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GOLF PLUS

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The Old Man and the TPC

By Michael Bamberger

Confidence Game

A win at the 2008 Players was supposed to propel Sergio García to major achievements. Instead it was followed by a period of heartbreak on and off the course that has altered his outlook on golf

By Damon Hack

On the Clock

By Gary Van Sickle

Teeing Off

Off Track

The new home of the Valero Texas Open may get the wrong kind of attention

By Cameron Beckman

Tiger Trainer

By Brandel Chamblee

LEADING OFF

LEADING OFF

Inside: THE WEEK IN SPORTS

Cadre of Padres

Sorry, trade-deadline vultures—after a hot start, San Diego might not be dealing their stars this year after all

By Lee Jenkins

The Heal Deal

Antwan Odom was on a league-leading roll when he got hurt. Now he's one of many key players on the mend

By Jim Trotter

Growth Spurt

Always a prodigious talent, a newly patient and mature Kyle Busch may finally be on the right track to a title

By Lars Anderson

LACROSSE TRAGEDY

Did Yeardley Love Have to Die?

The killing of one lacrosse player by another shocked the University of Virginia, threw a spotlight on domestic violence on campus and raised the possibility that warning signs were ignored

By L. Jon Wertheim

BASEBALL

Happy Mother's Day

What would be the perfect Mother's Day story? How about a soft-tossing, off-the-radar lefty who lost his mom to cancer throwing the 19th perfect game in baseball history

By Tom Verducci

Hitless Wonders

By being perfected for the second year in a row, the Rays made history too

By Stephen Cannella

NHL PLAYOFFS

The Devil Is in the Details

By Michael Farber

NBA PLAYOFFS

The Big Sidekick

By Chris Ballard

SPECIAL REPORT

SPORTS GENES

WHO HAS THE SPEED GENE, AND WHO DOESN'T? HOW MUCH OF PERFORMANCE IS GENETIC? HOW DID EARLY HUMANS BECOME ATHLETES? AND CAN THE PERFECT ATHLETE BE GENETICALLY ENGINEERED?

By David Epstein

Point After

A Young Man's Fall to Grace

By Selena Roberts

Departments

Letters

Baseball's Giants of Jazz

We cherish Ernie Harwell and other masters of improvisation because we may not hear a sound like theirs again

By Michael Rosenberg

Who's Hot Who's Not

The Pop Culture Grid

People's Choice

In a stunner, Manny Pacquiao shows political clout in his homeland

By Andrew Marshall

For the Record

When Big Stein Ruled the World

A Bronx beat man gets to the nitty-gritty of George Steinbrenner's growl

By Ben Reiter

A New Leap Year

Making sense of a 2010 NBA draft heavy on early entrants

By Chris Mannix

Just My Type

By Dan Patrick

Faces in the Crowd

Edited by Elizabeth McGarr

The Vault

Snap Judgments

By Don Banks