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June 26, 2006
June 26, 2006

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June 26, 2006

SI Bonus Section: Golf Plus
Features
Stanley Cup Finals
NBA FINALS
NBA DRAFT
Special Report
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FEATURES

This is an article from the June 26, 2006 issue Original Layout

SOCCER

44 To Be or Not toBe
The U.S. rallied against Italy, setting up a match that may affect the Yanksfor years
by Grant Wahl

GOLF

48 Back in theShadow
Phil Mickelson blew the U.S. Open--failing to measure up to Tiger Woods
by Alan Shipnuck

BASEBALL

60 How Do ILook?
Meet Nick Swisher, the irrepressible young slugger for the streaking A's
by Chris Ballard

STANLEY CUPFINALS

62 HurricaneForce
High-energy Carolina controlled Game 7 to deliver the NHL title to TobaccoRoad
by Michael Farber

PRO BASKETBALL

66 Down to theWire
The mad Mavs and a Miami star took a terrific postseason toward a fittingend
by Jack McCallum

71 He's the1
Andrea Bargnani of Italy, a.k.a. the Next Dirk, is the best player in the NBAdraft
by Ian Thomsen
• The Top 10 picks and sleepers to watch

SPECIAL REPORT

Duke Lacrosse
THE DAMAGE DONE
Lives have been forever changed. Exclusive sources describe three months offear, disbelief and confusion over what the future holds
by S.L. Price and Farrell Evans
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Departments

12 Leading Off

20 Letters

23 Air andSpace
He has 4,000 baseball books. No wonder Idiot (Damon) tops The Idiot(Dostoyevsky) by Steve Rushin

24 Scorecard
• Michael Jordan's back: Why now?
• A new look at black athletes
• The new whiz kid of the Wild

36 Faces in theCrowd

39 Players

96 Life ofReilly
In a U.S. Open fit for sadists, dreams could die in the middle of the fairwayby Rick Reilly

Inside ...
89 Baseball
• Slim pickings in the trade market

93 Boxing
• The Winky Wright conundrum

94 Motor Sports
• Is Kasey Kahne on a title run?

Cover

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INSET PHOTO: DavidBergman

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>> NBADRAFT

On June 28 AdamMorrison (right) and the rest of the draft class find out where they'll work.Go to SI.com/nba for a mock draft and a five-minute guide; when the pickingbegins check out the Draft Tracker and get running analysis from MartyBurns.

PHOTOBRAD MANGIN (SWISHER)60 BRASH BASHER Nick Swisher (33) was all smiles after belting one of his team-high 17 homers, a grand slam against the Angels.PHOTODAVID BERGMAN (DUKE)PHOTOMICHAEL J. LEBRECHT II/1DEUCE3 PHOTOGRAPHY (PATRICK)39 JUST WEIGHTDanica Patrick dismisses the remarks of other drivers, who believe her mere 100 pounds gives her a racing edge.THREE PHOTOSMATTHEW ASTHON/ICON SMI (TENORIO); JOHN BIEVER (QUINN); JOHN W. MCDONOUGH (MORRISON)