SI Bonus Section: Golf Plus
Air and Space
Football
2006 World Cup
Goodbye to All That
The U.S. is gone, but the tournament rolls on-and it just gets better from here. Pull up a chair as Beckham, Ballack and the balletic Argentines get ready to rock the goal
Baseball
Year of the Rookie
With veteran help in short supply, talented first-year players are stepping into key roles for contenders, adding an X-factor to the wide-open playoff races
FIRST-HALF AWARDS
Cycling
Attitude on Wheels
As brash as evern following three big early-season wins, former mountain biker Floyd Landis rides into the Tour de France finally free of his former boss and nemesis, Lance Armstrong
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?
Heavy Hitters
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.
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
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
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 NBA
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?
Life of Reilly
From the Editor
Departments
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.