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June 03, 2013
June 03, 2013

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June 3, 2013

GOLF PLUS
LEADING OFF
THE MAIL
NBA PLAYOFFS
  • He's everywhere—on the block, at the point, behind the arc! As his supporting cast struggles to provide consistent play against the resolute Pacers, LeBron James has displayed, once again, a stunning array of skills. Here's how he does it all, position by position

BASEBALL
THE GEATHERS FAMILY
  • FROM DOWN ALONG THE BLACK RIVER IN SOUTH CAROLINA, FOOTBALL'S FIRST FAMILY OF D-LINEMEN JUST KEEPS SENDING ITS SONS TO THE PROS. THE BLOODLINES ARE STRONG—AND SO ARE THE LESSONS PASSED FROM ONE GENERATION TO THE NEXT

GEORGIA BASEBALL
  • GEORGIA'S SIGNATURE CROPS? PECANS, PEACHES ... AND BALLPLAYERS. HIGH SCHOOL SLUGGERS CLINT FRAZIER AND AUSTIN MEADOWS—THEY'LL BE TOP PICKS IN THE MLB DRAFT—ARE JUST THE LATEST PRODUCTS OF THE COUNTRY'S MOST EFFICIENT DEVELOPMENT SYSTEM

THE NEW ENDURANCE NATION
  • FROM 5KS TO TRIATHLONS TO MUD RACES AND COLOR RUNS, ENDURANCE EVENTS ARE SWEEPING THE NATION. BUT THE COMPETITORS AREN'T JUST LOW-BODY-FAT FANATICS AND NIPPLE-TAPING IRONMEN. THERE ARE ROCK 'N' ROLLERS AND PLUS SIZES AND MORE WOMEN THAN MEN. THE GOAL NOW IS TO HAVE FUN AND FINISH, AS MUCH AS IT IS TO GET FIT. WELCOME TO AMERICA'S SECOND GREAT RUNNING BOOM—EVERYONE'S INVITED

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HOT: HUB HEROES

This is an article from the June 3, 2013 issue

Boston advanced to the Eastern Conference finals for the second time in three years by smoking the Rangers in five games. Said Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask, who had 28 saves in a 3--1 Game 5 victory, "I just wanted to be rock-solid back there."

NOT: PROBABLE CAUSE

Down 3--1 to the Penguins in the conference semis, Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson said Ottawa would "probably not" come back in the series. The message was hardly inspiring, and, well, he was right—Pittsburgh won in five games.

HOT: PITT CREW

Three of the four points leaders in this year's playoffs wear the Penguins' black and gold: defenseman Kris Letang (16) and forwards Evgeni Malkin (16) and Sidney Crosby (15). Sid the Kid (above) leads the postseason in goals, with seven.

NOT: BAD BRAD

Signed for $60 million in 2011, Rangers center Brad Richards (above) was a nonfactor in New York's first 10 playoff games (one goal, no assists) and was benched by coach John Tortorella for the last two games of the semifinal loss to Boston.

PHOTOMICHAEL TURESKI/ICON SMI (RASK)PHOTODAMIAN STROHMEYER/SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (ALFREDSSON)PHOTOADAM HUNGER FOR SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (CROSBY)PHOTOJIM MCISAAC FOR SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (RICHARDS)