Lineup

November 09, 2009

BASEBALL

World Series

Led by shortstop Derek Jeter, the Yankees played like the relentless machine of old

By Tom Verducci

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50 | COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Iowa Hawkeyes

The Big Ten leaders are 9--0 but keep having to come from behind to win, and even their coach doesn't think they're an elite team. How much of it is luck?

By Albert Chen

54 | PRO FOOTBALL

Cedric Benson

The former No. 4 pick washed out with the Bears, learned how to be a pro with the Bengals and is now one of the NFL's leading rushers

By Damon Hack

60 | OLYMPIC SPORTS

U.S. Bobsledders

The world-champion four-man sled USA1, a.k.a. Team Night Train, is 880 pounds of muscle clad in spandex that is determined to win gold in Vancouver

By David Epstein

Departments

8 Letters

10 Leading Off

20 Scorecard

• Philly, sports heaven

• Coaches turned actors

28 Just My Type

WR Patrick Crayton wants to play QB

by Dan Patrick

30 Faces in the Crowd

32 Inside ...

Olympic Sports

Meb wins marathon

College Football

Irish on the bubble

The NBA

Bulls count on Deng

The NFL

Ravens' D roars back

Fantasy Football

Who's up, who's down

78 The Vault

Ali's rope-a-dope, 1974

82 Point After

Confessions of a youth coachaholic

by Phil Taylor

NASCAR

Jimmie Johnson

He grew up in a trailer park and he's bearing down on a record fourth consecutive Cup championship. So why do people think he's so vanilla?

By Joe Posnanski

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