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June 17, 2013
June 17, 2013

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June 17, 2013

LEADING OFF
THE MAIL
FIELDER AND CABRERA
  • THERE'S NO PLACE TO HIDE AGAINST THE MIDDLE OF THE TIGERS' LINEUP: MIGUEL CABRERA AND PRINCE FIELDER ARE BOTH MASSIVE, FREAKISHLY STRONG AND HITTING SAVANTS. BUT THE SCARIEST THING ABOUT THE GAME'S MOST RELENTLESS 3--4 COMBO? THEY'RE BOTH OUT THERE GRINDING EVERY SINGLE DAY

  • Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder are the current kings when it comes to destructive middle-of-the-lineup tandems. But even if these other combinations can't quite match the Tigers pair's consistency and production, they can give pitchers fits

STANLEY CUP PREVIEW
NBA FINALS
Special Report
Departments

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HOT: HEIGH-HO PHARAOHS

This is an article from the June 17, 2013 issue

Former U.S. coach Bob Bradley (above) has led Egypt to a 4-0-0 record in African World Cup qualifiers. His main weapon: striker Mohamed Salah, a refugee of the collapsed Egyptian league who's been playing in Switzerland.

NOT: LOOK OUT, CLEVELAND

Nine games over .500 on May 20, the Indians lost 15 of 19 through Sunday (falling to 30--32) while being outscored 109--77. Said righthander Justin Masterson, "As much as we've been on a negative skid, we can start a positive skid tomorrow."

HOT: GROOM VROOM

Trevor Bayne won the rain-soaked NASCAR Nationwide race in Iowa on Sunday, just five days after getting married in North Carolina. "I was teared up at the altar on Tuesday," said Bayne, 22, "and about teared up in Victory Lane on Sunday."

NOT: UNSWEET 16

Richard Gasquet's five-set loss to Stanislas Wawrinka in the French Open was the his sixth straight defeat in the round of 16 at a Grand Slam event. Gasquet (above) has lost in the round 10 times in Slams since 2007.

HOT: PUIG CAN FLY

Since his June 3 debut, Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig is hitting .464 with four home runs and has awed fans with his arm. Asked what's next, the 22-year-old Cuban rookie said, "Tomorrow will bring what tomorrow will bring."

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