Lineup

May 30, 2010

26 | CYCLING

Lance Armstrong

The sports icon and anticancer crusader denies another round of doping allegations

By Austin Murphy and Selena Roberts

30 | NBA PLAYOFFS

Rajon Rondo

The superb young playmaker is carrying Boston toward its second finals appearance in three years

By Ian Thomsen

36 | NBA DRAFT

Gordon Hayward

The darling of the NCAA tournament has gone from mid-major star to major pro prospect

By Kelli Anderson

40 | NHL PLAYOFFS

Dustin Byfuglien

The massive winger led the Blackhawks to their first Stanley Cup finals in almost two decades

By Michael Farber

44 | BASEBALL

Hanley Ramirez

How good might the Marlins' maddening shortstop be if he would just grow up?

By L. Jon Wertheim

50 | TRACK AND FIELD

Andy Ferrara

The Army runner will race this week—then follow his three brothers into the infantry

By David Epstein

LIONEL MESSI

THE WORLD AT HIS FEET

TWO-TIME WORLD CUP CHAMPION ARGENTINA MIGHT BE THE MOST UNPREDICTABLE TEAM HEADED TO SOUTH AFRICA, BUT IT HAS ONE WEAPON EVERY OTHER COUNTRY FEARS: THE BEST PLAYER ON THE PLANET

By S.L. Price

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Departments

4 Leading Off

10 Letters

12 Scorecard

McEnroe's academy: Is he serious?

18 Just My Type

UFC boss Dana White: There will be blood

by Dan Patrick

19 Faces in the Crowd

20 Inside ...

Baseball

Men who might move

The NFL

Leinart on the line

Soccer

World Cup spy game

64 The Vault

Noah's arc, '83

72 Point After

NASCAR strays from its down-home roots

by Selena Roberts

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