LEADING OFF
GOLF PLUS
Tawkin' Texas
Although it has been around since 1922, a revitalized Texas Open, won by Zach Johnson, was rarin' to justify its new spot leading off the Lone Star State swing
Inside: THE WEEK IN SPORTS
Rising Kane
Young Blackhawks sprite Patrick Kane is defying logic and defenses—and he's dying to stick it to the Red Wings
Brewing Trade?
Talks involving Jake Peavy have quieted, but two division rivals are worth watching when the bidding starts anew
BASEBALL
PREAKNESS
Lady's First
Rachel Alexandra proved her jockey right by wiring the boys at the Preakness, but not without a scare from Mine That Bird, who validated his Derby victory
INDIANAPOLIS 500
"I'm Back In the Game"
After a distressing trial on tax-evasion charges, Helio Castroneves is free and clear and on the pole at Indy. So is racing's most irrepressible character a changed man?
SWIMMING
Water Under the Bridge
Putting behind him his out-of-the-pool controversies, his three-month suspension and his thoughts of leaving the sport for good, a motivated Michael Phelps returned to competition eager to test himself and build upon his legacy
NBA PLAYOFFS
Cleveland ROCKS
It's been a rough few decades for Clevelanders—no mistake (by the lake) about it. But with LeBron James and the Cavaliers playing otherworldly basketball, long-suffering fans dare to imagine their first victory celebration since 1964
Point After
Departments
Gameplan
What smart fans should do this week