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October 19, 2009 | Volume 111, Issue 15

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October 19, 2009 | STEFAN FATSIS
Why are so many new NFL coaches such boorish tyrants?

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Dario Franchitti's gutsy fuel call caps his comeback from NASCAR misery

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October 19, 2009 | Joe Sheehan
A week of horrid umpiring should persuade MLB to expand its instant-replay system

October 19, 2009 | Chris Mannix
A new made-for-TV competition could give boxing a boost

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What smart fans should do this week

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Benson thinks he and Lady Gaga would be a hit on "We'd win it 'cause she definitely has the moves." Never mind that the 28-year-old Anderson is 17 years younger than Hatcher , he's still taken...

October 19, 2009 | Dan Patrick

October 19, 2009 | Edited by ELIZABETH MCGARR

October 19, 2009 | Puzzle by Mike Baranack
Fill in answers as in a crossword—except the answers are numbers. For rows or columns with multiple clues, enter answers consecutively. The sum will equal the red total at the end of each...

October 19, 2009 | JIM TROTTER
Tennessee, 13--3 last year, is all but done. How mental mistakes and the loss of a key player can scuttle a team

October 19, 2009 | Peter King
The Chargers, everyone's preseason AFC West pick, face a make-or-break game with unbeaten Denver at home on Monday night: A defeat drops San Diego three games behind the Broncos in the loss...

October 19, 2009 | DAVID SABINO
Who's up, who's down

October 19, 2009 | MARK BEECH
The Petty-Yates merger, with its link to Roush Fenway, has so far created nothing but confusion

October 19, 2009 | LARS ANDERSON
Virginia Tech tailback Ryan Williams is living up to the promise the Hokies saw in him as a 15-year-old

October 19, 2009 | Gene Menez
The knock on Notre Dame quarterback as a Heisman candidate has been that he has racked up strong numbers (308.8 passing yards per game, 12 total TDs) against weak competition. Clausen can quiet...

October 19, 2009 | KELLI ANDERSON
Phoenix held off Indiana to win a scintillating series that was loaded with good omens for the future of the league

October 19, 2009 | JOHN ED BRADLEY
As last Saturday's marquee matchups in Baton Rouge, Oxford, Fayetteville, Knoxville and Columbia showed, nobody does it quite like the where speed-driven, bone-crunching football is played in...

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October 19, 2009 | TOM VERDUCCI
Changes big and small have elevated the Dodgers and the Angels, enough so that any talk about the possibility of the first is more than just California dreamin'

October 19, 2009 | LEE JENKINS
Bobby Abreu has taught the Angels that patience at the plate is a great virtue—and it will serve them well in the ALCS

October 19, 2009 | GRANT WAHL
In a roiling Central American cauldron, earned a berth in the 2010 World Cup. Now come eight months of hard work to prepare for the biggest stage in sports

October 19, 2009 | TIM LAYDEN
THE OLDEST FIELD PLAYER IN THE NFL IS BRETT FAVRE. THE SECOND-OLDEST IS JEFF ZGONINA. HE'LL NEVER MAKE IT TO CANTON, BUT HE AND PLAYERS LIKE HIM ARE THE SOUL OF FOOTBALL. MEET THE ULTIMATE JOURNEYMAN

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October 19, 2009 | PETER KING
SI's fearless NFL expert opines on all the latest news, buzz and inside information. This is just a taste of what you'll get online.

October 19, 2009 | PHIL TAYLOR
is a Nationals fan, which is reason enough to offer him condolences, but that's not the extent of his misfortune. Krupin, a 27-year-old speechwriter who shares season tickets with his father,...

October 19, 2009 | THE ANONYMOUS PRO
A new PGA Tour policy is giving rank-and-file players like me indigestion

October 19, 2009 | THE ANONYMOUS PRO
WILL WINNING OLYMPIC GOLD EVER MEAN AS MUCH AS WINNING A MAJOR?

October 19, 2009 | Dottie Pepper
Golf is back in the Olympics. Great! Here are a few thoughts on that—and the LPGA housecleaning

October 19, 2009 | ALAN SHIPNUCK
The three-headed monster of , and played its role to perfection as the U.S. devoured the Internationals at a one-sided Presidents Cup

October 19, 2009 | ALAN SHIPNUCK
So much golf is played during the Presidents Cup that it can be tough to remember what happened to whom. Here's a primer on the week that was

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