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LEADING OFF
THE MAIL
MLB PLAYOFF PREVIEW
Flaw of Averages
They strike out a lot, have been devastated by injuries, and their highest-paid player had a ridiculously bad debut season in Atlanta, but in October that might not matter
Hiding in Plain Sight
Scherzer and Verlander get all the attention, but the Detroit rotation is holding a third ace. It's time to stop overlooking Anibal Sanchez
Right on the Moneyball
Market efficiencies are back in vogue in Oakland—plate discipline! trade throw-ins turned MVP candidates!—where Billy Beane's schemes just might finally work in October
The MMQB
PRO BASKETBALL
Right Turn
There are makeovers and then there's this: Tired of his mediocre shooting, Cavs forward Tristan Thompson has left his left behind
LEAGUE OF DENIAL
LEAGUE OF DENIAL
BEFORE IT SETTLED THE COSTLY LAWSUIT BROUGHT BY THOUSANDS OF FORMER PLAYERS, THE NFL WAGED A WAR AGAINST THE SCIENCE OF BRAIN INJURY
POINT AFTER
Departments
TAILGATE
These sophisticated products will make you the envy of everyone in the parking lot. (Except for the giant stack of blocks. They're pretty low-tech. But pretty cool)
House Party
Three homes with ties to the sports world hit the market last week
Character Count
Drilling down on the five most tweeted sports events of 2013 provides interesting insights and noteworthy observations
Blood Line
The left side of Alabama's offensive front is Arie and Cyrus Kouandjio, who are on their way from soccer-loving Cameroon to the NFL