In Week 1, a septet of top seeds stole the show and set up a slate of Sweet 16blockbusters
by Grant Wahl
Every player wants to be a starter, but sixth men are sparking the league's topthree teams
by Jack McCallum
By acquiring impact free agents, have the Patriots regained the edge in theAFC?
by Peter King
2007 /// BASEBALLPREVIEW
58 The Riddle
Red Sox import Daisuke Matsuzaka will deliver eight different pitches—andexplode old myths about pampering pitchers
by Tom Verducci
66 8 Who May BeGreat
By year's end you'll know the names of all these rookies, starting with thirdbaseman Alex Gordon
by Chris Ballard
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6 Leading Off
First Person: Joey Porter
Bowie Kuhn's legacy
Inside the Car of Tomorrow
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Pitchers switching roles
37 Faces in theCrowd
142 Life ofReilly
The new frontier for hecklers: cyberflirting, poking and spam bombs
by Rick Reilly
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INSET PHOTOS:Robert Beck (Young, Garciaparra); John Iacono (Rodriguez)
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