Lineup

August 09, 2009

36 | MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
Pablo Sandoval
The free-swinging third baseman is helping save the bad-ball hitter from extinction, lighting up the Giants' clubhouse and making San Francisco a contender
By Lee Jenkins

42 | PRO FOOTBALL
Camps Open
Training sites came to life last week, and few teams felt the pressure as intensely as the Redskins, Bills, Raiders, Seahawks and Eagles
By Peter King and Jim Trotter

Fantasy Draft Guide
The underrated and the overrated, players on the rise and ones to avoid—don't pick 'em before checking out David Sabino's rankings for running backs, quarterbacks, wideouts, tight ends, kickers and defense/special teams

60 | MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
Gift Ngoepe
An irrepressible second baseman from Johannesburg, now playing in the Pirates' system, is determined to become the first African big leaguer
By Gary Smith

Departments

4 Letters

6 Leading Off

14 Scorecard
Big Papi, baseball's first cuddly doper

24 Just My Type
Joe Montana on Tim Tebow's pro future
by Dan Patrick

26 Faces in the Crowd

30 Inside ...
• Swimming
Fast suits' swansong

• Soccer
Onyewu's hot summer

• Baseball
Phils still trail L.A.

68 The Vault
Pete Rose's 1978 hitting streak

72 Point After
What if ... Bonds had been cuddly too?
by Chris Ballard

ON THE COVER
Photograph by Simon Bruty
Insets: Michael J. LeBrecht II/1Deuce3 Photography (Buffalo, 2); John G. Mobanglo/EPA (Oakland)

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PHOTOHEINZ KLUETMEIER (LOCHTE)Ryan Lochte won the 400-meter IM at the worlds (page 31). FOUR PHOTOS

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