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GOLF PLUS
Under Cover
ONE OF THE BEST-KEPT SECRETS IN GOLF IS THE ORANGE BLOSSOM TOUR, A FOUR-EVENT SWING THROUGH FLORIDA THAT HAS SPAWNED STARS FROM PATTY BERG TO LEXI THOMPSON
THE MAIL
LEADING OFF
THE ROAD TO NEW ORLEANS
O.K., Now We Get It
COLIN KAEPERNICK HAD AN ARMY OF SKEPTICS WHEN HE TOOK OVER THE 49ERS IN MIDSEASON. BUT AFTER ONE OF THE MOST ELECTRIFYING PLAYOFF DEBUTS IN NFL HISTORY, HE STANDS ONE GAME FROM THE SUPER BOWL, AND NOBODY'S DOUBTING THAT HE BELONGS AMONG THE BIG BOYS
The Games Of His Lıfe
THIS IS WHAT IT TAKES FOR THE UNFLAPPABLE JOE FLACCO TO FINALLY EARN HIS DUE—AN EPIC COMEBACK ON PEYTON'S HOME TURF? SO BE IT. AS FLACCO HEADS TO NEW ENGLAND TO FACE TOM BRADY, LET US MAKE ROOM FOR HIM IN THE UPPER ECHELON OF NFL QUARTERBACKS
EXCLUSIVE
Too Big to Succeed
WHERE DID THE END BEGIN FOR THE RED SOX? LONG BEFORE THEIR HISTORIC 2011 COLLAPSE, THE SEEDS WERE PLANTED BY A FRONT OFFICE THAT SIMULTANEOUSLY GREW INATTENTIVE TOWARD BASEBALL BUT OBSESSED WITH IMAGE (MORE SEXY PLAYERS LIKE DUSTIN PEDROIA?!)
COUNTDOWN TO SIGNING DAY
The Old Man And the Tee
CAN NATHAN NOBLE, A 29-YEAR-OLD COMBAT VETERAN WHO WAS DISCOVERED ON YOUTUBE, MAKE IT AS A D--I PLACEKICKER? HE'S WALKING ON AT WYOMING, WHERE HE HOPES TO DO MORE THAN BOOT A FEW GAME-WINNERS. HE'S TRYING TO REDISCOVER A SENSE OF PURPOSE
CARMELO ANTHONY
SHOULD WE BELIEVE IN MELO?
THE KNICKS' HIGH-SCORING, SHOT-HOISTING, DEFENSIVELY INDIFFERENT CARMELO ANTHONY IS THE MOST DIVISIVE PLAYER IN THE NBA, BUT THIS YEAR THERE'S BEEN NO ARGUING WITH HIS RESULTS. AT LEAST NOT YET
POINT AFTER
Departments
Back to Earth
A moving new documentary chronicles snowboarder Kevin Pearce's harrowing crash and ongoing recovery
Better Late Than Never
The frantic 48-game schedule, who's back from where (and in what kind of shape) and which milestones are approaching: Everything you need to know for 2013—starting with the team that will hoist the Cup