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
June 25, 2006
48 Back in theShadow
Phil Mickelson blew the U.S. Open--failing to measure up to Tiger Woods
by Alan Shipnuck
60 How Do ILook?
Meet Nick Swisher, the irrepressible young slugger for the streaking A's
by Chris Ballard
High-energy Carolina controlled Game 7 to deliver the NHL title to TobaccoRoad
by Michael Farber
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
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
12 Leading Off
23 Air andSpace
He has 4,000 baseball books. No wonder Idiot (Damon) tops The Idiot(Dostoyevsky) by Steve Rushin
• Michael Jordan's back: Why now?
• A new look at black athletes
• The new whiz kid of the Wild
36 Faces in theCrowd
96 Life ofReilly
In a U.S. Open fit for sadists, dreams could die in the middle of the fairwayby Rick Reilly
• Slim pickings in the trade market
• The Winky Wright conundrum
94 Motor Sports
• Is Kasey Kahne on a title run?
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