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What a Grind
You won't hear Jay Haas, the Senior PGA Championship winner, complaining, but just about everyone else who showed up at Oak Hill (and plenty took a pass) probably wanted to be somewhere else
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BASEBALL
The Super Natural
After drugs and alcohol nearly destroyed his career before it got started, a repentant Josh Hamilton has miraculously restored the skills that now make him a Triple Crown threat
NBA PLAYOFFS
Kobe's Killer Instinct
Nobody wants to win as much as Kobe Bryant because nobody needs to win as much as he does. From childhood to the Western finals, the Lakers star has been obsessed with dominating the court
STANLEY CUP FINALS
Control Freaks
Possession is nine-tenths of the battle between the Red Wings and Penguins. Three years after the NHL rejiggered its rules for more offense, the league has its ideal championship matchup
MOTOR SPORTS
All Eyes On Indy
Knocked out of the race, Danica Patrick was fuming while Scott Dixon was cruising to victory in a rejuvenated 500. Can U.S. open-wheel racing build on its recent merger and keep the momentum going?
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