2010 WORLD CUP

70 | Landon Donovan

The U.S.'s enigmatic star finally knows how to play like a champion

By Joe Posnanski

78 | Meet Team USA

A primer on the men who will take on the world in South Africa

By Grant Wahl

84 | England

The U.S.'s Group C rival trusts its fate to a suave Italian art collector

By Grant Wahl

92 | Scouting

A rundown of the tournament's remaining seven groups, from Argentina to Uruguay

106 | Predictions

SI's picks for group play, the knockout rounds and the final

By Grant Wahl

MLB DRAFT PREVIEW

58 | Bryce Harper

He's the marquee name in what's become a star-powered event

By Tom Verducci

Two other worthy No. 1 choices

Mock draft: the top 10

Why "makeup" matters

66 | Stephen Strasburg

Last year's top pick is ready for the Show. Wait till you see him

By Joe Posnanski

Departments

4 Leading Off

12 Letters

18 Scorecard

A surgeon's crusade

26 Just My Type

Dodgers boss Joe Torre on getting ejected

by Dan Patrick

28 Faces in the Crowd

30 Inside ...

Baseball

Offense on the wane

NASCAR

A look ahead in Cup

Tennis

Venus sets the trends

108 The Vault

Beantown beatdown

112 Point After

Catchers gone wild

by Phil Taylor

Features

38 | NBA finals

Kobe Bryant

The greatest Laker ever? Not until he beats Boston

by Lee Jenkins

44 | THE WNBA

Tulsa Shock

A coach and a player are both making fresh starts

by Andrew Lawrence

50 | MOTOR SPORTS

Indy 500

Dario Franchitti stakes his claim as the top driver

by Lars Anderson

54 | STANLEY CUP FINALS

Patrick Kane

There's more to Chicago's baby-faced ace than a mullet

by Sarah Kwak

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