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GOLF PLUS
The Hangover
As newly crowned U.S. Open champion Webb Simpson—along with 10 other major winners who teed it up at the Travelers—can attest, playing the week after winning a big one is never easy
LEADING OFF
THE MAIL
Inside: THE WEEK IN SPORTS
Big Ups
Local hero Ashton Eaton lifted the Olympic track and field trials in Eugene with a world record in the decathlon
East or Famine
Led by the best division in baseball, the game's balance of power tilts decidedly to the right side of the map
The Case for Cristiano
Messi may be more beloved (and have better numbers), but the Euros confirm the claim of his rival, Cristiano Ronaldo, to the title of 2012 world player of the year
LEBRON JAMES
Promise Keeper
It was harder than he ever expected, but with a bravura performance in the postseason LeBron James made good on his vow to bring a title to South Beach. Will it be the first of many?
NBA DRAFT
BASEBALL
NAME CHANGER, GAME CHANGER
Long before he became Giancarlo Stanton, the young Marlins slugger left an unmistakable imprint—on scouts, not to mention countless outfield walls and scoreboards
CYCLING
1992 DREAM TEAM
The Greatest Game Nobody Ever Saw
The toughest competition faced by the best team in basketball history was, in fact, its own: at a closed scrimmage in Monaco between sides led by Michael Jordan and Magic Johnson, the details of which remained a secret for nearly 20 years
POINT AFTER
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