FEATURES

BASEBALL

32 Bizarro Supermen
Bottom-feeders are powerhouses, powerhouses are bottom-feeders and obscure players have cartoonish stats
By Tom Verducci

HORSE RACING

40 Mark of a Champion
Is Big Brown's white spot a sign of destiny? What else explains his rise from humble origins to Triple Crown threat?
By Tim Layden

NBA PLAYOFFS

44 No Rest for the Weary
The Celtics needed seven games to get past the Hawks and Cavaliers. Next up: a Pistons team with fresh legs
By Ian Thomsen

STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS

48 Penguins' Progress
Pittsburgh soared to the finals, leaving an era of losing, threatened relocations and postgame chicken fingers far behind
By Michael Farber

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

Fast Times at Punahou

Maintaining a tradition of athletic excellence and classy performance with 16 state titles and 12 Division I recruits in 2007--08, the Hawaiian powerhouse is SI's top program
BY AUSTIN MURPHY
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Top 10 programs • The best in each state

Departments

6 Leading Off

12 Letters

16 Players
• The never-ending Spygate saga
• Mike Tyson kicks it in Cannes

27 Faces in the Crowd

28 Just My Type by Dan Patrick
• It's just Manny being Brett

80 Point After
Time to vanquish a symbol of racing cruelty by Selena Roberts

Inside ...

76 Baseball
• The Mets' mess: Who's at fault?

77 Olympic Sports
• Australia's swimming phenom

78 NASCAR
• Childress Racing plays catch-up

PHOTODAMIAN STROHMEYER (PIERCE)44 DRIVER'S SEAT Celtics forward Paul Pierce took a spill after barreling to the basket on Sunday in Boston during Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. Pierce finished with 41 points in a 97--92 victory over the Cavaliers. PHOTORICH FRISHMAN (PUNAHOU)

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)