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June 16, 2014
June 16, 2014

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June 16, 2014

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STANLEY CUP
WORLD CUP 2014
DON MATTINGLY
  • As one of the game's best players, Donnie Baseball was more prepared than anyone else on the field. But getting the highest-priced team in the majors to care as much as he does has proved to be a challenge. In order to lead the Dodgers to the title that's eluded him, he'll have to find a way

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FOR JUNE 16, 2014

Open Season

Will the soap opera that has surrounded Rory McIlroy over the past month spoil his first visit to Pinehurst and a shot at his second U.S. Open title? If Rory falls short, who are the favorites to take home the championship trophy? Can Phil Mickelson win his first Open? Go to GOLF.com for complete tournament coverage, including the latest news, a roundtable discussion with SI's Michael Bamberger, Alan Shipnuck and Gary Van Sickle, our live tournament blog, and photo galleries of the day's most arresting images from around the greens.

Luis Paez-Pumar

(@paezpumarL)

Getting to the point where I'm impressed by LeBron haters. I wish I had the same determination, to ram my head into a wall over and over.

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Follow @SportsIllustrated on Instagram for the most captivating images in sports, including this photo of catcher Hector Sanchez, who has a lot to smile about. His Giants had a 42--21 record—best in baseball through Sunday.

SI DIGITAL BONUS

THE FACE OF GENIUS

From the SI Vault Sept. 25, 1989

This was the malleable mug of Don Zimmer—already 40 years into his life in baseball—in his prime as a skipper, sagely managing the Cubs to the top of the National League

By Leigh Montville

For an inside look at the U.S. Open, check out GOLF.com Live from Pinehurst, hosted by GOLF MAGAZINE's Jessica Marksbury and Shane O'Donoghue, from June 10 to June 15. Go to GOLF.com/video

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PLANET F√öTBOL

Are you ready for some f√∫tbol? Can Lionel Messi add the one trophy missing from his mantel? Will Spain reign again? Who will survive the Group of Death? Check out SI.com's Planet F√∫tbol, your destination for all things World Cup. SPORTS ILLUSTRATED soccer writers Grant Wahl and Brian Strauss will bring you all of the latest news from Brazil, plus game previews, predictions and analyses. Go to soccer.si.com/soccer/planet-futbol

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