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LEADING OFF

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

Departments

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PHOTOPhotograph by Mike Stone/ReutersTHINGS THAT GO BUMP IN THE NIGHT For starters, the national-title paths of the nation's second- (Oklahoma State), fourth- (Oregon) and fifth-ranked (Oklahoma) teams, all of which went off the cliff last weekend. The Sooners' loss came courtesy of this game-winning 34-yard TD reception by Terrance Williams with eight seconds remaining in Baylor's 45--38 upset.PHOTOPhotograph by Paul Bereswill/Getty ImagesWILY COYOTE Phoenix's Radim Vrbata (17) runs interference in front of Flyers goalie Ilya Bryzgalov, bringing defenseman Kimmo Timonen (44) to the ice with him during last Thursday's game in Philadelphia. Vrbata was called for goalie interference on the play, and the Flyers went on to a 2--1 victory.PHOTOPhotograph by Ryan Pierse/Getty ImagesBROLLY GOOD SHOW Tiger Woods's poor start didn't rain on the U.S. parade at last week's Presidents Cup in Melbourne. After losing his first two matches—including a 7-and-6 rout, with Steve Stricker, on Day 1 to match the worst loss in the tournament's history—Woods took two of his final three and clinched the U.S. victory by defeating Aaron Baddeley in match play on Sunday.