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July 27, 2009 | Volume 111, Issue 4

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July 27, 2009 | BRIAN CAZENEUVE
A new TV network exacerbates Olympic tensions

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the consummate journalist, a plainspoken newshound known as the Most Trusted Man in America, but Walter Cronkite got his career going by faking it. In 1936, at age 19, Cronkite took a job...

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In an ad on the Lions' website for streaming video of old games, fans of the team, which went 0--16 last year, were exhorted to RELIVE THE 2008 SEASON.

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At a funeral in his adopted hometown of Montreal on Monday, former junior lightweight and junior welterweight champ Arturo Gatti , who was found dead in a Brazilian hotel room on July 11. The...

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Indians manager, on what makes Mariners ace Felix Hernandez so effective:

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Pairs of sneakers the Pistons' Charlie Villanueva will donate to children in the Dominican Republic, after losing a bet with the Raptors' Chris Bosh to see who could reach 50,000 Twitter...

July 27, 2009 | Michael Farber
A salary-cap jam cost the Blackhawks' successful G.M. his job

July 27, 2009 | Lars Anderson
past several weeks friends with video cameras have been shadowing Jeremy Mayfield, creating a visual diary of the NASCAR driver's life. Whether he will ever want to relive such a bizarre episode...

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What smart fans should do this week

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To hear Quaranta tell it, he and Depp, the star of might as well be twins: "He seems like a good fit because he's good looking and has a bit of mystery about him." Markakis admires star Miller's...

July 27, 2009 | Dan Patrick

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Denny, a junior at Georgetown Prep, won three tournaments in one week. He shot par for three rounds (total score of 210) at the Frank Emmet Schoolboy, one under for two rounds (143) in repeating...

July 27, 2009 | JON HEYMAN
As the trade deadline approaches, the availability of Roy Halladay has created much-needed buzz

July 27, 2009 | Joe Sheehan
would be worth three additional wins to any team acquiring him for the stretch drive, making him the of 2009. While the Phillies are reportedly the leading suitor, the White Sox would do well to...

July 27, 2009 | CHRIS MANNIX
Early showings by Jonny Flynn and his fellow playmakers suggest the rookie class may exceed expectations

July 27, 2009 | MICHAEL BAMBERGER
Even though he let the British Open title slip from his grasp, Tom Watson, 59 years young, captivated the golf world for four days and showed you can win for losing

July 27, 2009 | ALBERT CHEN
The science of destroying your opponent one base at a time. Allow Carl Crawford to demonstrate

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July 27, 2009 | IAN THOMSEN
By signing a (somewhat) matured , the Lakers made the coolest move of what has been a sizzling off-season

July 27, 2009 | LEE JENKINS
Having lifted an entire state with a thrilling run to the championship game in Detroit, and the Michigan State Spartans can savor their memories, but they're determined to create more

July 27, 2009 | AUSTIN MURPHY
He's a Heisman Trophy winner and a two-time national champion, but the Florida quarterback will tell you he does his most important and rewarding work off the football field

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July 27, 2009 | TOM VERDUCCI
SI's lead baseball writer goes inside the game. This is just a taste of what you'll get online.

July 27, 2009 | PHIL TAYLOR
began in church for Ryan Nece, with a pastor's sermon about the Good Samaritan, but you do not have to be religious to understand what Nece is trying to share—the lightness of heart that comes...

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July 27, 2009 | WILLIAM ECHIKSON
When it comes to making new Tigers, the Euros might have the better plan

July 27, 2009 | WILLIAM ECHIKSON

July 27, 2009 | Dottie Pepper
Tired of hearing about the usual suspects for LPGA tour commissioner? Here are my under-the-radar favorites. , tournament director, Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic. A former PGA Tour caddie and...

July 27, 2009 | ALAN SHIPNUCK
The American players, particularly and , had a big week at Turnberry, which is not surprising considering that their annual voyage to the home of golf and the British Open was, as usual, part...