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A Tale of Two Tour Pros
Winning was just a matter of time for a can't-miss 25-year-old like Hunter Mahan, but for journeyman Jay Williamson, contending in Hartford may have been a once-in-a-lifetime experience
Unhappy Returns
Top NBA and NHL draft picks rarely lead their teams to titles
Where Are They Now?
Forward Progress
Fourteen years after he became the poster child for cystic fibrosis, Boomer's son is playing three sports and helping his dad fight for a cure
A Big, Bold Finish
One of many former jocks who've found a second career in wine, this 13-year veteran of the NFL trenches proves that size doesn't preclude sophistication
Your Table Is Ready
He feasted on quarterbacks for 12 seasons. Now the Lions' alltime sack leader is inviting Motown to chow down at his three highly acclaimed restaurants
American Dream
Infused with a passion for architecture and guided by his Islamic faith, the Hall of Fame center has scored big as Houston's most distinctive real estate magnate
That '70s Show
Led by inimitable coach Al McGuire, the '77 Warriors had a style of their own--and they weren't above a little infighting on their way to the title
A Dashing Dynasty
Swinging from the heels, and often at each other, Charlie Finley's club became baseball's most entertaining spectacle--and its most forward-looking
Loud and Clear
One of Oakland's less vocal stars, Joe Rudi now makes his voice heard as a ham radio buff
Goons Forever
Thirty years after Slap Shot vaulted three minor league tough guys into hockey immortality, they're still playing their parts. And why not? They came by them naturally
Full Speed Ahead
America's downhill rebel is pushing for children's rights with the same passion she channeled into conquering the mountain
Trading Punch Lines
A quarter century after their contentious bout, the champ and the challenger are still going at each other--but these jabs don't hurt
What's in A Name?
The shortstop synonymous with big league futility--Mendoza Line, anyone?--maintains a reputation well north of respectability in his native country
Arms and the Man
He was the first to undergo Tommy John surgery, and decades later his name lives on in the lingo of the game
Where Will They Be?
Their talent is undisputed, their potential enormous. Their ultimate destinations? Unknown. But rest assured you'll be watching these promising athletes make their mark somewhere--and soon
Golden Boys
Remaining undefeated under new coach Bob Bradley, the U.S. won the Gold Cup by beating archrival Mexico (yet again) in a match that served as a young midfielder's coming-out party
Track and Field
Speed to Burn
Sprinters Tyson Gay and Torri Edwards hit their stride at the U.S. championships, blazing to emphatic--and cathartic--victories
2007 NASCAR Midseason Report
Here Comes Mr. Gordon
He's 35 and a father now, but thanks to a storybook marriage and a new crew chief, Jeff Gordon has recaptured the bloom--and vroom--of his youth
Where Are They Now: Lost & Found
Ricky Pierce
One of the NBA's premier sixth men now provides hands-on instruction in the art of the perfect jumper
Julie Moss
Willing herself across the line in the '82 Ironman, she helped push triathlon into the mainstream
Bob Lilly
He was a Cowboy to the core, so it's fitting that this Hall of Famer's photography reflects the spirit of the West
Al Oerter
One of the alltime great Olympians, he finds common ground between athletics and aesthetics
Ed Marinaro
The Heisman runner-up turned television idol aims to fill a void with movies that appeal to his generation
Milt Wilcox
The dog days of summer get a splash of excitement when this pitcher's high-flying pooches come to town
David Klingler
For a quarterback well-schooled in many an offense, getting a handle on ancient languages has been a snap
Dave Wottle
As an admissions director, the hat-wearing hero of the 1972 Games tries to spot students with hidden potential
Dock Ellis
Notorious for baseball's trippiest mound exploit, he turned his experiences to the good by helping substance abusers
Jim Lonborg
Folks around Boston don't mind a trip to the dentist when the man behind the drill is a legend of '67
Willie Gault
Still speedy after all these years, the college track star and NFL wide receiver is a sprint champion once more
Life of Reilly

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