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HOW SAFE IS NASCAR?

SPRINT CUP: Why Kyle Busch Is the Driver to Beat

The Freak

A 170-pound Manchild With a 98-mph Fastball, TIM LINCECUM Will Blow You Away
BY TOM VERDUCCI

AARON RODGERS
Filling Brett's Shoes
BY CHRIS BALLARD

OLYMPIC TRIALS
Fast, Faster, Phenomenal
BY TIM LAYDEN AND KELLI ANDERSON

The Giants' young ace at midseason: 9--1 with 114 K's

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COVER PHOTOGRAPH BY MIKE POWELL

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Nigel Kinrade/Autostock (Kyle Busch)

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David N. Berkwitz (helmet)