4 Leading Off
Mayweather-Pacquiao: Let's get it on
20 Faces in the Crowd
25 Just My Type
Joe Maddon on Tampa's deficit reduction
BY DAN PATRICK
28 Inside ...
A big test for Matt Ryan
JJ's 10-part plan
Next year's D-Backs?
The ACC falls again
76 Point After
Deep in a Thai village, an optimistic Cubs fan
BY JOE POSNANSKI
Eight years after the book about building a team, the game's financial giants have cracked the code. Advantage: Red Sox
By Tom Verducci
• BRAD PITT
Moneyball began as an idea and it's now a movie. How did numbers become sexy?
By Austin Murphy
50 PRO FOOTBALL
The No. 1 pick is off to a record-setting start
By Tim Layden
56 COLLEGE FOOTBALL
The quarterback has made Baylor football relevant
By Pablo S. Torre
SPORTS SAVES THE WORLD
Grassroots programs are using athletics to tackle the most pressing problems
By Alexander Wolff P. 62
"Whenever NFL talk starts up, [Baylor coach Art] Briles grabs Griffin and, as if attempting a Jedi mind trick, tells him, "I'm looking at my starting quarterback for 2012."
—Pablo S. Torre on Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin (left), a junior
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ON THE COVER
PHOTOGRAPH BY SIMON BRUTY
SANTIAGO PANDOLFI/XINHUA/ZUMAPRESS.COM (SOCCER)
FROM THE GROUND UP Sports has the power to lift up poverty-stricken children in places such as Salta, Argentina.
GREG NELSON (GRIFFIN)