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May 28, 2012 | Volume 116, Issue 22

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Magic Johnson Cover - Sports Illustrated May 28, 2012

May 28, 2012
Title IX didn't just change the sports landscape for women, it changed it for men as well. When I was in high school, boys and girls participated in sports based on gender. Boys played basketball...

May 28, 2012 | DICK FRIEDMAN
As the napping Clemens jurors so eloquently illustrated, there are some sports stories about which we've heard quite enough

May 28, 2012 | DICK FRIEDMAN
A 12-year-old San Antonio boy received a one-day suspension from middle school after he had a portrait of Spurs forward Matt Bonner—a fellow redhead and his favorite NBA player—shaved into the...

May 28, 2012
HOT: SOX AND THE CITY

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| RETIRED |

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Who is your favorite NBA announcer?

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May 28, 2012 | Michael McCann
The stakes are high in Jonathan Vilma's defamation suit against Roger Goodell

May 28, 2012 | MARK BEECH
A wounded warrior lends affecting depth to one summer popcorn picture

May 28, 2012 | MARK BEECH
"I've had enough."

May 28, 2012 | MARK BEECH
BURNING BUSCH

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BERNIE MONTOYA

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Plucky Plunkees

May 28, 2012 | Julia Morrill
Crooked Arrows, Hollywood's first lacrosse movie (opening nationwide June 1), isn't exactly a whole new ball game in terms of plot. The roster of sports flick clichés includes: Ragtag but lovable...

May 28, 2012 | DAN PATRICK
FOOTBALL DAD

May 28, 2012 | DAN PATRICK
SAY WHAT?

May 28, 2012 | JOE SHEEHAN
The Orioles' fast start? A bit of fool's gold. But these are not Birds of the same old feather. Just wait another year or two

May 28, 2012 | JOE SHEEHAN
Adam Jones has homered on 26.9% of the balls he's put in the air, but several other hitters have seen similar lifts in their home-run-per-fly-ball rates. HR/FB rate is a volatile stat, one...

May 28, 2012 | MICHAEL FARBER
Are the Rangers ruining playoff hockey with their willingness to lay out? Hardly. They're just trying to win—which is all that matters in the postseason

May 28, 2012 | PIERRE MCGUIRE
For the Devils and the Kings, the best defense is a good offense that forces their opponents' top players to defend rather than attack. New Jersey upset the Flyers in the second round—and had...

May 28, 2012 | CHRIS MANNIX
With Chris Bosh still injured, Dwyane Wade and LeBron James will have to do more than just pull their weight for the Heat

May 28, 2012 | LEE JENKINS
For a 78-hour stretch Los Angeles was, finally, the sports capital of the world: 300,000 fans, 10 events, four teams, three playoff series, 110 cyclists. And an eclipse. Results be damned, it was...

May 28, 2012
NOW ON SI.COM

May 28, 2012 | ALBERT CHEN
A little old Magic, sprinkled with the newly tapped magic of Matt Kemp, have again made the Dodgers the toast of L.A. And Kemp's best? Still to come.

May 28, 2012 | TIM LAYDEN
A generation of American adults is nearing middle age without having seen a Triple Crown winner. I'll Have Another will need all the speed and stamina he showed in the Preakness to end the 34-year...

May 28, 2012 | TIM LAYDEN
Seven horses in the last 15 years have gone to the Belmont with a chance to win the Triple Crown. None has succeeded

May 28, 2012 | GRANT WAHL
The hero of Chelsea's historic Champions League final victory, Ivorian striker Didier Drogba is a man of the world whose intellect and impact extend far beyond the pitch

May 28, 2012 | LARS ANDERSON
His final-lap crash in the Indy 500 last year could have been a career-defining moment, for all the wrong reasons. But JR Hildebrand handled the heartbreak of letting a sure victory slip away with...

May 28, 2012 | ELIZABETH MCGARR
Since the first daredevils took to the bricks 101 years ago, the race has been on at Indy to find that balance of handling, safety and, above all, speed needed to prevail over 500 miles. Decade by...

May 28, 2012 | PABLO S. TORRE
Playing fields have long been segregated on the basis of sex. But what happens to the athletes whose physiology doesn't match their gender identity? Against whom do they compete? What obstacles do...

May 28, 2012 | ROY BLOUNT JR.
These NBA playoffs have been a tough slog for me. Intensity! Defense! Starters out or visibly hobbled! Hard fouls and hurt scowls! (It's not so much the Heat, it's the hostility.) The same damn...

May 28, 2012 | LESLIE ANDREWS
One of the growth opportunities for golf is women. Here's how to draw them in

May 28, 2012 | LESLIE ANDREWS
Will the PGA Tour ever follow the LPGA's lead and issue slow-play penalties during its events?

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MY BAG

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WATCH OUT

May 28, 2012 | DAMON HACK
At the Nelson, unflappable Jason Dufner won for the second time in a month, settling a score with Keegan Bradley, who was back at the place where his career took off

May 28, 2012 | DAMON HACK
Playing on a past-champions exemption for his 1994 win in Memphis, runner-up Dicky Pride has three top 10s this year and is 38th on the money list. Pride had not finished in the top three since...

May 28, 2012 | DAMON HACK
Taking a cue from the head-to-head nature of last week's Sybase Match Play, won by Azahara Muñoz, the same panel of 15 SI and GOLF MAGAZINE writers who cast votes on the SIGolf Ranking (page G10)...

May 28, 2012 | DAMON HACK
In 1959 Mark McCormack made a handshake deal with Arnold Palmer to represent the golf star. Soon after, McCormack founded International Management Group (IMG) and became a force in the game. A...

May 28, 2012 | DAMON HACK
Around 2:40 a.m. on May 16 a lone burglar with an ax broke into the USGA Museum in Far Hills, N.J., smashed open display cases and ran off with two items—a U.S. Amateur trophy created in 1926 and...

May 28, 2012 | DOTTIE PEPPER
Finally! Morgan Pressel (below) was hit with a slow-play, loss-of-hole penalty at the Sybase. Nothing against Morgan, but like a lot of former smokers who can't tolerate cigarette...