LEADING OFF
GOLF PLUS
Inside: THE WEEK IN SPORTS
Rangers Redux
Strong starters and an offense that rakes at home are helping Texas take control of the AL West again
Game On
After four months of labor talks, the NFL is almost back in business—with several significant changes
Foreign Credits
The players who got international experience this summer will have an advantage over those who stayed home
WORLD CUP FINAL
SWIMMING
Fast Times In Shanghai
Dude! Ryan Lochte might be more known for his surfer's attitude and freak injuries than for his gold medals, but expect him to tear up the pool when the World Swimming Championships begin on Sunday
PRO BASKETBALL
LOVING BASEBALL
Point After
Departments
The Strike Zone
Tracking the week's news both inside and outside the confines of cool