St. Louis sure loves its baseball. So it's fitting that the game's best player dons a Cardinals jersey. Albert Pujols, a legitimate Triple Crown threat, carries the torch once held by Redbird greats, Scott Miller says. Story
The Midsummer Classic matters less. Sadly, representing the AL and NL is becoming extinct for both players and fans, Danny Knobler says. The All-Star Game is broken. Luckily, Larry Dobrow is here with the solution.
Tom Brady's back at the helm, making it easy enough to see the Patriots cruising back into the playoff scrum. But Pete Prisco nominates five less-obvious teams he likes for postseason breakthroughs. Full story