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LEADING OFF

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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PHOTOPhotograph by ROBERT BECKNOT FOR THE FEINT OF HEART Juan Manuel Màrquez came out swinging in last Saturday's welterweight title fight against Manny Pacquiao (page 32), taking the champ the distance in a 12-round duel in Vegas. Though several ringside reporters scored it a draw or a narrow victory for Màrquez, Pacquiao squeezed out a majority decision.PHOTOPhotograph by JOHN W. MCDONOUGHFATIGUES FACTOR Under a dome of twilit sky, North Carolina and Michigan State kicked off the college basketball season with a Veteran's Day showdown on the flight deck of the USS Carl Vinson. With President Obama in the stands, James Michael McAdoo (43) and the top-ranked Tar Heels held off Keith Appling (11) and the Spartans 67--55.PHOTOPhotograph by Jacob Paulsen/Southcreek/ZUMAPRESS.comIS THERE A CATCH HERE? Broncos receiver Eric Decker was not, in fact, able to hold on to this second-quarter pass from Tim Tebow, one of only eight attempted by the Denver quarterback. In the fourth quarter the two would hook up for a 56-yard touchdown, only Tebow's second completion but the decisive play in the Broncos' 17--10 victory over the Chiefs.