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LEADING OFF

LEADING OFF

Inside: THE WEEK IN SPORTS

BOUNCEBACK

A gritty fourth-quarter performance should take the heat off Matt Ryan. For now

By Jim Trotter

BACKUP PLAN

They may have begun the season on the bench or in part-time roles, but after two weeks they have proved that they're worthy of a roster spot

By David Sabino

PETER KING'S THINGS I THINK

By Peter King

THE POWER OF TENTH

Reigning Cup champ Jimmie Johnson didn't win the first race of the Chase, but his solid finish sent a powerful message nonetheless

By Lars Anderson

LAST CRUSADES

Which of the majors' six cellar dwellers is most likely to deliver an outhouse-to-penthouse turnaround next season?

By Joe Sheehan

POWER'S OUT

The ACC last expanded with the goal of catching the SEC; as it moves toward another expansion, it's still not there. Not even close

By Albert Chen

STEWART MANDEL'S EXTRA POINTS

By Stewart Mandel

The Art of Winning an (Even More) Unfair Game

Eight years after it forever shifted baseball's tectonic plates, Moneyball is a Brad Pitt movie, but its ethos has changed. Intellectual firepower is mandatory, but no guarantee of success now that the game's financial giants have cracked the code. Competitive advantage: Red Sox

By Tom Verducci

BRAD PITT DEALS

By Austin Murphy

PRO FOOTBALL

THE REAL THING

Still questioning whether Cam Newton has what it takes to make it as an NFL quarterback? The No. 1 pick is off to a record-setting start with the Panthers. Now he could use a few wins

By Tim Layden

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Back of All Trades

He runs. He throws. He sings. He volunteers for charities. He makes the honor roll. Quarterback Robert Griffin III can do just about everything—including make Baylor football relevant again

By Pablo S. Torre

FIVE WORTH WATCHING

Here are the games and the names that fans should keep an eye on in Week 4.

By Lars Anderson

SPORTS SAVES THE WORLD

SPORTS SAVES THE WORLD

By Alexander Wolff

THE POWER OF ONE

Many SDP initiatives can be traced to a clarifying moment when a solution spoke to a single person. Here are five of the SDP's most impressive social entrepreneurs and their epiphanies

By Alexander Wolff

STILL THE BOSS

In the 17 years since he applied his Olympic bonus to Eritrean aid, speedskating legend Johann Olav Koss has been a driving force in the SDP movement

By Alexander Wolff

POINT AFTER

IT TAKES A VILLAGE

By Joe Posnanski

Departments

Letters

HEY, FLOYD—FIGHT MANNY

After another empty win, Mayweather needs to put Money on the line

By Chris Mannix

HOT | NOT

FOR THE RECORD

Let's Play Three!

The half-court game gains international recognition. Is three-on-three Olympic bound?

By Alexander Wolff

The NHL's Fight Club

The double lives of hockey enforcers are the focus of a new documentary

By Austin Murphy

The Way They Were

A forgotten photographer's work puts a face on the game

By Stephen Cannella

FACES IN THE CROWD

Edited by Alexandra Fenwick

Still Pulling

Coxswain Jill Costello may be gone, but her impact keeps growing

By Chris Ballard

JUST MY TYPE

By Dan Patrick