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This is an article from the June 30, 2008 issue
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
Euro 2008 previews and postgame reactions.
Complete coverage and seed reports from Wimbledon.
Inside Olympic Sports
Daily analysis and news from the U.S. track and field trials.
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.
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."
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