NFL MIDSEASON REPORT
These Kids Can Play
Tom Brady leads the best crop of young quarterbacks to hit the league in two decades
By Peter King
Rookie Joey Harrington has all the tools to bring real hope to the fans of the long-lost Lions
By Michael Silver
The Sure Thing
Did a horseplayer luck out or cheat to hit the Breeders' Cup $3 million Pick Six jackpot?
By L. Jon Wertheim
Four unbeatens were toppled last weekend as the gap between the top teams and the rest narrowed
By Austin Murphy
Gordie Howe can only watch and grieve as his wife slowly succumbs to a rare brain disorder
By Allen Abel
Hello, New Orleans!
The NBA returned to the Big Easy after 23 years, but how long will the buzz about the Hornets last?
By Jack McCallum
For nasty rivalries, earsplitting noise and bone-rattling collisions, nothing beats the Ohio derbies
By Kevin Conley