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June 29, 2015
June 29, 2015

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June 29, 2015

INBOX
NBA FINALS
NHL
  • Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel are the big prizes this year, but there are a number of other prospects with franchise-altering potential in the class of 2015. Here are 10 names you need to know ahead of the June 26--27 draft

ASTROS
CHANGING AMERICA
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NBA FINALS

40 Stephen Curry

The game's sharpest shooter has plenty of reasons to smile—not least, his first ring

By Lee Jenkins

HOCKEY

48 Connor McDavid

There's a new heir in the line of teenage royalty. His throne—and an Oilers sweater—await

By Austin Murphy

BASEBALL

54 The Astros

Houston has problems—a database hack?—but is still ahead of its rebuilding schedule

By Ben Reiter

SPECIAL REPORT

60 Changing America

How the Millennial generation's digital savvy and diversity impact sports

By Alexander Wolff

Departments

4 SI Digital

6 Leading Off

12 Inbox

14 Scorecard

30 Faces in the Crowd

31 Just My Type

Dan Patrick: Sports prepared The Rock for Hollywood

68 Point After

Michael Rosenberg: New low for high tech

Cover: Jordan Spieth

Photograph by Kohjiro Kinno for Sports Illustrated

Cover: Stephen Curry

Photograph by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE/Getty Images

U.S. OPEN

34 JORDAN SPIETH

After a wild win at Chambers Bay, America's 21-year-old sweetheart is halfway to a Grand Slam

By Alan Shipnuck

PHOTOPHOTOGRAPH BY KOHJIRO KINNO FOR SPORTS ILLUSTRATED