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The Lineup

June 28, 2004
June 28, 2004

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June 28, 2004

Cycling
The 101 Most Influential Minorities In Sports
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The Lineup

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This is an article from the June 28, 2004 issue

4 Leading Off

12 Letters
Hey, Derek, blame slump on umps

15 Air and Space
Salivating over the Smithsonian's sports stash by Steve Rushin

17 Scorecard
--Phil Jackson exits with a smile
--Marion Jones fights back in book
--Death of a skiing legend
--Thai prisoners vs. pachyderms

32 Faces in the Crowd

98 The Life of Reilly
No excuses, no sympathy: the new Tiger Rules by Rick Reilly

SI'S 50TH ANNIVERSARY

34 It's a Reel Whopper
Mississippi's Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo is the largest (and
oddest?) event of its kind by E.M. Swift

CYCLING

46 Lance in France, Part 6
New doping allegations have only steeled Lance Armstrong in
his bid to win a record sixth Tour de France by S.L. Price

GOLF

54 Wild Goose Chase
On a bloody Sunday, steady Retief Goosen outlasted Phil
Mickelson to win his second U.S. Open by Alan Shipnuck

BASEBALL

60 Good to Go
The Royals' Carlos Beltran is up for grabs, perhaps the only
franchise player available before the deadline by Tom Verducci

PRO BASKETBALL

64 Nicely Done, Joe
Pistons G.M. Joe Dumars, the most agreeable Bad Boy, was no
pushover as he built an NBA champion by Jack McCallum

GLOBALIZATION OF SPORTS

68 On Safari for 7-Footers
A top NBA prospect from Africa must come to grips with a wild
new world of opportunity by Grant Wahl

MINORITIES IN SPORTS

74 The Man Behind the Man
Aggressive. Brash. Cocky. And that's what friends call Aaron
Goodwin, LeBron James's controversial agent by Jeffri Chadiha

80 Same Game, New Players
Thirty new entrants, including the NBA's MVP (left), made SI's
2004 list of 101 most influential minorities

INSIDE ...

91 Baseball
--Fans love interleague matchups
--From College World Series to bigs

95 Motor Sports
--Jimmie Johnson takes points lead
--Who's next U.S. driver in F/1?

COVER
PHOTOGRAPH BY JONAS KARLSSON
COVER FLAP PHOTO: BILL FRAKES (MISSISSIPPI)

COLOR PHOTO: SIMON BRUTY (GRASS EXTENDED BY SI IMAGING) DARK HOUR Victory in a second straight major slipped away from Phil Mickelson at Shinnecock (page 54).COLOR PHOTO: ERIK ISAKSON/ICON SMI (GARNETT) No. 81 Kevin Garnett

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