Lineup

May 17, 2009

34 | BASEBALL

Manny Ramirez
Just when he had all of Los Angeles in his pocket, the Dodgers' leading man was exposed as yet another star using a banned substance
By Tom Verducci

38 | NBA PLAYOFFS

The Toughest Job
To stop the seemingly unstoppable—that is, the Lakers' Kobe Bryant—Rockets forward Shane Battier treats defense like a science
By Chris Ballard

44 | NHL PLAYOFFS

Stanley Cup Fever
Ah, the postseason: face washing, mid-game stitches, overtime IVs, lying, paranoia. Then, best of all, there's the hard-core hockey
By Michael Farber

48 | TENNIS

Nadal and Federer
Rafael Nadal is strong, fast and mentally tough, but the real reason he dethroned Roger Federer was his increased mastery of tennis technique
By S.L. Price

SPECIAL REPORT

54 | SUPPLEMENTS

$20 Billion Obsession
The sports supplements industry is rife with unqualified pitchmen and untested, potentially lethal products
By David Epstein and George Dohrmann

Departments

4 Letters

6 Leading Off

14 Scorecard
• Everybody's Tweeting
• Favre board game

24 Just My Type
GPS on Tony Stewart
by Dan Patrick

27 Faces in the Crowd

28 Inside ...

• Baseball
Adam Jones fulfills five-tool potential

• NFL
Adrian Peterson thinks he's too small

• Golf
Henrik Stenson keeps his cool at Sawgrass

76 The Vault
• NBA playoff feuds
• Bernard King today

80 Point After
Baseball's less fun without the Boss
by Phil Taylor

Not everyone wants Adrian Peterson to bulk up (page 30).

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