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LEADING OFF
THE MAIL
The MMQB
Why Ya Gotta Hate?
Why do you doubt Tony Romo? Is it because he's a choker? (Statistically, he's not.) Because he lacks Peyton's public passion? (Eye roll.) Because he doesn't have rings? (Is that really his fault?) The Cowboys' quarterback has stepped from obscurity to the brightest spotlight—and he can make you think twice about what you expect from the position
THE SEVEN-YEAR GLITCH
AFTER A HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL CAREER ON THE FIELD, MATT MILLEN SET RECORDS FOR INEPTITUDE IN SEVEN-PLUS SEASONS AS THE LIONS' GENERAL MANAGER. BUT EVEN AS HIS NAME BECAME A PUNCH LINE, HIS SELF-ESTEEM NEVER SUFFERED
COLLEGE FOOTBALL
THE POWER OF FUN
AFTER USC AND FLORIDA ATLANTIC LOST THEIR COACHES, THE REPLACEMENTS—ED ORGERON AND BRIAN WRIGHT—LOOSENED THE REINS. THE RESULT HAS BEEN SIDESPLITTING SUCCESS, WITH COOKIES
WINTER OLYMPICS
THE SHOT
The SHOT
THE VIDEO OF KHALIL EDNEY'S LAST-SECOND BASKET WENT VIRAL NOT JUST BECAUSE IT WON A HIGH SCHOOL PLAYOFF GAME, BUT ALSO BECAUSE IT SHOWED THAT GOOD THINGS COME TO THOSE WHO PERSEVERE
POINT AFTER
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Win-Lose at the Draw
FIFA will conduct the 2014 World Cup draw on Dec. 6 in Bahia, Brazil. The U.S. team, despite a stellar qualifying campaign, isn't seeded. It will share a first-round group with three other countries. The best-case scenario for Jürgen Klinsmann's squad won't be easy. The worst case is brutal