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LEADING OFF
Opening Scenes
Early-April optimism is more than a platitude this year. The most predictable thing about baseball in 2013 is its unpredictability
THE MAIL
MARCH MADNESS
THIS ONE'S FOR KEVIN
A PLEA FROM A HORRIFICALLY STRICKEN TEAMMATE GOT LOUISVILLE TO FOCUS ON THE TASK AT HAND: THE QUEST FOR A THIRD NATIONAL TITLE
DANGER ZONE
SYRACUSE'S SMOTHERING DEFENSE, AS RELIABLE AS EVER, WILL MAKE OR BREAK THE ORANGE'S HOPES
BIG-NAME HUNTERS
THE COLLEGE ATHLETICS UNIVERSE HAS A NEW GROUP OF POWER BROKERS: THE SEARCH FIRMS THAT HELP SCHOOLS FILL THEIR COACHING VACANCIES, COMMANDING TOP DOLLAR FOR WORK THAT DOESN'T ALWAYS PAY OFF
DRAFT PREVIEW
THE NEW BALANCE
MAN BOOBS OR MOBILITY? THUNDER THIGHS OR THE FASTEST 40 AT THE COMBINE? FOR SO MANY WIDE-BODY PROSPECTS IN THIS RAPIDLY EVOLVING GAME—THE READ OPTION, THE SPREAD—EVERY EXTRA POUND IS A DOUBLE-EDGED SWORD
Kicks and Jiggles
Once a punch line for his slapstick 40 at the combine, Bengals tackle Andre Smith decided to lose flab and regain respect
TIGER
BACK (Maybe, just maybe ...)
IT'S TIME TO TALK TIGER WOODS, NO? SIX WINS IN HIS LAST 20 EVENTS AND THE RESTORATION OF HIS NO. 1 WORLD RANKING ARE A GOOD PLACE TO START. BUT TIGER'S STALKING BIGGER GAME HERE: MAJORS HISTORY. HERE'S HOW HE GOT TO THAT GOOD PLACE AGAIN
POINT AFTER
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