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What's the Problem?
LPGA commissioner Carolyn Bivens has increased purses, brought in deep-pocketed new sponsors and made the players' needs priority one. So why isn't she getting more love?
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10 Telling Tussles
The weeks are dwindling, and the fantasy playoffs loom, setting up these games as the ones that will make or break your season
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The Buckeyes Have It
In a classic showdown played just hours after the death of a Wolverines legend, No. 1 Ohio State edged No. 2 Michigan to earn a spot in the national title game--where the two teams could meet again
TWO TOUGH
The Cover Two defense has a storied lineage that runs from the Steel Curtain in the '70s to today's stifling Chicago Bears unit. Here's where it comes from, how it works--and how to beat it
Quirk Study
Clippers center Chris Kaman is often reduced to his eccentricities and his hair, er, style, but there's more to his story--and to his $52 million game
A Champ at Last
A gritty racer under all that corporate polish, oft-frustrated Jimmie Johnson--NASCAR's premier driver over the past four years--dodged trouble at Homestead and finally won his first Nextel Cup points title
The Well-Guarded Guard
It took three very tough and determined brothers to foster the talents of a young Derrick Rose and protect him from a miasma of Chicago gangs, dealers, hangers-on and, perhaps scariest of all, agents
Magnet School
Lake Howell High is leading a local hoops boom that is turning central Florida into a must-see destination for college recruiters
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World Beater
He won 95% of his matches and opened an oceanic gap on the No. 2 player. This year Roger Federer became the MJ of tennis