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November 05, 2007 | Volume 107, Issue 18

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Jonathan Papelbon Cover - Sports Illustrated November 05, 2007

November 05, 2007
Winning Move

November 05, 2007 | Mark Beech
Tracks go empty, but check out horse racing's bottom line: It ain't hay

November 05, 2007 | As told to Lisa Altobelli
HE'S A WEALTHY and eligible bachelor, and when he puts on his uniform he can foil a defense's most dastardly plans—so Colts receiver Reggie Wayne has more in common with Bruce Wayne than a...

November 05, 2007
WHO'S Hot

November 05, 2007
Who is the most underrated running back in the NFL?

November 05, 2007 | Jon Heyman
ALEX RODRIGUEZ'S DIVORCE from the Yankees was quick but not without acrimony. Hank Steinbrenner, the senior vice president and elder son of owner George Steinbrenner, showed he's a chip off the...

November 05, 2007 | Pablo S. Torre
Died Of an apparent heart attack, at age 60, former Pro Bowl tight end Jim Mitchell (below). In 11 seasons with the Falcons, Mitchell caught 305 passes (which puts him fourth on the team's alltime...

November 05, 2007 | Pablo S. Torre
BOWLING WITH two hands will never be manly. But like Rick Barry—whose two-handed style made him the NBA's No. 2 career free throw shooter—bowler Cassidy Schaub (right) goes for substance over...

November 05, 2007 | Pablo S. Torre
AFTER HE ran for 232 yards in a 24--21 upset of Daleville on Oct. 19, Alabama Christian High fullback Jordan Creel was carried off the field by his teammates—not because of his career-best...

November 05, 2007 | Pablo S. Torre
CHANNING CROWDER Dolphins linebacker, before the team's game in London: "I couldn't find London on a map if they didn't have the names of the countries.... I don't know what nothing is. I know...

November 05, 2007 | Pablo S. Torre
$117,000 Amount a fan of English soccer team West Ham United spent for the vanity license plate WE57 HAM at auction.

November 05, 2007 | Pablo S. Torre
A hippopotamus that had escaped from a wildlife park was found in a Chargers assistant coach's swimming pool.

November 05, 2007 | Ben Reiter
JIM SORGI, Colts Experience Fourth season Career passes 92 Salary $850,000

November 05, 2007 | Caitlin Moscatello
At 43, the Panthers' Testaverde has altered his legendary workout regimen

November 05, 2007 | Adam Duerson
TONY ROMO sure got out of the pocket during his bye week. The Cowboys' QB, who has been linked to American Idol winner Carrie Underwood ("We're friends," he says), dined out on Oct. 22 with One...

November 05, 2007 | Adam Duerson
A QB and a bodybuilder share a name

November 05, 2007 | Sarah Kwak
What to watch and watch for

November 05, 2007
Kim Lane HAZLET, N.J. > Soccer Lane, a senior forward at Johns Hopkins, had her second career hat trick and four assists for a school-record 10 points in a 9--0 win over Washington College; she...

November 05, 2007 | Pablo S. Torre
Native American mascots

November 05, 2007 | Tom Verducci

November 05, 2007 | Tom Verducci
A Look Ahead Team-by-team hot stove analysis from Baseball Prospectus's Nate Silver.

November 05, 2007 | Joe Sheehan, Baseball Prospectus
Even with A-Rod, the free-agent class is thin, which means this winter's trade talk could be scorching

November 05, 2007 | PAUL ZIMMERMAN
It's the biggest game of the season—again. But this time, after losing three straight to Indianapolis, New England looks too hot to handle

November 05, 2007 | PAUL ZIMMERMAN
RANDY MOSS vs. BOB SANDERS

November 05, 2007 | PAUL ZIMMERMAN
ADALIUS THOMAS vs. DALLAS CLARK

November 05, 2007 | PAUL ZIMMERMAN
REGGIE WAYNE vs. ASANTE SAMUEL

November 05, 2007 | PAUL ZIMMERMAN
JOSEPH ADDAI vs. VINCE WILFORK

November 05, 2007 | LEE JENKINS

November 05, 2007 | LEE JENKINS
Zone Coverage

November 05, 2007 | AUSTIN MURPHY
Move over, USC. The team to beat in the Pac-10 is Oregon, which employed its spread offense and the dynamic duo of Dennis Dixon and Jonathan Stewart to vanquish the Trojans

November 05, 2007 | AUSTIN MURPHY
Ahead of the Pack?

November 05, 2007 | Phil Taylor
Arizona State heads to Oregon this Saturday undefeated and full of confidence after a dominating victory over Cal

November 05, 2007 | ALEXANDER WOLFF

November 05, 2007 | ALEXANDER WOLFF
Road to Beijing

November 05, 2007
On English Soil The first regular-season NFL game outside North America was no offensive showcase, as Dolphins quarterback Cleo Lemon (far left) proved in losing this fumble to Giants defensive...

November 05, 2007
College Football Bad news for West Virginia foes: There's more to the Mountaineers than their explosive offense • Ranked for the first time, UConn is winning with defense

November 05, 2007 | Ben Reiter
Secret Weapon

November 05, 2007 | Ben Reiter
While the Big East continues to build its football reputation, the league can't seem to shake its basketball identity. With its 22--15 win over South Florida last Saturday, Connecticut (7--1,...

November 05, 2007 | Joe Lemire
The Good Life

November 05, 2007 | Joe Lemire
OSCEOLA (Kissimmee, Fla.) at LAKELAND (Fla.), Nov. 2

November 05, 2007 | Joe Lemire
JACKED UP FOR DOWNERS Though its offense did not score a touchdown, No. 16 seed Homewood-Flossmoor stunned No. 1 Downers Grove South 16--0 in the first round of the Illinois Class 8A playoffs last...

November 05, 2007 | Joe Lemire
1 NORTHWESTERN (Miami) 8--0 Captured District 13-6A title with 24--12 win over Miami Central in front of 22,000 at the Orange Bowl

November 05, 2007 | Jim Trotter
Extra Special

November 05, 2007 | Jim Trotter
The biggest surprise of 2007 may be the play of quarterback Derek Anderson. Since replacing Charlie Frye early in the Browns' opener, Anderson has thrown 17 touchdowns against eight interceptions...

November 05, 2007 | Peter King
There's little doubt that starting in 2008 the NFL will play two regular-season games a year outside the U.S. What did the league learn from the first one, the Giants' 13--10 victory over the...

November 05, 2007 | Paul Zimmerman
I broke down the Colts-Patriots game separately (page 38), so let's move on to a conference with more modest aspirations. Dallas is staking a claim as the king of the NFC, but first the Cowboys...

November 05, 2007 | Lars Anderson
Bad Chemistry

November 05, 2007 | Lars Anderson
1 Jimmie Johnson (right) won his eighth race of the season on Sunday in Atlanta, but credit the victory to crew chief Chad Knaus, who gambled on a two-tire pit stop with three laps left. Most of...

November 05, 2007 | Chris Mannix
Big Trouble?

November 05, 2007 | Chris Mannix
On whether the Bucks should start rookie Yi Jianlian (right), the No. 6 pick from China, who averaged 10.5 points and 4.8 rebounds in eight preseason games:

November 05, 2007 | Rick Reilly
PEOPLE THINK that bottle-blond, Winchester-armed Colt Brennan, quarterback for undefeated Hawaii, is a cool story. After all, he starts chucking passes just after team breakfast and doesn't stop...

November 05, 2007 | David Sabino
CLOSING RANKS

November 05, 2007 | Adam Duerson
Why first-round wideouts have a hard time catching on

November 05, 2007 | Adam Duerson
Read Will Carroll's analysis of the latest injury reports, every Thursday at SI.com/fantasy.

November 05, 2007 | David Sabino
WE LIKE THE MATCHUP

November 05, 2007 | David Sabino
WE DON'T LIKE THE MATCHUP

November 05, 2007 | Farrell Evans
A new book examines the messages black athletes send

November 05, 2007 | Richard Deitsch
The country music star and wife of Tim McGraw sings the theme for NBC's Sunday Night Football

November 05, 2007 | Farrell Evans
IS IT the most amazing finish, ever, to a college football game? Go to SI.com/clickthis, and see what you think—but make sure you're not in a rush. Last Saturday, Division III Trinity (San...

November 05, 2007
That Vera Bazorova is quite a catch—at least to Yuri Larionov (above right). The Russian snagged his partner en route to winning bronze in the pairs at Skate America. In the women's competition...