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LEADING OFF

LEADING OFF

By Austin Murphy

THE MAIL

THE MAIL

MLB PLAYOFF PREVIEW

It's Anyone's October

By Tom Verducci

Flaw of Averages

They strike out a lot, have been devastated by injuries, and their highest-paid player had a ridiculously bad debut season in Atlanta, but in October that might not matter

By Ben Reiter

Hiding in Plain Sight

Scherzer and Verlander get all the attention, but the Detroit rotation is holding a third ace. It's time to stop overlooking Anibal Sanchez

By Albert Chen

Right on the Moneyball

Market efficiencies are back in vogue in Oakland—plate discipline! trade throw-ins turned MVP candidates!—where Billy Beane's schemes just might finally work in October

By Albert Chen

The MMQB

A PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A TIGHT END

By Kelli Anderson

PRO BASKETBALL

Right Turn

There are makeovers and then there's this: Tired of his mediocre shooting, Cavs forward Tristan Thompson has left his left behind

By Lee Jenkins

LEAGUE OF DENIAL

LEAGUE OF DENIAL

BEFORE IT SETTLED THE COSTLY LAWSUIT BROUGHT BY THOUSANDS OF FORMER PLAYERS, THE NFL WAGED A WAR AGAINST THE SCIENCE OF BRAIN INJURY

By Mark Fainaru-Wada

POINT AFTER

Proper Care And Reading

By Steve Rushin

Departments

The Case for ... Mike Trout

Don't be misled by rhetorical and etymological nonsense, the Angels' centerfielder is the AL's best

By Joe Sheehan

One-two Punch

A pair of looks at Muhammad Ali

By Richard O'Brien

TAILGATE

These sophisticated products will make you the envy of everyone in the parking lot. (Except for the giant stack of blocks. They're pretty low-tech. But pretty cool)

House Party

Three homes with ties to the sports world hit the market last week

HOT | NOT

Character Count

Drilling down on the five most tweeted sports events of 2013 provides interesting insights and noteworthy observations

Faces in the Crowd

Edited by Alexandra Fenwick

Funniest People in Sports

Just My Type

By Interview by Dan Patrick

Everyman's Fantasy

Turning last week's box scores into this week's waiver-wire magic

By Michael Beller

Blood Line

The left side of Alabama's offensive front is Arie and Cyrus Kouandjio, who are on their way from soccer-loving Cameroon to the NFL

By Lars Anderson