The Lineup

June 19, 2005

The Lineup

JUNE 20, 2005

VOLUME 102, NO. 25

Departments

6 Leading Off

12 Letters

14 Catching Up With ...

17 Air and Space

Ever suffer a really dumb injury? Be not ashamed. Athletes have suffered dumber ones by Steve Rushin

18 Scorecard

• Elway's team wins ArenaBowl

• Guilty plea in Baylor murder

• 'Bama booster gets six months

28 Faces in the Crowd

32 Players

88 The Life of Reilly

Father of the Century: Dick Hoyt runs marathons pushing his grown son in a wheelchair by Rick Reilly

Inside ...

83 Horse Racing

• Afleet Alex romps at Belmont

84 Baseball

• Nick Johnson leads the Nationals

86 High Schools

• Basketball sensation O.J. Mayo

87 Motor Sports

• Eyes of Texas on Danica Patrick

CYCLING

45 Seven Samurai

Can Lance Armstrong win a seventh Tour de France? The ultimate road warrior says yes

by Austin Murphy

NBA FINALS

52 The Tipping Point

In a clash of balanced teams, the Spurs played with more ferocity than the Pistons

by Jack McCallum

BASEBALL

60 The New Mr. Cub

With North Side Chicago fans starving for a hero, Derrek Lee is busting out at the plate

by Phil Taylor

GOLF

64 Major Player

He may not look the part, but Chris DiMarco is a favorite at this week's U.S. Open

by Michael Bamberger

68 Lean on Me

Since their school days in Michigan, Tom Izzo and Steve Mariucci have dreamed together and pushed each other to coaching heights by S.L. Price

Cover

PHOTOGRAPH BY SIMON BRUTY

INSET PHOTOS: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images (Duncan, Ben Wallace); John W. McDonough (Ginobili, Parker); John Biever (Rasheed Wallace); Lucy Nicholson/Reuters (Hamilton)

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