LEADING OFF
Inside: THE WEEK IN SPORTS
GIVE HIM TIME
The Raiders will need patience with QB Carson Palmer, but that won't help their AFC West chances
TRADE ACT
Forget the waiver wire. If you want to bolster your roster down the stretch, think trade, and this week's wish list is a virtual geography lesson, complete with Rivers and Bushes
DOES THE SHOE FIT?
The marriage between the alternately fascinating and maddening Denard (Shoelace) Robinson and a pro-style scheme has been an imperfect union
LSU-ALABAMA
STILL THE ONE
An instant classic it was not. But after LSU and Alabama played more than 60 minutes of tense, hard-hitting football, the national championship picture had not changed: The top-ranked Tigers remain the team to beat
PRO FOOTBALL
BETTER LUCKY THAN GOOD?
As the sidelined Peyton Manning looks on in dismay, the winless Colts are enduring a disastrous season that could put them in position to draft ... his successor. A team and a town are conflicted.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL PREVIEW
THE CASE FOR THE DEFENSE
For a sport awash in stats, accurate measurements of defensive prowess are hard to come by. So SI did its own possession-by-possession study of five title contenders, graded every player and every play—and came to some surprising conclusions
WIN ONE FOR THE HOME TEAM
Notre Dame began wooing point guard Skylar Diggins when she was 14. After a bitter loss in last April's Final Four, the South Bend native has one childhood memory she's determined to re-create: a victory parade
4 UCONN HUSKIES
Thanks to an emerging star at the point, Connecticut won't have to pass up the chance to defend its crown
6 FLORIDA GATORS
With more speed than size this year, Billy Donovan is returning to a style of play that should look familiar
DEWAYNE DEDMON
DEWAYNE DEDMON'S LEAP OF FAITH
Discouraged for religious reasons from playing basketball, a young Jehovah's Witness who would soon be 7 feet tall had to decide whether to follow his mother's ardent beliefs or his own heart
POINT AFTER
Departments

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)