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Inside: The Week In Sports

The Twins make an insufficient pitch to extend Johan Santana • The scouting report on rookie Elijah Dukes • Killing the buzz about Ichiro joining the Red Sox

With the Davis Cup drifting toward irrelevance, critics within the sport are calling for major changes • A towering U.S. teen takes a giant leap

Is IndyCar champ Sam Hornish eyeing a full-time NASCAR ride? • Carl Edwards is putting a lock on the Busch Series title • Signs of life for Toyota?

Horse Racing
Kentucky Derby contender Nobiz Like Shobiz was all business in the Wood Memorial • Handicapping the final two major Derby prep races


Photograph by Brad Mangin

WHAT A WRECK The Giants' Todd Linden pulled in this drive off the bat of the Dodgers' Mike Lieberthal last Saturday, but the rest of the week was a car crash for San Francisco, which got off to a 1--5 start.