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Fred Wilpon, Bernie Madoff and the Troubled Future of the Mets

BY TOM VERDUCCI

P. 64

CONFERENCE FINALS

MAD SCRAMBLE

MIAMI SHOWS ITS DOWN-AND-DIRTY SIDE

BY IAN THOMSEN

TEXAS-OKLAHOMA HATE, NBA STYLE

BY PHIL TAYLOR

LeBron James snatches a loose ball from the Bulls' Joakim Noah in the Eastern finals

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ON THE COVER Photograph by Heinz Kluetmeier