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November 07, 2005 | Volume 103, Issue 18

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Peyton Manning Cover - Sports Illustrated November 07, 2005

November 07, 2005
In D Mood

November 07, 2005 | Jack McCallum
Time has not dulled Michael Jordan's million-kilowatt presence. He smiles and the whole world smiles with him, including Ed Bradley and Oprah Winfrey, both of whom had to towel off after recent...

November 07, 2005 | Michael Farber
The victim may still be recovering from one of hockey's worst cheap shots, but the game has put the moment behind it

November 07, 2005 | Peter King
Who will uphold Wellington Mara's legacy of unselfish thinking?

November 07, 2005 | Edited by Mark Bechtel
Returned To the field with a two-tackle, five-assist performance for the Patriots, Tedy Bruschi (above). The linebacker, 32, suffered a minor stroke last February, three days after he played in...

November 07, 2005 | Edited by Mark Bechtel
3 Touchdown passes thrown this season by Jets quarterbacks.

November 07, 2005
Al Lopez didn't often raise his voice, but his players heard--and heeded--his words

November 07, 2005 | Richard Deitsch
The former Pacers sharpshooter, 40, is an NBA analyst for TNT, and his production company has begun filming its first feature

November 07, 2005 | Adam Duerson
Who's got the best shot in the NBAE, the new league in which celebrities compete? Former Bulls guard Jay Williams says the jumper of actor Bill Bellamy is "kind of tight." Williams, who has...

November 07, 2005 | Adam Duerson
It's Ansel Adams's cousin, Grizzly Adams. No, it's actually Lady, one of Baylor's black bear mascots, who was hanging out on the sidelines during the school's 28-0 loss to Texas Tech last...

November 07, 2005 | Adam Duerson
The Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas has a $50,000-a-night suite with a regulation basketball court and a locker room.

November 07, 2005 | Chris Mannix
What to watch and watch for

November 07, 2005
GO TO SI.COM DAILY FOR SCORES, STATS AND BREAKING NEWS

November 07, 2005 | Edited by Mark Bechtel
In the tradition of SI's Sportsman of the Year, Faces periodically pays tribute in this space to men and women who embody the ideals of sportsmanship

November 07, 2005 | As told to Lisa Altobelli
REDSKINS RUNNING BACK

November 07, 2005 | Edited by Kostya Kennedy
WHO'S HOT

November 07, 2005 | Edited by Kostya Kennedy
Which quarterback would you most want running your two-minute drill?

November 07, 2005
... RUNNING A MARATHON DEENA KASTOR Long distance runner

November 07, 2005 | Edited by Kostya Kennedy
[This article contains a table -- Please see hardcopy of magazine or PDF.]

November 07, 2005
WITH Walter Jones, Seahawks tackle

November 07, 2005 | Lisa Altobelli
Herman Edwards's strict routine sets a tone for his team

November 07, 2005 | Lisa Altobelli
LOVIE SMITH Bears A weightlifting and cardio regimen starts at 5:30 a.m. "I'm a free weight guy," says Smith, 47. "I can max more than when I played [at Tulsa]."

November 07, 2005 | TOM VERDUCCI
The White Sox won their first World Series in 88 years with impeccable pitching and improbable home runs, and by playing their best when it mattered the most

November 07, 2005 | Daniel G. Habib
ANYONE WHO thought the World Series ended anticlimactically needn't worry: The off-season promises plenty of intrigue. Though this winter's free-agent class isn't deep, it includes impact players...

November 07, 2005 | MICHAEL SILVER
Tom Brady or Peyton Manning? The NFL's two best quarterbacks. One has the stats, the other the titles. Who's better? And who wins Monday night? It's the ultimate fan debate

November 07, 2005 | Peter King
Peter King figures this is the week the Colts get off the schneid in Foxborough

November 07, 2005 | Paul Zimmerman
Dr. Z says timing is everything, and his pick compares favorably with the alltime greats

November 07, 2005 | PHIL TAYLOR
Quarterback Marcus Vick is showing the same magic that his older brother did at Virginia Tech, but he and the undefeated Hokies may need help to get into the national title game

November 07, 2005 | MICHAEL FARBER
After four weeks of play in the reprogrammed NHL, with defenders constrained by the new rules, skilled forwards such as Mario Lemieux are running wild and scoring is way up--just as the league had...

November 07, 2005 | ALEXANDER WOLFF
Long after Jackie Robinson smashed the color barrier in baseball, these Southern college football pioneers desegregated a more violent sport, in a more violent place, at a more violent time

November 07, 2005
College Football Michigan reels off three straight with a back-to-basics attack • Tennessee's season on the brink • TCU is at home in new league

November 07, 2005 | Gene Menez
Michigan is itself again, thanks to a back-to-basics attack and a defense that throttled high-scoring Northwestern

November 07, 2005 | Gene Menez
HOT TOPIC

November 07, 2005 | Peter King
Houston beat Cleveland in a matchup of fledgling franchises, neither of which is headed for the playoffs anytime soon

November 07, 2005 | Peter King
Explaining why he traded backup quarterback Tim Rattay to the Buccaneers last month, 49ers coach Mike Nolan said, "We're carrying four quarterbacks, and I really like our fourth, Cody Pickett."...

November 07, 2005 | Peter King
HOT READ The Pro Football Hall of Fame's preliminary list of 2006 nominees was announced last week, and it is perhaps the deepest class of the last 25 years. It certainly rivals the classes of...

November 07, 2005 | Paul Zimmerman
Seems that I make the same mistake every time. I look at the Patriots' lineup, and I say, "It's impossible. This time they just don't have the personnel to match up with the Colts." I pick...

November 07, 2005 | Ian Thomsen
Lessons from the preseason: The Bucks are bigger (and better), the Suns won't miss a beat and the Bulls need big help

November 07, 2005 | Ian Thomsen
On Pacers rookie forward Danny Granger (33), the No. 17 pick from New Mexico, who was one of the preseason's bigger surprises, averaging 9.7 points and 6.7 rebounds:

November 07, 2005 | Tim Layden
A win in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile gave new life to the Derby dreams of owner Merv Griffin and jockey Garrett Gomez

November 07, 2005 | Rick Reilly
Went on Oprah the other day. It's true. All I can figure is she thought I was Pat Riley. Like I'm going to set her straight?

November 07, 2005
Sox and the City

November 07, 2005 | YI-WYN YEN
A daring rescue saved Toma˘z Humar's life. Did a quest for fame endanger it?

November 07, 2005 | Bill Syken
After failing to finish last year's race, Sarah Reinertsen returned to conquer the Ironman

November 07, 2005
THE PLACE: La Paz Waterfall Gardens, Vara Blanca, Costa Rica