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LEADING OFF

LEADING OFF

GOLF PLUS

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PGA TOUR CONFIDENTIAL

By Michael Bamberger

THE CLASS OF '13

By Joe Passov

WORTH THE WAIT

By Gary Van Sickle

Teeing Off

BEATING THE SYSTEM

By Jim Lackritz

NiTwits

By Brandel Chamblee

Inside: THE WEEK IN SPORTS

London Calling

The story lines for the 2012 Games, including a must-see rivalry and a breakout star, were set at the worlds

By Kelli Anderson

Pay It Forward

The big takeaway from a hectic trade deadline: Prospects— and not even the best ones—carry a hefty price tag

By Joe Sheehan

Golden Ager

Jeff Gordon is 40—and truly a man in full—but as his Indy run shows, the former champ is still full of racing

By Lars Anderson

NFL 2.0

NFL 2.0

By Peter King

SHAKE YOUR MONEYMAKERS

By Jim Trotter

PHILLY'S PHEEDING PHRENZY

By Damon Hack

2014 WORLD CUP

WELCOME TO THE WORLD

By Grant Wahl

BASEBALL

MATT KEMP IS JUST KILLING IT

By Ben Reiter

SPORTS MEDICINE

SPORTS MEDICINE'S NEW FRONTIERS

By David Epstein

REBUILT AT THE BODY SHOP

Thanks to enhanced surgical techniques, more and more athletes are being sent back into action after suffering injuries that were once considered career-ending

By David Epstein

MYTH NO. 1: THE RELATIVE-AGE EFFECT

By Jon Levey

PROSTHETICS: BETWEEN MAN AND MACHINE

Inspired by young wounded veterans, federally funded labs are creating artificial limbs that may soon blur the distinction between disabled and able-bodied athletes

By Alexander Wolff

IT'S ALL ABOUT ANTICIPATION

Ryan Howard and Rafael Nadal don't have quicker reflexes than you do. They hit the fastest pitches and return the hardest serves because they can see the future

By David Epstein

THE TRUTH ABOUT PAIN: IT'S IN YOUR HEAD

More often than most other people, athletes have to ignore pain or endure it for long periods. It turns out that in this endeavor, the brain is a very good ally

By David Epstein

Point After

The Coin of the Hit King's Realm

By Phil Taylor

Departments

Letters

The Thrill Is Gone

Tiger Woods and Roger Federer are no longer the best—or BFFs

By L. Jon Wertheim

Who's Hot Who's Not

German Engineering

Can Jürgen Klinsmann right Team USA's ship before the 2014 World Cup?

By Grant Wahl

Reform Politics

North Carolina's dismissal of Butch Davis followed a sadly familiar pattern

By Stewart Mandel

For the Record

Just My Type

By Dan Patrick

Striking Platform

A former FACE puts teen bowlers on track

By Matt Gagne

Faces in the Crowd

Edited by Alexandra Fenwick