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LEADING OFF

LEADING OFF

Inside: THE WEEK IN SPORTS

Playing Catch-up

Giants rookie Buster Posey had to prove he could handle pitchers. He's not only done that—he's shown he can carry a team

By Ann Killion

Triple Option

The teams to beat in the Big 12? Texas, Oklahoma and, most of all, Nebraska, thanks to a reborn ground attack

By Andy Staples

STEWART MANDEL'S Extra Points

By Stewart Mandel

School of Cool

Some big-name quarterbacks should take cues from Matt Schaub, whose composure was an eye-opener

By Jim Trotter

Steelers vs. Bucs

By Peter King

First Impression

On a week when backups moved to the forefront, one rookie proved that imitation is a form of success

By David Sabino

Bang-up Start

In the Chase opener, a dark horse won, champions faltered and a contender made a brilliant save

By Lars Anderson

MANNING BROTHERS

Oh, Brother ... ... That's Cruel

By Damon Hack

Football Families

Of the NFL's 300-plus sets of siblings, these five join the Mannings as all-timers

By Peter King

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

The Perfect Player

By Kelli Anderson

BASEBALL

Still Going Strong

He's 40, but Jim Thome's mind isn't on retirement. He's thinking about hitting the ball a country mile—and winning his first World Series championship

By Joe Posnanski

SPECIAL REPORT

The Elusive Dr. Galea

Though he's facing federal growth-hormone charges and suspicions about his medical treatments, controversial Canadian physician Anthony Galea—healer of stars from Tiger to A-Rod—has never been more alluring to injured A-list athletes

By David Epstein

Hormone Imbalance

Canada and the U.S. are worlds apart on HGH laws

By David Epstein

DEMETRIUS WALKER

The Education of DEMETRIUS WALKER

By George Dohrmann

The Vault

The Vault

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Point After

No-Win Situation

By Phil Taylor

Departments

Letters

Masthead

The Old Man And the Fee

With Derek Jeter's contract up, the Yankees must gauge the price of a legend seeking a renaissance

By Joe Posnanski

Who's Hot Who's Not

Super Powers

By Pablo S. Torre

For the Record

Images Are Everything

By Joe Sheehan

When the Cheering Stops

A new study says that eating disorders are the cheerleader's hidden plague

By Paul Kix

Faces in the Crowd

Edited by Elizabeth McGarr

Win and You're In

These five can have the FedEx Cup in hand

By Gary Van Sickle

Just My Type

By Dan Patrick