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28 DUSTIN PEDROIA

Loud swing, loud mouth, loud results: Nobody has played a bigger role in the success of the Red Sox than their little second baseman

By Tom Verducci

36 BASEBALL

TREVOR BAUER

The Arizona phenom has unusual ideas about pitchers' development

By Lee Jenkins

42 PRO FOOTBALL

JAY CUTLER

Chicago's quarterback doesn't care what you think, as long as you know he's tough

By Michael Rosenberg

48 GOLF

TIGER WOODS

A caddie controversy, a suspect swing and poor putting: This is some comeback

By Michael Bamberger

52 BASKETBALL

LITHUANIA HAS GAME

In this Baltic nation hoops couldn't be hotter, as past greats groom a golden generation

By Luke Winn

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Something Went Very Wrong atToomer's Corner

To understand why a die-hard Alabama fan allegedly poisoned Auburn's beloved oaks, you need to look at his background

By Tommy Tomlinson

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4 Leading Off

10 Letters

12 Scorecard

What to do about athletes' suicides

18 Just My Type

Prince Fielder on plunking and Pujols

By Dan Patrick

20 Faces in the Crowd

22 Inside ...

• NFL

The Jets' new, older receiving corps

• Baseball

Toronto just keeps upgrading

• Olympics

U.S. men's boxing team rebuilds

64 Point After

Marv Levy, literary NFL coach

By Joe Posnanski

ON THE COVER Photograph by Winslow Townson

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