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LEADING OFF

LEADING OFF

Inside: THE WEEK IN SPORTS

American Flyer

Meb Keflezighi's marathon win in New York capped his comeback year and continued a U.S. running resurgence

By Tim Layden

The Jury's Out

Notre Dame is piling up points and victories, but are the Irish worthy of a coveted BCS bid?

By Mark Beech

Repair-a-Bull?

Chicago's success will hinge on whether Luol Deng can recover his stroke and find his way in the offense

By Chris Mannix

Them Again

After a bye week spent soul-searching, the Ravens' D got a little more innovative and a lot more like its old self

By Jim Trotter

Gonna Fly Now

By Peter King

Market Watch

Who's up, who's down

By David Sabino

WORLD SERIES

Postseason On the Brink

It was not just the Yankees' money (the most in the majors), mojo (plenty) and talent (the game's best) that pushed the defending champion Phillies to the edge, it was a relentlessness not seen since the days of the last pinstriped dynasty

By Tom Verducci

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Good And Lucky

By Albert Chen

PRO FOOTBALL

Do You Believe in Cedric Benson?

By Damon Hack

OLYMPICS

Look Out Below

A self-described combination of "speed, violence and big guys in too-tight clothes," the U.S. four-man bobsled team is on course to end a 62-year Olympic gold medal drought

By David Epstein

MOTOR SPORTS

WHAT'S WITH YOU, MAN?

By Joe Posnanski

Point After

Confessions of A Coachaholic

By Phil Taylor

Departments

Letters

Attitude Adjustment

Philadelphians don't feel like underdogs anymore

By Michael Bamberger

Who's Hot Who's Not

Bittersweet TD

A Rutgers player honors his late friend (and opponent) with a dramatic score

By Mark Beech

For the Record

Small Town, Big Game

Women's basketball stars descend on rural Kansas for a cause

By Joe Posnanski

Line Men

A new film lets coaches display their acting chops

By Bill Trocchi

Gameplan

What smart fans should do this week

Just My Type

By Dan Patrick

Faces in the Crowd

Edited by Elizabeth McGarr

Cross Stat

By Puzzle by Mike Baranack

The Vault

Things I Think I Think

By Peter King