September 19, 2010

GOLF PLUS
PGA Tour CONFIDENTIAL
Which captain made the best wild-card picks, and which one will have the edge in Wales? Who's the best partner for Tiger, and can Phil rediscover his magic? Who will be the hero, and who will be the goat? And, most important, can the U.S. retain the Ryder Cup?
LEADING OFF
Inside: THE WEEK IN SPORTS
Out of Thin Air
Carlos Gonzalez's Triple Crown surge has sparked another late-season Rockies run. But are his stats a Coors Field mirage?
Welcome Matt
With a healthy, versatile back and a brainy new offensive coordinator, the Bears could make big plays their Forte
Smackdown
In a lost weekend for the ACC, ugly losses by Florida State and Virginia Tech exposed a league at a crossroads
Reality Check
When 32 teams took the field last week, the fantasy universe met the real world. What did we learn?
CULTURE CLASH
Worlds Collide
The NFL's 2010 season will be a conflict between button-down traditionalism and media-amplified showmanship—a culture clash embodied in the opening week matchup between the staid Patriots and the brash Bengals. Round 1 goes to the old guard
Bruise Control
A bone-crunching win in the opener augurs well for the Super Bowl--champion Saints, whose title defense will depend on the performance of the D
TERRELLE PRYOR
TENNIS
TRACK AND FIELD
NASCAR CHASE PREVIEW
The Amazing Race
THE AMAZING RACE
How Ty Cobb, Nap Lajoie, a grudge-holding manager, a clumsy bribe, shoddy record-keeping and a very cool car made the batting title chase a national obsession 100 years ago
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