44 Moonlight Road
Allegations of dogfighting on Michael Vick's property have raised alarms
by George Dohrmann
50 The Ending
Trying to cap a season of redemption, Duke was thwarted by Johns Hopkins
by Ben Reiter
54 All About Winning
So consistent is Tim Duncan that it's easy to forget he's after his fourth ring
by Ian Thomsen
58 Fresh Final
The two young franchises are stocked with players hungry for their first title
by Michael Farber
60 Short but Sweet
Dario Franchitti made a splash at last by winning the rain-curtailed Indy 500
by Lars Anderson
TONY LA RUSSA
Only seven months after winning the Series, the Cardinals' manager is coping with crises on and off the field
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6 Leading Off
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• Jason Giambi comes clean
• Remembering Howard Porter
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38 Faces in the Crowd
80 Life of Reilly
Pacman Jones thinks he has been unduly punished. Try telling that to Tommy Urbanski
by Rick Reilly
• Rick Hendrick's run is no fluke
• The lost season of Greg Biffle
• Plotlines to follow for the draft
• Are college prospects still hot?
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50 A BLUE BLUE DEVIL Brendan Skakandi (right) of Johns Hopkins consoled Duke's Matt Danowski after a dramatic NCAA final.
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