The toughest competition faced by the best team in basketball history was, in fact, its own: at a closed scrimmage in Monaco between sides led by Michael Jordan and Magic Johnson, the details of which remained a secret for nearly 20 years
BODY ENGLISH England's Wayne Rooney redirected a Glen Johnson cross in the 14th minute of Sunday's Euro 2012 quarterfinal match against Italy in Kiev. Though defender Ignazio Abate was late to the ball, the shot sailed over the crossbar and the game remained scoreless until penalties, when, despite a Rooney goal, the Azzurri prevailed 4--2.
TWO PHOTOSPhotographs by Peter Read Miller and Bill Frakes (top)
JONESING FOR LONDON Lolo Jones is back, baby! Less than a year after undergoing surgery for a tethered spinal cord, Jones (top, second from right) took third place in the women's 100-meter hurdles at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials in Eugene, Ore., to qualify for this summer's Games. Jones finished in 12.86 seconds, behind winner Dawn Harper (bottom, near right) and Kellie Wells (top, second from left).
PHOTOPhotograph by John S. Peterson/Icon SMI
FLIP CAM Nolan Belcher bent over backward for the cameras to provide the right shot before the start of South Carolina's game against SEC rival Arkansas last Friday at the College World Series in Omaha. Playing the Hogs for the third time in five days, the Gamecocks advanced to the championship round against Arizona with a 3--2 victory.
Before he became the premier postseason performer of his generation, the Patriots icon was a middling college quarterback who invited skepticism, even scorn, from fans and his coaches. That was all—and that was everything