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Jan. 17, 2011
Jan. 17, 2011

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Jan. 17, 2011

LEADING OFF
GOLF PLUS
Inside: THE WEEK IN SPORTS
BCS CHAMPIONSHIP
THE ROAD TO XLV
Departments

Lineup

2010 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

This is an article from the Jan. 17, 2011 issue

36 AUBURN VS. OREGON

The top two teams squared off in Arizona for the BCS title

By Austin Murphy

THE ROAD TO SUPER BOWL XLV

44 AFC PLAYOFFS

The Ravens' defense may be less fearsome than in years past, but led by safety Ed Reed it is still formidable

By Ben Reiter

The limelight-loving Jets prepare for a rematch with the Patriots

48 NFC PLAYOFFS

Linebacker Clay Matthews III is the linchpin of the Packers' complex, quarterback-rattling D

By Damon Hack

The Seahawks are ahead of coach Pete Carroll's rebuilding schedule

52 TROY POLAMALU

The Steelers' freelancing safety, who can change a game in an instant, is the key player of the postseason

By Tim Layden

56 | PRO BASKETBALL

TYSON CHANDLER

Remember the teen phenom? He's somebody else now: the reliable center the Mavericks have been missing

By Lee Jenkins

60 | TENNIS

RAFAEL NADAL

Gunning for a fourth straight Grand Slam title, he's as mild off the court as he is pugnacious on it

By L. Jon Wertheim

Departments

4 Leading Off

11 Letters

13 Editor's Letter

16 Scorecard

• NBA feud fever

24 Just My Type

Tim Tebow talks trash (sort of)

By Dan Patrick

28 Faces in the Crowd

30 Inside ...

College Basketball

A freshman is best

Soccer

First look at Qatar

The NHL

Changes in the net

74 Point After

If only baseball's Hall had a Gatekeeper

By Phil Taylor

What's Really Behind

Home Field Advantage?

You probably think you know the answer. And you're probably wrong

By Tobias J. Moskowitz and L. Jon Wertheim

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