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GOLF PLUS

DIFFERENT STROKES

By John Garrity

Sal's Corner

By Sal Johnson

The Case for ... One-Handed Chipping

By Mark Donovan

MY BAG: Billy Horschel

By Rob Sauerhaft

THE MAIL

THE MAIL

2014 OLYMPICS

NEAR FUTURE

AS THE MOST SUCCESSFUL GENERATION OF U.S. SKIERS COMPETED IN WHAT COULD BE ITS FINAL OLYMPICS, 18-YEAR-OLD MIKAELA SHIFFRIN OFFERED A GLIMPSE OF GOLDEN DAYS TO COME

By Tim Layden

THE BEST, FOR LAST?

NEVER BEFORE HAS SUCH AN ARRAY OF TALENT BEEN SEEN IN THE OLYMPICS LIKE THAT OF CANADA'S. AND WITH THE NHL MULLING A PULLOUT FROM FUTURE GAMES, LIKELY NEVER AGAIN

By Michael Farber

Michael Farber's All-Tournament Team

AS HAS BEEN TRUE THROUGHOUT THE NHL ERA OF OLYMPIC HOCKEY, THE CANADIANS SIMPLY HAD MORE TALENT THAN ANYONE ELSE

By Michael Farber

MOTOR SPORTS

THE RACE OF HIS LIFE

AT 39, DALE EARNHARDT JR. HAS A NEWFOUND MATURITY AND CONFIDENCE, WHICH POWERED HIM TO VICTORY IN A STORM-CROSSED DAYTONA 500. NOW NASCAR'S MOST POPULAR DRIVER IS GUNNING FOR A CAREER-DEFINING TITLE

By Lars Anderson

BASEBALL

THE NEW MARKET INEFFICIENCY

THE MONEYBALL ERA MOCKED SMALL BALL, BUT DIDN'T TOTALLY DISCREDIT IT. WITH THE GAME IN THE MIDST OF A SCORING DROUGHT, TAKING CARE OF THE LITTLE THINGS IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN EVER

By Albert Chen

THE BIRTH OF SHOWTIME

THE BIRTH OF SHOWTIME

In the early '80s, Pat Riley and Magic Johnson began a transformation that put the Lakers on the leading edge of sports culture. But it took a really, really strange series of events—and some Magicavellian maneuvering—to set the stage

By Jeff Pearlman

Brazil

THE Two BRAZILS?

AS THE WORLD TURNS ITS EYES TOWARD THE NEXT OLYMPIC GAMES, IN RIO, AND ON THE EVE OF A WORLD CUP IN THE SPIRITUAL HOME OF SOCCER, A QUESTION HANGS IN THE AIR LIKE A LINGERING CLOUD OF TEAR GAS: HOW DO YOU RECONCILE

By Grant Wahl

POINT AFTER

Setting Picks, Breaking Barriers

By Lee Jenkins

Departments

Leading Off

Oy, Canada

A pair of losses to their neighbors to the north showed that for all the strides they've made and their ability to talk the talk, the men and women of Team USA still must learn to skate the skate

By Sarah Kwak

From Russia, With Love

Stream Team

For watching the Games, the tablet topped the tube

By Mark Bechtel

Fire and Ice

Which countries heated things up in Sochi—and which ones flamed out?

Ice Follies

A woeful U.S. team went home without a long-track medal

By Brian Cazeneuve

Back in the U.S.A.

Will the States host again?

By Brian Cazeneuve

For Their Next Act ...

In addition to the young Sochi medalists who'll return in 2018, including skier Mikaela Shiffrin and nearly all of the freestyle skiers and snowboarders, Team USA has many other promising athletes in the pipeline for Pyeongchang, South Korea

Figuring It Out

By Brian Cazeneuve

Faces in the Crowd

Edited By Alexandra Fenwick

Dogged Pursuit