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LEADING OFF

LEADING OFF

Inside: THE WEEK IN SPORTS

She's Back!

At the U.S. nationals Lolo Jones rebounded in style from her Olympic disaster. Others still seek redemption

By Tim Layden

Knuckling Down

After a slow start, the Mets rallied behind two back-of-the-rotation pitchers. But can they stay in the race?

By Joe Sheehan

Fullerton Five

A coach's unconventional approach has drawn together an unprecedented number of female Olympians

By Kelli Anderson

YEAR OF THE PITCHER

YEAR OF THE PITCHER

Sluggers aren't exactly extinct, but after a generation of bloated offense the men on the mound have restored balance to the game. Go ahead, hurlers. It's time to party like it's 1991

By Albert Chen

The Quiet Assassin

By Albert Chen

2010 WORLD CUP

WHAT'S LOST, WHAT'S NEXT

By Grant Wahl

TAKING CHANCES

Germany's young squad has provided some of the tournament's most entertaining play—at each end of the field

By Mark Bechtel

Tennis

An Eternity On Court 18

By L. Jon Wertheim

PRO BASKETBALL

The Big Question Mark

The Kings are gambling that Kentucky freshman DeMarcus Cousins, with both supreme skills and suspect maturity, can become a dominating center in the NBA

By Ian Thomsen

NASCAR MIDSEASON REPORT

Motor Mouths

Five of NASCAR's biggest names parked together for a rare and candid discussion of racing, wrecking and just what's wrong and right with their sport today

By Lars Anderson

7 Days in the Life of a Catastrophe

The author spent a week in Louisiana reporting on the great Gulf oil spill of 2010. He was looking for a sports story, but he found much more

By Gary Smith

Point After

A Gift from The Game

By Phil Taylor

Departments

Letters

The Great Black Mark

A notorious fight a century ago set an ugly template for race relations, in sports and in society

By Richard Hoffer

Who's Hot Who's Not

The Pop Culture Grid

Great? No, No

Edwin Jackson didn't give up a hit to Tampa, but he was far from dominant

By Joe Sheehan

For the Record

A Tour de Force

Four strategic stages will determine where this year's Tour de France will be won

Just My Type

By Dan Patrick

Faces in the Crowd

Edited by Elizabeth McGarr

Dream Team

Jack Campbell's NHL fate was in the Stars

By Sarah Kwak

The Vault

Three Strikes

By Tom Verducci