2006 NASCAR Midseason Report
The Big 3
There's a lot of
racing left, but it'll be hard to get past Tony Stewart, Matt Kenseth and
Jimmie Johnson, a trio that defines excellence at the Cup level
Early Sparks and Late Runs
With more than half of NASCAR's regular season in the books, here's a nod to some of the magic moments plus a glimpse into the crystal ball. With racers flying to the finish in a bid to qualify for the Chase, SI breaks down the field
Where Are They Now?
7th ANNUAL Where Are They Now?
Lawrence TAYLOR - Another Nine?
THE GIANTS GREAT WHO TERRORIZED QUARTERBACKS AND BATTLED A COCAINE HABIT IS SPENDING HIS DAYS PLAYING GOLF ... LOTS AND LOTS OF GOLF
Better Late Than Never
For Cowboys tackle Rayfield Wright and Giants linebacker Harry Carson, election to the Hall of Fame was long overdue
Greg NORMAN - A Taste For Profit
THIRTEEN YEARS AFTER WINNING HIS LAST MAJOR--AND 10 YEARS AFTER HIS HISTORIC FOLD AT THE MASTERS--THE SHARK HAS BUILT A $300 MILLION BUSINESS EMPIRE
A golf career was
just the start for these men, who according to Golf Digest had the highest
off-course income among former PGA Tour pros in 2005.
Roger CLEMENS - The King Of K's
AN APRIL 1986 GAME WASN'T ANYTHING SPECIAL UNTIL THE 23-YEAR-OLD ROCKET BEGAN BLOWING THE BALL PAST SEATTLE HITTERS--AND STRUCK OUT A RECORD 20
San Francisco DONS - In Their Own Style
FIFTY YEARS AGO BILL RUSSELL AND HIS USF TEAMMATES DOMINATED COLLEGE BASKETBALL WITH DEFENSE AND FOREVER CHANGED THE WAY THE GAME IS PLAYED
Cover FOILS - They Wuz Framed
MAKING THE COVER
OF SI ISN'T ALWAYS CAUSE FOR CELEBRATION. JUST ASK THE "OTHER GUYS,"
WHOSE LESS THAN PERFECT PERFORMANCES HELPED THE STARS SHINE
Don LARSEN - Pitcher Perfect
THE ONLY MAN TO
THROW A PERFECT GAME IN THE WORLD SERIES STILL REMEMBERS EVERY DETAIL OF THAT
AFTERNOON HALF A CENTURY AGO, WHEN HE WAS UNTOUCHABLE
Perfect and Proud of It
Although many athletes hate to be thought of as one-time wonders, Len Barker is quite happy to be remembered for his masterpiece
The Sports Culture Grid
Chris EVERT - My Three Sons
The 18-time Grand
Slam singles champ and poster girl for femininity in sports is raising a
testosterone-laden trio of skateboarding, paintballing boys¬†
Tracy Austin: Out of Pinafores
The onetime teen
sensation with the quaint tennis dresses is now a mother and TV commentator who
still puts in time on the courts
Carl LEWIS - Dramatic Sequel
THE TRACK AND FIELD STAR WAS GREAT THEATER AS A NINE-TIME OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST; AFTER DRIFTING FOR YEARS, HE HAS FINALLY FOUND A SATISFYING SECOND ACT
Lost & Found
NOT EVERY RETIRED JOCK IS PLAYING GOLF. THESE FORMER STARS ARE HARD AT WORK IN NEW CAREERS OR CHASING THEIR DREAMS. ONE EVEN WENT HOLLYWOOD
Where Will They Be?
THEY ARE SEVEN EXCEPTIONAL TEENAGE ATHLETES WHO, WITH HARD WORK AND GOOD FORTUNE, CAN MAKE IT TO THE TOP. WHEN WILL WE SEE THEM CELEBRATED IN THESE PAGES AGAIN?
Inside: The Week in Sports
Miami Twice? After
its wipeout of Dallas, is the Heat poised for a repeat? Will Pat be back? And
how will small ball affect the Big Fella?
Ian Thomsen's Fast Break
From the Editor
Come and Get It
New and surprising
content is landing on SI.com this summer
Crisis of Management
By embarrassing a
rookie for failing to honor baseball's retaliation code, Ozzie Guillen exposed
a weakness of his own
Who's Hot / Who's Not
For the Record
The prospects are
picked, but when should NHL teams sign them?
Q & A Tim Green
The 42-year-old former Falcons defensive end and ex-host of A Current Affair is a lawyer and recently published his 13th book, Kingdom Come.
The Weeks Ahead
What to watch and
Faces in the Crowd