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GOLF PLUS

Weird Cool

More than a Tour stop, less than a major, the Players Championship has evolved into an event unlike any other, and everyone's fine with that

By Michael Bamberger

Teeing Off

Edited by Jim Gorant

The Other Fifth Major

Bird Calls

Micro-blogging started small on the PGA Tour. Now it's spreading

By Geoff Shackelford

Nix It, Mr. Fix It

By Dottie Pepper

LEADING OFF

LEADING OFF

Inside: THE WEEK IN SPORTS

The Real Thing

The five-tool major leaguer is largely a myth, but every now and then a guy like Adam Jones comes along

By Ben Reiter

Pound-foolish?

Rushing champ Adrian Peterson wants to add weight for the '09 season. Is that too much of a good thing?

By Jim Trotter

Swede's Spot

Henrik Stenson conquered his demons and a world-class field en route to a runaway victory at the Players

By Alan Shipnuck

BASEBALL

The Night The Lights Went Out in Mannywood

Just when Manny Ramirez had L.A. in his pocket, the Dodgers' leading man was exposed as yet another star using a performance-enhancing drug

By Tom Verducci

NBA PLAYOFFS

Guarding Kobe

The greatest testament to the Lakers' star's offensive brilliance might be the lengths to which Rockets defensive specialist Shane Battier will go to stop him

By Chris Ballard

NHL PLAYOFFS

Smell The Glove

What makes the postseason special? Well, there's the face washing, the mid-game stitches, the overtime IVs, the lying and the paranoia. Then there's the hard-core hockey

By Michael Farber

TENNIS

The Takedown

How did Rafael Nadal humble the great Roger Federer and take his No. 1 ranking? It wasn't a simple triumph of will or youth or brute strength. It was the tennis, stupid

By S.L. Price

SUPPLEMENTS

WHAT YOU DON'T KNOW MIGHT KILL YOU

SUPPLEMENTS Would-be experts and untested products feed a $20 billion obsession with better performance across all levels of sports

By David Epstein

ROGUES' GALLERY

Some of the most prominent industry leaders have criminal records

By David Epstein

THE FDA'S BURDEN

A 1994 law says that dietary supplements can be banned only if proved harmful

By Josh Zembik

Point After

Baseball Needs A New Boss

By Phil Taylor

Departments

Independents' Day

A New York festival brings to light small-budget sports films worth watching

Letters

The Tweet Hereafter

Why are jocks so atwitter about the newest social media craze?

By Sean Gregory

Who's Hot Who's Not

Dom DiMaggio 1917--2009

By Mark Bechtel

For the Record

Brett Favre's Life

Play out the wishy-washy QB's future in this board game

Gameplan

What smart fans should do this week

Just My Type

By Dan Patrick

Faces in the Crowd

The Vault

By Jack McCallum