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July 18, 2011 | Volume 115, Issue 2

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Derek  Jeter Cover - Sports Illustrated July 18, 2011

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The Heat cut to the front of the line to get to the NBA Finals by brazenly throwing money around and creating an instant All-Star team last summer. Meanwhile, the Mavericks quietly gutted it out...

July 18, 2011 | GRANT WAHL
Thrilling competition in the Women's World Cup has made the soccer world stand up and take notice

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Who's Hot

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WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE FICTIONAL BASEBALL PLAYER?

July 18, 2011
Baseball blogger Craig Robinson, whose often wacky and always engaging diagrams populate the new book Flip Flop Fly Ball, shares his unique take on Derek Jeter's march to 3,000 hits

July 18, 2011 | Austin Murphy
A U.S. team shines in a bloody first week

July 18, 2011 | Chris Mannix
The Nets' Deron Williams signs to play in Turkey. Will other NBAers follow?

July 18, 2011 | Chris Mannix
The British Olympic Association, in a list of "social media guidelines" circulated to team managers, approved tweeting by British athletes during next summer's Games but urged the use of "correct...

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Died

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Bri'onte Dunn

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July 18, 2011 | Dan Patrick
Eli Manning

July 18, 2011 | Edited by ALEXANDRA FENWICK
Lauren Burress

July 18, 2011 | Dan Greene
Athletes have a checkered history with the sash-wearing set

July 18, 2011 | JON HEYMAN
In a trade market long on contenders and short on confirmed sellers, these players are likely to move by July 31

July 18, 2011 | Joe Sheehan
Halfway through a season, a team's run differential is usually a better indication of its level of play than its record. So when looking for teams that will rise and fall after the All-Star break,...

July 18, 2011 | RICK LIPSEY
So-yeon Ryu outlasted a fellow Korean and five weather delays en route to a surprise win at the U.S. Women's Open

July 18, 2011 | ANDREW LAWRENCE
Andy Roddick's losing Davis Cup effort is only the latest disappointment in a tough year

July 18, 2011 | Gary Smith
Think it's been a treat to watch the dominance of the Phillies' rotation? You should see what Chooch sees—and know all he knows. The catcher with the nickname that was once (literally) a curse has...

July 18, 2011 | Dick Friedman
As they battle over billions, players and owners should live up to the legacy of an alltime great who helped build the modern game and suffered for it in the end

July 18, 2011 | Lars Anderson
The first Sprint Cup event at Kentucky Speedway was overflowing with fans—a welcome sign for a sport eager to regain its momentum

July 18, 2011 | Joe Posnanski
What made Derek Jeter's milestone hit different from his many others? Nothing ... and everything. How a career of greatness was celebrated in a moment of our choosing

July 18, 2011 | JOE SHEEHAN
DEREK JETER DIDN'T NEED 3,000 HITS TO CONFIRM HIS STATUS AS AN ALLTIME GREAT

July 18, 2011 | Michael Bamberger
In an exclusive excerpt from a novel about PGA Tour superstar Herbert X. Tremont Jr., known by everyone as Tree, the golfer kicks off his season with two spectacular rounds at Kapalua. At the same...

July 18, 2011 | Brad Wieners
One year ago next week three parties comprising 17 climbers set off to summit the Grand Teton. Within hours one climber was dead and the rest were pinned down by lightning, setting off one of the...

July 18, 2011 | Brad Wieners
MANY LIGHTNING INJURIES AREN'T FROM DIRECT HITS BUT FROM GROUND SHOCKS, WHEN ELECTRICITY RUNS THROUGH THE EARTH AND INTO THE BODY

July 18, 2011 | Brad Wieners
THE OWEN-SPALDING ROUTE IS A REASONABLE CHOICE FOR ANY FIT MOUNTAINEER, BUT THAT DOESN'T MEAN IT'S FREE OF DANGER—AND NOT JUST FROM THE WEATHER

July 18, 2011 | CHRIS BALLARD
It is a warm Tuesday night in a nearly empty high school gym, and I am in trouble. The opposing team's 20-year-old point guard advances upon me. He is quicker than I am, can jump higher and, based...