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NBA FINALS

22 The Cavaliers

Cleveland again pins its hopes on LeBron James, but this year he'll have help

By Michael Rosenberg

OLYMPICS

40 Vashti Cunningham

The child of an NFL QB and a ballerina is poised to become the world's best high jumper

By Tim Layden

MLB

28 Jose Bautista

Toronto's slugger provokes strong reactions, but he won't stop speaking his mind

By Tom Verducci

SOCCER

44 Manuel Neuer

Germany's goalkeeper talks about how he has revolutionized the position

By Grant Wahl

STANLEY CUP FINALS

34 Joe Thornton

During a long Cup quest, the Sharks center has stayed true to his game

By Michael Farber

CENTENNIAL

50 The Pathetics

Remembering the 1916 A's, the most god-awful baseball team of the modern era

By L. Jon Wertheim

Departments

2 Leading Off

9 SI Now

10 Inbox

12 Scorecard

18 Faces in The Crowd

19 Just My Type

Dan Patrick: Frank Vogel on his new Magic act

60 Point After

Steve Rushin: Waking up to sports, 25 years later

ON THE COVER

David E. Klutho