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Inside: The Week In Sports

Sept. 25, 2006
Sept. 25, 2006

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Sept. 25, 2006

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  • His successes are often overshadowed by his failures. Despite his extraordinary accumulated numbers, New York fans are quick to discount his contributions. And when things go wrong for Alex Rodriguez, even his fellow Yankees find him hard to motivate and harder to understand

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The NFL

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Alex Smith's extreme makeover in San Francisco • Michael Vick exercises his options • Dr. Z's forecast: Three clubs get revenge

College Football

Oklahoma's Adrian Peterson and Oregon's Jonathan Stewart put on a show • Indiana's coach is eager to return to the sideline after surgery

Motor Sports

New Hampshire winner Kevin Harvick roars to the lead in the Chase • Jimmie Johnson and Kyle Busch wreck their hopes

PHOTOPhotograph by Bill FrakesTHROWING HIMSELF TO THE LIONS Bears linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo came down hard on Lions running back Kevin Jones during Chicago's 34--7 pasting of NFC North rival Detroit at Soldier Field on Sunday.