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LEADING OFF

LEADING OFF

Inside: THE WEEK IN SPORTS

E-Z Does It

By learning to control his speed, UConn point guard Kemba Walker has lifted the Huskies back into the top 10

By Matt Gagne

SETH DAVIS'S Three-Pointer

By Seth Davis

Man Crush

Offenses love it when opponents choose man-on-man coverage over zone in goal-to-go situations

By Jim Trotter

Jaguars at Colts

By Peter King

Will Call

Three days after Urban Meyer resigned, Florida replaced him with the right man, Texas's Will Muschamp

By Andy Staples

STEWART MANDEL'S Extra Points

By Stewart Mandel

Big Spenders

After a brief period of financial restraint, clubs are giving huge—and long—contracts to aging players

By Tom Verducci

WES WELKER

Do You See What He Sees?

It takes an audacious imagination for a 5'9" football castoff to view himself as an NFL difference-maker. But Patriots receiver Wes Welker has always envisioned the world as it might be, turning possibilities—no matter how unlikely—into reality

By Charles P. Pierce

COMING UP SMALL

By Damon Hack

PRO BASKETBALL

LOVE IS IN THE AIR

By Lee Jenkins

HOCKEY

MONTREAL'S MIGHTY MOUTH

By Michael Farber

MAD CHATTER

When it comes to trash-talking, this is the NHL's top five

By Pierre McGuire

The Phillips Family

The Season After

His death was the fine print in an August plane crash that killed a former U.S. senator, but Bill Phillips left behind a legacy as massive as the man himself, including three Division I-A football-playing sons—brothers who banded together to honor a life lived in full

By Austin Murphy

Point After

It's a Grand Old Game

By Joe Posnanski

Departments

Letters

Get with The Program

Will sportswriting software lead to a robotic Red Smith?

By Steve Rushin

Go Figure

The Pop Culture Grid

And New Champion ...

Powered by the passion of Mark Wahlberg, The Fighter just may be the best boxing film ever

By Pablo S. Torre

The Fighter's Take

The real Micky Ward weighs in

By Chris Mannix

LOOKING AHEAD 2011: MOVIES

By Rebecca Shore

The Player

By Rebecca Shore

The Stories of Their Time

By Richard Deitsch

LOOKING AHEAD 2011: TELEVISION

By Ryan Hatch

Darke Knight

By Ryan Hatch

Log Me On to The Ballgame

New services are providing a never-ending stream of live-action sports

By Ben Reiter

LOOKING AHEAD 2011: DIGITAL

By Rebecca Shore

Mix Master

By Rebecca Shore

Sharing Their Lives

Laura Hillenbrand expands her own world through her subjects' stories

By Tim Layden

LOOKING AHEAD 2011: BOOKS

By Alexandra Fenwick

Card Sharp

By Alexandra Fenwick

Money Ball

A numbers dispute between labor and the league bodes ill for the NBA in 2011

By Chris Mannix

For the Record

Faces in the Crowd

Edited by Alexandra Fenwick

Bury Bad Things

By Dan Greene

Just My Type

By Dan Patrick