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LEADING OFF

LEADING OFF

GOLF PLUS

Tawkin' Texas

Although it has been around since 1922, a revitalized Texas Open, won by Zach Johnson, was rarin' to justify its new spot leading off the Lone Star State swing

By John Garrity

Teeing Off

Who's That Girl?

The 40-year-old mystery of the woman in The Golfing Machine is solved

By Scott Gummer

Rory's Cuproar

By Dottie Pepper

Inside: THE WEEK IN SPORTS

Good As It Gets

Next week's Champions League final is an epic showdown between the world's two best players

By Gabriele Marcotti

Timmy Time

By Jonah Freedman

Rising Kane

Young Blackhawks sprite Patrick Kane is defying logic and defenses—and he's dying to stick it to the Red Wings

By Sarah Kwak

Sidney Soars

By Michael Farber

Brewing Trade?

Talks involving Jake Peavy have quieted, but two division rivals are worth watching when the bidding starts anew

By Jon Heyman

BASEBALL

Randy Johnson Will Grind Your Bones To Make His Bread

He has more wins in his 40s than he did in his 20s, and he enjoyed his most fearsome run in his late 30s; as he closes in on 300 wins, it's safe to say there's never been another pitching giant like the Big Unit

By Tom Verducci

PREAKNESS

Lady's First

Rachel Alexandra proved her jockey right by wiring the boys at the Preakness, but not without a scare from Mine That Bird, who validated his Derby victory

By Tim Layden

INDIANAPOLIS 500

"I'm Back In the Game"

After a distressing trial on tax-evasion charges, Helio Castroneves is free and clear and on the pole at Indy. So is racing's most irrepressible character a changed man?

By Lars Anderson

SWIMMING

Water Under the Bridge

Putting behind him his out-of-the-pool controversies, his three-month suspension and his thoughts of leaving the sport for good, a motivated Michael Phelps returned to competition eager to test himself and build upon his legacy

By Brian Cazeneuve

NBA PLAYOFFS

Cleveland ROCKS

It's been a rough few decades for Clevelanders—no mistake (by the lake) about it. But with LeBron James and the Cavaliers playing otherworldly basketball, long-suffering fans dare to imagine their first victory celebration since 1964

By Joe Posnanski

Deep Threat

The Magic's outside touch gives them a shot at spoiling Cleveland's party

By Chris Mannix

Point After

What's the Answer Now?

By Chris Ballard

Departments

Letters

Guidance with a Fatherly Touch

Helping Michael Vick and other young people realize their potential

By Tony Dungy

Who's Hot Who's Not

Wayman Tisdale 1964--2009

For the Record

Quick Thumbs

When umps got their fill early

Turnover in the Booth

Expect more X's and O's as a former coach joins MNF

By Richard Deitsch

Growing Pains

A new look at the dawn of MLB's expansion era

By Kostya Kennedy

Gameplan

What smart fans should do this week

Just My Type

By Dan Patrick

Faces in the Crowd

Señor Shutout

An NAIA sidearmer fires a string of blanks

By Melissa Segura

The Vault

3 Things I Think I Think

By Peter King