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Nov. 21, 2011
Nov. 21, 2011

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Nov. 21, 2011

LEADING OFF
Inside: THE WEEK IN SPORTS
SPECIAL REPORT: SCANDAL. SHAME. A SEARCH FOR ANSWERS.
PRO FOOTBALL
  • Remember the 49ers? After eight dismal years, the former glamour team has been reborn—as a band of blue-collar misfits led by an intense new coach and a roster full of NFL castoffs

PRO HOCKEY
PRO BASKETBALL
  • J.J. Barea, the breakout star of the NBA Finals, wants to get back to work. Until he does, he'll be hanging out with his girlfriend— a former Miss Universe—on the tropical island where he's a hero

HEY SIXTEEN
  • HAS A LOT ON HER MIND. THE YOUNGEST WINNER IN LPGA TOUR HISTORY HAS THE GAME, THE DRIVE AND THE CHARISMA TO BE THE NEXT MEGASTAR IN WOMEN'S GOLF. IF ONLY SHE COULD FIND A DATE TO THE PROM

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NOT: CHILLY IN PHILLY

This is an article from the Nov. 21, 2011 issue

The preseason favorite Eagles are in free fall. Adding insult and injury to their 21--17 loss to Arizona (their fifth L in a game they led in the fourth quarter): DeSean Jackson benched for bad behavior; Jeremy Maclin (below) lost to hurt shoulder.

HOT: BRUINS CRUISE

That 3--7 start? History. Boston had five W's in a row through Monday and last week became just the third team in 17 years to score six or more goals in four straight games. Those 10 points from 19-year-old Tyler Seguin haven't hurt.

NOT: DUST IN THE WIND

Spirits are low in Lawrence, where Kansas is allowing an FBS-worst 44.0 ppg. The Jayhawks might have saved face by snapping a seven-game losing streak last Saturday against No. 25 Baylor but missed a two-point conversion in OT.

HOT: ROGER THAT

Roger Federer finished an otherwise forgettable 2011 season with back-to-back wins—first at the Swiss Indoor, then, last week, at the Paris Masters, where he became just the seventh man to win 800 singles matches.

NOT: STAFFORD INFECTION

Blame Matthew Stafford for Detroit's 1--3 follow-up to a 5--0 start. His rating (down 24 points) and average yardage (down 19) has stunk in the skid. And on Sunday he incited a melee against Chicago by dragging D.J. Moore down by his helmet.

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