Lineup

June 22, 2008

FEATURES

NBA FINALS

30 Closing Statement
As the league defended its refs' integrity, the Celtics and the Lakers rose above the controversy with exhilarating play
By Jack McCallum
• Draft preview: Combo guards are hot

GOLF

40 Hurts So Good
Playing in pain, Tiger Woods battled Torrey Pines for 91 holes, rallying to defeat Rocco Mediate at the U.S. Open
By Alan Shipnuck

BASEBALL

48 New Kid in Town
Almost everything about Reds rookie Jay Bruce recalls a young Ken Griffey Jr., who's his idol—and now his mentor
By Albert Chen

SWIMMING

54 The Swimsuit War
With the U.S. trials just a week away, the battle between Speedo's LZR Racer and its high-tech rivals has competitors confused and the record book in tatters
By Kelli Anderson

THE FUGEES

ALIVE AND KICKING

Thanks to a remarkable woman, young war refugees from three continents have found a new home on a soccer team in Georgia
BY GARY SMITH
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Departments

6 Leading Off

12 Letters

14 Players
• New stadiums chisel fans
• A Cowboy's delayed start
• First Person: Huston Street

28 Just My Type by Dan Patrick
> Getting Belichicky with it

29 Faces in the Crowd

76 Point After
My son dreams of the big leagues. I ponder the odds by S.L. Price

Inside ...

72 Baseball
• Red Sox: saved by the bench

73 Olympic Sports
• A teen makes wrestling history

74 NASCAR
• Why Dale Jr. can win it all

PHOTOJOHN W. MCDONOUGH (NBA)30 PAULBEARERS Lakers Sasha Vujacic (18) and Luke Walton tried to rein in Paul Pierce, who scored 38 points for the Celtics in their 103--98 loss in Game 5 of the NBA Finals. PHOTOBILL FRAKES (FUGEES)

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