They call him Optimus Klein. He has emerged as the top dual threat quarterback in the nation and is undefeated headed into yet another Big-12 showdown this weekend. Stewart Mandel argues Collin Klein is not just a great quarterback, he is the Heisman frontrunner.
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This Redskins rookie racks up a ton of yards, has energized the offense and is one of the top scoring threats in the NFC East. Robert Griffin, you say? No. We're talking about Alfred Morris; Matt Gagne delves into how this unheralded sixth-round pick has been one of the top surprises in the NFL this season.
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The Royals had such potential before they finished at the bottom of the AL Central. Some picked the Chiefs to go to the AFC Championship Game, and now they are starting Brady Quinn. Need an upstart franchise in Kansas City? Grant Wahl says look to Sporting KC, who might be on its way to an MLS Cup.
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Just how good is Miguel Cabrera? He has the Triple Crown, but that was met with little fanfare. Now he's helped lead the Tigers to the World Series. Michael Rosenberg explores the game's premiere hitter, who still just might be underrated.
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Four men have kicked a 63-yard field goal. Tim Layden talks with each of them about their respective experiences tying the record that just may soon fall.
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Should we still be hating Dwight Howard? After descending from a likable giant to one of the league's most reviled superstars, Howard is a new environment and is getting back to having fun again. Lee Jenkins goes deep into the new-look Lakers and how Howard could help transform the iconic franchise.
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