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Inside: The Week in Sports


The Giants are the game's hottest team, thanks in large part to a certainslugger • Update: the divergent paths of Anibal Sanchez and Jon Lester

Coaches are panning new timekeeping rules that are shortening games • BoiseState turns up a game-breaker


Photograph by Tom DiPace

IF YOU THROW A NO-HITTER ... in an empty stadium and virtually nobody sees it, is it still a no-hitter? Yes. About 5,000 fans stuck around Dolphin Stadium for this last pitch of Anibal Sanchez's no-no for the Marlins against the Diamondbacks on Sept. 6 (page 79), the 19th no-hitter by a big league rookie.