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PIERRE MCGUIRE'S IN THE CREASE

Nov. 28, 2011
Nov. 28, 2011

Table of Contents
Nov. 28, 2011

LEADING OFF
GOLF PLUS
EDITOR'S LETTER
Inside: THE WEEK IN SPORTS
TIM TEBOW
MOTOR SPORTS
COLLEGE FOOTBALL
SOCCER
  • If this was indeed David Beckham's final game in MLS, he went out in style, carrying the Galaxy to a championship and affirming the value of star power in America

SPORT IN AMERICA
  • Our sports have become more and more about money and marketing. But to most of us they're still about the stories we tell one another, the transcendent moments that lift us—the very way we define ourselves

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PIERRE MCGUIRE'S IN THE CREASE

Penguins defenseman Paul Martin has only been a minus player once in his eight-year career, so Pittsburgh G.M. Ray Shero and coach Dan Byslma are not worried about his -10 rating. Both men know that Martin is one of the best puck-moving defensemen in the NHL, and they rave about his speed and vision as keys to the Penguins' fourth-ranked penalty kill... . Scouts from at least 20 NHL teams have journeyed to the heartland to watch 6'8" defenseman Andrej Sustr, a 20-year-old Czech-born sophomore at Nebraska-Omaha. Slow to develop, he went untouched through three drafts, which means he is now an unrestricted free agent. His role model is 6'9" Bruins captain Zdeno Chara, though most scouts feel Sustr will be less of a developmental project than Chara.

This is an article from the Nov. 28, 2011 issue

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