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LEADING OFF
October Best
Epic series, unlikely heroes, unprotectable leads, shredded cuticles and history—lots of history: Welcome to the 2012 postseason
THE MAIL
ALABAMA
The Case for Notre Dame
Like the Gators, the Irish play the punishing defense necessary to stay with the defending champs—if they survive a punishing second-half schedule
The 'Bama Matrix
The Tide is the favorite to win it all; there can be no doubt about that. But what of the rest of the BCS labyrinth? Circumstances—remaining schedule, poll position—will dictate the road to Miami. So, too, will the quality of the contender. Who has the best mix of the two?
COLLEGE FOOTBALL
LANCE ARMSTRONG
A Massive Fraud Now More Fully Exposed
FOR YEARS, AS HE BECAME THE MOST DOMINANT CYCLIST IN HISTORY, LANCE ARMSTRONG VEHEMENTLY DENIED DOPING. HERE ARE SOME OF HIS MOST STRIDENT ASSERTIONS, ANNOTATED WITH THE NOW UNDENIABLE EVIDENCE THAT ARMSTRONG TOOK PERFORMANCE-ENHANCING DRUGS, PRESSURED HIS TEAMMATES TO DO SO AND BULLIED ANYONE WHO OPPOSED HIM
PRO FOOTBALL
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WILLIAMSPORT HIGH
POINT AFTER
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