Inside: The Week In Sports

July 23, 2007
July 23, 2007

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July 23, 2007

SI Bonus Section: Golf Plus
  • Henry Aaron is about to be displaced from his spot atop the alltime home run list, but 755 will endure as one of baseball's magical numbers, a lasting monument to an underappreciated star and to the courage and integrity with which the Hammer attained his crown

  • It's after midnight on the East Coast: Do you know where baseball's best closer is? J.J. Putz is in Seattle, saving games with near-historic efficiency

Pro Football

Inside: The Week In Sports

Olympic Sports
Rio uses Pan Ams to make its pitch for the 2016 Games • Mom of three comes off back surgery to earn bronze medal

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Despite his agent's threats, Yi Jianlian will wear a Milwaukee uniform this fall • Scout: Grant Hill's impact on the Suns

Free agent Kyle Busch could be headed to DEI in 2008 • Is another second-half charge in store for Tony Stewart?

Six unheralded players who could make a difference on a contender • White Sox asking too much for Jermaine Dye

College Basketball
Top prospect Dwayne Polee skips the shoe-company showcases • Early leaders on the recruiting front

HANDS OFF Celtics guard Sergio Sanchez tries to keep Chinese guard Wang Zhongguang from getting to a loose ball in an NBA Summer League game on July 11 in Las Vegas. Boston won 80--52, and finished the week with a 3--2 record; Team China went 1--4, with its win coming on a buzzer-beater by forward Yi Jianlian (page 69).

PHOTOPhotograph by Greg Nelson