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STICK FIGURES

May 28, 2012
May 28, 2012

Table of Contents
May 28, 2012

GOLF PLUS
LEADING OFF
THE MAIL
Inside: THE WEEK IN SPORTS
LA LA PALOOZA
HORSE RACING
SOCCER
  • The hero of Chelsea's historic Champions League final victory, Ivorian striker Didier Drogba is a man of the world whose intellect and impact extend far beyond the pitch

MOTOR SPORTS
  • His final-lap crash in the Indy 500 last year could have been a career-defining moment, for all the wrong reasons. But JR Hildebrand handled the heartbreak of letting a sure victory slip away with grace. Now he's focused on closing the deal at the Brickyard

INDY 500
  • Since the first daredevils took to the bricks 101 years ago, the race has been on at Indy to find that balance of handling, safety and, above all, speed needed to prevail over 500 miles. Decade by decade, there have been both incremental advances and breathtaking leaps in automotive evolution—concluding with (for now) this year's wholly reimagined supercar

THE TRANSGENDER ATHLETE
  • Playing fields have long been segregated on the basis of sex. But what happens to the athletes whose physiology doesn't match their gender identity? Against whom do they compete? What obstacles do they face? And how are they being treated by sports' governing bodies?

POINT AFTER
Departments

STICK FIGURES

By Julia Morrill

Crooked Arrows, Hollywood's first lacrosse movie (opening nationwide June 1), isn't exactly a whole new ball game in terms of plot. The roster of sports flick clichés includes: Ragtag but lovable team from New York's Sunaquot reservation takes on arrogant prep school squad; coach redeems himself by leading his old school to state title; and misfit kid becomes unlikely hero. But the movie scores big when it comes to athletic action. Director Steve Rash hired Mark Ellis, a Hollywood sports coordinator whose previous work included Any Given Sunday and Miracle, to translate the game to film. Rash brought in former pro and college studs as assistants and cast only experienced players (3,000 tried out)—some of whom found themselves decidedly out of uniform in a scene evoking the game's origins hundreds of years ago.

This is an article from the May 28, 2012 issue

PHOTOKENT EANES/CROOKED ARROWS (LACROSSE)