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June 10, 2007

FEATURES

NBA

38 His KingdomCome
LeBron James carried the Cavaliers past Detroit to their first NBA Finals. Anew era has begun
by Jack McCallum

NHL

48 Duck! It'sAnaheim
A hard-charging band of throwbacks pushed and shoved its way past theSenators
by Michael Farber

WRESTLING

54 Bring On theWorld
Henry Cejudo overcame hardship to become the youngest U.S. wrestling championin decades
by Mark Beech

JAKE PEAVY

Country andWestern
The small-town 'Bama boy who can't see a lick has become a dominant ace in SanDiego
by Albert Chen
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Departments

8 Leading Off

18 Letters

20 Players
• First Person: O.J. Mayo
• Why have an athletic department?
• Remembering Bill France Jr.
• How to pitch to Barry Bonds

36 Faces in theCrowd

78 Life ofReilly
If you want to complain about the price of a ticket, don't. It's all there inthe fine print
by Rick Reilly

Inside ...

72 Baseball
• A free-agent risk pays dividends
• Will Texas move Mark Teixeira?

74 Tennis
• The French: fabulous, or a flop
• Ana Ivanovic's wartorn childhood

76 NASCAR
• The Penske team gets in gear
• A Hendrick-Earnhardt marriage?

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Feb. 3, 2008, in the desert: Colts 44, Saints 37. Score your tickets now. It'sgoing to be one of the best Super Bowls ever. Tony Dungy tells me PeytonManning has lost absolutely none of his Jeteresque drive to be great day in andday out.
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Lou Piniella's bosses spent more than $300 million to improve the Cubs lastwinter, presumably with their new manager's guidance, and even if they won'tsay anything publicly, Piniella is wrong to complain aloud, as he did lastweek.
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