Trophy--winning tackle from Alabama, because Smith fired his representation, Priority Sports, in early May....

June 01, 2009 | LEE JENKINS
In a pair of conference finals that have been as electric as any in decades, the signature moments have come not only from superstars but also from unlikely figures such as the Lakers' , who, with...

June 01, 2009 | LEE JENKINS
Get nightly analysis from SI's experts after each playoff game at

June 01, 2009 | PETER KING
Exuding confidence in his surgically rebuilt left knee, the Patriots' is so anxious to play again that he looks forward to the grind of two-a-days

June 01, 2009 | PETER KING
Off-season NFL news from Peter King, Don Banks and Jim Trotter at

June 01, 2009 | LARS ANDERSON
A masterly third Indy 500 win capped an emotional month for and further cemented the dominance of record-setting owner Roger Penske

June 01, 2009 | IAN THOMSEN
With his boy-band good looks and crowd-pleasing game, point guard prodigy could be the No. 2 pick in the draft, but choosing him is not without risk

June 01, 2009 | IAN THOMSEN
To see where Ricky Rubio will land in Ian Thomsen's mock draft, go to

June 01, 2009 | MICHAEL FARBER
On the verge of the Stanley Cup finals the deep —the best franchise in pro sports—owe their style and success to a daring draft 20 years ago that brought European hockey to the NHL

June 01, 2009 | MICHAEL FARBER
Michael Farber's On the Fly, and analysis of the Stanley Cup finals

June 01, 2009 | ALBERT CHEN
Fifty years ago threw 12 perfect innings—more than any pitcher before or since—and then lost. How the unassuming lefty's brilliant effort turned bittersweet

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June 01, 2009 | PETER KING
SI's fearless NFL expert opines on all the latest news, buzz and inside information surrounding players and teams from around the league. This is just a taste.

June 01, 2009 | SELENA ROBERTS
folksy reaches of Terre Haute—where Larry Bird became a star and the Coca-Cola bottle was designed—understanding the native tongues of Indiana State's top tennis players this year all but...

June 01, 2009
The cover shot of jockey Calvin Borel with his trademark ear-to-ear grin is a classic. I was one of the 153,563 at the Kentucky Derby, and you have ensured that it was two minutes I'll never forget.

June 01, 2009
Henry R. Luce 1898--1967

June 01, 2009 | BETH DANIEL
A former champ says goodbye to the Corning Classic and the old LPGA

June 01, 2009 | BETH DANIEL
HAVE YOU NOTICED "GREEN SHOOTS" IN THE GOLF ECONOMY?

June 01, 2009 | Dottie Pepper
One of 's good friends at Arizona State was , whose sister, , was then a rising star on the LPGA. That relationship will help now that Phil's wife, , has been diagnosed with breast cancer. When...

June 01, 2009 | GARY VAN SICKLE
After 30 years, FOT (Friends of Tiger) and were in a time warp as they returned to the scene of their first duel

June 01, 2009 | GARY VAN SICKLE
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June 01, 2009 | Edited by JIM GORANT

June 01, 2009 | Edited by JIM GORANT