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LEADING OFF

LEADING OFF

THE MAIL

THE MAIL

Inside: THE WEEK IN SPORTS

Winging It

With a new offense that lets Matt Ryan take full advantage of his downfield threats, Atlanta is ready to soar

By Jim Trotter

PETER KING'S: THINGS I THINK

By Peter King

Home Run Derby

The offensive approach of the Yankees and the Orioles—a reliance on the long ball—is a sound strategy even in this low-scoring era

By Joe Sheehan

Follow the Hog Wild Brick Road

By Lars Anderson

PEYTON MANNING

WHAT, YOU DOUBTED HIM?

By Alan Shipnuck

A-PLUS FOR D.C.'S RG3

After Robert Griffin III's picture-perfect debut, the quarterbacking future in the nation's capital looks promising

By Pablo S. Torre

LET'S HEAR IT FOR THE POISE

Andrew Luck's turnover-riddled debut felt eerily familiar—and it did little to shake the faith of his teammates

By Michael Rosenberg

QUICK CHANGE

Not every debut was as smashing as Peyton Manning's or RG3's. Here, some hot-and-cold first impressions of the 2012 season

By Peter King

PARALYMPICS

PUTTING METTLE TO THE PEDAL

Eleven years after he lost his legs and nearly his life in a gruesome crash, former open-wheel driver Alex Zanardi is still a speed racer—as a decorated Paralympic handcyclist

By Kelli Anderson

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

LAWYER SENATOR JUSTICE ASSISTANT

Daron Roberts had the desire and credentials to be the President, so how did he end up as the cornerbacks coach at West Virginia?

By Andy Staples

NASCAR 2012 CHASE PREVIEW

DALE JR.'S BACK IN THE RACE

How NASCAR's most popular—and all too often most disappointing—driver confronted his ghosts, grew up and made himself into a genuine Cup contender

By Lars Anderson

The Boy They Couldn't Kill

The Boy They Couldn't Kill

Thirteen years ago, NFL receiver Rae Carruth conspired to kill his pregnant girlfriend and their unborn son. The child has not only survived but thrived—thanks to the unwavering love of his grandmother

By Thomas Lake

POINT AFTER

Bottom of The 19th, The Walk-off

By Chipper Jones

Departments

He's So Predictable

By Alexander Wolff

FOR THE RECORD

Pride of Chucky

By Richard Deitsch

Who Knew...?

By Andrew Lawrence

HOT | NOT

FACES IN THE CROWD

Edited by Alexandra Fenwick

Sub-Prime Times

Deion Sanders's Texas charter school isn't making the grade

By George Dohrmann

JUST MY TYPE

By Dan Patrick