LEADING OFF
Inside: THE WEEK IN SPORTS
A Heady Start
Dagny Knutson, a rising high school senior, is making a name for herself—and her home state—in the pool
Learning Curve
A giant-killer on the Nationwide Series, 19-year-old Joey Logano is just coming to grips with the Cup car
Selling Point
As the trade market gathers momentum, keep an eye on the Indians (movers) and the Cardinals (buyers)
Best in Class
With lucrative purses and a wealth of talented fighters, the welterweight division is the place to be
KOBE BRYANT
Satisfaction
The Lakers are NBA champions again, and it's because they have a star who would settle for nothing less
Bargain Hunting
Nearly every selection in this year's lottery will be a gamble, adding to the pressure on financially challenged teams to make their picks pay off
PRO FOOTBALL
The Joy Of Rex
New Jets coach Rex Ryan, Buddy's son, is doing it Dad's way, stoking the defense, instilling passion—and firing from the lip
NHL FINALS
The Pens are Mightier
By winning a dramatic Game 7 in Detroit's hostile old barn, Pittsburgh revealed a brilliance beyond Sidney Crosby and signaled a new era for the NHL
CHARLIE MANUEL
Point After
Departments
Gameplan
What smart fans should do this week