September 25, 2011

LEADING OFF
Inside: THE WEEK IN SPORTS
BOUNCEBACK
A gritty fourth-quarter performance should take the heat off Matt Ryan. For now
BACKUP PLAN
They may have begun the season on the bench or in part-time roles, but after two weeks they have proved that they're worthy of a roster spot
THE POWER OF TENTH
Reigning Cup champ Jimmie Johnson didn't win the first race of the Chase, but his solid finish sent a powerful message nonetheless
LAST CRUSADES
Which of the majors' six cellar dwellers is most likely to deliver an outhouse-to-penthouse turnaround next season?
POWER'S OUT
The ACC last expanded with the goal of catching the SEC; as it moves toward another expansion, it's still not there. Not even close
The Art of Winning an (Even More) Unfair Game
Eight years after it forever shifted baseball's tectonic plates, Moneyball is a Brad Pitt movie, but its ethos has changed. Intellectual firepower is mandatory, but no guarantee of success now that the game's financial giants have cracked the code. Competitive advantage: Red Sox
PRO FOOTBALL
THE REAL THING
Still questioning whether Cam Newton has what it takes to make it as an NFL quarterback? The No. 1 pick is off to a record-setting start with the Panthers. Now he could use a few wins
COLLEGE FOOTBALL
Back of All Trades
He runs. He throws. He sings. He volunteers for charities. He makes the honor roll. Quarterback Robert Griffin III can do just about everything—including make Baylor football relevant again
SPORTS SAVES THE WORLD
THE POWER OF ONE
Many SDP initiatives can be traced to a clarifying moment when a solution spoke to a single person. Here are five of the SDP's most impressive social entrepreneurs and their epiphanies
STILL THE BOSS
In the 17 years since he applied his Olympic bonus to Eritrean aid, speedskating legend Johann Olav Koss has been a driving force in the SDP movement
POINT AFTER
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