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July 04, 2011 | Volume 115, Issue 1

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Yogi Berra Cover - Sports Illustrated July 04, 2011

July 04, 2011 | DAVID EPSTEIN
FIFTY-SEVEN YEARS AGO ROGER BANNISTER BROKE THE FOUR-MINUTE BARRIER IN THE MILE. ALTHOUGH HE RETIRED FROM TRACK SOON AFTER, HE HAS CONTINUED TO PUSH THE PACE—IN MEDICINE, SCIENCE AND FITNESS

July 04, 2011 | PABLO S. TORRE
FOR THE 7-FOOT SET, PROFESSIONAL BASKETBALL PROVIDES MORE THAN AN OCCUPATION—IT'S A NEAR LIFE IMPERATIVE. TAKE ALL THAT AWAY, AND WHERE DOES THAT LEAVE THE LIKES OF A RETIRED MARK EATON?

July 04, 2011 | PABLO S. TORRE
He patrolled the paint for the Pacers, four times reaching the Eastern Conference finals, but today his game is mud

July 04, 2011 | PABLO S. TORRE
A towering basketball nomad for 11 seasons, the NBA's onetime tallest player has settled in a decidedly dorkier second career

July 04, 2011 | Andrew Lawrence
When foot problems put an end to his NBA career the redheaded giant simply hit reset and plunged into a new game

July 04, 2011 | Brian Hendrickson
A one-dimensional postman during his years on the court, this former first-round pick has found delight in diversity off of it

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Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck shows that life is about more than fame and money. The NFL, given its current lockout over the almighty dollar, could use more role models like Luck, guys who are...

July 04, 2011 | AUSTIN MURPHY
FORTY YEARS AFTER HE WORSHIPPED THE 1971 WORLD CHAMPION PIRATES AS AN 11-YEAR-OLD, A WRITER RETURNS TO PITTSBURGH TO MEET HIS CHILDHOOD IDOLS AND RELIVE A MAGICAL SEASON

July 04, 2011 | GREG KELLY
WHAT ARE THE BEST SPORTS SONGS OF ALL TIME? IT'S TIME TO FACE THE MUSIC

July 04, 2011 | GREG KELLY
HONORABLE MENTIONS

July 04, 2011 | GREG KELLY
These songs may not rank with the All-Stars—but that doesn't make them any less fun

July 04, 2011 | GREG KELLY
TRAVELING FAR AFIELD

July 04, 2011 | STEPHEN CANNELLA
Thanks to The Baseball Project, those who love hardball and songs that rock have a new alternative

July 04, 2011 | KELLI ANDERSON
San Francisco's Tim Flannery can usually be found doing one of two things: flashing a sign or singing a song

July 04, 2011
Founder: Henry R. Luce 1898--1967

July 04, 2011 | PHIL TAYLOR
Allow me to introduce you to your new favorite team. Its players won't win the World Series or reach the Hall of Fame, but you'll never root harder for another ball club, or feel prouder to do so....

July 04, 2011 | TERRY MCDONELL
The idea for this issue's sports music package (page 128) began with one of those square, time-wasting, interoffice e-mail chains, like Worst Movie Made from a Great Book or Best Musician Who Died...

July 04, 2011 | L. JON WERTHEIM
In five short years, Twitter has transformed sports

July 04, 2011
Who's Hot

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WHICH ATHLETE IN ANOTHER SPORT WOULD MAKE THE BEST BASEBALL PLAYER?

July 04, 2011 | Matt Gagne
Mascots in Ann Arbor? A new AD considers bucking tradition

July 04, 2011 | Chris Mannix
Klitschko-Haye worth the weight

July 04, 2011
[This article contains a table. Please see hardcopy of magazine or PDF.]

July 04, 2011 | Austin Murphy
Once again, the Tour de France will set off dogged by drug controversy

July 04, 2011 | Austin Murphy
An amateur soccer player in Australia was ejected from a match after refs found him in breach of uniform rules for wearing an "intimate body piercing"—this after a ball struck the player in the...

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Survived

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Charles Jenkins

July 04, 2011 | Dan Patrick
CC Sabathia

July 04, 2011 | Edited by ALEXANDRA FENWICK
Tim Jefferson Jr.

July 04, 2011 | Sarah Kwak
Jaromir Jagr mulls a return to the NHL

July 04, 2011 | TOM VERDUCCI
With offense at historically low levels, 20 teams are still in the playoff hunt as the season hits its midpoint

July 04, 2011 | BEN REITER
SI picks baseball's best in the first half

July 04, 2011 | JIM TROTTER
Talk of revenue sharing has been mostly absent from reports of CBA negotiations. Is change in the offing?

July 04, 2011 | JIM TROTTER
Ready To Go

July 04, 2011 | GRANT WAHL
Youthful creativity won the Gold Cup for Mexico—and earned Freddy Adu new life in a U.S. uniform

July 04, 2011 | GRANT WAHL
Drink It In

July 04, 2011 | L. JON WERTHEIM
Once it was not uncommon for teenagers to rule the majors. Now, they're a rare sight in the later rounds

July 04, 2011 | L. JON WERTHEIM
Pay Day

July 04, 2011 | ANDY STAPLES
Oregon's ties with a scouting service owner raise plenty of questions but likely not enough to spell sanctions

July 04, 2011 | ANDY STAPLES
Extra Points

July 04, 2011 | ANDY STAPLES
NCAA Should Hammer The Heels

July 04, 2011 | TIM LAYDEN
Who will be the new face of U.S. track and field? Several candidates emerged at the national championships

July 04, 2011 | TIM LAYDEN
Speed Work

July 04, 2011 | LARS ANDERSON
Getting that first Cup victory is the toughest task in NASCAR—and new winners are what the sport needs

July 04, 2011 | LARS ANDERSON
Firsts of Many

July 04, 2011 | LARS ANDERSON
Who and what was in the groove, off the pace, and into the wall during the first half of the season

July 04, 2011 | JOE POSNANSKI
SI'S 12TH ANNUAL REUNION OF HEROES FROM THE PAST BRINGS BACK THE QUIET WISDOM OF YOGI BERRA, THE POWER OF THE NFL'S STARS OF THE '60s, THE FUN OF MAJOR LEAGUE, THE INSPIRATION OF MICHELLE AKERS,...

July 04, 2011 | Matt Gagne
FOR MORE THAN FIVE DECADES SI PHOTOGRAPHER WALTER IOOSS JR. HAS CAPTURED FOOTBALL IN ALL ITS MUDDY, BLOODY GLORY. NOW HE REVISITS SOME OF HIS FAVORITE SUBJECTS—THE MEN WHO MADE THE GAME GREAT

July 04, 2011 | CHRIS NASHAWATY
IT'S BEEN 22 YEARS SINCE WILD THING WALTZED INTO OUR LIVES, AND MAJOR LEAGUE STILL MAKES OUR HEARTS SING. THE FILM'S CAST AND CREW TRY TO EXPLAIN HOW IT BECAME ONE OF THE MOST BELOVED—AND MOST...

July 04, 2011 | CHRIS NASHAWATY
An update on the real-life Major League tribe and the movie men and women behind them

July 04, 2011 | Michael Rosenberg
Today's Indians are taking cues from their (albeit funnier) silver screen predecessors—and Cleveland should consider that a good thing

July 04, 2011 | GRANT WAHL
TWELVE YEARS AFTER SHE AND HER TEAMMATES MADE HISTORY, THE PIONEERING WOMEN'S SOCCER STAR AND WORLD CUP CHAMPION FINDS INSPIRATION IN NURSING ANIMALS BACK TO HEALTH ON HER GEORGIA FARM

July 04, 2011 | GRANT WAHL
AFTER LIFTING SOCCER TO NEW HEIGHTS, THE HEROES OF '99 HAVE (MOSTLY) MOVED ON FROM THEIR PLAYING DAYS BUT REMAIN DEEPLY INVOLVED IN THE GAME

July 04, 2011 | Stephanie Wei
There were two competitions playing out at the Travelers Championship near Hartford, Conn., last week. The first was a shootout for the title, and the second was a race to qualify for the British...

July 04, 2011 | SENIOR WRITERS MICHAEL BAMBERGER
Is Rory McIlroy the next Tiger? Will Woods play in the British Open? Who is 2011's biggest underachiever? If you had to pick three guys for the U.S. Ryder Cup team today, who would they be? And...

July 04, 2011 | CONNELL BARRETT
An on-course magician. A millionaire golf hustler. Arnold Palmer's right-hand man. Talk about dream jobs. Meet 25 passionate people who said no thanks to the dull hum of the cubicle and found...

July 04, 2011 | JESSICA MARKSBURY
Tour players haven't always been cashing seven-figure checks. Many made ends meet doing less glamorous work

July 04, 2011 | JESSICA MARKSBURY
What gig could be better than being a PGA Tour player? These veterans share their dreamier jobs

July 04, 2011 | JOSH SENS
The last of a dying breed, migrant caddies feed at the fringe of the PGA Tour, driving from event to event, sleeping in their cars and hustling for jobs that typically last as long as their player...

July 04, 2011 | ALAN BASTABLE
If your dream is to work in the golf industry, as a top executive or as the guy who mows the fairways, here's what you can expect to earn, and some real-life examples

July 04, 2011 | ALAN BASTABLE
A starter who brings in $50,000 a year—with unlimited range balls? Sign us up! It pays to work at a high-end golf facility. Here's the kind of cash earned by the staff at Miami's Fairmont...

July 04, 2011 | CONNELL BARRETT
They cut the greens, rake the bunkers and make everything on a course just so, yet they are invisible to many golfers. Meet the grounds crew, men and women with dreams and passions as big as yours

July 04, 2011 | CONNELL BARRETT
You're lucky," a friend once told me. "In your job, the heaviest thing you lift is a pen." True. I'm a journalist. On the scale of manual labor, my gig ranks somewhere between tollbooth collector...

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EDITOR James P. Herre

July 04, 2011 | JAMES P. HERRE
Reading through this inaugural Jobs Issue of SPORTS ILLUSTRATED GOLF+, I was struck by one thing: Every man and woman featured in the pages that follow truly enjoys working in the golf industry....

July 04, 2011 | FARRELL EVANS
Golf employs millions of people worldwide, the vast majority of them in the U.S., Europe and China. Here's a closer look

July 04, 2011 | ALAN SHIPNUCK
Nearly three years after leaving the LPGA, Annika Sorenstam is building a business empire with the same tenacity that made her the greatest woman golfer ever

July 04, 2011 | KEVIN COOK
CADDIE FOR MINIGOLF PRO

July 04, 2011 | MICHAEL BAMBERGER
Ben Crane, the blithely oblivious YouTube sensation, has done squat in the game's most revered championship. But he's been giving it a lot of thought and has concluded that the British Open,...

July 04, 2011 | MICHAEL BAMBERGER
World No. 1 Yani Tseng (above) became the youngest golfer to win four majors on either the LPGA or PGA tours when she took last week's Wegman's LPGA Championship. Tseng shot a...

July 04, 2011 | MICHAEL BAMBERGER
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