GOLF PLUS
DOUBLE DIP
Yes, the finale of the FedEx Cup playoffs was confusing, but the event delivered high drama and a family-friendly winner in Bill Haas, who found out later how fortunate he was
A LOSS THAT'S A WIN
Europe's tense upset victory over the U.S. quickly changed perceptions about the relevance of this grudge match between women's tours
LEADING OFF
ED LETTER
Inside: THE WEEK IN SPORTS
FAIL, DO THE CHIEFS
The reigning AFC West champs are hapless, not to mention winless, and the outlook isn't likely to get any better until next April
OKLAHOMA IS O.K.
Oklahoma State may have beaten Texas A&M, but the Cowboys' D still lacks championship teeth, which is good news for the rival Sooners
CHECKERED SEASON
After a regular season marked by combativeness and an inability to win, Tony Stewart has positioned himself as the Chase driver to beat
MLB PLAYOFF PREVIEW
AN OPEN AND SHUT CASE
The story of the postseason begins and ends with aces and closers—the alpha (and omega) males of October baseball. The Phillies have a heavenly rotation, but a certain MVP contender and his flawless finisher in Detroit are this year's best one-two punch
"We're in Baseball Heaven"
For Phillies Nation, every game has felt like October since Cliff Lee's return. Now an ever-growing fan base wonders: Is it still O.K. to boo?
PRO FOOTBALL
FITZ MAGIC
The Bills are a shocking 3--0—take that, Pats!—thanks to a Harvard-bred quarterback and a spirit of togetherness that reflects their city
PRO HOCKEY
COLLEGE FOOTBALL
THE THICK RED LINE
Behind a massive front five whom their own coach calls the Big Uglies, undefeated Wisconsin is playing classic Midwestern football, which may not be pretty but is ruthlessly effective
WALTER PAYTON
THE HERO NO ONE KNEW
One of the game's true icons, a player so esteemed that the NFL's Man of the Year Award bears his name, Walter Payton retired in 1988 as pro football's alltime leading rusher. But even to those closest to him, he had always been an enigma, and in his final years the mysteries deepened
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