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EDITOR'S LETTER

Jason Collins

By Christian Stone

LEADING OFF

LEADING OFF

THE MAIL

THE MAIL

THE GAY ATHLETE

I'M A 34-YEAR-OLD NBA CENTER.I'M BLACK. AND I'M GAY

I didn't set out to be the first openly gay athlete playing in a major American team sport. But since I am, I'm happy to start the conversation.

By Jason Collins

To the Closest of Relations, A Revelation

By Jarron Collins

So here we are, at last

Did it happen the way you expected? ...

By S.L. Price

NFL DRAFT 2013

The Panic Room

For some, that was Radio City Music Hall on Day 1 of the draft. (Hey there, Geno Smith!) For others, it was a tense conference chamber 900 miles away, where the future of one NFC West climber hinged on a series of ballsy gambles—and whether an antique gold coin would bring a little bit of luck

By Peter King

QB? Why Not!?

If Geno Smith thought his draft-day experience was an ugly mess, just wait until he suits up for the Jets

By Matt Gagne

Trotter's Takes

Five quick-hit conclusions from the NFL's annual meat market

By Jim Trotter

NHL PLAYOFF PREVIEW

From Russia With Love

ALEX OVECHKIN FOUND A NEW COMFORT ZONE OFF THE ICE (HE'S ENGAGED TO TENNIS STAR MARIA KIRILENKO) AND BROKE OUT OF ONE ON IT (HE MOVED FROM LEFT WING TO RIGHT). THE RESULT: HIS GAME IS REVITALIZED, AND THE CAPITALS SOARED INTO THE POSTSEASON

By Sarah Kwak

BOOK EXCERPT

The Prose Pro

A NEW COLLECTION OF COLUMNS FROM THE LIBRARY OF AMERICA SHOWS HOW RED SMITH BECAME A MASTER OF THE PAGE, ONE EXQUISITE SENTENCE AT A TIME

By Daniel Okrent

India Basketball

Wanted: 1.2 Billion basketball fans

By Pete Thamel

POINT AFTER

Making This the Right Place and The Right Time

By Michael Weiner

Departments

Masthead

The Only Game in Town

The battle over the Kings is about more than one NBA franchise. It's about how the league was built, and what makes it special

By Lee Jenkins

HOT | NOT

Long Time, No See

After a year's layoff (including a jail stint) is Floyd Mayweather Jr. everything he once was?

By Chris Mannix

Hollywood Players

Filming a major motion picture amid the real draft calls for a cinematic game plan

By Matt Gagne

Screen Passes

Scouting the lineup at the Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival in New York City

By Rebecca Shore

It's the Truth: Time Will Tell

A month into the major league season it's time to take stock of what we've seen and make the call: Are these performances fact or fiction?

By Joe Sheehan

Did Not Playoffs

Sizing up pro basketball's bench-ridden superstars

Faces in the Crowd

Edited by Alexandra Fenwick

Just My Type

By Dan Patrick

It Wouldn't Be the Derby Without Drama

This Saturday's Kentucky Derby comes with no shortage of story lines, as usual. Here's the drill on the most exciting two minutes in sports

By Tim Layden

The Case For ... Orb to Win

By Tim Layden