LEADING OFF
Inside: THE WEEK IN SPORTS
Here to Stay
Using the Rays' blueprint of improved defense and pitching, the Rangers could have a Tampa-like turnaround
Hero to Goat?
Did Calvin Borel cost himself a jockey's Triple Crown with an early move on Mine That Bird in the Belmont?
Jump Start
With its coach increasingly under fire, the U.S. found a needed spark in two young, highly skilled players
LAKERS-MAGIC
Final Strategies
Kobe Bryant was the center of attention as the Lakers and the Magic faced off for the NBA title, but it was a less glamorous story line—the chess match under the basket—that was determining the course of the Finals
TENNIS
Is He the Greatest of All Time?
Roger Federer won the French Open, completed his career Grand Slam and tied Pete Sampras's record of 14 major singles titles. Cue the debate about his place in history
STANLEY CUP FINALS
Same Time Next Year?
With hockey's two best teams set up to stay that way, a Penguins--Red Wings finals, rich with thickening subplots, could become a familiar event
PRO FOOTBALL
A Name Worth Knowing
He meets with former presidents, counsels the U.N. and, oh, yeah, makes more than any NFL player, but Raiders cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha can still walk unrecognized through America's biggest city. Not for much longer
BASEBALL
What It Means to Be the 1
A record-setting contract, maybe even a leap to the bigs this summer, await draft phenom Stephen Strasburg, but as plenty of past can't-miss kids will attest, you can miss
JEFF KOMLO
The Wrong Turn
Onetime Detroit Lions quarterback JEFF KOMLO was a success in sports, business and love. So why did he die alone, on the run, thousands of miles from home?
Point After
Departments
Gameplan
What smart fans should do this week
Things I Think I Think
SI's fearless NFL expert opines on all the latest news, buzz and inside information surrounding players. This is just a taste.