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Inside the UVA Lacrosse Killing

by L. Jon Wertheim

P. 28

Good Old Shaq Transformed

by Chris Ballard

P. 46

SPECIAL REPORT

The Genetic Makings Of an Athlete

by David Epstein

P. 53

PERFECT STORM

Why you couldn't script a better story than Dallas Braden's Mother's Day masterpiece

By TOM VERDUCCI

P. 36

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ON THE COVER Photograph Michael Zagaris (Braden)

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Illustration by Bryan Christie