32 The Four Tops
Four powerhouses, each with a uniquely skilled star, are set for a showdown
By Grant Wahl
40 Going Hollywood
Reminders of New York abound for the new Dodgers manager, Joe Torre
By Lee Jenkins
46 Ready for F√∫tbol?
The Fire's Cuauhtémoc Blanco leads a new wave of attacking Latino talent
By Mark Bechtel
50 Lee Elder's Courage
He opened Augusta to blacks; 33 years later race is still an issue in the game
By Damon Hack
8 Leading Off
• The inspiration for Leatherheads
• First Person: Delmon Young
• Final Four crossword puzzle
29 Faces in the Crowd
30 Just My Type by Dan Patrick
• See ya, C-Webb
80 Point After
Wise up, MLS. Soccer's really a numbers game by Chris Ballard
74 The NHL
• Two potential playoff spoilers
75 The NBA
• A tall order for Larry Bird
• Jimmie Johnson's still a sure bet
78 The NFL
• Jerry Jones changes his ways
The son of two of America's most decorated riders, the 17-year-old has emerged as the next great U.S. prospect—and a source of inspiration to his father, who is battling Parkinson's
BY AUSTIN MURPHY
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40 TRUE BLUE Dodgers pitching legends Sandy Koufax (hugging new manager Joe Torre) and Don Newcombe (36) reveled after throwing out simultaneous first pitches on Monday at Dodger Stadium.
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