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STEWART MANDEL'S EXTRA POINTS

Oct. 31, 2011
Oct. 31, 2011

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Oct. 31, 2011

LEADING OFF
Inside: THE WEEK IN SPORTS
WORLD SERIES
PRO FOOTBALL
  • Each year San Diego has the look of a Super Bowl contender, only to face an East Coast team and get whacked. Until the Bolts prove it on the field, they'll fight their rep as talented but too soft

COLLEGE FOOTBALL
SOCCER
  • In the fifth and final year of his MLS contract, he's back at the top of his game at last. Now, as the 2011 playoffs begin, he and the Galaxy look to stamp his American experiment a success by winning a championship

JAMARCUS RUSSELL
  • The No. 1 pick in the 2007 draft should be out on the field commanding an NFL team this Sunday. JaMarcus Russell, though, is home in Mobile, absorbing shots to his character and resting on what's left of his $39 million. The most maligned figure in football tells his side

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STEWART MANDEL'S EXTRA POINTS

Kansas State coach Bill Snyder is proving once again why he's one of the best to ever don a headset. His Wildcats are 7--0 despite having just one All-America--caliber player, linebacker Arthur Brown. This week they host an angry Oklahoma team coming off a loss to Texas Tech... . It's time to finally give Lane Kiffin credit. USC (6--1) has improved tremendously from the start of the year, particularly on defense, holding the explosive Cal and Notre Dame offenses to a combined 19 points in road wins the past two weeks... . Enough with the presumptuous talk of the BCS national championship game being a rematch between No. 1 LSU and No. 2 Alabama, before they've even played. With an underrated defense, Oklahoma State is capable of running the table and meeting the winner of that Nov. 5 matchup in Tuscaloosa.

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