The beleaguered Marion Jones needs a strong showing in the U.S. nationals • Asafa Powell fires up a rivalry with Justin Gatlin


Ichiro Suzuki swings his way out of a slump • Felipe Lopez comes of age • With a nasty slider, Matt Clement becomes an ace

COLOR PHOTOPhotograph by Reporter Images/D.P.P.I. NEW SPRINT KING Asafa Powell of Jamaica (center) set a world record in the 100 meters--9.77 seconds--on June 14 in Athens, beating Francis Obikwelu of Portugal (left) and Aziz Zakari of Ghana to the wire.