Lineup

June 27, 2010

34 | U.S. OPEN

Graeme McDowell

All eyes were on Tiger, Phil and Ernie, but in the end it was a little-known lad from Northern Ireland who got the best of the blustery Pebble Beach course

By Alan Shipnuck

40 | NBA FINALS

The Lakers

They won a second straight title because they're the best team, with the best player and, especially, the best coach. But is this the start of a dynasty or the end?

By Lee Jenkins

46 | 2010 WORLD CUP

Moments of Truth

U.S. resolve, New Zealand verve, Swiss toughness, English gloom—what makes the World Cup great is what the games reveal in the clutch

By Grant Wahl

50 | BASEBALL

Robinson Cano

The Yankee with the magical swing has become one of the greatest slugging second basemen in history. And no one saw this coming

By Tom Verducci

56 | PRO FOOTBALL

Pete Carroll

USC just got burned by the NCAA for infractions committed on his watch, but the new Seahawks coach is full of good cheer—or is it denial?

By Selena Roberts

THE MAGICAL SEASON OF THE MACON IRONMEN

In 1971 a team from a tiny high school in the Midwest with an unorthodox coach, whose job was saved by his players' parents, went all the way to the state final. Hoosiers, anyone?

By Chris Ballard

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Departments

6 Leading Off

12 Letters

14 Scorecard

Farewell to a gentle giant, Manute Bol

22 Just My Type

Jerry West on Kobe, Magic and Kareem

by Dan Patrick

25 Faces in the Crowd

26 Inside ...

Baseball

Feuding White Sox

College Football

Utes' Pac-10 future

Track and Field

U.S. distance hope

74 The Vault

David Clyde, 1973

78 Point After

Tarnished Tiger chases golden Jack

by Selena Roberts

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Photograph by Walter Iooss Jr.

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