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Inside: THE WEEK IN SPORTS
Adapt or Die
Six weeks ago, the Angels were headed to oblivion. Their manager's philosophical makeover has helped turn things around
Running for No. 1
Jamaican sprinter Yohan Blake's strong showing at the Adidas Grand Prix sets up an intriguing battle with his more famous countryman—at the Olympic trials and in London
Taking Stock
Which runners are peaking, which are floundering and which ones are just running in place as the Games draw closer
Rags to Riches
In a Belmont without I'll Have Another, Union Rags delivered a victory that validated himself and saved the day
NBA FINALS
LET THE RIVALRY BEGIN
Not since Larry met Magic has a championship series brought about a changing of the guard as pronounced as this one, which matches the two biggest stars of their generation
LEADING MAN
Russell Westbrook may not be the biggest name in the Finals, but how well he runs the Thunder offense will determine which megastar goes home happy
TENNIS
BOXING
WHAT WAS LOST IN VEGAS
Manny Pacquiao was beaten by Timothy Bradley in a dumbfounding decision that dealt the centuries-old sport yet another crippling blow
BASEBALL
IT WAS A VERY GOOD YEAR
Did your favorite young player just have a breakout season? Become an All-Star? Sign a rich extension? Chances are he was drafted in 2005, which—thanks to a second wave of rising stars—is turning out the be the best class in decades
REVOLUTION GAMES
REVOLUTION GAMES
THE 1956 MELBOURNE OLYMPICS WERE PLUNGED INTO COLD WAR INTRIGUE AS DOZENS OF HUNGARIAN ATHLETES, UNWILLING TO RETURN HOME AFTER SOVIET TANKS CRUSHED A POPULAR UPRISING AGAINST COMMUNIST RULE, DEFECTED TO FREEDOM—WITH HELP FROM A YOUNG SPORTS MAGAZINE
POINT AFTER
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