Golf
Stroke Saver
Chris DiMarco has a Wisconsin judge to thank for devising the unorthodox grip that helped him overcome the yips and jump-start his career
SCORECARD
Star-Powered
With Jennie Finch and a realistic financial plan, a women's professional league looks to go mainstream
Hardball Classics
Two San Francisco State professors have found a novel way to bring their favorite pastime into the classroom
Burning Spear
Breaux Greer does it all--from wearing war paint to trying out for The Bachelor--to make javelin a hot event
Paying the Price
The end of the road comes for a figure in a recruiting scandal that refuses to die
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OVERDRIVE
Playing for a special place in history, Annika Sorenstam seemed to lift her game yet another notch at the McDonald's LPGA Championship
CATCHING UP WITH
COLLEGE FOOTBALL
Put Them In, Coach
John David Booty isn't the only blue-chip bench warmer College Football Nation is eager to see get off the pine, like, yesterday. The following six players will generate plenty of hype this fall, although they are likely to be backups for at least another year.
AIR AND SPACE
SI Players
Cycling
Seven Samurai
Can Lance Armstrong win an unprecedented seventh title in his final Tour de France? Challengers are coming at him from all sides, but the ultimate road warrior is intent on slicing up the opposition
THE NBA FINALS
The Tipping Point
In a championship matchup of well-balanced and hard-nosed teams, the Spurs came to play early with a ferociousness that dominated the Pistons
Baseball
The New Mr. Cub
With North Side fans starving for a hero, Derrek Lee is busting out at the plate, keeping his injury-plagued team in playoff contention and fueling talk of a Triple Crown
GOLF
Major Player
He may not look the part, but after near misses at the PGA Championship and the Masters, Chris DiMarco is one of the favorites at this week's U.S. Open
IZZO AND MARIUCCI
Lean On Me
Since their school days in Michigan, Tom Izzo and Steve Mariucci have dreamed together, schemed together, pushed each other to coaching heights--and always returned to their roots
Inside
Inside Horse Racing
Run to Glory
Afleet Alex proved he's the class of the 3-year-old division with his Belmont romp, but more challenges await him
Inside Baseball
Nick of Time
With Nick Johnson's hot bat helping them win the close ones, the streaking Nationals moved into the NL East lead
Inside High Schools
The Next One
Like LeBron before him, O.J. Mayo became a familiar name to NBA scouts while only a sophomore in Ohio
Inside Motor Sports
Lone Star
There were 21 other drivers at Texas, but Danica Patrick owned the spotlight (even after 12 finished ahead of her)
LIFE OF REILLY
Departments
The Drive
After personal and professional setbacks, that's what Hall of Famer John Elway rediscovered as an owner of the Arena Football League's championship team
Coming Clean
Five days before his trial, a former Baylor hoops teammate pleads guilty to murdering Patrick Dennehy