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GOLF'S NEW ERA

RORY MCILROY'S HISTORIC WIN AT THE U.S. OPEN

By MICHAEL BAMBERGER

2011 WOMEN'S WORLD CUP: TEAM USA's TEST

BY GRANT WAHL

P. 50

SLUGGER JOSE BAUTISTA: DO YOU BELIEVE?

BY JOE POSNANSKI

P. 38

PHOTOON THE COVER Photograph by Fred Vuich