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LEADING OFF

LEADING OFF

Inside: THE WEEK IN SPORTS

Fair Trade Acts

Who's moving before the deadline? Who knows—but here are some deals that should happen

By Joe Sheehan

First at Last

Australia's Cadel Evans, twice a runner-up in the Tour de France, finally won it with a blazing time trial

By Austin Murphy

Rough Current

Michael Phelps is fired up again, but the worlds are showing him that ruling the pool isn't so easy anymore

By Kelli Anderson

GAME TIME

GAME TIME

By Peter King

ARE THE PLAYERS READY?

By Jim Trotter

HOW WILL THE ROOKIES DO?

By Jim Trotter

THE ROOKIE CONTRACT

By Jim Trotter

FREE-AGENCY FRENZY

By Peter King

THE QUARTERBACK CAROUSEL

By Jim Trotter

PLAXICO BURRESS

By Damon Hack

QUESTIONS FROM CAMP

By Peter King

WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE

By Jim Trotter

BACK FROM A BAD PLACE

By Damon Hack

VIEW FROM THE SIDELINES

By Jim Trotter

AN UNSUNG HERO IN THE LEAGUE OFFICE

By Peter King

BASEBALL

HERE HE COMES

By Tom Verducci

RETURN OF THE HERO

By Albert Chen

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

THE MAN WITH A SCAM

By Pablo S. Torre

LYNDON BATY

A Boy and His Bot

Lyndon Baty wants to be a great sportscaster, but how can he do that with a ravaged immune system that makes it too dangerous for him even to go to school? Enter, a robot

By Gary Smith

Point After

A Pirates' Treasure

By Joe Posnanski

Departments

Letters

What's Taking So Long?

Charting the ever increasing timelessness of the National Pastime

By Jeff Greenfield

Who's Hot Who's Not

To Hall With These Guys?

What happens in two years when Barry Bonds and Sammy Sosa are HOF eligible? And what will it mean for the game?

By Joe Posnanski

Horns of Plenty

Rival Big 12 schools say that Texas's new TV network gives it an unfair edge

By Michael Rosenberg

For the Record

Just My Type

By Dan Patrick

Faces in the Crowd

Edited by Alexandra Fenwick