36 | MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
The free-swinging third baseman is helping save the bad-ball hitter from extinction, lighting up the Giants' clubhouse and making San Francisco a contender
By Lee Jenkins
42 | PRO FOOTBALL
Training sites came to life last week, and few teams felt the pressure as intensely as the Redskins, Bills, Raiders, Seahawks and Eagles
By Peter King and Jim Trotter
Fantasy Draft Guide
The underrated and the overrated, players on the rise and ones to avoid—don't pick 'em before checking out David Sabino's rankings for running backs, quarterbacks, wideouts, tight ends, kickers and defense/special teams
60 | MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
An irrepressible second baseman from Johannesburg, now playing in the Pirates' system, is determined to become the first African big leaguer
By Gary Smith
6 Leading Off
Big Papi, baseball's first cuddly doper
24 Just My Type
Joe Montana on Tim Tebow's pro future
by Dan Patrick
26 Faces in the Crowd
30 Inside ...
Fast suits' swansong
Onyewu's hot summer
Phils still trail L.A.
68 The Vault
Pete Rose's 1978 hitting streak
72 Point After
What if ... Bonds had been cuddly too?
by Chris Ballard
ON THE COVER
Photograph by Simon Bruty
Insets: Michael J. LeBrecht II/1Deuce3 Photography (Buffalo, 2); John G. Mobanglo/EPA (Oakland)
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HEINZ KLUETMEIER (LOCHTE)
Ryan Lochte won the 400-meter IM at the worlds (page 31).