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June 04, 2007
June 04, 2007

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June 4, 2007

SI Bonus Section: Golf Plus
SI Players: LIFE ON AND OFF THE FIELD
Pro Football
LACROSSE
NBA PLAYOFFS
Stanley Cup
MOTOR SPORTS
TONY LA RUSSA
  • A DUI arrest. A pitcher's death. A horrendous start to the season. Only seven months after a World Series triumph that sealed his place among the greats, Cardinals manager Tony La Russa is calling on all his smarts to cope with crises on and off the field

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NASCAR
The first Cup victory for Casey Mears—and yet another win for Hendrick • Toyota makes progress • It's a lost season for Greg Biffle

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Baseball
The first televised draft will be full of intriguing subplots • Why general managers shouldn't favor college prospects over high school players

EYE-CATCHING
Oft-maligned for his sloppy play in leftfield, Boston's Manny Ramirez zeroed in on a sinking fly ball hit by Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano in a game that New York won 6--2. The Yanks then lost four of their next five—including a sweep at the hands of the Angels—and by week's end had fallen 12 1/2 games behind the first-place Red Sox in the AL East.

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