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LEADING OFF

LEADING OFF

THE MAIL

THE MAIL

Inside: THE WEEK IN SPORTS

Open Questions

SPORTS ILLUSTRATED surveyed more than 50 Tour pros on everything from which major is the most fair to who beat Hogan in 1955

By Stephanie Wei

These Kids Are Alright

By battling back to beat the streaking Spurs, the young Thunder showed how much it has grown since last year's conference finals

By Lee Jenkins

Rough Draft

Four key questions heading into the June 28 selections, which are riddled with uncertainty—after the No. 1 pick

By Chris Mannix

The Old World Order

Week 1 of the French Open, with so many dominant European players, proved that the center of the sport has moved to the Continent

By L. Jon Wertheim

Good As New

His no-hitter was special—but more impressive is that Johan Santana is just as effective after shoulder surgery as he was before

By Joe Sheehan

Best Ever?

Nicklas Lidstrom's career featured an unmatched combination of ability and durability

By Michael Rosenberg

JOSH HAMILTON

THE CURSE OF BIGNESS

Josh Hamilton has outsized talents and grand plans for the free-agent windfall coming his way. But the Rangers' centerfielder also feels pressure to be larger than life. Through his faith, his family and a more studious approach to the game, he's learning bigger isn't always better

By S.L. Price

STANLEY CUP FINALS

JONATHAN AND THE AMERICANS

In a coast-to-coast series brimming with U.S.-born stars, no Yankee—no player, period—has shone as brightly as the Kings' soft-spoken goaltender, Jonathan Quick

By Michael Farber

ROAD TO BRAZIL

Now Is The Time In Soccer When We Dance

As World Cup qualifying begins for the U.S., coach Jurgen Klinsmann—joyous, intense, analytical, slightly off-kilter—is aiming for nothing less than a complete transformation of the game at all levels in America

By Grant Wahl

BOXING

THE FIGHTER FINDS PEACE

He drank. He gambled. He cheated on his wife. Now, with the help of religion, Manny Pacquiao says he's a changed man. But will he be the same ruthless boxer?

By Chris Mannix

U.S. DECATHLETES

FASTER HIGHER STRONGER

World's greatest athlete? Take your pick: In London, Americans Ashton Eaton, Bryan Clay and Trey Hardee could sweep the decathlon and return the spotlight to one of the Games' defining events

By Tim Layden

POINT AFTER

Not-So-Hard Knockoffs

By Phil Taylor

Departments

Back to His Future?

Exonerated after five years in prison, former USC recruit Brian Banks looks to the NFL

By Melissa Segura

HOT | NOT

FOR THE RECORD

Sugar Bows Out

Shane Mosley's retirement announcement wraps up one of boxing's sweetest careers

By Chris Mannix

Start of a Great Run

Forty years ago a new event helped transform women's athletics—and one girl's life

By David Epstein

SPROCKET-POWERED

How one Tour de France winner left his tire mark on WWII

By Ben Reiter

FACES IN THE CROWD

Edited by Alexandra Fenwick

JUST MY TYPE

By Dan Patrick