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June 17, 2007

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NBA FINALS

46 All Business
The Spurs' airtight play stifled LeBron James and the Cavaliers
By Jack McCallum

STANLEY CUP FINALS

50 Sibling Revelry
The Niedermayers hoisted the Cup to cap a joyous reunion in Anaheim
By Michael Farber

PRO FOOTBALL

54 Moss Appeal
Can wideout Randy Moss succeed in New England's all-for-one ethos?
By Peter King

TENNIS

58 Trey Bien
Rafael Nadal and Justine Henin won their third French Opens in high style
By S.L. Price

HORSE RACING

60 Lady First
Showing the boys a thing or two, Rags to Riches conquered the Belmont
By Tim Layden

MOTOR SPORTS

62 "Better Than Sex"
That's how F/1 phenom Lewis Hamilton felt about his historic win
By Alexander Wolff

OMAR MINAYA

THE STORY OF O

Unlikely tale: The majors' first Hispanic G.M. remixes the Mets into winners
By Gary Smith
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Departments

12 Leading Off

20 Letters

24 Players
• First Person: Rory Sabbatini
• Assessing Gene Upshaw's reign
• A farewell to Clete Boyer
• The Dolphins' unusual rookie
• Athletes mistreating trophies
• Review: two tributes to Ruffian

41 Faces in the Crowd

88 Life of Reilly
What's a home worth to a family in need? Two NFL players put a number on it
by Rick Reilly

Inside ...

82 NASCAR
• Kasey Kahne's snakebit season
• Outside threats for the Chase

84 Olympics
• Xavier Carter: The 200 is mine
• A modern pentathlon star at 15

86 Baseball
• Who should start rebuilding?

Cover
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FEATURED COLUMNS

PETER KING

> Rush to Judgment
There is no question that, if he stays healthy, Laurence Maroney is going to be one of the 10 biggest offensive forces in the NFL this year.
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TOM VERDUCCI

> Rocket Booster
Is Roger Clemens worth $24.6 million? Of course not. But the Yankees, who can afford it, are getting an icon, John Wayne in pinstripes.
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Two Ex-Vikings Are Doomed to Mediocrity

> Randy Moss and Daunte Culpepper were great in one system but will never repeat their success on a new team.

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PHOTOJIM ROGASH/WIREIMAGE.COM (MOSS)54 GLOVEY-DOVEY Randy Moss spread nothing but good vibes in his first minicamp with the Patriots. PHOTOWALTER IOOSS JR. (MINAYA) PHOTOGREG NELSON (DUNCAN) PHOTOMEL LEVINE (KING) PHOTODAVID BERGMAN (MARONEY) PHOTOJOHN IACONO (CLEMENS) PHOTOJONATHAN FERREY/GETTY IMAGES (UNIFORM) PHOTOFRED VUICH (WOODS) PHOTOJOHN BIEVER (CULPEPPER) PHOTO ILLUSTRATION

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