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LEADING OFF

LEADING OFF

GOLF PLUS

World Beater

By Michael Bamberger

Past Tense

Paired for three rounds, the game's most famous antagonists played more like B-listers than stars

By Michael Bamberger

Teeing Off

Generation W

Here's why I'll be tuning in for the LPGA's inaugural Founders Cup

By Donna Orender

The Pits

By Dottie Pepper

Inside: THE WEEK IN SPORTS

A Game in Flames

Issues of trust and transparency led to the collapse of NFL labor talks. It might be left to the courts to put out the fire

By Jim Trotter

Fantasy Projections

A best guess at the NFL's next six months

By Peter King

A Painful Lesson

A scary hit in Montreal is the latest evidence of a safety crisis in the game. So what's the NHL waiting for?

By Brian Cazeneuve

PIERRE MCGUIRE'S In the Crease

By Pierre McGuire

NCAA TOURNAMENT PREVIEW

Great Adaptations

By Luke Winn

The Insider

By Kelli Anderson

EXPERTS IN THE FIELD

By Tim Layden

IF THE SLIPPER FITS

By Rebecca Shore

A VIEWER'S GUIDE

By Pablo S. Torre

THE BRACKET

By Pablo S. Torre

The Cardinal Kin

By Kelli Anderson

DESTINATION: INDIANAPOLIS

By Richard Deitsch

A Fling and a Prayer

After two tense minutes of twists and turns and heroics in last year's title game, Butler forward Gordon Hayward heaved a buzzer beater that had a chance to be the greatest shot in college basketball history

By Tim Layden

PRO BASKETBALL

MAN IN THE MIDDLE

By Ian Thomsen

BASEBALL

ROYALS, FLUSH

By Joe Posnanski

GOLF

THE SWINGING SAVANT

By Austin Murphy

HOCKEY IN NORTHERN IRELAND

PEACE, LOVE AND HOCKEY IN BELFAST

By Michael Farber

Point After

Losing, and Loving It

By Joe Posnanski

Departments

Letters

Masthead

A Finer Madness

By Terry McDonell

Spoiled Sports

Good luck avoiding scores in this age of Twitter and texting

By Steve Rushin

Who's Hot Who's Not

The Untouchables

For top college coaches, NCAA felonies are being treated like misdemeanors

By George Dohrmann

Wrestling with Conviction

A high school grappler's thespian talents score points for a new indie film

By Rebecca Shore

Aftershock

The effects of a Japanese disaster reach far across the sports landscape

By Joe Lemire

For the Record

Just My Type

By Dan Patrick

Faces in the Crowd

Edited by Alexandra Fenwick

March of History

Tracking the trends of NCAAs gone by

By David Sabino