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July 01, 2013
July 01, 2013

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July 1, 2013

LEADING OFF
THE MAIL
BLACKHAWKS—BRUINS
  • LOCKOUT? WHAT LOCKOUT? THE BLACKHAWKS BESTED THE BRUINS IN SIX BRILLIANT AND PUNISHING GAMES, A SUBLIME SERIES THAT PUT THE FINISHING TOUCH ON A YEAR THAT BEGAN GLOOMILY BUT TURNED INTO A SEASON TO CELEBRATE FOR THE NHL

SPECIAL REPORT
  • After a star NFL tight end found himself at the center of a homicide investigation, those who thought they knew him best—teammates and friends—were left wondering: Who is the real Aaron Hernandez?

TRACK AND FIELD
  • JUST 17, THE SELF-DESCRIBED NERD FROM BRONXVILLE (N.Y.) HIGH HAS EMERGED AS THE FASTEST YOUNG FEMALE MIDDLE-DISTANCE RUNNER IN U.S. HISTORY. NOW SHE'LL TAKE ON THE BEST OPEN RUNNERS IN THE WORLD—AND THE HEAVY BURDEN OF GREAT EXPECTATIONS

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NFL

40 Aaron Hernandez

Questions surround the star NFL tight end at the center of a homicide investigation

BY PETE THAMEL AND GREG BEDARD

TRACK AND FIELD

46 Mary Cain

Just 17, the self-described nerd is the fastest young female middle-distance runner in U.S. history

BY TIM LAYDEN

BASEBALL

50 Bob Uecker

A Brewers broadcast isn't just about the game. It's a trip inside the mind of Milwaukee's first fan

BY LUKE WINN

NBA FINALS

56 LeBron James

The first title win was tough, but Miami's repeat took every ounce of energy from the best player alive

BY LEE JENKINS

DEPARTMENTS

2 SI Digital

4 Leading Off

10 The Mail

12 Scorecard

World Cup expenses spark protests in Brazil

22 Faces in The Crowd

25 Just My Type

Max Scherzer on winning, snacking

BY DAN PATRICK

64 Point After

You say Mlicki, I say Krenchicki

BY STEVE RUSHIN

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