EDITOR'S LETTER
LEADING OFF
Inside: THE WEEK IN SPORTS
THE RÉSUMÉ BUILDERS (AND KILLERS)
A team's out-of-conference performance can provide a critical boost or keep it on the wrong side of the bubble come Selection Sunday. Before league play revs up in the new year, consider three programs in each category
GRAND EXPERIMENT
The Super Six tournament produced a breakout star in Andre Ward and established a formula that could revitalize the sport
HOCKEY'S FAULT LINES
The league's highest scoring lines have boosted their respective teams into contention, but are they being asked to do too much?
THE YEAR IN SPORTS
THE FAREWELLS
From a Cy Young pitcher to a beer-pitching pass rusher, from a cantankerous owner who revolutionized football to a crafty f√∫tbol player who helped usher in a revolution, the sports world said goodbye to a host of indelible figures
POINT AFTER
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