SI.com

June 29, 2008

Breaking News • Real-time Scores • Daily Analysis

A-One and A-Two ...

Who goes first in the NBA draft: Michael Beasley or Derrick Rose? That will be decided on Thursday at Madison Square Garden, and SI.com has complete coverage. Before the picks are made, check out writer Ian Thomsen's mock draft, feature on Beasley and trade rumors. Then get ...

• Draft grades from Marty Burns

• Postdraft analysis from Chris Mannix

• Photo galleries of the top players by position

DRAFT UPDATES, BREAKING NEWS AND BLOGS AT SI.COM/NBA

FEATURED WRITERS

GRANT WAHL
Inside Soccer
Euro 2008 previews and postgame reactions.
SI.com/wahl

JON WERTHEIM
Inside Tennis
Complete coverage and seed reports from Wimbledon.
SI.com/wertheim

TIM LAYDEN
Inside Olympic Sports
Daily analysis and news from the U.S. track and field trials.
SI.com/layden

COLLEGE RECRUITING

Eyes for Talent
This week Andy Staples looks at the history of college football and basketball recruiting—detailing how coaches, from Kentucky hoops legend Adolph Rupp to former Oklahoma coach Barry Switzer and Alabama coach Nick Saban, stay ahead of NCAA rules. Also read how top prospects, including QB Matt Barkley and shooting guard Lance Stephenson, will spend their summers.

> For more recruiting news, go to SI.com/recruiting.

SI VAULT

FROM SPORTS ILLUSTRATED JULY 9, 1990

SI writer Steve Rushin profiled new Mets manager Bud Harrelson, who replaced Davey Johnson and in two weeks led the team from fourth to first in the NL East.

BUD HARRELSON was poised at the rim of a mug of beer roughly the size of an industrial-waste drum. He was behind his desk in the manager's office, but so large was his postgame brew that it looked as if he were sitting poolside. Harrelson's Mets had just beaten the Reds 4--2 for their 11th straight victory, a winning streak that tied a team record also matched by the 1969 and '86 world champions. Harrelson paused before attempting to clean-and-jerk the cold one before him. "Sixty-nine and '86," he said. "Vintage years."

> Check out the latest classic SI story at SI.com/classic, and for your favorite stories and covers, go to SI.com/vault.

Cover
PHOTOGRAPH BY NATHANIEL S. BUTLER/NBAE/GETTY IMAGES
Background digitally altered by SI Imaging
INSET PHOTO: David Bergman (Solo)

For reprints of SI covers visit SIcovers.com.

SI Extra
To sign up for SPORTS ILLUSTRATED's free subscriber-only e-mail newsletter, go to sicustomerservice.com/siextra.

Please Recycle This Magazine Remove Inserts or Samples Before Recycling

PHOTODISNEY/AP (BEASLEY)HIGH SIGN Beasley isn't likely to last past No. 2. PHOTOTODD BIGELOW/AURORA (BARKLEY) PHOTOHOWARD SCHATZ (WERTHEIM) FIVE PHOTOS

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)