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GOLF PLUS

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Tragic Swing

By Damon Hack

Teeing Off

The Drug War

The Tour suspended me for PEDs, but I'm not going to go down without a fight

By Doug Barron

Neck Tied

By Brandel Chamblee

LEADING OFF

LEADING OFF

Inside: THE WEEK IN SPORTS

Lucky's Day

Lookin at Lucky rallied from a rough Derby to win at Pimlico, making it 32 years without a Triple Crown winner

By Tim Layden

C's D? It's an A+

After a ho-hum regular season, Boston has emerged as a title contender thanks to its suffocating defense

By Ian Thomsen

Comebackers?

Some declining veterans are off to fast starts, but that doesn't mean their careers are back on track

By Joe Sheehan

Strange Brew

The Jets added several brand names to their roster, but are these players worth the potential chemistry hit?

By Jim Trotter

2010 WORLD CUP

THE BEAUTIFUL GAME

A SPECIAL REPORT BY Grant Wahl

Soccer Savior

Africa's greatest star, Didier Drogba, didn't single-handedly end his country's civil war, but such is the respect he commands that when he called for Ivorians to look beyond what divided them, the people listened

A SPECIAL REPORT BY Grant Wahl

THE SAMBA IS DEAD

A SPECIAL REPORT BY Grant Wahl

2010 World Cup

A Gringo's Game

He blends Latino creativity with European discipline—and even more important, Clint Dempsey "tries s---." Could the hard-edged, risk-taking Texan come to embody (finally) the American way to play?

By Grant Wahl with special reporting by Melissa Segura

NBA PLAYOFFS

His Time Is Now

By Lee Jenkins

NHL PLAYOFFS

Anarchy In the East

By Michael Farber

BASEBALL

Nolan Ryan's Crusade

By Albert Chen

TENNIS

The New Adventures Of Old Justine

By S.L. Price

Point After

Hey, Z, No Hard Feelings

By Phil Taylor

Departments

Letters

Look Homeward, Homie

A Clevelander ain't too proud to beg LeBron James to stick around and win one for his beleaguered town

By Joe Posnanski

Who's Hot Who's Not

Dopey Ballot

On second thought: There's no way Brian Cushing is Rookie of the Year!

By Austin Murphy

For the Record

While You Were Lost

Catching up with sports over six seasons of the ABC hit

By Adam Duerson

Just My Type

By Dan Patrick

Faces in the Crowd

Edited by Elizabeth McGarr

The Vault

TOM VERDUCCI'S Three Strikes

By Tom Verducci