TheLineup

May 29, 2005

BASEBALL

48 Bigger Gets Smaller

Steroid testing plus good young arms equals the return of small ball

by Tom Verducci

THE PREAKNESS

54 A Trip to Remember

Jeremy Rose survived a near-disastrous stumble aboard Afleet Alex to win at Pimlico

by Tim Layden

NBA PLAYOFFS

58 Red Hot for the Heat

In leading Miami to the East finals, Dwyane Wade joined the ranks of the NBA's elite

by Ian Thomsen

SOCCER

62 His Game Looks Cool

The world's top clubs--and young African-Americans-- love MLS's Eddie Johnson

by Grant Wahl

66

POKER

Online and Obsessed

Some college players use high-level stats and game theory to make a fortune on Internet poker. Not all their peers fare so well

by Daniel G. Habib

Departments

4 Leading Off

10 Catching Up With ...

13 Letters

17 Air and Space

Like imminent death, scoring concentrates the mind. Too bad its death is imminent by Steve Rushin

18 Scorecard

• Man U fans united against owner

• Prefontaine mourned 30 years on

• Little League girl notches 18 K's

31 Faces in the Crowd

39 Players

90 The Life of Reilly

Does it come in pop-top cans? A NASCAR owner is making ... wine by Rick Reilly

Inside ...

83 Baseball

• Padres figure out home park

87 The WNBA

• Holdsclaw happier in L.A.

88 The NFL

• Minnesota's strange off-season

Cover

PHOTOGRAPH BY

CHUCK SOLOMON

SHADOW BY SI IMAGING

INSET PHOTO: Courtesy of www.PartyPoker.com

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COLOR PHOTOJOHN W. MCDONOUGH; ECLIPSE OF THE SUN The Spurs' Tim Duncan beats the Suns' Steven Hunter to a rebound (page 58). COLOR PHOTOPETER GREGOIRE (POKER)

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