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LEADING OFF

Nov. 05, 2012
Nov. 05, 2012

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Nov. 5, 2012

THE MAIL
LEADING OFF
NFL MIDSEASON REPORT
WORLD SERIES
COLLEGE FOOTBALL
MMA
RORY MCILROY
  • NOW THAT HE HAS ASCENDED TO THE TOP OF THE GOLF WORLD—IN THE RANKINGS AND OUTSIDE THE ROPES—GLOBE-TROTTING RORY MCILROY IS QUICKLY LEARNING WHAT LIFE'S LIKE AS THE GAME'S MOST MARKETABLE PLAYER

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TWO PHOTOSPhotographs by Deanne Fitzmaurice (AT&T Park) and David E. Klutho (Comerica Park)Dig the Long View Staging the World Series at spacious AT&T Park (top) and equally expansive Comerica Park (bottom) guaranteed two things: hard-earned home runs and spectacular panoramas. Giants and Tigers hitters might disagree, but two of baseball's most picturesque ballparks didn't disappoint.PHOTOPhotograph by Mike Roeme/APLambeau Peep Wide receiver Donald Driver should be used to getting up close and personal with the Green Bay faithful—on Sunday he became only the second Packer to play 200 regular-season games. (Brett Favre was the first.) Still, Driver got wide-eyed when he leaped into the stands after catching a four-yard touchdown in the Pack's 24--15 win over the Jaguars.PHOTOPhotograph by Bill FrakesHair of the Dawg Florida-Georgia is the World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party, but for a minute Bulldogs defensive end Garrison Smith (56) might have been the groggiest person in Jacksonville last Saturday. Smith got his helmetless head wedged between an arm and a fist while tackling Trey Burton. It was the Gators who absorbed a knockout punch though: A 17--9 loss likely ended their national-title hopes.