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Feb. 20, 2012
Feb. 20, 2012

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Feb. 20, 2012

LEADING OFF
GOLF PLUS
THE MAIL
Inside: THE WEEK IN SPORTS
PHIL VS. TIGER
COLLEGE BASKETBALL
COUNTDOWN TO MADNESS
PRO BASKETBALL
PRO HOCKEY
WES LEONARD
  • You may have heard about the Michigan high schooler who made a game-winning basket and then died. Here's the rest of the story: a violent car crash, a bone-shaking tackle, a near-perfect season, a reluctant substitute and a search for the will to carry on

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2 Leading Off

8 Letters

11 Scorecard

LeBron James—from Chosen One to Hated One

17 Faces in the Crowd

18 Just My Type

The Clippers' Chris Paul on his new life in L.A.

BY DAN PATRICK

20 Inside ...

Baseball

Spring story lines

College Basketball

Iona's hot playmaker

Tennis

Federer's Davis Cup bust

NFL

Big names on the bubble

NBA

Rookie report cards

Olympics

Good shots for gold

64 Point After

A hard time in the Big Easy for the Hornets

BY ROY BLOUNT JR.

FEATURES

28 GOLF

TIGER WOODS

His problems may be behind him, but questions remain

By Michael Bamberger

COUNTDOWN TO MADNESS

34 THE BIG TEN

Toughness helps make this conference the nation's best

By Kelli Anderson

• SETH DAVIS'S FINAL FOUR

40 SYRACUSE

Instead of a team in turmoil, the Orange is a title contender

By Michael Rosenberg

44 PRO BASKETBALL

JEREMY LIN

New York's unheralded guard has dazzled the NBA

By Pablo S. Torre

50 PRO HOCKEY

BRAD MARCHAND

The Bruins' feisty winger is making enemies fast

BY Michael Farber

THE LEGACY OF WES LEONARD

A boy's death and his town's will to carry on

By Thomas Lake

P. 54

On Sunday, when he needed to go low to win his first Tour event in 29 months, Woods shot 75. His problems now are solely golf-related. He doesn't need lawyers to sift through them.

—Michael Bamberger on Tiger Woods's play at Pebble Beach

P. 28

ON THE COVER PHOTOGRAPH BY HEINZ KLUETMEIER

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PHOTOJOHN BIEVERBALL CONTROL In a battle for Big Ten primacy, Michigan State beat Ohio State 58--48 in Columbus last Saturday.PHOTOADAM BIRD/AP