Lineup

July 18, 2010

38 | PRO BASKETBALL

Miami Heat

LeBron James joined his buddies Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh to remake the Heat, but in doing so he raised a raft of questions about himself and about the future of the NBA

By Ian Thomsen

46 | 2010 WORLD CUP

Spain Reigns

By playing its patented brand of creative, precise, pass-happy soccer—tiki-taka—La Furia Roja fought off the Netherlands' rough tactics and won Spain's first world f√∫tbol title

By Grant Wahl

54 | BASEBALL

Miguel Cabrera

The Tigers' first baseman was always a star, but no one knew how good he could be until a run-in with the law led him to sober up and devote himself fully to baseball

By Tom Verducci

60 | LACROSSE

Iroquois Nationals

For the only Native Americans to compete abroad as a sovereign people, winning lacrosse titles is not as important as preserving their centuries-old culture and honoring the Creator

By S.L. Price

Departments

6 Leading Off

12 Letters

16 Scorecard

Spain rules the sports world

24 Faces in the Crowd

26 Just My Type

Joe Mauer on rapping and hitting .400

by Dan Patrick

30 Inside ...

• Cycling

Lance's dismal Tour

• Golf

U.S. women are back

• Baseball

Trade boosts Texas

72 The Vault

Italy wins its third World Cup, 1982

76 Point After

A ring in Miami won't make LeBron great

by Phil Taylor

ON THE COVER

Photograph by Gregory Heisler

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FOUR PHOTOS PHOTOGREG NELSON (LEE)Acquiring Cliff Lee all but sealed an AL West title for the Rangers.

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