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LEADING OFF

LEADING OFF

THE MAIL

THE MAIL

Inside: THE WEEK IN SPORTS

THIS IS THE END

The Kansas-Missouri finale was historically great; now the rivalry is just history

By Joe Posnanski

SETH DAVIS'S THREE-POINTER

By Seth Davis

BUBBLE MATH

With less than two weeks until Selection Sunday these eight teams—four perennial tournament squads and four upstarts hoping to crash the party—have some work left to do

By Dan Greene

CAPITAL DEFICITS

The problems in Washington, D.C., go a lot deeper than the play of Alex Ovechkin

By Sarah Kwak

RAGS TO ROSES

The Derby favorite's bold start

By Tim Layden

DEEP THREAT

San Antonio has emerged as a team to beat in the Western Conference by giving everyone a chance to get in on the act

By Chris Mannix

40-MINUTE MEN

By Mark Bechtel

THE MARLINS

THE MIAMI MARLINS ARE ALL IN

By Ben Reiter

BALLPARKS FIGURE

In Arizona and Florida, big-name pitchers are getting acclimated to new teams. But the real adjustment will come in April, when they try to get comfortable at new home fields

By Joe Sheehan

END OF INNOCENCE

Yes, Ryan Braun had his PED suspension overturned. But in the hazy world of drug testing, going unpunished is not necessarily proof of innocence

By Tom Verducci

NFL DRAFT 2012

LUCK, AND A WHOLE LOT MORE

The combine kicked off two months of massive intrigue at football's most important position. Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III, Peyton Manning, Matt Flynn—quarterbacks stand front and center as the draft and free agency seasons begin

By Peter King

PRO BASKETBALL

KYRIE IRVING'S BURDEN

Cleveland's latest would-be savior is an unassuming point guard who is doing the impossible: making the city forget about that guy who took his talents to South Beach

By Lee Jenkins

PRO HOCKEY

FOUND IN TRANSLATION

Long one of the NHL's best, the Penguins' Evgeni Malkin has emerged from the injured Sidney Crosby's shadow as the finest player in the world

By Michael Farber

SPECIAL REPORT

NOT THE UCLA BRUINS WAY

AFTER THREE STRAIGHT TRIPS TO THE FINAL FOUR, BEN HOWLAND'S BRUINS UNEXPECTEDLY BEGAN TO STRUGGLE. FORMER PLAYERS AND STAFF MEMBERS TELL A CAUTIONARY TALE OF HOW DISCIPLINE PROBLEMS AND MISTAKES IN JUDGMENT CAN SABOTAGE EVEN A STORIED PROGRAM

By George Dohrmann

POINT AFTER

STEROID FATIGUE SYNDROME

By Phil Taylor

Departments

FUN AND DONE

John Calipari runs a well-oiled draft-pick machine, and with Kentucky's success, can you really blame him?

By Michael Rosenberg

HOT | NOT

FOR THE RECORD

A Long and Glorious Run

At 38, Ethiopia's Haile Gebrselassie may at last have come to the end of his Olympic road

By Tim Layden

Coming to Grips at Last

America's first family of judo offers rising star Kayla Harrison a safe haven

By Brian Cazeneuve

FACES IN THE CROWD

Edited by Alexandra Fenwick

His Face Is Out There

By Meredith Qualls

JUST MY TYPE

By Dan Patrick