LEADING OFF
Inside: THE WEEK IN SPORTS
Points Taken
Led by Sacramento's Tyreke Evans, talented rookies are reinvigorating the playmaking corps
RedHawks Up
United by painful losses on the ice and off, Miami (Ohio) is soaring toward the school's first NCAA title
Sweating Already
With the hot seat getting hotter, coaches at Georgia, Michigan and Texas A&M work to tighten their defenses
Old New Look
NASCAR's switch from the wing back to the spoiler should please fans—and could shake up the standings
NCAA
Endgame
No team among the Final Four has proved to be a dominant power, but one of them will find greatness in an NCAA tournament that has reflected the college game's new era
Spartans' Secret
Michigan State has a method to its annual March Madness success—a second "team" that feeds the Monster, the huge database used to prep for opponents
BASEBALL PREVIEW
What Makes Roy Run
Why is baseball's best pitcher also the hardest worker in the game? Because his dad taught him that's how things are done. Because Roy Halladay knows what it's like to fail—and doesn't like the feeling one bit. And because, after 12 seasons, he's finally pitching for a contender.
WAR STORIES
The numbers don't lie: Here's a metric that shows which players deliver the most bang for the buck
THE VIRTUES OF PATIENCE
Hitters who work the count and get on—guys like Denard Span—are more valuable than ever. Is it a gift, or can players develop base instincts?
CROWDED AT THE TOP
Team execs have worked nonstop to gain an edge, but the Yanks, Red Sox and Rays still have to decide baseball's toughest division on the field. After them, it's all downhill
NOBODY'S PERFECT
There's something not to love about every team in the division. But even the loss of Joe Nathan won't keep the pitching-thin Twins from closing the deal again
STORMING THE GATES
All three division rivals brought in reinforcements in a bid to overthrow the Angels, who were hurt by free agency. L.A. won't give up its title without a fight
A STEADY REIGN
The seasoned Phillies will prevail again in a division marked by an influx of future All-Stars. For the maturing Braves and Marlins, time is on their side
MORE FOR THE BIRDS
With the best four-player core in the majors, the Cardinals are poised to roost once more atop a depleted division
COLORADO'S TURN, AT LAST
There are two-term limits atop this division, so it's bye-bye Dodgers and hello ... Rockies? Indeed, with a well-rounded roster, they are in line for their first West title
Point After
Departments
Roger That
With a labor war looming, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell artfully showed who's boss of all the bosses

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Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
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