34 | NBA FINALS
Gasol versus Howard
All eyes are on Kobe Bryant, but the Lakers-Magic series is being decided somewhere else: under the basket, in the battle of big men
By Chris Ballard

40 | TENNIS
Roger Federer
Now that he's won the French Open, completed his career Grand Slam and won a record-tying 14 majors, his place in history is up for discussion
By S.L. Price

46 | STANLEY CUP FINALS
They'll Stick Around
The Penguins and the Red Wings will likely remain the best teams in the NHL, so get used to seeing them in the championship series
By Michael Farber

50 | PRO FOOTBALL
Nnamdi Asomugha
The NFL's highest-paid player can consort with former presidents and address the U.N. but still walk New York City's streets incognito
By Jim Trotter

56 | BASEBALL DRAFT
Can't-Miss Kids
San Diego State's Stephen Strasburg is the latest sure thing, but there's a trail of top-pick pitchers who never panned out in the bigs
By Lee Jenkins

Departments

4 Letters

6 Leading Off

16 Scorecard
• Big Papi's big slump
• Foreman's son fights

24 Just My Type
Rodney Harrison: from DB to TV
by Dan Patrick

26 Faces in the Crowd

30 Inside ...

• Baseball
Texas's key: pitching

• Horse Racing
Calvin Borel foiled

• Soccer
New look for the U.S.

76 The Vault
Knicks' last Finals

80 Point After
A mom runs for her soldier son in Iraq
by Chris Ballard

The Wrong Turn
Onetime Detroit Lions quarterback Jeff Komlo was a success in sports, business and love. So why did he die alone, on the run, thousands of miles from home?
By L. Jon Wertheim
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