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July 25, 2011 | Volume 115, Issue 4

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July 25, 2011
Sure, Rory McIlroy's victory at Congressional was monumental in terms of U.S. Open wins. However, one major cannot guarantee the ridiculous expectations put upon him to be the "next big thing" in...

July 25, 2011 | STEVE RUSHIN
Nothing in sports is as strained as the language of the injury list

July 25, 2011
Tracking the week's news both inside and outside the confines of cool

July 25, 2011 | Dick Friedman
A new reality show goes behind the scenes with baseball's reigning champs

July 25, 2011 | Dick Friedman
Charting an eventful lockout off-season spent away from the watchful eye of the NFL

July 25, 2011 | Charles Leerhsen
Even as harness racing fades, perhaps its greatest horse reaches her prime

July 25, 2011 | Charles Leerhsen
In an online photo gallery of Buckeyes fans spelling out O-H-I-O with their bodies, Ohio State last week featured a picture in which the corpse of a man in a coffin played the role of the I.

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Edward Mujica

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$1.4 million

July 25, 2011 | Dan Patrick
Paul Konerko

July 25, 2011 | Edited by ALEXANDRA FENWICK
Jake Silverberg

July 25, 2011 | Victor Luckerson
Jeter's homer lifts the memorabilia market

Darren Clarke's long-sought victory at the British Open was as popular as it was deserving

July 25, 2011 | JOE SHEEHAN
Strong starters and an offense that rakes at home are helping Texas take control of the AL West again

July 25, 2011 | JIM TROTTER
After four months of labor talks, the NFL is almost back in business—with several significant changes

July 25, 2011 | LUKE WINN
The players who got international experience this summer will have an advantage over those who stayed home

July 25, 2011 | SETH DAVIS
Rick Pitino is right. The Louisville coach wrote on his blog last week that the Big East, which will have an unwieldy 17 teams when TCU joins the league for the 2012--13 season, should be split...

July 25, 2011 | Grant Wahl
Courage, desire and a never-say-die spirit define the U.S. women's soccer team. But in a World Cup final for the ages, the Americans fell to a Japan team with an awe-inspiring drive to win for its...

July 25, 2011 | Kelli Anderson
Dude! Ryan Lochte might be more known for his surfer's attitude and freak injuries than for his gold medals, but expect him to tear up the pool when the World Swimming Championships begin on Sunday

July 25, 2011 | Ian Thomsen
The president of the NBA players' union, who happens to have been the point guard on five Lakers championship teams, might be the key player in ending the lockout and saving the 2011--12 season

July 25, 2011 | Joe Posnanski

July 25, 2011 | PHIL TAYLOR
Section 14, block B, row E, number 6. For more than 70 years, that was all that marked a patch of earth in the East Ridgelawn Cemetery in Clifton, N.J. Visitors walked over it on their way to the...

July 25, 2011 | John Garrity
Kansas City may be 4,500 miles and an ocean away from the linkslands of Europe, but thanks to Tom Watson, everyone from the Paris of the Plains is up-to-date when it comes to the British Open

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July 25, 2011 | Kevin Cook
Remembering the man who brought the history of golf to life while living his own to the fullest

July 25, 2011 | Kevin Cook

July 25, 2011 | DOTTIE PEPPER
In 2013 the Evian Masters, in Évian-les-Bains, France, will become the LPGA's fifth major. The event will be run by the LPGA, with tour officials handling course setup, officiating and dictating...

July 25, 2011 | Alan Shipnuck
There are two ways of viewing the performance of the U.S. contingent at Royal St. George's: The Americans failed to lift the trophy at a sixth consecutive major, or their ubiquitousness on the...