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GOLF PLUS

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ONE OF THE BEST-KEPT SECRETS IN GOLF IS THE ORANGE BLOSSOM TOUR, A FOUR-EVENT SWING THROUGH FLORIDA THAT HAS SPAWNED STARS FROM PATTY BERG TO LEXI THOMPSON

By Michael Bamberger

STEVE FLESCH: REAL DEBUT

By Steve Flesch

Startling Start

By Sal Johnson

MY BAG: Mark Wilson

By David Dusek

THE MAIL

THE MAIL

LEADING OFF

LEADING OFF

THE ROAD TO NEW ORLEANS

O.K., Now We Get It

COLIN KAEPERNICK HAD AN ARMY OF SKEPTICS WHEN HE TOOK OVER THE 49ERS IN MIDSEASON. BUT AFTER ONE OF THE MOST ELECTRIFYING PLAYOFF DEBUTS IN NFL HISTORY, HE STANDS ONE GAME FROM THE SUPER BOWL, AND NOBODY'S DOUBTING THAT HE BELONGS AMONG THE BIG BOYS

By Austin Murphy

Monkey Business

By Peter King

The Games Of His Lıfe

THIS IS WHAT IT TAKES FOR THE UNFLAPPABLE JOE FLACCO TO FINALLY EARN HIS DUE—AN EPIC COMEBACK ON PEYTON'S HOME TURF? SO BE IT. AS FLACCO HEADS TO NEW ENGLAND TO FACE TOM BRADY, LET US MAKE ROOM FOR HIM IN THE UPPER ECHELON OF NFL QUARTERBACKS

By Peter King

RAVENS at PATRIOTS

By Ben Reiter

49ERS at FALCONS

By Ben Reiter

EXCLUSIVE

Too Big to Succeed

WHERE DID THE END BEGIN FOR THE RED SOX? LONG BEFORE THEIR HISTORIC 2011 COLLAPSE, THE SEEDS WERE PLANTED BY A FRONT OFFICE THAT SIMULTANEOUSLY GREW INATTENTIVE TOWARD BASEBALL BUT OBSESSED WITH IMAGE (MORE SEXY PLAYERS LIKE DUSTIN PEDROIA?!)

By Terry Francona

COUNTDOWN TO SIGNING DAY

The Old Man And the Tee

CAN NATHAN NOBLE, A 29-YEAR-OLD COMBAT VETERAN WHO WAS DISCOVERED ON YOUTUBE, MAKE IT AS A D--I PLACEKICKER? HE'S WALKING ON AT WYOMING, WHERE HE HOPES TO DO MORE THAN BOOT A FEW GAME-WINNERS. HE'S TRYING TO REDISCOVER A SENSE OF PURPOSE

By Justin Heckert

CARMELO ANTHONY

SHOULD WE BELIEVE IN MELO?

THE KNICKS' HIGH-SCORING, SHOT-HOISTING, DEFENSIVELY INDIFFERENT CARMELO ANTHONY IS THE MOST DIVISIVE PLAYER IN THE NBA, BUT THIS YEAR THERE'S BEEN NO ARGUING WITH HIS RESULTS. AT LEAST NOT YET

By Chris Ballard

POINT AFTER

The Influence Of Anxiety

By Phil Taylor

Departments

Conclusions? Too Early

That Junior Seau's brain had signs of football-related trauma is no surprise—but neither does it fully explain his suicide

By David Epstein

HOT | NOT

Back to Earth

A moving new documentary chronicles snowboarder Kevin Pearce's harrowing crash and ongoing recovery

By Aimee Berg

The Old Canada Try

Football's great northern pipeline

By Aimee Berg

The 8 Debate

The NBA's Greatest One-on-one Player

By Chris Mannix

Faces in the Crowd

Edited by Alexandra Fenwick

Just My Type

By Dan Patrick

Better Late Than Never

The frantic 48-game schedule, who's back from where (and in what kind of shape) and which milestones are approaching: Everything you need to know for 2013—starting with the team that will hoist the Cup

By Brian Cazeneuve

The Case for ...Expanded Playoffs

By Michael Farber