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LEADING OFF

LEADING OFF

THE MAIL

THE MAIL

Inside: THE WEEK IN SPORTS

Brownout

Showing none of the verve of their Showtime forebears, the Lakers hired Mike D'Antoni, who inherits a team rife with stars—and questions

By Chris Mannix

Getting in the Groove

The lowdown on the way 'round the track on which the Cup title will be settled

By Lars Anderson

Cupward Mobility

Houston and L.A. are positioned to play for it all

By Grant Wahl

Seymour's Castle

Raiders tough guy Richard Seymour trades the raucous Silver and Black for board games and a skillet in his downtime

By Jim Trotter

Flip Service

To give or to receive—how can 32 coaches be so divided on what to do after the coin toss?

By Jim Trotter

Chris Ivory: Heaven Sent

By David Sabino

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: THE ROAD TO HISTORY

COLLIN KLEIN FIRST KISSED HIS WIFE AT THE ALTAR. COLLIN KLEIN IS ALSO ONE BAD DUDE

27 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE BEST PLAYER ON THE NEW BEST TEAM IN THE COUNTRY

By Thomas Lake

Silent Assassin

What's Johnny Manziel like? Who knows? But one thing is sure: The muzzled QB known as Johnny Football has turned Texas A&M into a giant killer

By Andy Staples

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: THE ROAD BACK

O, the Places They'll Go (Just Not This Year)

THE BUCKEYES ARE UNBEATEN—BUT ON PROBATION. STILL, THEIR SURPRISING SUCCESS COULD BE A CATALYST FOR THE REVIVAL OF A STORIED CONFERENCE

By Pete Thamel

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: THE ROAD TO MIAMI

Go with the Flow

ALABAMA'S SHOCKING LOSS TO TEXAS A&M HAS RESHUFFLED THE CHAMPIONSHIP DECK, BUT FEAR NOT: SI'S BCS FLOW CHART WILL HELP YOU FIGURE OUT WHO NOW HOLDS THE HIGH CARDS AND HOW THEY MUST PLAY THEIR HANDS

By Andy Staples

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Mirror, Mirror

THEY'RE NOT SPITTING IMAGES OF THEIR FAMOUS DADS, BUT GLENN ROBINSON III AND TIM HARDAWAY JR. ARE BIG DOGS IN THEIR OWN RIGHT

By Michael Rosenberg

PRO FOOTBALL

Does Michael Vick Deserve This?

SINCE RETURNING TO THE NFL IN 2009 HE'S SAID AND DONE THE RIGHT THINGS. BUT THE BATTERING HE'S TAKEN FROM PASS RUSHERS—AND THE CHANGES IN HIS GAME—CAST DOUBT ON HIS FOOTBALL FUTURE

By Matt Gagne

PETER KING'S THINGS I THINK

By Peter King

STAN KROENKE

THE MOST POWERFUL MAN IN SPORTS ... YOU HAD NO IDEA, DID YOU? STAN KROENKE

SPORTS' ULTIMATE KINGPIN IS AN UNASSUMING REAL ESTATE TYCOON FROM CENTRAL MISSOURI WHOSE PROPERTIES, FROM THE NFL'S RAMS TO THE PREMIER LEAGUE'S ARSENAL, ARE WORTH SOME $4 BILLION. HE BOUGHT THEM FOR SHEER LOVE OF THE GAMES—AND BECAUSE THEY PAY OFF

By L. Jon Wertheim

POINT AFTER

I Pledge Allegiance to The United Stats Of America

By Phil Taylor

Departments

Fit for Learning

A new charter school in Brooklyn uses a sports-oriented curriculum to engage high-risk students

By David Epstein

HOT | NOT

Darrell Royal 1924--2012

Remembering a coach and a lifelong friend

By Earl Campbell

Here We Go Again

A rash of testosterone busts shows that just because baseball tests for drugs doesn't mean it's clean

By Tom Verducci

JUST MY TYPE

By Dan Patrick

Faces in the Crowd

Edited by Alexandra Fenwick