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LEADING OFF

LEADING OFF

THE MAIL

THE MAIL

Inside: THE WEEK IN SPORTS

Wash Out?

The Rangers built the foundation of a dynasty on the watch of Ron Washington, but his tactical deficiencies exposed him yet again in October

By Joe Sheehan

Campaign Swings

America's ongoing population shift isn't just a factor in elections this fall—it's also playing a key role in the Big Ten's decline

By Lars Anderson

PETER KING'S THINGS I THINK

By Peter King

Josh Gordon: New Kid

By David Sabino

The Case For ... The Stiff-Arm

By Jim Trotter

MLB DIVISION SERIES

WORLDLY SERIES

By Albert Chen

PRO FOOTBALL

Lost Boys Of Troy

By Austin Murphy

The Curious Case of Philip Rivers

By Jim Trotter

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Solich's School For Boise

By Lars Anderson

Band Leader

Once upon a time Mr. NFL (below in 1979) was a journalism student and a boogeying Bobcat

By Peter King

Nets

HOOPS COMES HOME

Four decades after he chronicled Brooklyn's vibrant street basketball scene, the author returns to the borough that spawned generations of schoolboy legends (not to mention legendary characters)and finally has an NBA team of its own

By Rick Telander

POINT AFTER

The Playoffs Ain't Brain Surgery

By Brandon McCarthy

Departments

The Flop Stops Here

Fed up with players flagrantly flinging themselves to the floor, the NBA moves to pan such Razzie-worthy acting performances

By Michael Farber

HOT | NOT

For the Record

Players 2, NCAA 0

The lawsuit to compensate college athletes for their names and images gains momentum

By Michael McCann

Nothing to Fight About

Featherweight Orlando Cruz's declaration that he is gay has drawn a largely positive response in his sport

By Chris Mannix

It's a Vlad, Vlad, Vlad, Vlad World

Russia's president hit a landmark birthday, but when it comes to sports, he's still going like sixty

Faces in the Crowd

Edited by Alexandra Fenwick

Kevin James Packs a Punch

By Loretta Hunt

Just My Type

By Dan Patrick