Lineup

May 16, 2010

28 | LACROSSE

Tragedy at UVA

The killing of one player by another shocked Virginia, called attention to domestic violence on campus and raised the question, Were warning signs overlooked?

By L. Jon Wertheim

36 | BASEBALL

Dallas Braden

The soft-tossing, off-the-radar Oakland lefty, who lost his mom to cancer, gave the woman who raised him the perfect gift on Mother's Day—a perfect game

By Tom Verducci

42 | STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS

Miroslav Satan

Thanks to the deft scoring touch of the resurgent 35-year-old right wing from Slovakia, the once punchless Bruins are on the cusp of their first conference final in 18 years

By Michael Farber

46 | NBA PLAYOFFS

Shaquille O'Neal

No longer a dominant player, the erstwhile Big Aristotle is trying to cement his legacy by helping another young superstar win his first NBA championship

By Chris Ballard

Departments

4 Letters

6 Leading Off

14 Scorecard

The art of play-by-play

19 Just My Type

Torii Hunter on Tasers

by Dan Patrick

21 Faces in the Crowd

22 Inside ...

· Baseball

The Padres stay hot

· The NFL

A comeback in Cincy

· NASCAR

Kyle Busch keeps cool

66 The Vault

The '78 Preakness

70 Point After

A young suicide survivor's tale of hope

by Selena Roberts

SPORTS GENES

Who has the speed gene? How much of performance is genetic? And can athletes be genetically engineered?

By David Epstein

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SPLIT COVERS

The Dallas Braden cover went to most readers in the West.

ON THE COVER

Photographs by Michael O'Neill (Shaq); Michael Zagaris (Braden) Inset: Illustration by Bryan Christie

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