Lineup

September 27, 2009

44 | BASEBALL

Hope in Detroit

Nothing has lifted the spirits of downtrodden Detroit like the Tigers, who are leading their division, filling Comerica Park and giving fans more than their money's worth

By Lee Jenkins

50 | COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Washington's Week

The Huskies, not to be confused with the team that lost every game last year, took down No. 3 USC in the week's biggest upset

By Austin Murphy

• BYU's BCS dream ended by Florida State

54 | PRO FOOTBALL

Mike Singletary

In his first full season as San Francisco's coach, the Hall of Fame linebacker has transformed the 49ers into a team that believes in itself and is committed to winning

By Jim Trotter

58 | HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

One-Woman Team

Although she never liked the spotlight, a teenage cowgirl and bow hunter from tiny Rochelle, Texas, still won a state track and field team title all by herself—two years in a row

By Gary Smith

Departments

6 Leading Off

17 Letters

18 Scorecard

Partying in the new

Cowboys Stadium

29 Just My Type

Adrian Peterson on Favre, Super Bowl

by Dan Patrick

30 Faces in the Crowd

32 Inside ...

• The NFL

Jets blitz Patriots

• Fantasy Football

Who's up, who's down

• College Football

Auburn's hot offense

• Baseball

Blah free-agent class

• NASCAR

Montoya's first Chase

• Boxing

Mayweather's return

68 The Vault

Steelers camp, 1974

72 Point After

Why hasn't Brad Lidge blown a fuse?

by Phil Taylor

Infielder Orlando Hudson will be a free agent again (page 38).

ON THE COVER Photograph by Andrew Hancock

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