MAY 23, 2005
VOLUME 102, NO. 21
4 Leading Off
13 Air and Space
Once they were Warriors, now they're Worriers: Marquette's mascot muddle by Steve Rushin
• Sweet Lou in sports hell
• Superfecta guys' Preakness picks
• Climber's no-oxygen Grand Slam
• New pre-Indy women's mark
24 Faces in the Crowd
72 The Life of Reilly
Forced to choose between tests and a title, Tulsa's golf coach shot an ace for student-athletes by Rick Reilly
• Jagr leads Czechs to world title
• Winky jabs Tito from post to post
• Rogers's changeup baffles batters
36 Fun with the Suns
Steve Nash's wizardry and the Mavs' crafty efforts to thwart him have made for an exhilarating series
by Chris Ballard
42 Sound of Santana
In the clubhouse Johan Santana is all music, fun and games, but on the mound he's dominant
by S.L. Price
48 The Real Deal
In a sport famous for eating its young, Spain's Rafael Nadal, 18, looks like he's here for good
by L. Jon Wertheim
52 The Sprinter
For Paralympic champion Marlon Shirley, childhood was a nightmare. Losing a foot, he says, was the least of it by S.L. Price
PHOTOGRAPH BYJOHN W. MCDONOUGH
INSET PHOTOS: Al Tielemans (Santana); Simon Bruty (Shirley)
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TRICKS OF THE TRADE
Twins ace Johan Santana can do just about anything he wants with a baseball (page 42).
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