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LEADING OFF

LEADING OFF

Inside: THE WEEK IN SPORTS

A Heady Start

Dagny Knutson, a rising high school senior, is making a name for herself—and her home state—in the pool

By Kelli Anderson

Learning Curve

A giant-killer on the Nationwide Series, 19-year-old Joey Logano is just coming to grips with the Cup car

By Mark Beech

Fuelish Dream

By Lars Anderson

Selling Point

As the trade market gathers momentum, keep an eye on the Indians (movers) and the Cardinals (buyers)

By Jon Heyman

Best in Class

With lucrative purses and a wealth of talented fighters, the welterweight division is the place to be

By Chris Mannix

KOBE BRYANT

Satisfaction

The Lakers are NBA champions again, and it's because they have a star who would settle for nothing less

By Chris Ballard

Bargain Hunting

Nearly every selection in this year's lottery will be a gamble, adding to the pressure on financially challenged teams to make their picks pay off

By Ian Thomsen

PRO FOOTBALL

The Joy Of Rex

New Jets coach Rex Ryan, Buddy's son, is doing it Dad's way, stoking the defense, instilling passion—and firing from the lip

By Tim Layden

NHL FINALS

The Pens are Mightier

By winning a dramatic Game 7 in Detroit's hostile old barn, Pittsburgh revealed a brilliance beyond Sidney Crosby and signaled a new era for the NHL

By Michael Farber

CHARLIE MANUEL

Cholly, They'll Never Call You a Hayseed in This Town Again

By Mark Bechtel

Point After

Lefty Hits the Right Note

By Selena Roberts

Departments

Letters

Without a Clue

In the steroid age, those who cover the game struggle to describe what they see

By Joe Posnanski

Who's Hot Who's Not

Richard Quick 1943--2009

By Kelli Anderson

For the Record

An Import with Impact

A German midfield ace intends to play for the U.S.

By Grant Wahl

Just a Bit Outside

MLB's show needs to go deeper into the bullpen

By Mark Bechtel

Exchange Rate

Gameplan

What smart fans should do this week

David Cross

The comedian stars in Year One, out this Friday

As told to Sarah Kwak

Just My Type

By Dan Patrick

Faces in the Crowd

The Vault

Things I Think I Think

By Peter King