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LEADING OFF
GOLF PLUS
SURPRISE! SURPRISE!
Sun Young Yoo won the Kraft Nabisco in a playoff but only after seemingly unbeatable Yani Tseng stumbled and I.K. Kim missed a tap-in on the 72nd hole
HOW JHONNY MADE GOOD
Fleeing Venezuela for a better life and a chance to pursue his dream, Jhonattan Vegas found happiness in Texas, thanks to a far-reaching support group that has been with him every step of his journey
THE MAIL
Inside: THE WEEK IN SPORTS
Second to None
Chase Utley was building a case for Cooperstown before he broke down. The Phillies—and the game—are feeling the loss
Sharks Without Teeth
Long on both talent and playoff disappointments, San Jose is scrambling to make the postseason. Is this the end of the road for the league's most underachieving franchise?
Who's Got Next?
Kobe can't play forever. Andrew Bynum has the numbers and potential of a future franchise player, but not the maturity
Cold Front
The handling of the bounty scandal exposes the continuing frosty relationship between the NFL and the union
NCAA TOURNAMENT FINAL
ROYAL BLUE
DISPLAYING POISE ALMOST EQUAL TO THEIR TALENT, THE WILDCATS RACED PAST KANSAS TO WIN THE NATIONAL TITLE AND PUT A NEW SPIN ON A PHRASE OFTEN ATTACHED TO COACH JOHN CALIPARI: WON-AND-DONE
COLLEGE FOOTBALL
A SPRING IN HIS STEP
After missing all of 2011, Arkansas Heisman hopeful Knile Davis is healthy and running hard, keeping alive the memory of the man who put him on the path to stardom
MAJOR MOVERS
From California to Florida, players are using spring practice to turn heads and make a case for playing time this fall
PRO BASKETBALL
NOT GUNNING FOR A FALL
The 76ers are unselfish, take care of the ball and play stifling defense. But can they win in the playoffs with a star who doesn't shoot?
BASEBALL
THE AGE OF AQUARIUMS
Opening Day: A new season—and the dawning of a new era, with an expanded postseason, fresh money and a Technicolor park that looks forward, not back
DESTINATIONS
FICTION
Calico Joe
In his latest novel, the best-selling author of The Firm—and dyed-in-the-double-knits baseball fan—spins the tale of Cubs first baseman Joe Castle, the most scintillating phenom to hit the big leagues since ... maybe ever. In this exclusive excerpt, the son of a veteran Mets pitcher describes what happens when a fresh-faced star in the making crosses paths with an embittered hurler who knows he's past his prime
POINT AFTER
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