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LEADING OFF

LEADING OFF

GOLF PLUS

Swingin' St. Andrews

Auld Grey Toon? Not hardly when those who play and love golf convene at the Old Course for a storied championship, an unmatched communal experience and a ton of fun

By Alan Shipnuck

Why We Care

He's a 44-year-old train wreck in clown pants, yet we still yearn to cheer for John Daly

By Joe Posnanski

Teeing Off

Gust Buster

Of all the dumb rules, the one about wind moving balls on the green is the worst

By Mike Clayton

Home Growth

By Dottie Pepper

Inside: THE WEEK IN SPORTS

Endurance Race

To make the playoffs, several contenders need untested young pitchers to finish as strongly as they started

By Joe Sheehan

Coaching Lesson

Vandy's Bobby Johnson did what few others in his pressure-packed profession can do: retire on his own terms

By Andy Staples

Endless Season

The strain of playing both overseas and in the U.S. is costing the league some of its best players

By Kelli Anderson

BRITISH OPEN

Driving Force

In a summer to remember for South Africa, a white golfer (Louis Oosthuizen) and a black caddie (Zack Rasego) teamed to blow away the field in the game's biggest event, the British Open, on its grandest stage, the Old Course

By Michael Bamberger

PRO FOOTBALL

Get Ready!

As NFL camps start to open—finally!—over the next week, the story lines of 2010 will take shape. Can the Saints repeat? Are the Jets for real? And will Miles Austin, last year's breakout star in Dallas, keep his smile?

By Pablo S. Torre

JIM TROTTER'S NINE QUESTIONS FOR 2010

By Jim Trotter

BASEBALL

Thumbing His Way Back Home

Retirement is calling, and Bobby Cox has the Braves in first place (again). How has he managed to win so many games? Maybe by getting ejected so often

By Thomas Lake

The Unexpected Hero

Former Broncos back Floyd Little and ardent fan Tom Mackie each helped the other fulfill his lifelong dream

By Gary Smith

Point After

A Loss For Words

By Selena Roberts

Departments

Letters

Bye George, You Got It

George Steinbrenner was a polarizing figure, but no owner understood his audience better

By Richard Hoffer

Who's Hot Who's Not

For the Record

Crazy Eights

The octopus has its tentacles all over the history of sports

Red Bull Market

Another MLS team takes a shot at a big-name Euro star

By Grant Wahl

Just My Type

By Dan Patrick

Faces in the Crowd

Edited by Elizabeth McGarr

Update

By S.L. Price

The Vault

Three Strikes

By Tom Verducci