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June 13, 2011
June 13, 2011

Table of Contents
June 13, 2011

LEADING OFF
Inside: THE WEEK IN SPORTS
Point After
Departments

Lineup

NBA FINALS

This is an article from the June 13, 2011 issue

34 THE GAME WITHIN THE GAME

The Heat's road to an NBA title runs through the Mavs' unstoppable forward

By Lee Jenkins

42 BASEBALL

THE CUT FASTBALL

This magic pitch has shifted the balance of power from plate to mound

By Albert Chen

50 FRENCH OPEN

RAFAEL NADAL

The Spaniard found his game in Paris and fought off a resurgent Roger Federer

By S.L. Price

54 SOCCER

DUAL CITIZENS

The U.S. is searching for foreign players who can make a difference

By Grant Wahl

58 STANLEY CUP

THE CANUCKS

Vancouver absorbed the Bruins' best shots and took control of the series

By Brian Cazeneuve

Departments

2 Letters

4 Leading Off

12 Scorecard

Both sides get serious in the NFL labor talks

20 Faces in the Crowd

22 Just My Type

The Great One reflects on a lifetime in hockey

By Dan Patrick

26 Inside ...

• Baseball

The risks of catching

• College Football

New day for Ohio State

• The NBA

It's Rickymania time

80 Point After

Jordan vs. LeBron? It's indisputable

By Joe Posnanski

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

ANDREW LUCK

The Stanford quarterback has big plans before he moves on to the NFL

By Austin Murphy

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ON THE COVER Photograph by Greg Nelson

PHOTOROBERT BECK (LUCK)LeBron James threw down 17 points and had nine assists to help spoil the Mavs' Game 3 homecoming.PHOTOGREG NELSON (JAMES)PHOTO