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LEADING OFF

LEADING OFF

Inside: THE WEEK IN SPORTS

Bouncing Back

Healing quickly from two cracked vertebrae, Evan Turner is the point man for the Big Ten's most efficient offense

By Joe Lemire

Net Worker

Once one of the NHL's best, Islanders goalie Rick DiPietro is back after injuries nearly ended his career

By Sarah Kwak

PIERRE MCGUIRE'S In the Crease

By Pierre McGuire

Boston Stranglers

Who has the secret to stopping the Celtics? The surprising Hawks, who are bidding to sweep their season series

By Chris Mannix

NFL PLAYOFFS

'Pretty Awesome'

That's how Brett Favre describes his run with the Vikings, the latest chapter in an epic tale that just gets better as it grows longer. Will it end with a Super Bowl ring?

By Tim Layden

Party Crashers

By Peter King

Group Mentality

By Lee Jenkins

Perfect Vision

By Damon Hack

PRO BASKETBALL

Kicking It Up a Notch

By Chris Ballard

Whole Lotto Trouble

Welcome to the NBA draft lottery, where the only thing better than winning is not winning

By Bethlehem Shoals

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Iowa's Got a Secret

By Albert Chen

PRO FOOTBALL

A jam session with JIM IRSAY

When he inherited the Colts from his controversial father, Robert, 13 years ago, the Who-loving, Dylan-quoting Irsay set out to be a radically different sort of owner. The result is a perennially successful team that has become the envy of the NFL and turned Indiana into a football-mad state

By L. Jon Wertheim

Point After

Coming Clean: It's Complicated

By Selena Roberts

Departments

Letters

Student Body Right

Coaches can bolt, but players are stuck. They shouldn't be

By Joe Posnanski

Who's Hot Who's Not

Hands to Haiti

Athletes with ties to the stricken land are using social media to ask for help

By Ben Reiter

For the Record

CSI: NHL

A pregame parley between a player and a ref remains frustratingly unresolved

By Michael Farber

Going Yard, Big League Style

A new line of seeds allows fans to simulate the ballpark experience at home

By Joe Lemire

Hey, Abbott!

A sharp routine resets men's skating

By Brian Cazeneuve

Faces in the Crowd

Edited by Elizabeth McGarr

Just My Type

By Dan Patrick

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