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LEADING OFF

Oct. 31, 2011
Oct. 31, 2011

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Oct. 31, 2011

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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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PHOTOPhotograph by Al TielemansCARP BAGGER Cardinals starter Chris Carpenter dived to the first base bag just ahead of Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus in the first inning of Game 1 of the World Series on Oct. 19. St. Louis hung on for a 3--2 victory in only the second Fall Classic in the last eight years that would go at least six games (page 30).PHOTOPhotograph by Chris Trotman/Getty ImagesHIT FOR TATT Sean Monaghan lit up Madison Square Garden with a throat-clearing blow to Anthony Pietrantonio during their light heavyweight fight last Saturday night. Monaghan knocked out Pietrantonio in the fifth round of the six-round bout.PHOTOPhotograph by Marcio Jose Sanchez/APSHADOW DANCING Chiefs safety Kendrick Lewis (23) does a two-step over Raiders quarterback Kyle Boller and remains inbounds on a 59-yard pick-six in the first quarter of Sunday's game in Oakland, which marked the silver-and-black debut of Carson Palmer, who replaced the ineffective Boller in the second half of Kansas City's 28--0 win.