GOLF PLUS
Weird Cool
More than a Tour stop, less than a major, the Players Championship has evolved into an event unlike any other, and everyone's fine with that
LEADING OFF
Inside: THE WEEK IN SPORTS
The Real Thing
The five-tool major leaguer is largely a myth, but every now and then a guy like Adam Jones comes along
Pound-foolish?
Rushing champ Adrian Peterson wants to add weight for the '09 season. Is that too much of a good thing?
Swede's Spot
Henrik Stenson conquered his demons and a world-class field en route to a runaway victory at the Players
BASEBALL
NBA PLAYOFFS
Guarding Kobe
The greatest testament to the Lakers' star's offensive brilliance might be the lengths to which Rockets defensive specialist Shane Battier will go to stop him
NHL PLAYOFFS
Smell The Glove
What makes the postseason special? Well, there's the face washing, the mid-game stitches, the overtime IVs, the lying and the paranoia. Then there's the hard-core hockey
TENNIS
The Takedown
How did Rafael Nadal humble the great Roger Federer and take his No. 1 ranking? It wasn't a simple triumph of will or youth or brute strength. It was the tennis, stupid
SUPPLEMENTS
Point After
Departments
Independents' Day
A New York festival brings to light small-budget sports films worth watching
Gameplan
What smart fans should do this week

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