In the story on LeBron James and the Heat winning their second straight NBA title (Take Two), Lee Jenkins writes, "The Big Three was again reduced to the Chosen One, plus [Shane] Battier." But Dwyane Wade scored 23 points in Game 7 on 11 for 21 shooting, and without Chris Bosh's key offensive rebounds and blocks at the end of Game 6, we'd be celebrating Tim Duncan and the Spurs.
Paul Smith, Matthews, N.C.
It is not surprising that Brazilians are vocally (and sometimes violently) protesting the huge amount of public funds going to beef up the World Cup soccer apparatus while other basic necessities go unmet (SCORECARD). What is surprising is that Americans haven't taken to the streets to protest similarly misplaced priorities, such as when cities use taxpayer money to finance stadiums rather than schools.
Virginia W. Manuel, Midlothian, Va.
Mary Cain reminds me so much of the great Jim Ryun, who was the first high schooler to break the American mile record almost 50 years ago (Here Comes Mary Cain). She is capable of setting the women's American mile record next year as a high school senior, a mark held by another Mary (Slaney, née Decker), who was also coached by Alberto Salazar.
Gary Kofnovec, Austin
While some people are second-guessing Cain's racing schedule and future plans, the well-informed majority has expressed only excitement, amazement and joy over her 2013 season. Whatever happens in Europe and at the Moscow world championships is just icing on this year's cake. I hope she retains her youthful enthusiasm for a long, long time.
Jay Kinsman, Woodland Park, Colo.