30 The Savior ofPort St. Lucie
Johan Santana has only just arrived in Mets camp, but his mere presence haslifted the gloom from last season's historic collapse and given New York areason to believe again
By Lee Jenkins
38 Believe Him orNot
Long before testimony at a congressional hearing cast doubt on his claim thathe hasn't used steroids or HGH, Roger Clemens convinced himself that he did nowrong
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42 The High Road
Ryan Newman gave team owner Roger Penske his first Daytona 500 win
By Lars Anderson
48 Twins Peaking
Brothers Brook and Robin Lopez have taken Stanford to the top of the Pac-10
By Kelli Anderson
52 Mother Russia
Tatiana Ovechkina made sure her boy Alexander got a record-setting NHL deal
By Michael Farber
Bet You Wish YouCould
Though it may bereaching the end of its evolution, the jam—or stuff, windmill, skywalk,throwdown—is still the most admired and, for many of us, elusive shot inhoops
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28 Faces in theCrowd
29 Just My Type byDan Patrick
• Meet the new Knight
70 Point After
In facing down drug accusations, Roger Clemens is following the playbook of afriend and fellow Texan by Selena Roberts
• UConn's high-impact freshman
• A strategic shift saves Kelly Pavlik
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