September 11, 2011

LEADING OFF
Inside: THE WEEK IN SPORTS
BACKING IN
One of the runners to watch in '11, Ryan Mathews could hold the key to a San Diego Super Bowl
THE WILDCATS' WILD CARD
Northwestern entered the season without its Heisman-candidate quarterback. Not to worry. Athletic backup Kain Colter is ready
ACES IN QUEENS
After years of waiting in vain for the next big thing, U.S. fans were finally given something to cheer about at the Open
TEN YEARS
TEN YEARS
The games we watched played a substantial role in fostering a return to normalcy after 9/11. In the decade since the attack, with two wars still raging, sports still provide comfort—but they have also inspired, united and reminded
COLLEGE FOOTBALL
The Start of Something Big
Too early to play everybody's favorite parlor game, BCS 2012? Never. LSU has the eye of a January tiger. Oregon, good-bye. And Boise State? Fixing to make yet another mess of the championship calculus
BASEBALL
GOOD AND NASTY
The Braves' three-headed relief monster—two parts lefty, one part Rookie of the Year front-runner, 100% filthy—has made life historically brutish and short for hitters. Now all the trio needs is a worthy nickname
TRACK AND FIELD
DOUBLE FEATURE
In a dry (and fast) run for the 2012 Olympics, the world championships in South Korea produced a pair of stirring story lines: Usain's redemption and the USA's dominance
PRO BASKETBALL
THE TRIALS OF DIANA TAURASI
No one loves the game more than the Mercury guard, a leading contender for WNBA MVP, but even she didn't understand what hoops meant to her until a string of harrowing events threatened to derail her career
TCU Coach GARY PATTERSON
The House of Dream Chasers
Twenty-five years ago TCU coach Gary Patterson was a tumbleweed assistant clinging to a Division II job. No one expected he would rise to the top of his profession—not even the author, who lived with him then
POINT AFTER
Departments

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