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Aug. 27, 2012
Aug. 27, 2012

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Aug. 27, 2012

LEADING OFF
THE MAIL
Inside: THE WEEK IN SPORTS
MIKE TROUT
  • Angels teammates, dazzled fans and shell-shocked pitchers already wonder where Mike Trout, all of 21, belongs in the discussion of the game's alltime greats. Front offices in baseball pose a more vexing question: How the hell did we miss this guy?

PRO FOOTBALL
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL
COLLEGE FOOTBALL
PARALYMPICS 2012
  • The stories of Rob Jones and Oksana Masters are remarkable, and if they also prove inspirational, that's fine with them. But they have another narrative they prefer, the one that has brought them together to the brink of Paralympic rowing gold

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HOT: QUEEN CITY KING

This is an article from the Aug. 27, 2012 issue

No. 1--ranked Roger Federer won his record fifth Cincinnati ATP title Sunday afternoon, beating Novak Djokovic 6--0, 7--6 (7)—his 21st Masters title, tying him for most ever with Rafael Nadal. Federer, who won silver in London, said, "It's been a magical summer."

NOT: JETS GROUNDED

Two big-name QBs, two games, zero TDs. In a 26--3 loss to the Giants, starter Mark Sanchez (below) threw the ball O.K.—9 of 11 for 59 yards—but had a costly pick-six. Backup Tim Tebow was worse (but got everyone really excited!), throwing for 69 yards on just 5-of-14 passing.

HOT: PAIR OF SOX

He loads up on K's (MLB-leading 175), but Chicago DH Adam Dunn (below) also leads the bigs in home runs (35). He hit the 400th of his career last Saturday, four months after Sox first baseman Paul Konerko reached that milestone—the first two teammates to hit their 400th in the same season.

NOT: CHOPPED LIVERPOOL

Stuck on 18 topflight titles for 22 years, number 19 looks years away. The Reds saw red—Daniel Agger (below) was sent off in the second half—in a 3--0 loss to West Brom in last Saturday's opener. Making matters worse for new coach Brendan Rodgers: The club he left, Swansea, pummeled QPR 5--0.

HOT: ROWDY ROUSEY

UFC has never staged a women's bout, but charismatic Ronda Rousey could change that. The bantamweight pinned champ Sarah Kaufman in 54 seconds last Saturday, her sixth pro MMA win in a row—then challenged Cris Santos, who returns from a PED suspension in December.

PHOTOSCOTT STUART/ZUMAPRESS.COM (FEDERER)PHOTOSIMON BRUTY (SANCHEZ)PHOTOJOHN BIEVER (DUNN)PHOTOIAN HODGSON/DAILY MAIL/ZUMA PRESS (AGGER)PHOTOJAYNE KAMIN-ONCEA/US PRESSWIRE (ROUSEY)