48 Bigger Gets Smaller
Steroid testing plus good young arms equals the return of small ball
by Tom Verducci
54 A Trip to Remember
Jeremy Rose survived a near-disastrous stumble aboard Afleet Alex to win at Pimlico
by Tim Layden
58 Red Hot for the Heat
In leading Miami to the East finals, Dwyane Wade joined the ranks of the NBA's elite
by Ian Thomsen
62 His Game Looks Cool
The world's top clubs--and young African-Americans-- love MLS's Eddie Johnson
by Grant Wahl
Online and Obsessed
Some college players use high-level stats and game theory to make a fortune on Internet poker. Not all their peers fare so well
by Daniel G. Habib
4 Leading Off
10 Catching Up With ...
17 Air and Space
Like imminent death, scoring concentrates the mind. Too bad its death is imminent by Steve Rushin
• Man U fans united against owner
• Prefontaine mourned 30 years on
• Little League girl notches 18 K's
31 Faces in the Crowd
90 The Life of Reilly
Does it come in pop-top cans? A NASCAR owner is making ... wine by Rick Reilly
• Padres figure out home park
87 The WNBA
• Holdsclaw happier in L.A.
88 The NFL
• Minnesota's strange off-season
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