Even with a $138 million payroll the Mets can't get on track, but manager Willie Randolph's job appears safe—for now • The Brewers aren't scoring enough: too many righthanded hitters?
This is an article from the May 26, 2008 issue
An Australian teen surprises Natalie Coughlin, but the U.S. swimmer remains confident she will prevail in Beijing • Double-amputee runner Oscar Pistorius gets the go-ahead for a qualifying bid
Richard Childress Racing, a consistent if not aggressive finisher, puts new financial backing to work in a bid to keep up with the big boys • Five drivers who are due for a win in a Cup points race
In the backstroke, at least, Aaron Peirsol owns Michael Phelps; Peirsol topped his American teammate again last Saturday, setting a meet record of 1:55.81 for 200 meters at the Toyota Grand Prix in Santa Clara, Calif.