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June 30, 2014
June 30, 2014

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June 30, 2014

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This is an article from the June 30, 2014 issue

BASEBALL

30

The Astros

There are rebuilding projects—and there's Houston's unprecedented burn-the-house-down overhaul

By Ben Reiter

WORLD CUP

40

Jurgen Klinsmann

No matter how the tournament ends, a pragmatic and positive coach has transformed U.S. soccer

By Grant Wahl

U.S. WOMEN'S OPEN

46

Michelle Wie

Barely a teen when she was teeing it up against the guys a decade ago, the 24-year-old golfer is now the face of the LPGA—and a newly minted major champion

By Alan Shipnuck

SPECIAL INVESTIGATION

54

Darren Sharper

If the allegations against the former All-Pro safety are true, a monster lived among us

By Michael Rosenberg and Thayer Evans

Special reporting by Emily Kaplan

Departments

2 SI Digital

4 Leading Off

12 Inbox

15 Scorecard

25 Faces in The Crowd

26 Just My Type

Dan Patrick: Why John Stockton wore short shorts

60 Point After

Steve Rushin: The two sides of Jim Kaat's golf game

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