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LEADING OFF

LEADING OFF

Inside: THE WEEK IN SPORTS

Quack Medicine

Expectations are high—perhaps too high—for an Oregon team that must fill holes on its front five

By George Schroeder

STEWART MANDEL'S Extra Points

By Stewart Mandel

Minnesota Flats

Yes, three top players have collapsed—but there are deeper reasons for the struggling Twins to worry

By Joe Sheehan

Look Out Below

For the Spurs (and two other first-round losers), an early exit is only the beginning of their problems

By Chris Mannix

Flash Drive

Led by Brazilian star Marta and a creative owner, Buffalo could become the center of women's pro soccer

By Grant Wahl

STARLIN CASTRO

A STARLIN IS BORN

By Albert Chen

ON A CONTACT HIGH

By Joe Sheehan

PRO FOOTBALL

WEIRDEST DRAFT EVER

By Peter King

THE FUTURE TO PONDER

By Jim Trotter

NHL PLAYOFFS

COUNTRY STRONG

By Brian Cazeneuve

NBA PLAYOFFS

CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE

By Lee Jenkins

DOES THIS RING A BELL?

By Ian Thomsen

The Dangerous Obsession Of Antonio Barrera

NO MATTER HOW OFTEN HE'S GORED—23 TIMES SO FAR—THE BIONIC MATADOR GETS STITCHED UP AND RETURNS TO THE RING TO FACE THE WORLD'S DEADLIEST BULLS

By Geoffrey Gray

Point After

A Mother's Day Gift

By Phil Taylor

Departments

Letters

What a Wonderful World

By Richard Hoffer

Who's Hot Who's Not

Best of the Fest

A Gotham gathering puts the spotlight on sports documentaries

By Rebecca Shore

Pac's TV Pact

Boxing gets needed airtime

By Bryan Armen Graham

Initial Victory?

By Tim Layden

For the Record

Faces in the Crowd

Edited by Alexandra Fenwick

Big Blow Hits Home

The Alabama tornado shook Tide sports

By Lars Anderson

Just My Type

By Dan Patrick