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June 25, 2012

FEATURES

U.S. OPEN

40 WEBB SIMPSON

The 26-year-old Southern gentleman won his first major tournament with a precise game and the unending support of his pregnant wife

BY ALAN SHIPNUCK

NBA FINALS

46 THE CLOSERS

One thing is clear: The title will go to the team whose star can best close out a game

BY LEE JENKINS

HEATING UP: MIAMI'S SHANE BATTIER

OLYMPICS

52 LOLO JONES

The hurdler is hoping that high-tech training will help her fend off a slew of tough rivals at the U.S. track trials

BY SARAH KWAK

QUESTIONS ENTERING THE TRIALS

STANLEY CUP FINALS

58 DREW DOUGHTY

He led the Kings to the Cup and emerged as the game's best defenseman. But next season he may not get to play

BY MICHAEL FARBER

MMA

64 JACKSON'S GYM

The soul of America's fastest-growing sport can be found in a desert octagon where mysticism mingles with mayhem

BY L. JON WERTHEIM

DEPARTMENTS

6 SI Digital

8 Leading Off

14 The Mail

19 Scorecard

There's something about f√∫tbol that football lacks

26 Faces in the Crowd

28 Just My Type

Joey Votto on PED testing

BY DAN PATRICK

32 Inside ...

Baseball

NBA

NHL

76 Point After

Do u know what college coaches cn do now? Srsly?

BY PHIL TAYLOR

ON THE COVER: PHOTOGRAPH BY GREG NELSON

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PHOTOFRED VUICH (U.S. OPEN)GREEN GANG Tiger Woods (green shirt) and Jim Furyk (putting) drew supersized crowds in the third round of the U.S. Open. PHOTOROBERT BECK (MMA)

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