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LEADING OFF

LEADING OFF

THE MAIL

THE MAIL

LAKERS CHAOS

CHAOS THEORY

MORE THAN HALFWAY THROUGH THE SEASON, THE CAN'T-LOSE LAKERS ARE A TOTAL MESS, FOUR GAMES BELOW .500. IN THIS TOWN OF EPIC DISASTER FLICKS, WHAT ARE THE CHANCES THAT COACH MIKE D'ANTONI PLAYS SCRIPT DOCTOR AND TURNS THIS FIASCO INTO A COMEBACK STORY?

By Jack McCallum

ENCORE! ENCORE!

Washington's Monument

O.K., Bryce Harper, as a rookie you put up the best season by a teenager in history. Guess what? It's time for you—and the rest of last year's smashing rookie class—to do it again. Now about that sophomore jinx ...

By Tom Verducci

DEBUT! DEBUT!

New faces, new places and the usual questions that mark the beginning of spring training. Anybody need an outfielder, for starters?

By Joe Sheehan

The Cat Comes Back

SWINGMAN KEVIN PARROM HAS REBOUNDED FROM TRAGEDY, INJURY AND A SHOOTING. AFTER THAT, LEADING NO. 12 ARIZONA IS A SNAP

By Kelli Anderson

RONDO

Rondo

What can Rajon Rondo do next? Lead the league in triple doubles (again). Average more assists than anyone (again). And maybe prove that his team is not better off without him. Oh yeah—and do it all after rehabbing a torn ACL

By Lee Jenkins

POINT AFTER

Silver Linings Player

By Phil Taylor

Departments

Pistorius: The Man, The Myth

Oscar Pistorius carefully cultivated an image that squared with his inspirational story. In the face of murder charges against the Blade Runner, his supporters are sticking to that narrative

By David Epstein

The Global Test

By Richard Deitsch

HOT | NOT

Feeling a Draft Coming

The buildup for the April draft begins in earnest with this week's scouting combine in Indianapolis, the league's annual job fair for 300-plus aspirants. Here are four reasons to pay attention to what unfolds at Lucas Oil Stadium

By Don Banks

Jerry Buss 1933--2013

By Richard Hoffer

Faces in the Crowd

Edited by Alexandra Fenwick

Just My Type

By Dan Patrick

Joy of Six?

A new car design and a grid full of proven winners hungry for a title should make for a down-to-the-wire finish, but in a season of flux look for Mr. Five Time to add another

By Lars Anderson

The Case For ... The LPGA

By Alan Shipnuck