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September 27, 2010 | Volume 113, Issue 11

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After reading Peter King's Super Bowl prediction (Sept. 6) I had to recheck the cover to make sure I wasn't reading the April 1 edition. The Steelers as NFL champs? With Ben Roethlisberger out for...

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Founder: Henry R. Luce 1898--1967

September 27, 2010 | JOE POSNANSKI
With Derek Jeter's contract up, the Yankees must gauge the price of a legend seeking a renaissance

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Who's Hot

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Tennessee basketball coach Bruce Pearl recently wept while saying he was sorry for lying to NCAA officials about recruiting. (Niftily, he beat the NCAA to the punch.) Meanwhile, former USC running...

September 27, 2010 | Pablo S. Torre
There's no mistaking Eastbound & Down's Danny McBride for The Natural

September 27, 2010 | Pablo S. Torre
The sports minister of Togo claims that a group of soccer players who purported to be the Togolese national team while losing 3--0 to Bahrain last week in an international friendly was in fact a...

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Mike Leach

September 27, 2010 | Joe Sheehan
The narrative has more of an edge, but the visuals in an updated Baseball are as sharp as ever

September 27, 2010 | Paul Kix
A new study says that eating disorders are the cheerleader's hidden plague

September 27, 2010 | Edited by ELIZABETH MCGARR
Christen Press

September 27, 2010 | Gary Van Sickle
These five can have the FedEx Cup in hand

September 27, 2010 | Dan Patrick
Jimmie Johnson

September 27, 2010 | ANN KILLION
Giants rookie Buster Posey had to prove he could handle pitchers. He's not only done that—he's shown he can carry a team

September 27, 2010 | ANDY STAPLES
The teams to beat in the Big 12? Texas, Oklahoma and, most of all, Nebraska, thanks to a reborn ground attack

September 27, 2010 | ANDY STAPLES
To watch an interview with Ducks coach Chip Kelly in advance of Saturday's showdown between Oregon and Arizona State, go to For highlights of the interview, snap a photo of this...

September 27, 2010 | STEWART MANDEL
Oregon (3--0) has been unstoppable thus far, outscoring its opponents 189--13, but on Saturday at Arizona State (2--1) the Ducks run into their toughest test yet. Led by linebacker Vontaze...

September 27, 2010 | JIM TROTTER
Some big-name quarterbacks should take cues from Matt Schaub, whose composure was an eye-opener

September 27, 2010 | Peter King
Two unlikely 2--0 teams will meet at the Pirate Ship in Tampa, and don't be surprised to see one of the lowest-scoring games of the season. The Roethlisberger-less Steelers had just 127 offensive...

September 27, 2010 | DAVID SABINO
On a week when backups moved to the forefront, one rookie proved that imitation is a form of success

September 27, 2010 | DAVID SABINO
He Has Takeoff

September 27, 2010 | LARS ANDERSON
In the Chase opener, a dark horse won, champions faltered and a contender made a brilliant save

September 27, 2010 | LARS ANDERSON
Looking Ahead

September 27, 2010 | DAMON HACK
Manning Bowl II, the NFL's most prominent sibling rivalry, went to Peyton ... ... and shed more light on the often joyous—and sometimes painful—dynamic at play when family members face off against...

September 27, 2010 | PETER KING
Of the NFL's 300-plus sets of siblings, these five join the Mannings as all-timers

September 27, 2010 | KELLI ANDERSON
Stanford's Owen Marecic is the ultimate throwback—the only I-A player to start on both offense and defense

September 27, 2010 | JOE POSNANSKI
He's 40, but Jim Thome's mind isn't on retirement. He's thinking about hitting the ball a country mile—and winning his first World Series championship

September 27, 2010 | JOE POSNANSKI
Jim Thome is on pace to become the eighth player to hit 600 home runs next season. Here's what some of his other milestone blasts looked like

September 27, 2010 | DAVID EPSTEIN
Though he's facing federal growth-hormone charges and suspicions about his medical treatments, controversial Canadian physician Anthony Galea—healer of stars from Tiger to A-Rod—has never been...

September 27, 2010 | DAVID EPSTEIN
Canada and the U.S. are worlds apart on HGH laws

September 27, 2010 | GEORGE DOHRMANN
During eight years of reporting on grassroots basketball, the author saw coaches, recruiting analysts and sneaker companies put the marketing of talented young athletes ahead of their development...

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Breaking News | Real-time Scores | Daily Analysis

September 27, 2010 | PHIL TAYLOR
It doesn't matter if you put your hand on a stack of Bibles and swear that you watched USC cruise undefeated through the 2005 regular season before losing to Texas in the Rose Bowl. The Trojans'...