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February 13, 2006 | Volume 104, Issue 6

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Hines Ward Cover - Sports Illustrated February 13, 2006

February 13, 2006 | Terry McDonell
There are no politics in steroids. Performance enhancing drugs destroy the bodies of athletes and undermine the integrity of the sports they play--and so often heartbreakingly, claim to love. An...

February 13, 2006 | Terry McDonell
Steve Rushin notices things, such as the makeup of the Boston College--Boston U hockey rivalry: "Their players range from the Irish to the Catholic to the Irish-Catholic," he wrote. With an eye...

February 13, 2006
Four Aces

February 13, 2006 | Steve Rushin
Five fans who have attended every Super Bowl gathered for dinner in Detroit on Saturday night, former strangers whose shared achievement has made them, over the years, tighter than a John Elway...

February 13, 2006 | Mark Bechtel
No one is saying 'Oops, they did it again' anymore. Athletes who break the rules, or just get annoying, are paying a steep price

February 13, 2006 | Austin Murphy
Coaches are flooding recruits with cellphone messages, and not everyone feels :) about it

February 13, 2006 | Edited by Mark Bechtel and Stephen Cannella
Michaela Hutchison becomes the first girl to win a state title wrestling against boys

February 13, 2006 | Edited by Mark Bechtel and Stephen Cannella
Lost To Russia's Elena Dementieva in the final of the Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo, Martina Hingis. A victory would have given the former world No. 1 her first title since she came out of retirement...

February 13, 2006 | Edited by Mark Bechtel and Stephen Cannella
$3 million Appearance fee Tiger Woods received for playing in the Dubai Desert Classic.

February 13, 2006 | Albert Chen
After a yearlong tour of duty in Iraq, a linebacker gets a Division-I football scholarship

February 13, 2006 | Alex Wolff
SI senior writer Alex Wolff founded an ABA team, the Vermont Frost Heaves (SI, Dec. 19, 2005), which begins play in November.

February 13, 2006 | Gene Menez
Strong counterprogramming could hurt Olympic ratings

February 13, 2006 | Richard Deitsch
The comedian's album Luther Burbank Performing Arts Center Blues is nominated for the Best Comedy Album Grammy

February 13, 2006 | Adam Duerson
THE TURIN OLYMPICS have yet to start, but they already have one detractor. While carrying the Olympic torch through a fashion district in Milan, designer Giorgio Armani teed off on the...

February 13, 2006 | Adam Duerson
Even in retirement, Scott Stevens is a step ahead of other NHL defensemen. During a ceremony to retire Stevens's number 4, the Devils adorned the aisles at Continental Airlines Arena with giant...

February 13, 2006 | Adam Duerson
A Tacoma judge made her courtroom cheer "Go Seahawks" before sentencing a man convicted of manslaughter to 13 1/2 years in jail.

February 13, 2006 | Adam Duerson
STEVIE WONDER, Super Bowl XL pregame performer, when asked if he has ever suffered a wardrobe malfunction:

February 13, 2006 | Chris Mannix
What to watch and watch for

February 13, 2006
Michael Ford MACON, GA. > Basketball

February 13, 2006 | Brian Cazeneuve

February 13, 2006 | Edited by Kostya Kennedy

February 13, 2006 | Edited by Kostya Kennedy
Who is the dirtiest player in the NBA?

February 13, 2006 | Edited by Kostya Kennedy
What was your-welcome-to-the-NBA moment? Training camp as a rookie playing against [6'7", 260-pound teammate] Danny Fortson. That is the most physical guy I've ever played with.

February 13, 2006 | Justin Goot
EAGER TO keep on good terms with the mountains of muscle who protect their highly paid butts, NFL quarterbacks bestow gifts on their offensive linemen at season's end. Peyton Manning has given out...

February 13, 2006
[This article contains a table -- Please see hardcopy of magazine or PDF.]

February 13, 2006 | MICHAEL SILVER
An inspired performance by wideout Hines Ward and big plays by lesser names carried the Steelers to victory over the Seahawks and their fifth NFL title-a fitting end to a historic out-of-town...

February 13, 2006 | Paul Zimmerman
In a chess match of sorts, Pittsburgh's defense made the right moves to keep Seattle's offense in check

February 13, 2006 | Peter King
In front of fans from both of his hometowns, Jerome Bettis closed out his career as a champion

February 13, 2006 | TOM VERDUCCI
He became a scruffy star in Boston and the heart and soul of a championship team. But now that he's jumped to New York and ditched the caveman look, what will Johnny Damon do?

February 13, 2006 | GARY VAN SICKLE
Crazy-Long Rookie J.B. Holmes's First PGA Tour Win Comes Supersized

February 13, 2006 | GARY VAN SICKLE
Shame on John Daly For Quitting page G10

February 13, 2006
How much will the Red Sox miss Johnny Damon? Coco Crisp (right), whom Boston acquired from the Indians on Jan. 27, was the American League's best defensive leftfielder last year and should make a...

February 13, 2006 | CHRIS BALLARD
No NBA rookie has made more of an impact than point guard Chris Paul. Spend a few days with him and find out how he has turned the woeful, star-crossed Hornets into playoff contenders

February 13, 2006 | MICHAEL FARBER
Hurricanes coach Peter Laviolette has lifted underdog Carolina to the top of the NHL. Next week in Turin he'll try to turn long-shot Team USA into medal material

February 13, 2006 | Jeff MacGregor
The Friars Club roast of DON KING revealed--and reveled in--the vagaries of the honoree's dark and twisted soul. As King has said so many times, "Only in America"

February 13, 2006
Call Waiting

February 13, 2006
College Basketball

February 13, 2006 | Kelli Anderson
Colonials Rule

February 13, 2006 | SETH DAVIS

February 13, 2006 | Mark Beech
SEC Sleeper

February 13, 2006 | STEWART MANDEL

February 13, 2006 | Rick Reilly
Get Tagliabue on his cell! Call an emergency meeting! File a grievance! Something so disturbing and wrong happened on Sunday at the Super Bowl that heads must roll!

February 13, 2006 | JIM GORANT
John Daly blows off Phoenix, again

February 13, 2006 | JIM GORANT
Putters made by putters-only companies are used by about 10% of Tour pros. (Titleist is the top putter maker on Tour, at 39%.) Here are the top putters-only companies this year.

February 13, 2006 | JIM GORANT
Two starts and two playoffs add up to a 2-0 record for Tiger Woods

February 13, 2006 | JIM GORANT
Who's the best player under 25 on the PGA Tour?

February 13, 2006 | with JIM MURPHY
WHO: J.B. Holmes

February 13, 2006 | Chris Eliopoulos
[This article consists of an illustration. Please see hardcopy of magazine or PDF.]

February 13, 2006 | GARY VAN SICKLE
A new schedule in 2007 is a sweet start, but why stop there?

February 13, 2006 | GARY VAN SICKLE

February 13, 2006 | Ian Thomsen
Finishing Touch