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May 17, 2010 | Volume 112, Issue 21

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Shaquille O'Neal Cover - Sports Illustrated May 17, 2010

May 17, 2010 | MICHAEL ROSENBERG
We cherish Ernie Harwell and other masters of improvisation because we may not hear a sound like theirs again

May 17, 2010
Who's Hot

May 17, 2010
[This article contains a table. Please see hardcopy of magazine or PDF.]

May 17, 2010 | Andrew Marshall
In a stunner, Manny Pacquiao shows political clout in his homeland

May 17, 2010 | Andrew Marshall
A man who stole a $1,200 autographed Wayne Gretzky jersey off the wall of a sports bar in Bismarck, N.D., was arrested after he wore the jersey in public that same day.

May 17, 2010
Died

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Wade McGilberry

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2,191

May 17, 2010 | Ben Reiter
A Bronx beat man gets to the nitty-gritty of George Steinbrenner's growl

May 17, 2010 | Chris Mannix
Making sense of a 2010 NBA draft heavy on early entrants

May 17, 2010 | Dan Patrick
The Interview

May 17, 2010 | Edited by ELIZABETH MCGARR
Robbie Wilhelm

May 17, 2010 | LEE JENKINS
Sorry, trade-deadline vultures—after a hot start, San Diego might not be dealing their stars this year after all

May 17, 2010 | JIM TROTTER
Antwan Odom was on a league-leading roll when he got hurt. Now he's one of many key players on the mend

May 17, 2010 | LARS ANDERSON
Always a prodigious talent, a newly patient and mature Kyle Busch may finally be on the right track to a title

May 17, 2010 | L. JON WERTHEIM
The killing of one lacrosse player by another shocked the University of Virginia, threw a spotlight on domestic violence on campus and raised the possibility that warning signs were ignored

May 17, 2010 | TOM VERDUCCI
What would be the perfect Mother's Day story? How about a soft-tossing, off-the-radar lefty who lost his mom to cancer throwing the 19th perfect game in baseball history

May 17, 2010
As a Rams fan I was very excited that St. Louis had the first pick and drafted Sam Bradford (A Shoulder to Lean On, April 26). Now I'm just hoping Bradford will survive the curse of the cover. Why...

May 17, 2010 | Stephen Cannella
By being perfected for the second year in a row, the Rays made history too

May 17, 2010 | MICHAEL FARBER
How to explain the newly deft goal-scoring touch of the formerly punchless Bruins? The resurgence of Miroslav Satan, out of hockey only six months ago, is a good place to start

May 17, 2010 | CHRIS BALLARD
No longer the dominant force he once was, Shaquille O'Neal is trying to cement his legacy by leading yet another star to his first title

May 17, 2010 | DAVID EPSTEIN
WHO HAS THE SPEED GENE, AND WHO DOESN'T? HOW MUCH OF PERFORMANCE IS GENETIC? HOW DID EARLY HUMANS BECOME ATHLETES? AND CAN THE PERFECT ATHLETE BE GENETICALLY ENGINEERED?

May 17, 2010 | DAVID EPSTEIN
ADVANCES IN GENE THERAPY TO HELP COMBAT DISEASE HAVE ATTRACTED THE INTEREST OF ATHLETES—AND OF SPORTS ANTIDOPING AUTHORITIES

May 17, 2010 | DAVID EPSTEIN
IN A FEW CASES A SINGLE GENETIC MUTATION HAS BEEN DIRECTLY LINKED TO HEIGHTENED ATHLETICISM

May 17, 2010 | DAVID EPSTEIN
LISTEN UP, COUCH POTATOES: ACCORDING TO THE SCIENCE OF EPIGENETICS, HOW PARENTS ACT INFLUENCES THE BEHAVIOR OF THE GENES THEIR CHILDREN INHERIT

May 17, 2010 | DAVID EPSTEIN
MORE THAN 200 GENES HAVE BEEN LINKED TO PERFORMANCE, AFFECTING EVERYTHING FROM EXPLOSIVENESS TO THE STRENGTH OF LIGAMENTS. HERE ARE JUST A FEW

May 17, 2010
Doubled Up

May 17, 2010
Every SI Story ... Every SI Photo ... Ever SI.COM/VAULT

May 17, 2010 | DON BANKS
SI.com's NFL guru reveals which teams he thinks are headed for trouble

May 17, 2010 | SELENA ROBERTS
There was no ledge beneath the window of his apartment, nine stories up. No concrete place for 18-year-old Jordan Burnham to stand even for an instant and sort through the chaos in his mind. No...

May 17, 2010 | DAMON HACK
A win at the 2008 Players was supposed to propel Sergio García to major achievements. Instead it was followed by a period of heartbreak on and off the course that has altered his outlook on golf

May 17, 2010 | DAMON HACK
Sergio García, winless since taking the 2008 Players, is one of many Tour pros who have gone into a funk after a victory at Sawgrass. Here's a sampling | D.S.

May 17, 2010 | GARY VAN SICKLE
It's the catchphrase for slow play and the last thing a player wants to hear from a rules official. Here's a primer on one of the longtime headaches on the PGA Tour

May 17, 2010
MY BAG

May 17, 2010 | BRANDEL CHAMBLEE
When he was working with Butch Harmon, Tiger Woods had a lethal combination of length and accuracy, and a nuanced control of his irons that allowed him to knock down pins. He won eight majors in...

May 17, 2010 | CAMERON BECKMAN
The new home of the Valero Texas Open may get the wrong kind of attention

May 17, 2010 | MICHAEL BAMBERGER
Thanks to a brilliant closing round, Tim Clark finally picked up his first PGA Tour win, but this Players will be remembered for the class he showed in victory and the travails of the game's...