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LEADING OFF

LEADING OFF

Inside: THE WEEK IN SPORTS

L.A. Flaw

For the first time in three years, the aging, aching Lakers aren't the favorites to win the conference title

By Chris Mannix

Rays of Hope

What free-agent exodus? With two new vets and a stacked farm, Tampa Bay can still be an AL East beast

By Joe Sheehan

The Clock Starts

Young U.S. hopefuls are making their cases at key positions as the next World Cup cycle begins

By George Dohrmann

Spanish Lesson

As Week 1 of the Australian Open showed, one of the best things a pro can do is to train in Spain

By Andrew Lawrence

THE ROAD TO XLV

THE HITS KEEP COMING

By Tim Layden

THE CURTAIN RISES

By Damon Hack

PACK WHERE THEY BELONG

By Peter King

TURNING THE SCREWS ON THE BLACK AND GOLD

By Jim Trotter

STEELERS VS PACKERS

By Peter King

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

A REAL JIMMER DANDY

By Kelli Anderson

PRO BASKETBALL

10 DAYS TO LIVE

By Lee Jenkins

PRO HOCKEY

A WHOLE NEW GAME

By Sarah Kwak

ALIQUIPPA

THE HEART OF FOOTBALL BEATS IN ALIQUIPPA

Over five decades of economic decline and racial conflict, a Western Pennsylvania mill town has found unity and hope on the football field

By S.L. Price

Point After

The Odds Couple

By Phil Taylor

Departments

Masthead

Gone to Texas

By Terry McDonell

Letters

Sports' New Ticket Masters

How StubHub and other sites are changing the game

By L. Jon Wertheim

Who's Hot Who's Not

UT Takes to TV

The Longhorns' new network gives Texas unprecedented exposure

By Michael Rosenberg

For the Record

Taking It on the Chin

Can strap-on sensors help prevent brain injuries in football?

By David Epstein

Just My Type

By Dan Patrick

Faces in the Crowd

Edited by Alexandra Fenwick

Fighting Response

Christy Martin returns to the ring after attack

By Chris Mannix