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MLB PLAYOFFS: THE COASTS ARE CLEAR

BY ALBERT CHEN

P. 52

OKLAHOMA FOOTBALL: A WALK-ON TO FEAR

BY PABLO S. TORRE

P. 58

AL DAVIS

1929--2011

NASCAR'S DREAM CHASE

JIMMIE JOHNSON CRANKS IT UP

BY LARS ANDERSON

P. 46

JOHNSON charges toward an unprecedented sixth straight Cup title

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