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Sports Illustrated

Sports Illustrated July 1, 2019

Through emotional storytelling and award-winning photography, Sports Illustrated provides you with complete coverage of all your favorite sports, including the NFL, College Football, Baseball, College Basketball, the NBA and more.

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16 Edities

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1 min
gabriele grunewald: 1986-2019

HAVING BORNE witness for a 2017 SI profile to Gabriele Grunewald’s ebullient determination, I came to imagine the next story I might write about her. It would be set in Eugene, Ore., in the summer of 2020, when Grunewald, her cancer in remission, ran the 1,500 meters at the U.S. Olympic trials. I imagined the interview afterward, watching her contort her face in that way she liked to do, joking about her performance and then turning serious to encourage and inspire others. I couldn’t wait to write that story. Sadly now, I never will. On June 11, Grunewald, known to the running community as Gabe, died of complications due to adenoid cystic carcinoma. She was 32, far too young and far too strong to die. Far too beloved. Yet cruelly, far…

2 min
faces in the crowd

MARIA FASSI ▸ Golf▸ Pachuca, Mexico Fassi, a recent graduate of Arkansas, shot an eight-under 211 over three rounds at Blessings Golf Club in Fayetteville, Ark., to take the Division I title. She was named WGCA player of the year. Fassi turned pro after having a senior-year scoring average of 71.18 and winning the SEC championship. MYA DUBE ▸ Track and Field▸ North Sutton, N.H. Mya, a rising senior at Kearsarge Regional High, won four races at the Division III state championships to lead the Cougars to their first title in school history. She took the 800 meters (2:20.90), 1,600 (5:07.78) and 3,200 (11:38.83), and anchored the winning 4 … 400 relay (4:12.99). CALLIE SCHEIER ▸ Basketball▸ Clemmons, N.C. Callie, a recently graduated point guard at West Forsyth High, scored 29 points, including a state-championship-record seven three-pointers, in…

14 min
the secret life of superkid

THERE HE is on the cover of Sports Illustrated, 30 years ago last spring: May 8, 1989. He is on a pitcher’s mound, rearing back with a baseball in his right hand, his left foot in the air, his pink face bathed in sunlight beneath the green cap of Brenham High. His tongue is squeezed between his lips. Above his head, a single word in yellow capital letters: superkid. Never before had a high school baseball player been featured on the cover of SI. The story inside opens with a photo spread in which he stands solemnly on that same mound, turned toward centerfield with his hat held over his heart during the playing of the national anthem, his eyes cast downward. Behind him, the school band members in their…

21 min
western union

TITLE CARD: Early 1980S. Fade from black. A hopeful Hollywood screenwriter is reading the newspaper and finds himself enthralled by the recruiting scandals sweeping college athletics, so he does what aspiring scribes do in inspiring moments like these: He writes a screenplay about it. In his story, a college basketball coach—Pete Bell, at the fictional Western University—is trying to reconcile his desire to run a clean program with his hunger to win. Bell ultimately bribes players to come to his school and then does battle with his demons. In real life Ron Shelton, a former college player himself, polished off that script and then … waited. And waited. Shelton, not one to sit still, would write some of the greatest sports movies ever—notably Bull Durham, which came out in 1988—before a…

3 min
huddle and flow

ARIAN FOSTER knows what you are thinking: Great, another athlete who wants to be a rapper. The former Texans All-Pro running back gets it. He even agrees. There’s a stigma—a fair one—and so Foster understands that you will have preconceived notions about his post-playing career endeavors. All he asks is that you give his music an honest chance, that you listen with an open mind. Because Foster not only believes he’s the best athlete who has ever tried his hand at rap, he’ll tell you, “I feel confident putting [my music] up against the greatest artists of our generation.” Known musically as Bobby Feeno, Foster has reason for such bold proclamations. Put simply: His music is good. Not compared-to-Shaq-and-Kobe good. Genuinely good. Last April, Foster independently released his debut album, Flamingo &…

2 min
late bloom

SI: You’ve long been considered one of the most naturally talented players on Tour, but coming into the U.S. Open you only had three wins in almost a decade. Did you ever feel like you were underachieving? GW: Yeah. I got on Tour really quickly after being kind of a no-name in college [at Kansas], and then I won shortly after that, in Tampa in 2011. The expectation was to keep building on that. But I dealt with injuries and split with a swing coach. You could definitely say it took a lot longer than I would have liked. SI: What changed from then to now? GW: Butch [Harmon, my old swing coach] retired at the end of last year, and I made the switch to working with Pete Cowen full time. Right…