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Inside: The Week In Sports

April 30, 2007
April 30, 2007

Table of Contents
April 30, 2007

SI Players: LIFE ON AND OFF THE FIELD
NFL DRAFT PREVIEW
BASEBALL
HORSE RACING
BOBBY VALENTINE
Departments

Inside: The Week In Sports

Inside the NBA
In his playoff opener forward Luol Deng shows signs of becoming the Bulls' next star • Scout: Warriors have the firepower to take out Mavs

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Inside NASCAR
Michael Waltrip and Toyota are off and limping • Jeff Gordon takes his place alongside Dale Sr. • Drivers getting a feel for the Car of Tomorrow

Inside the NHL
Goalie Henrik Lundqvist was king of the Rangers' first-round series sweep • The postseason's most underrated player: Buffalo forward Jochen Hecht

PHOTOPhotograph by John Biever TWISTAND SHOUT
LeBron James suffered a slightly sprained left ankle on a drive in the thirdquarter of the Cavaliers' playoff opener against the Wizards on Sunday inCleveland. He stayed in the game and finished with 23 points, nine rebounds andseven assists in the Cavs' 97--82 victory. "I had no intention of notcoming back," he said. "If I was able to limp on it, I was going to bein there."