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Inside: THE WEEK IN SPORTS
Bring Him Up
Mike Trout, one of the two best prospects in the game, has nothing left to prove in the minors. So why is he still there?
Deuce Is Wild
Clint Dempsey is about to complete the best season ever by an American in Europe. Will an offer from a big-name team be next?
The Melo Show
He's good on D (except when he isn't). He takes bad shots (but they go in). The bizarre season of the NBA's most polarizing player
Smelling like Roses
While the Kentucky Derby prep races have revealed no strong favorites, they have showcased a deep stable of talent. Here, in order, are SI's top 5 for May 5, plus one long shot special
Captain America
It isn't difficult to pin down who will be the leader of the U.S. wrestling team in London: first-time Olympian Jordan Burroughs
LEBRON JAMES
Meet The Rejuvenated, Revitalized LeBron
After a tumultuous first year in Miami, LeBron James locked himself in his house, rued disappointing his teammates—then worked hard to hone his game. The result: one of the best seasons in NBA history
BASEBALL
PRO HOCKEY
THE FACE OF THE PLAYOFFS
The scars worn by rugged Kings captain Dustin Brown, who led L.A. to a stunning first-round upset of the Canucks, tell the tale of a postseason marked—and marred—by mayhem
REBECCA SONI
STROKE OF GENIUS
There's not another swimmer in the world like American breaststroker Rebecca Soni, who could win three golds in London
BLUEPRINT
THE BIG BLUE BLUEPRINT
While football nation shifts into draft overdrive, the Giants go about business their own way, with no headlines and no hype. How has the recent two-time Super Bowl winner been built? Through teamwork among the decision makers—and a knack for finding treasures in the late rounds and beyond
POINT AFTER
Departments
Heading for Trouble
As an NFL draft prospect is downgraded for a history of concussions, the question arises: Should this be the way of the future?