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May 29, 2006 | Volume 104, Issue 22

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Carson Palmer Cover - Sports Illustrated May 29, 2006

May 29, 2006
Tour de Force

May 29, 2006 | Terry McDonell
Henry Aaron gracefully endured the pressure of the chase, and then stopped it with one lash of his bat.

May 29, 2006 | Terry McDonell
For more on Bonds's tying Babe Ruth, including a photo gallery of his milestone home runs, go to SI.com/baseball.

May 29, 2006 | Steve Rushin
I've been saving this column for a rainy day. This spring the Giants had consecutive home rainouts for the first time since 1961, the Reds were rained out of batting practice for a full week, and...

May 29, 2006 | Michael Silver
Former 49ers owner Eddie DeBartolo wants to bring a team to L.A. Could it be the Raiders? The Vikings? The Saints? The 49ers? Yup

May 29, 2006 | Luis Fernando Llosa
Too old for Little League, Danny Almonte now has a 30-year-old wife

May 29, 2006
Won By Sweden, the world hockey championship, with a 4-0 victory over the defending champion Czech Republic in Riga, Latvia, on Sunday. It's the second major international title in three months...

May 29, 2006
3 Games the Yankees have lost this season in which they held a four-run lead, equaling their total in each of the last two years.

May 29, 2006
Last week Kent Desormeaux (above), Sweetnorthernsaint's jockey, issued a proclamation before the Preakness: "I guarantee I won't be worse than second." Desormeaux made good on his promise, placing...

May 29, 2006 | Richard Deitsch
The author, who began his career as a sportswriter, has a new book, A Writer's Life

May 29, 2006 | Adam Duerson
Nets guard Jason Kidd cleaned out his locker long before his team was eliminated from the playoffs by the Heat. For an episode of ABC's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition that aired on Sunday, Kidd...

May 29, 2006 | Adam Duerson
Careful, Brandon Marshall: You don't want to go down with a trading-card injury before your pro career gets started. Marshall, Denver's fourth-round pick, joined 30 NFL newbies--including Reggie...

May 29, 2006 | Adam Duerson
Barbaro's jockey, Edgar Prado, was booed Sunday at Belmont Racetrack by fans angry they had lost money when the horse fractured his leg in the Preakness (page 40).

May 29, 2006 | Adam Duerson
KELLY CLARK, U.S. snowboarder, after President Bush welcomed the "dudes and dudesses" of the Olympic snowboarding team to the White House:

May 29, 2006 | Chris Mannix
What to watch and watch for

May 29, 2006
Robert Cheseret

May 29, 2006 | As told to Elizabeth Newman
U.S. TENNIS PLAYER

May 29, 2006 | Edited by Kostya Kennedy
WHO'S HOT Tigers After a surprisingly fast start, they keep rollin'. Through Sunday first-place Detroit had won nine of 10 and 22 of 30 since skipper Jim Leyland screamed at them after a...

May 29, 2006 | Ben Reiter
Just because he's a big man doesn't mean rookie left tackle D'Brickashaw Ferguson can't be a fast one too

May 29, 2006 | Edited by Kostya Kennedy
CAM WARD

May 29, 2006 | CHRIS BALLARD
There was no Motown Meltdown, but by taking Detroit to the brink, the Cavaliers exposed flaws in the Pistons, who bore witness that the Second Coming (LeBron) has arrived

May 29, 2006 | Jack McCallum
Frantic finishes, a new emphasis on small ball and compelling new rivalries have combined to give the postseason a needed jolt

May 29, 2006 | TIM LAYDEN
A brilliant colt's bid to give his desperate sport a Triple Crown champion turned tragic when Barbaro broke down in the Preakness and began a fight for his life

May 29, 2006 | TIM LAYDEN
For more horse racing news from Tim Layden, including the latest on the Belmont Stakes, go to SI.com/more.

May 29, 2006 | FRANZ LIDZ
In David Wright the resurgent Mets have the best of all worlds: a homegrown 23-year-old they can build around and a third baseman who is-on and off the field-almost too good to be true

May 29, 2006 | MICHAEL FARBER
Midnight has yet to strike for the Stanley Cup semifinalists--long-shot teams that are rewriting postseason rules and trying to make names for themselves

May 29, 2006 | L. JON WERTHEIM
Roaring back from a premature retirement, Martina Hingis is not only winning matches but also winning over fans as never before. After taking the title in Rome, she's gunning for the one major...

May 29, 2006 | MICHAEL SILVER
FOUR MONTHS INTO A GRUELING REHAB OF HIS DEVASTATED LEFT KNEE, THE YOUNG BENGALS QB IS IN A RACE AGAINST HIMSELF--TO BE READY FOR THE KANSAS CITY CHIEFS ON OPENING DAY

May 29, 2006
Moment of Ruth

May 29, 2006
Baseball

May 29, 2006 | Albert Chen
Fighting Back

May 29, 2006 | Albert Chen
Interleague play returned for its 10th season last weekend, and so too did the grumbling from teams citing the unfair advantages it creates. Last year the Indians used their success against...

May 29, 2006 | Tom Verducci
COORS LOSES ITS FIZZ

May 29, 2006 | Kelli Anderson
Guru of Go

May 29, 2006 | Rick Reilly
There are two ways to be heavyweight champion of the world.

May 29, 2006 | JIM GORANT
A big move changed Lumpy's luck

May 29, 2006 | Steve Bosdosh
WHO: Tim Herron

May 29, 2006 | BEN CRENSHAW
I love the Colonial, even though it's still the cause of pain

May 29, 2006 | Michael Bamberger
A Land Rush Threatens the Golf Boom In Myrtle Beach, Where Another Classic Course Is About to Be Plowed Under

May 29, 2006 | L. Jon Wertheim
To avoid burnout, 14-year-old sensation Sekou Bangoura has taken multitasking to new heights