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Inside: The Week In Sports

July 16, 2007
July 16, 2007

Table of Contents
July 16, 2007

SI Players: LIFE ON AND OFF THE FIELD
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SOCCER
GOLF
Baseball
Tennis
  • Redeeming the wettest Wimbledon since the Flood, Venus Williams sailed to her fourth singles title, and Roger Federer tied Bjorn Borg's record of five straight with an epic win over rival Rafael Nadal

Jerry Jones

Inside: The Week In Sports

NASCAR
First Nextel Cup win just a matter of time for RCR's sterling sophomore Clint Bowyer • Garage insider: It's his team at Joe Gibbs Racing that has Denny Hamlin going strong

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The NHL
Even with a salary cap, wealthy teams land marquee players by offering front-loaded contracts • Free agents spurn Montreal and Edmonton • Wayne Gretzky sweats but gets his top choice

CHECKERED PASS A winner in only his second Nextel Cup start, in 2002, Jamie McMurray had gone another 166 races without a victory before last Saturday night's Pepsi 400 at Daytona. McMurray (26) nipped Kyle Busch at the finish line to win by 0.005 of a second, equaling the second-closest finish since NASCAR went to electronic timing in 1993.

PHOTOPhotograph by Don Montague/AP