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BARRY BONDS
The Long, Strange Trip to 715*
BY TOM VERDUCCI

BARBARO RUNS AWAY WITH THE DERBY
BY TIM LAYDEN

PLAYOFFS

NHL: TINY HAPPYPEOPLE
BY MICHAEL FARBER

NBA: THE TEXASSHOOTOUT
BY CHRIS BALLARD

PLUS
JOY IN MUDVILLE
Baseball's Early Surprises
Rampaging Reds
Motown Makeover
Rockie on a Roll

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Cover: PHOTOGRAPH BY BRAD MANGIN

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INSET PHOTO: Bill Frakes