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After the Ball
The malaise following Barry Bonds's chase has seeped into the souvenir market
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10 Who Could Go All the Way
Unpredictable weather and the quirky Carnoustie Links make next week's British Open a crapshoot, but that didn't stop a PGA Tour pro (on the condition of anonymity) from ranking, in ascending order, the players who are most likely to win the championship
Game of Love
Frustrated by golf and a troubled relationship with his father, a son suddenly finds the answers during a magical nine holes in Scotland
SOCCER
The Americanization of David Beckham
Or will it be the Beckhamization of America? That's what MLS is hoping for with the arrival of the English superstar, who's bent on lifting the profile of soccer while blending in with his Galaxy mates
GOLF
Host With The Most
New father Tiger Woods showed he knows how to throw a party, drawing a strong field to a tough test while finding a way to say thanks to the military on America's birthday
Baseball
Party's Just Getting Started
Imaginative, aggressive management and a steady stream of promising young talent make the Angels not only SI's pick to win it all, but also a potential superpower for years to come
What? The Cubs?
A Baseball Prospectus formula projects who has the stuff to win in October. It's not as crazy as it sounds (really)
Tennis
Venus Almighty
Redeeming the wettest Wimbledon since the Flood, Venus Williams sailed to her fourth singles title, and Roger Federer tied Bjorn Borg's record of five straight with an epic win over rival Rafael Nadal
Jerry Jones
The King of Texas
In his biggest gamble yet, wildcat owner Jerry Jones is spending a billion dollars on a new stadium--a shrine to his Cowboys and a 100,000-seat symbol of his reign over the NFL's marquee franchise
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