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LEADING OFF

LEADING OFF

Inside: THE WEEK IN SPORTS

Electrifying

In his first race of the season, Usain Bolt anchored his Jamaican 4 √ó 100 team to a Penn Relays record

By David Epstein

The Backup Plan

No goalie has shone brighter in the playoffs than Brian Boucher, who keyed the Flyers to a first-round upset

By Michael Farber

PIERRE MCGUIRE'S In the Crease

By Pierre McGuire

Chicago Blues

The Cubs' bullpen is better, but will making Carlos Zambrano a reliever help him pitch like an $18 million man?

By Joe Lemire

Ranger Redo

By Joe Sheehan

Playing Spoiler

A gimpy knee hasn't kept Denny Hamlin from emerging as a serious threat to unseat Jimmie Johnson

By Lars Anderson

WILD WEST

Four Wild Days in the Wild West

By Lee Jenkins

BASEBALL

So Far, So Good

They've won World Series, conquered New York and handled the Boss. But in 16 years the Yankees' Core Four had never sat down for lunch together—until an SI roundtable last week

By Tom Verducci

WORLD CUP 2010

Wishing Upon A Star

By Ben Reiter

CONFERENCE REALIGNMENT

The Colossal Conference Grind-up

By Austin Murphy

Gareth Thomas

Gareth Thomas ... the Only Openly Gay Male Athlete

By Gary Smith

Point After

A New Kind of Rolle Model

By Selena Roberts

Departments

Letters

The First Overall

By selling rebirth, the NFL draft steamrolled every topic in its path

By Peter King

Who's Hot Who's Not

Gamesman

Not without controversy, Juan Antonio Samaranch built a colossus

By Brian Cazeneuve

For the Record

Good for Her, Bad for Golf

Lorena Ochoa's early retirement robs the LPGA of class—on the course and off

By Alan Shipnuck

Booting Up?

MLS might be joining the big leagues of popularity

By Adam Duerson

Just My Type

By Dan Patrick

Faces in the Crowd

Edited by Elizabeth McGarr

Bully to You, Philly

HBO gives its regards to Broad Street

By Dick Friedman

The Vault

Things I Think I Think

SI's fearless NFL expert opines on all the latest news, buzz and inside information. This is just a taste of what you'll get online.

By Peter King