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The Beat

June 18, 2007
June 18, 2007

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June 18, 2007

SI Bonus Section: Golf Plus
SI Players: LIFE ON AND OFF THE FIELD
NBA FINALS
STANLEY CUP FINALS
Pro Football
  • At his first Patriots minicamp, wideout Randy Moss looked like a new man. Can a player disparaged for his work ethic succeed in an all-for-one ethos?

Tennis
  • Rafael Nadal and Justine Henin once again ruled the French¬†Open, winning their third straight titles in grand fashion on Roland Garros's terre battue

Horse Racing
  • No Triple Crown on the line? No problem. Showing the boys a thing or two, Rags¬†to¬†Riches raced into the history books at the Belmont, holding off the favorite in a stirring stretch duel

Motor Sports
Omar Minaya

The Beat

QUICK: Which school won the first three women's college basketball championships? Hint: It's not UConn or Tennessee. If you still don't know, get thee to see Our Lady of Victory when it comes out later this year. Carla Gugino (Entourage) will star as the coach of the Immaculata (Pa.) Mighty Macs, an all-girl Catholic school that won the AIAW tournament (the precursor to the women's NCAA tourney) every year from 1972 to '74, an era when most teams wore skirts and were adapting to new rules allowing more than three dribbles at a time. "[These girls] had been taught to be humble, that girls are the lesser sex," says Gugino (above). "I think this story has a lot to say about something I think is very important—the equality of dreams." ... Count writer David Mamet (Glengarry Glenn Ross) among the growing list of mixed martial arts fans. Mamet wrote and will direct the film Redbelt, which is about Los Angeles fighters. He has already cast MMA stars Randy Couture and Dan Insonato, as well as former boxer Ray Mancini.

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