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LEADING OFF

LEADING OFF

GOLF PLUS

Whole New Ball Game

By Alan Shipnuck

Fore Left

President Obama should ignore the fun police and keep his eye on the ball

By Dick Friedman

Inside: THE WEEK IN SPORTS

Capital Idea

The beleaguered Wizards, whose problems run deeper than guns in the locker room, are pondering an overhaul

By Chris Mannix

Shooting Star

Playing without his brother for the first time, Vancouver's Henrik Sedin turned himself into a scorer

By Michael Farber

PIERRE MCGUIRE'S In the Crease

By Pierre McGuire

Arbitrary Figure

Two-time Cy Young Award winner Tim Lincecum could set a new standard for the arbitration process

By Ben Reiter

Bracket Bluster

Expanding the NCAA tournament field to 96 teams would take much of the Madness out of March

By Grant Wahl

SETH DAVIS'S Three-Pointer

By Seth Davis

BCS CHAMPIONSHIP

Staying Power

With an earnest coach, a wealth of returning talent, unparalleled recruiting and its chief rival in flux, national champion Alabama is just starting to roll

By Austin Murphy

Boise to Men

One step left for Broncos: a berth in the national title game, and 2010 may be the year

By Andy Staples

NFC PLAYOFFS

Cards Gone Wild

By Jim Trotter

Better Beware

By Damon Hack

AFC PLAYOFFS

Like Old Times

By Tim Layden

Open and Shut

By Lee Jenkins

NFL PLAYOFFS

The Heart Of New Orleans

By Peter King

Special Sauce

For San Diego, the kicking, coverage and return units are vital ingredients

By Lee Jenkins

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

The Great Talent Migration

Don't whistle them for traveling. These peripatetic players are having an outsized impact on their respective teams this season, and their new coaches couldn't be happier

By Kelli Anderson

Having Fun Yet, Mr. Mayor?

Running Detroit isn't a job, it's a sentence. That's no retirement gig for a 66-year-old NBA Hall of Fame guard turned millionaire entrepreneur, is it? Dave Bing thinks differently (though he won't begrudge you thinking he's crazy)

By Michael Rosenberg

Point After

Unreality Check

By Phil Taylor

Departments

Letters

A Slugger Repents

Mark McGwire is here to talk about the past. Is it too late?

By Joe Posnanski

Who's Hot Who's Not

By Any Measure

It's no tall tale: The Big Unit was the greatest lefthander of them all

By Joe Sheehan

For the Record

A Bloody Shame

Why, even with all that cash at hand, boxing's poster boys aren't going to rumble

By Chris Mannix

Road Trips from Hell

For the Arkansas--Pine Bluff hoops team, it's already a long, strange season

By George Dohrmann

Faces in the Crowd

Edited by Elizabeth McGarr

Just My Type

By Dan Patrick

The Vault

Things I Think I Think

By Peter King