Lineup

May 02, 2010

32 | NBA PLAYOFFS

The Wild, Wild West

• The Suns pick up the pace

By Lee Jenkins

• Utah's hungry, scrappy unknowns

By Phil Taylor

• Kevin Durant's days of Thunder

By Chris Mannix

• The Spurs have the last laugh

By Ian Thomsen

38 | BASEBALL

The Core Yankees

Derek Jeter, Andy Pettitte, Jorge Posada and Mariano Rivera all broke in with the Bombers 16 seasons ago. But they never sat down for lunch together till SI booked the table

By Tom Verducci

44 | 2010 WORLD CUP

Jozy Altidore

The goal-scoring hopes of the U.S. in South Africa will fall on the shoulders of a 20-year-old son of Haitian immigrants. But can he fulfill his vast potential at the right time?

By Ben Reiter

50 | COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Big Ten Expansion

How many—and which—teams will join the conference? Just as important, how will other schools and conferences respond? SI cooks up some scenarios

By Austin Murphy

Departments

4 Letters

6 Leading Off

12 Scorecard

Peter King's NFL draft wrap-up

20 Just My Type

The Irish's new coach

by Dan Patrick

22 Faces in the Crowd

24 Inside ...

Track and Field

Bolt wows Penn fans

The NHL

Goalie spurs Philly

Baseball

Shake-up in Chicago

NASCAR

Denny Hamlin's surge

64 The Vault

Alysheba's '87 Derby

68 Point After

Is Myron Rolle too bright for the NFL?

by Selena Roberts

RUGBY

Gareth Thomas

Meet the courageous Welshman who's the only openly gay active athlete in a major men's team sport

By Gary Smith

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