40 A Run toRemember
Overlooked indiscussions about the NFL's best backs, Fred Taylor has sparked the Jaguars'playoff dash
By Lee Jenkins
46 Tiger TradeWith Teeth
Everyone knewMiguel Cabrera and Dontrelle Willis would be traded, but to Detroit? Here's howthe deal went down
Third-year floorgenerals Chris Paul and Deron Williams have the NBA abuzz over who issuperior
The Road Back
Months after aparalyzing spinal injury, the Bills' tight end is making big strides, thanks toa gutty call by his surgeon
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6 Leading Off
The British invadeVegas
Michael Vicklearns his fate
Baseball G.M.'ssum up their clubs
A mascot getsrechristened
38 Faces in theCrowd
86 Point After
Barry Bonds entershis plea, and the curtain goes up on what's sure to be great theater by ChrisBallard
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70 The NFL
Matt Hasselbecktakes charge
It's a good timeto be a free agent
75 High SchoolFootball
Talent aplenty inAlabama
Stewing over a 7-0start
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40 80-YARD SPLASH Jaguars defensive end Paul Spicer soaked running back Fred Taylor on Sunday after the longest TD rush of Taylor's 10-year career.
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