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LEADING OFF

LEADING OFF

THE MAIL

THE MAIL

Inside: THE WEEK IN SPORTS

One More Time!

Last week's action blew up a lot of BCS predictions, including ours, but the same seven teams still have a shot at the title. Here's how each finds its way to Miami

By Andy Staples

City Harvest

A rookie coach and his callow team retook L.A. from their Pac-12 South rivals (finally) with a fearless brand of football. Stanford, you've been warned

By Andy Staples

PETER KING'S THINGS I THINK

By Peter King

Danario Alexander: The Big Catch

By David Sabino

Toast Of the Track

Thirsty for success after a hardscrabble start, brash Brad Keselowski raised his game in the Chase to take his first Sprint Cup title

By Lars Anderson

BACK TO BACKS

BACK TO BACKS

REPORTS OF THE RUNNING GAME'S DEATH HAVE BEEN GREATLY EXAGGERATED, AS GAME-CHANGING RUSHERS ARE ONCE AGAIN PROVING THE VALUE OF A PRODUCTIVE—AND PROTECTIVE—GROUND ATTACK

By Peter King

Beauty in the Beast

Joyous, humble and commited to his community—that's Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch off the field. On it? You best strap in or get out of the way

By Alan Shipnuck

The Greatest Of Knees

Imagine what Adrian Peterson would be accomplishing on two healthy wheels

By Ben Reiter

Hamster, Daaamn!

Bucs rookie Doug Martin—the man known (reluctantly) as the Muscle Hamster—is on a wild run straight into the record books

By Jim Trotter

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

What's New In Blue

KENTUCKY'S LATEST WAVE OF SUPERSTAR FRESHMEN IS JUST STARTING TO ROLL. GET TO KNOW THIS SEASON'S VERSION OF THE FAB FOUR BEFORE THEY LEAVE FOR THE NBA

By Chris Mannix

PRO BASKETBALL

His Time, His Place

Now that he's finally the Spurs' go-to guy, Tony Parker—one of San Antonio's few rapping French nightclub owners—has never felt more at home

By Michael Rosenberg

Features

Modern Irish

THE ECHOES HAVE BEEN AWOKEN, THE THUNDER SHAKEN DOWN, AND THE NEW NOTRE DAME IS MARCHING ONWARD TO THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME—AND DOWNWARD FROM THE MORAL HIGH GROUND IT HAS CLAIMED FOR A CENTURY

By Tim Layden

POINT AFTER

All It Takes To Create a Monster

By Phil Taylor

Departments

Emotional Rescue

Once again, this time with a golfer's panic attack, a sports figure helps put a human face on a mental health issue too often ignored

By Michael Bamberger

HOT | NOT

The Case for ... Ageism*

*BUT ONLY AGAINST MULTIMILLIONAIRE BASEBALL PLAYERS

By David Epstein

C-Webb Shine

Strong opinions and a love of the game are helping to make one of the NBA's most engaging voices a star

By Richard Deitsch

Playbook's Player

Bradley Cooper on his Eagles-eyed new film

By Rebecca Shore

Just My Type

By Dan Patrick

Faces in the Crowd

Edited by Alexandra Fenwick