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November 27, 2006 | Volume 105, Issue 21

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Troy Smith Cover - Sports Illustrated November 27, 2006

November 27, 2006
All's Well That Ends Well

November 27, 2006 | Steve Rushin
IF YOU think you're tired at the end of the day, try getting a real job, such as international tennis star, touring golf professional or major league outfielder; after that your job in roofing or...

November 27, 2006 | L. Jon Wertheim
He won 95% of his matches and opened an oceanic gap on the No. 2 player. This year Roger Federer became the MJ of tennis

November 27, 2006 | Tom Verducci
Baseball's off-season spending spree reaches historic heights

November 27, 2006 | David Epstein
Won By Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard, the National League MVP award. Howard (above) batted .313 and led the majors in home runs (58) and RBIs (149), power numbers that are the most ever by a...

November 27, 2006 | David Epstein
10,000 to 1 Odds of 4-2-3-9 turning up in the Ohio Pick 4 lottery; it was last Saturday's winning number, worth $2.19 million and chosen 16 minutes after Ohio State beat Michigan 42--39.

November 27, 2006 | David Epstein
A French lab's mistakes are giving traction to cyclist Floyd Landis's doping defense

November 27, 2006 | David Epstein
A Jets rookie denies he was flipping off the world on his (suddenly valuable) football card

November 27, 2006
Tony Triolo, a former staff photographer who shot more than 50 covers for SPORTS ILLUSTRATED between 1961 and '83, died on Sunday of lung cancer at the age of 76. Longtime SI photographer Neil...

November 27, 2006 | Adam Duerson
BEING DUMPED is never fun, but Tony Romo seems to have landed on his feet after his girlfriend gave him the heave-ho three weeks ago. Two days later Romo replaced Drew Bledsoe as the Cowboys'...

November 27, 2006 | Adam Duerson
A man in China has applied for a trademark to market women's sanitary pads under the brand name Yao Ming.

November 27, 2006 | Adam Duerson
TEEMU SELANNE, Ducks winger, on hockey's popularity in Anaheim: "It's not like back home in Finland or even Canada, where girls wanted my leftover chicken bones from a meal I ate."

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

November 27, 2006
Lauren Aird HARARE, ZIMBABWE > Field Hockey Aird, a junior forward at UConn, set the record for goals in a Big East championship game, scoring three times to lead the Huskies to a 4--3...

November 27, 2006 | As told to Ben Reiter
RAIDERS FULLBACK, AND CHEF

November 27, 2006 | As told to Ben Reiter
For Crockett's fried-turkey and stuffing recipes go to SI.com/players.

November 27, 2006
WHO'S Hot

November 27, 2006
Which team is the most painful and punishing to play against?

November 27, 2006
DANIEL EWING

November 27, 2006
[This article consists of a table. Please see hard copy or pdf.]

November 27, 2006
Panthers Defensive End

November 27, 2006
Choose sides with well-seasoned pros

November 27, 2006 | Austin Murphy
In a classic showdown played just hours after the death of a Wolverines legend, No. 1 Ohio State edged No. 2 Michigan to earn a spot in the national title game--where the two teams could meet again

November 27, 2006 | Tim Layden
It was not just a man who died last Friday in Michigan, but another piece of a college football institution whose time is nearly gone. The sport was once ruled by giants, larger-than-life figures...

November 27, 2006 | Tim Layden
The Cover Two defense has a storied lineage that runs from the Steel Curtain in the '70s to today's stifling Chicago Bears unit. Here's where it comes from, how it works--and how to beat it

November 27, 2006 | Tim Layden
The ubiquitous Tampa Two defense will have a major effect on December's playoff races. Keep an eye on these four Tampa Two--heavy games.

November 27, 2006 | Richard Hoffer
Clippers center Chris Kaman is often reduced to his eccentricities and his hair, er, style, but there's more to his story--and to his $52 million game

November 27, 2006 | Lars Anderson
A gritty racer under all that corporate polish, oft-frustrated Jimmie Johnson--NASCAR's premier driver over the past four years--dodged trouble at Homestead and finally won his first Nextel Cup...

November 27, 2006
Bo Schembechler 1929--2006

November 27, 2006 | George Dohrmann
It took three very tough and determined brothers to foster the talents of a young Derrick Rose and protect him from a miasma of Chicago gangs, dealers, hangers-on and, perhaps scariest of all, agents

November 27, 2006 | George Dohrmann
RISE magazine's high school hoops experts pick the top teams in all 50 states and Washington D.C.

November 27, 2006 | Jon Mahoney
Follow the nation's top teams with updated power rankings each week at SI.com

November 27, 2006 | Clay Kallam
Christ the King is going for its third consecutive national title, but teams from California and Georgia are the favorites

November 27, 2006 | Chris Mannix
Lake Howell High is leading a local hoops boom that is turning central Florida into a must-see destination for college recruiters

November 27, 2006
The NFL Tony Romo makes America's Team his team • Rebuilt running back Frank Gore is carrying the Niners—surprise!—into playoff contention

November 27, 2006 | Tim Layden
Romo a Go-Go

November 27, 2006 | Tim Layden
In consecutive wins over the Buccaneers and the Rams, the Panthers' defense (right) had a combined 10 sacks and six takeaways while allowing only 333 yards. St. Louis gained just 111.... There's...

November 27, 2006 | Peter King
HOT READ

November 27, 2006 | Paul Zimmerman
In one of those NFL scheduling anomalies that make you wonder, the Bears are completing an Eastern swing of three straight road games. They've won the first two, but each presented some moments of...

November 27, 2006 | Phil Taylor
In the Running

November 27, 2006 | STEWART MANDEL
HOT TOPIC

November 27, 2006 | E.M. Swift
Dominator III

November 27, 2006 | Pierre McGuire
Though Oilers forward Ryan Smyth (right) and defenseman Steve Staios are key to the team's effort to return to the finals, G.M.'s are eyeing them covetously. Both will be unrestricted free agents...

November 27, 2006 | Rick Reilly
OKAY, WHO's ready to play What the Hell Were You Thinking, You Lard-Brained Ferret?

November 27, 2006 | Rick Reilly
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November 27, 2006 | ADAM DUERSON
ADAM DUERSON MATCHUP OF THE WEEK

November 27, 2006 | ADAM DUERSON
Read Peter King's 10 Fantasy Things I Think I Think and analysis from David Sabino at SI.com/fantasy.

November 27, 2006 | GENE MENEZ
The weeks are dwindling, and the fantasy playoffs loom, setting up these games as the ones that will make or break your season

November 27, 2006 | David Sabino
WE LIKE THE MATCHUP

November 27, 2006 | David Sabino
QB DREW BREES at Falcons Has averaged 401.3 yards in last four starts

November 27, 2006
DON'T LIKE THE MATCHUP

November 27, 2006
TATUM BELL RB Broncos sprained big toes

November 27, 2006 | Jim Gorant
Woods succeeds while losing in Asia

November 27, 2006 | Michael Hebron
WHO: Julieta Granada

November 27, 2006 | Jessica Shambora
Playing against the guys was tough, but it has served me well

November 27, 2006 | Jessica Shambora
The ADT's cutthroat format invigorated an otherwise ordinary event.

November 27, 2006 | MICHAEL BAMBERGER
LPGA commissioner Carolyn Bivens has increased purses, brought in deep-pocketed new sponsors and made the players' needs priority one. So why isn't she getting more love?

November 27, 2006
THERE'S A FRESH TAKE ON GOLF EVERY DAY AT SI.COM/GOLF.