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LEADING OFF

LEADING OFF

Inside: THE WEEK IN SPORTS

Blow by Blow

A series of brutal collisions last week showcased the difficulties of policing a game built on violence

By Jim Trotter

Patriots vs. Chargers

By Peter King

A Bird in Hand

He may not have regained the starting job, but QB Kevin Kolb is one of several players worth picking up—pronto

By David Sabino

Spartan Effort

Michigan State has adopted the tough personality of its coach and become the best story in the Big Ten

By Matt Gagne

STEWART MANDEL'S Extra Points

By Stewart Mandel

Large Returns

These three big men—all NBA prospects—will make their respective teams big-time contenders this year

By Pablo S. Torre

SETH DAVIS'S Three-Pointer

By Seth Davis

Bad News Bears

Off-court troubles threaten to bring surging Baylor down again

By Seth Davis

Drive for Five

Is the Chase on? Or is it over? The past suggests that Jimmie Johnson is about to make still more history

By Lars Anderson

LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES

TORTURE CHAMBER

By Joe Posnanski

THE ARMS OF TEXAS

By Albert Chen

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

SURPRISE, SURPRISE, SURPRISE

By Austin Murphy

TO CATCH A TIGER

By Cory McCartney

PRO FOOTBALL

THE NEW GO-TO GUYS

By Damon Hack

THE TIGHT END TOP 10

By Peter King

WHICH WAY TO THE HALL?

By Peter King

SOCCER

A NEW YORK STATE OF MIND

By Grant Wahl

NBA PREVIEW

Rolling Thunder

What do the players do for fun in Oklahoma City? Plenty. Run hills. Eat wings. Hang out. And gear up for a run at the Lakers while basking in the love of the league's most appreciative fan base

By Lee Jenkins

O.K., SO WHAT NOW?

By Ian Thomsen

BIG THREE? TRY THREEPEAT

HOW THE LAKERS WILL BEAT THE HEAT NEXT JUNE

THE OLD MEN OF THE C'S

By Ian Thomsen

HEIRS TO THE THRONE?

By Pablo S. Torre

ENEMIES OF THE STATE

By Chris Mannix

A DIVISION ON THE BRINK

By Lee Jenkins

RIDDLE IN THE MIDDLE

By Chris Mannix

BIG MEN, BIG QUESTIONS

By Lee Jenkins

The Vault

The Vault

SI.COM

Breaking News | Real-time Scores | Daily Analysis

Point After

You Can Win For Losing

By Selena Roberts

Departments

Letters

Don't Bash the Messenger

Tell-all agent Josh Luchs could have a Canseco-like impact

By George Dohrmann

Who's Hot Who's Not

Hall Monitors

NASCAR's second Hall of Fame class leaves out some deserving names

By Lars Anderson

For the Record

No More Crying Game

An NBA move to curtail player complaints draws ... complaints

By Chris Mannix

Love, Golf, Magic

Justin Timberlake takes to the tees as a PGA tournament host

By Connell Barrett

Soccer's Ugly Eastern Front

Serbian hooliganism looms as a menace to the 2012 European Cup

By Mark Mravic

Just My Type

By Dan Patrick

Faces in the Crowd

Edited by Alexandra Fenwick