Lineup

May 31, 2009

40 | NBACONFERENCE FINALS

New Heroes
In a pair of electric series, the sparks have come not only from superstars butalso from unlikely figures such as the Lakers' Trevor Ariza
By Lee Jenkins

46 | PROFOOTBALL

Tom Brady IsBack
Exuding confidence in his surgically rebuilt left knee, the Patriots'quarterback is pushing himself to the limit and dying to play again
By Peter King

50 | INDIANAPOLIS500

A Record Run
With a masterly performance, Helio Castroneves won his third Indy 500 and gaveteam owner Roger Penske an unprecedented 15th
By Lars Anderson

52 | NBADRAFT

Who Gets RickyRubio?
The flashy teenage point guard from Spain could go as high as No. 2, butwhichever team chooses him might be running some risks
By Ian Thomsen

56 | STANLEY CUPPLAYOFFS

The Mighty RedWings
Detroit, closing in on yet another Cup finals, owes its success to a daringdraft 20 years ago that embraced European-style hockey
By Michael Farber

Departments

8 Letters

10 LeadingOff

20 Scorecard
• Russell ‚ô• Auerbach
• Karlovic hits 55 aces

30 Just MyType
Danica dishes Indy by Dan Patrick

32 Faces in theCrowd

34 Inside ...

• Baseball
Yankees rise again
• NASCAR
Stewart chills as boss

• NFL
Colts' new coaches

70 The Vault
Jim Murray on Ali-Liston II

74 Point After
Cutbacks in college tennis by Selena Roberts

The Greatest GameEver Pitched
Fifty years ago Harvey Haddix threw 12 perfect innings—more than any pitcherbefore or since—and then lost. How the unassuming lefty's brilliant effortturned bittersweet
By Albert Chen
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