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You've seen the ad for Tom Emanski's Defensive Drills Video so often that it's a part of your life. But did you ever wonder why Fred McGriff endorses it? And why he's wearing that goofy hat? Page 2 has answers, plus the guilty pleasures of other sports ads and a list of the lamest.
CAPLE: MCGRIFF'S HAT | WHY WE WATCH




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Why do some players (like Allen Iverson) have it and others (like Kobe Bryant) don't? And what exactly is "street cred," anyway? Page 2 has the ultimate guide on how to boost your street cred, and we match up the NBA's All-Cred All-Star team against the No-Cred All-Stars.

The Daily Quickie No Gold Medals
The Daily Quickie watched LeBron James play in the NBA's summer league and saw everybody else get better. Plus, Payton does the Kariya thing (less moola), and Britney shatters another illusion.
When Page 2's Jim Caple couldn't find Larry Walker, Pedro Martinez or Moises Alou during his Ballpark Tour visit to Olympic Stadium, he had to settle for a snuggle with Youppi! Hey, it's as good as it gets.

CAN ANNA RALLY?
Anna Kournikova needs to rally during the last day of Final Four voting if she's going to advance into the championship matchup in Page 2's Most Overrated Person Alive bracket.


When Kobe Bryant was arrested for an alleged sexual assault, everyone was shocked. But an athlete making shocking headlines off the field is nothing new. So here are the sports world's 10 biggest falls from grace:

10]  George O'Leary
After Notre Dame discovered the lies on O'Leary's résumé, he was shown the door after only a week at his dream job.
9]  Mike Tyson
The man who was the future of boxing became a national punchline with his less than stable behavior.
8]  Ben Johnson
Canada's great Olympic hope in 1988 left humiliated when his 100-meter gold medal was taken away after a positive test for steroids.
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VEGAS' ODDS TO WIN 2003 BRITISH OPEN
Tiger Woods 3-1   Phil Mickelson 10-1
Ernie Els 8-1   Vijay Singh 15-1
Sergio Garcia 20-1   Davis Love III 15-1
Mike Weir 10-1   Jim Furyk 10-1
Retief Goosen 15-1   David Toms 20-1
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NEXT BIG THING
Who will be the next LeBron? Page 2's Ralph Wiley says the hype has annointed Coney Island's Sebastian Telfair.

SNUBS VS. STARS
MLB doesn't want Dontrelle at its All-Star Game? We'll take him and Pedro for ours -- and draw better ratings.

MIDSUMMER SPICE
Page 2's Jim Armstrong offers 20 ways to make baseball's All-Star Game a little more interesting.

BALLPARK TOUR
Page 2's tour of the major-league ballparks stops off at Pac Bell, where it was all good.

THE WATER COOLER
With all the junior high drama in the LPGA, Page 2's Brian Murphy takes a break to discuss Wimbledon and the All Star Game.
If your favorite writer isn't on Page 2 today, click here to check out our full roster of columnists.


It's Royals' Mike Sweeney, left and Food Network chef Bobby Flay. Page 2 has received 25 requests for this match. Browse our archives of past pairs or click here to submit a future duo.


MLB: Braves at Cubs
2:00 p.m. ET, TBS
Maddux and Estes hurlin'.
 
Outside the Lines: Winning at any cost
7 p.m. ET, ESPN
Examine the drug culture in sport.
 
WNBA: Liberty at Fever
8 p.m. ET, ESPN2
Indy's got the top All-Star vote getter.
 
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