Tennis

--Sidelines erode Williamses' passion for the game
--Croats roll at Wimbledon
--Home court woes in Slams

The NBA

--Timberwolves' Kevin Garnett is SI's Player of the Year
--Five who could unseat KG next season

The NHL

--Capitals' top draft pick could be instant star
--Hasek bound for Ottawa?
--Thrashers beef up defense

COLOR PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPH BY SCOTT BARBOUR/GETTY IMAGES GRASS DISTINCTIONS While the game's stars gamboled on CentreCourt, lower-seeded pros played on outer courts on Day 4 ofWimbledon.