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LEADING OFF

Nov. 07, 2011
Nov. 07, 2011

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Nov. 7, 2011

LEADING OFF
EDITOR'S LETTER
Inside: THE WEEK IN SPORTS
SPECIAL REPORT
NFL MIDSEASON REPORT
WORLD SERIES
BOXING
  • As he prepares to face another fierce—and familiar—foe, the world's best fighter is still getting better. But marvel at him while you can, for the Manny who would be king has his eye on realms far beyond the ring

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PRO HOCKEY
FOOTBALL HISTORY
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PHOTOPhotograph by Al TielemansHERE'S BUD IN YOUR EYE! Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina makes a suds-soaked entrance into the locker room celebration following St. Louis's 6--2 win over the Rangers in Game 7 of the World Series last Friday at Busch Stadium. The Cardinals, who were 10½ games out of the wild card as late as Aug. 25, won the franchise's 11th Series title (page 86).PHOTOPhotograph by Damian StrohmeyerTROY POLAMALU WILL GRIND YOUR BONES TO MAKE HIS BREAD The Steelers' safety went a-headhuntin' in the fourth quarter of Sunday's game against the Patriots at Heinz Field. Wes Welker held on to the ball, but Pittsburgh limited New England to 213 total yards in a 25--17 victory.PHOTOPhotograph by Scott Heavey/Getty ImagesCANNONBALL! Mexico's Yahel Ernesto Castillo and Julian Isaac Sanchez appear to understand the gravity of the moment during the men's synchronized three-meter springboard diving competition at last week's Pan Am Games in Mexico. The duo won the gold medal.