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LEADING OFF
THE MAIL
BLACKHAWKS—BRUINS
CUP OF JOY
LOCKOUT? WHAT LOCKOUT? THE BLACKHAWKS BESTED THE BRUINS IN SIX BRILLIANT AND PUNISHING GAMES, A SUBLIME SERIES THAT PUT THE FINISHING TOUCH ON A YEAR THAT BEGAN GLOOMILY BUT TURNED INTO A SEASON TO CELEBRATE FOR THE NHL
SPECIAL REPORT
A Murder in Massachusetts
After a star NFL tight end found himself at the center of a homicide investigation, those who thought they knew him best—teammates and friends—were left wondering: Who is the real Aaron Hernandez?
TRACK AND FIELD
Here Comes Mary Cain
JUST 17, THE SELF-DESCRIBED NERD FROM BRONXVILLE (N.Y.) HIGH HAS EMERGED AS THE FASTEST YOUNG FEMALE MIDDLE-DISTANCE RUNNER IN U.S. HISTORY. NOW SHE'LL TAKE ON THE BEST OPEN RUNNERS IN THE WORLD—AND THE HEAVY BURDEN OF GREAT EXPECTATIONS
BASEBALL
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Take Two
LeBron James thought winning his first title would be the hardest thing he'd ever do. He was wrong. Miami's repeat took every ounce of energy from the best player alive
POINT AFTER
Departments
The Noise From Brazil
The country's World Cup dry run has been dominated by mass demonstrations—the latest instance of sports providing a stage for protest
Her Airness
Abby Wambach became international soccer's alltime leading scorer by, once again, using her head
A Grand Attempt
Inbee Park is not a baseball field in the Midwest. She's the world's No. 1--ranked player, trying to win her third straight major
Kid Pro Quo?
Throughout his teens Nathan MacKinnon has drawn comparisons with his hometown hero. But unlike Sidney Crosby, he is hardly a lock to be the No. 1 pick