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February 27, 2006 | Volume 104, Issue 9

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Hannah Teter Cover - Sports Illustrated February 27, 2006

February 27, 2006
No, Canada

February 27, 2006
Thinking Big After three straight weeks of Sports Illustrated covers putting the National Football League front and center, it was good to see the Feb. 6 issue showing the U.S. Olympic skiers....

February 27, 2006 | Steve Rushin
On Oct. 3, 1951, Ed Lucas raced home from school in Jersey City to see, on the family's new Philco, Bobby Thomson win the pennant for his beloved New York Giants. The 12-year-old then ran outside...

February 27, 2006 | Kelli Anderson
Olympic drug enforcers can seem like heroes in their own right--until they bust an innocent man like skeleton racer Zach Lund

February 27, 2006 | Tom Verducci
With his power gone and his dignity under assault, Sammy Sosa calls it quits

February 27, 2006
Won By John McEnroe, 47, the SAP Open doubles championship in San Jose, making him the oldest player to win an ATP Tour title in 30 years. In the final McEnroe and partner Jonas Bjorkman beat Paul...

February 27, 2006 | Bill Syken
Curt Gowdy's Wyoming baritone provided the soundtrack for a half century of sports

February 27, 2006
One Olympic website says the last shall be first, for many are cooled but few are frozen

February 27, 2006
You couldn't tell from his performance at the Daytona 500--he finished 38th--but Nextel Cup driver Kurt Busch is more aerodynamic this year. During the off-season Busch, 27, underwent cosmetic...

February 27, 2006 | Richard Deitsch
The 54-year-old Olympic curler is an insurance agent in Bemidji, Minn., and the oldest Winter Olympian ever

February 27, 2006 | Adam Duerson
DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES star Eva Longoria and her boyfriend, Spurs guard and Western Conference All-Star Tony Parker, have an old-fashioned relationship. When she expressed interest in playing in the...

February 27, 2006 | Chris Mannix
What to watch and watch for

February 27, 2006
Francena McCorory HAMPTON, VA. > Track and Field Francena, a senior at Bethel High, won the 300 meters at the Virginia Tech Invitational in 36.96 seconds, lowering the girls' national high school...

February 27, 2006 | As told to Lisa Altobelli
SNOWBOARDER

February 27, 2006 | Edited by Kostya Kennedy
Who's Hot J.J. Redick

February 27, 2006 | Edited by Kostya Kennedy
Who is the best player in the NHL?

February 27, 2006 | Edited by Kostya Kennedy
Heat Forward

February 27, 2006 | Edited by Kostya Kennedy
Six of America's greatest figure skaters describe their least favorite thing to do

February 27, 2006 | Ben Reiter
Bucks star Michael Redd bought his father a church

February 27, 2006 | LARS ANDERSON
The Great American Race had Jimmie Johnson's number--until Sunday, when he capped off a controversial week with a late charge that put him in Victory Lane

February 27, 2006 | GRANT WAHL
On a Virginia Tech team already reeling from a series of personal blows, Coleman Collins has grieved his father's recent death in a manner that would make his dad proud

February 27, 2006 | GRANT WAHL
Read more about Coleman Collins in Grant Wahl's Mailbag at SI.com/collegebasketball.

February 27, 2006 | Coleman Collins
Dad died last week, but I know now how fortunate I've been to have him and to benefit from his wisdom

February 27, 2006 | RICHARD HOFFER
If you watch how Astros ace Roy Oswalt uses his steely resolve to stalk a prize buck back home in Mississippi, it's no surprise how efficiently he takes out opposing batters

February 27, 2006 | Tom Verducci
In every full season since 1983 at least one pitcher has become a 20-game winner for the first time, including Roy Oswalt, class of '04. Oswalt was 26 at the start of that season, which put him...

February 27, 2006 | BY MICHAEL BAMBERGER
In his first try at politics, the Hall of Fame Steelers wideout won the Republican endorsement for governor of Pennsylvania. Now he has to catch up on the issues in his race against a rabid...

February 27, 2006 | Austin Murphy
So captivating were the triumphs of America's free-spirited snowboarders that even a showboating fall costing gold could not diminish their impact

February 27, 2006 | Austin Murphy
For more Olympics coverage, including Brian Cazeneuve's awards and Richard Deitsch's blog, go to SI.com/olympics.

February 27, 2006 | Tim Layden
Except for a gold in the men's combined, nothing has gone right for the U.S. And there has been no bigger flop than Bode Miller

February 27, 2006 | Tim Layden
More skiing news and analysis from Tim Layden at SI.com/olympics.

February 27, 2006 | Austin Murphy
After missing out on a medal, Jeremy Bloom turned his focus to the NFL combine and a career as a wideout and return man

February 27, 2006 | Brian Cazeneuve
He may not win a popularity contest among teammates, but Shani Davis stayed true to himself and made history in the 1,000

February 27, 2006 | Brian Cazeneuve
Read more about the U.S. speedskating and short-track teams at SI.com/olympics/2006.

February 27, 2006 | E.M. Swift
As competitors literally fell by the wayside, new U.S. citizen Tanith Belbin and partner Ben Agosto tripped the light fantastic

February 27, 2006 | Yi-Wyn Yen
A victory over archrival Apolo Ohno in the tightly contested 1,000 meters confirmed Ahn Hyun Soo's ascension to the top of his sport--and served as payback for perceived wrongs to South Korea at...

February 27, 2006 | Michael Farber
(Translation: Miracle on Ice)

February 27, 2006 | Michael Farber
For more coverage of Olympic hockey and of Team USA go to SI.com/olympics.

February 27, 2006 | S.L. PRICE
To strike a blow against international hatred, U.S. hockey player Kathleen Kauth did a simple thing: She shook the hand of an Olympian from Iran

February 27, 2006
College Basketball

February 27, 2006 | Phil Taylor
Tower of Power

February 27, 2006 | Phil Taylor
An NBA scout evaluates the potential of Arkansas junior Ronnie Brewer, a 6'7", 217-pound guard who was averaging 18.8 points (tops in the SEC) and 4.6 rebounds at week's end. --Julia Morrill

February 27, 2006 | SETH DAVIS
ALFORD: HOOSIER DADDY?

February 27, 2006 | Ian Thomsen
Almost Famous

February 27, 2006 | Ian Thomsen
On second-year 76ers swingman Andre Iguodala, the MVP of last weekend's Rookie Challenge and runner-up (to the Knicks' Nate Robinson) in the slam dunk contest:

February 27, 2006 | Ian Thomsen
THE HOTLINE

February 27, 2006 | Rick Reilly
Olympic medals can lead to riches, fame or a new girlfriend. They can lead to a job, a life or an appearance on the Today show. But Toby Dawson hopes his leads to something else--his birth parents.

February 27, 2006 | Rick Reilly
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