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February 11, 2008 | Volume 108, Issue 5

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David Tyree Cover - Sports Illustrated February 11, 2008

February 11, 2008
Plax to the Max Eli Manning's 13-yard pass floated into the hands of Plaxico Burress for the touchdown that gave the Giants an epic 17--14 upset of the heavily favored Patriots (page 36) in Super...

February 11, 2008 | David Bauer
Dan Patrick comes to our pages, web and otherwise

February 11, 2008
Lion in Winter Your photo of a snowy day in Green Bay, with Brett Favre standing calmly in the pocket as he waited for a receiver to come open, was the perfect cover shot. Seeing the Packers...

February 11, 2008
The annual SI Swimsuit Issue will be published in mid-February. If you're a subscriber who has told us previously you do not want to receive it, your request will continue to be honored. If you're...

February 11, 2008 | Richard Hoffer
Does the quest to know more about athletes—and umps—endanger us all?

February 11, 2008
WHO'S Hot

February 11, 2008
Which team's arena is the most intimidating to play in as a visitor?

February 11, 2008 | Grant Wahl
IT WAS always hard to imagine that Bob Knight would leave Texas Tech in an ordinary fashion, so his abrupt resignation on Monday evening was in some ways not surprising. As SI went to press,...

February 11, 2008
Retired At age 33, former Olympic and world sprint champion Maurice Greene (below). The Kansas City, Kans., native won the 100-meter gold and anchored the U.S.'s gold-medal-winning 4 × 100-meter...

February 11, 2008
DOC RIVERS Celtics coach, after being asked how long Kevin Garnett would be out with a strained abdominal muscle: "You know Doc's a nickname, correct?"

February 11, 2008
6 Victories Bernard Lagat, who won the Wanamaker Mile at the Millrose Games last Friday, has in the event, one short of the record set by Ireland's Eamonn Coghlan from 1977 to '87.

February 11, 2008
South Korean soccer players were indicted for intentionally dislocating their shoulders by swinging weights or having teammates jump on them so they could avoid military service.

February 11, 2008 | As told to Chris Mannix
WIZARDS FORWARD

February 11, 2008 | Arash Markazi
SO MUCH for those Tony Romo--Jessica Simpson breakup rumors. "Tony and Jessica have something really special," Jessica's father, Joe, told SI at the afterparty for a Jan. 30 Super Bowl bash that...

February 11, 2008 | Jack McCallum
An undercover cop turned NBA ref tells his tale

February 11, 2008 | Sarah Kwak
What to watch and watch for

February 11, 2008
Hunter Meys CLIFTON PARK, N.Y. > Wrestling Hunter, a senior in the 189-pound class at Shenendehowa High, set a national high school record for career pins with 203. A three-time top five finisher...

February 11, 2008
SI, JAN. 21, 2002 In SI's profile of then L.A. Kings defenseman Jere Karalahti, he spoke with little remorse of the drug use that had threatened his career. "I can't say I would never go back to...

February 11, 2008 | Dan Patrick
The Interview Dwight Howard MAGIC CENTER

February 11, 2008 | Dan Patrick
Five Most Memorable Encounters from My Super Bowl Week in Glendale

February 11, 2008 | Dan Patrick
IN THE LOCKER ROOM after the game, Peyton Manning told reporters, "I bet Eli didn't tell y'all that during his off week, he went to Cancún with Lindsay Lohan. And, yes, I have photos."

February 11, 2008 | TIM LAYDEN

February 11, 2008 | TIM LAYDEN
The Answer Man Don Banks tackles pro football's burning off-season questions.

February 11, 2008 | Jim Trotter
A trio of unheralded pass-catchers, led by David Tyree, keyed the Giants' victory

February 11, 2008 | Paul Zimmerman
New York's final drive was a madcap case of crisis management

February 11, 2008 | PHIL TAYLOR
<b>Behind the leadership and late-game heroics of LeBron James, the Cavaliers have shaken off a highly disappointing start and jumped into the Eastern title hunt</b>

February 11, 2008 | PHIL TAYLOR
Rumor Mill

February 11, 2008 | BEN REITER
While baseball fixated on the destination of a two-time Cy Young winner, self-effacing Orioles ace Erik Bedard quietly surfaced as an off-season pickup who could make an equally big impact

February 11, 2008 | BEN REITER
Cream of the Crop

February 11, 2008 | Tom Verducci
With pitchers and catchers about to report, here's what you need to know in tracking the off-season's big moves

February 11, 2008 | MICHAEL BAMBERGER
Led by an obsessive coach and loaded with international talent, the Trinity College squash team has not lost in almost 10 years, building the longest winning streak in college sports history

February 11, 2008 | LUKE WINN

February 11, 2008 | LUKE WINN
Rock Chalk?

February 11, 2008 | RICHARD HOFFER
<b>A proud son of Youngstown, Ohio, and the sport's most exciting new force, middleweight champion Kelly Pavlik still draws his strength from the grit and soul of the Steel Valley</b>

February 11, 2008 | RICHARD HOFFER
Ringside Seat

February 11, 2008
The NBA By adding Pau Gasol, the Lakers have assembled an imposing front line that may come up short defensively • In the midst of a breakout season, Rudy Gay becomes the Grizzlies' go-to guy

February 11, 2008 | Chris Mannix
Pau-er Play In acquiring Pau Gasol, the Lakers made their front line more potent—but also poked a big hole in their defense

February 11, 2008 | Chris Mannix
On second-year forward Rudy Gay, who was averaging 19.7 points and 6.2 rebounds through Sunday and is now the Grizzlies' top threat after the trade of Pau Gasol:

February 11, 2008 | Michael Farber
Knuckle Down Two of the league's top agitators—really, they're not just fighters—are rookies in Columbus and New Jersey

February 11, 2008 | Pierre McGuire
MANY COACHES call steady Avalanche defenseman Jeff Finger (right) the NHL's most improved player. Taken 240th in the 1999 draft by the Avs, Finger did his chores in the NCAA (St. Cloud State), in...

February 11, 2008 | Selena Roberts
IT'S EXHAUSTING trying to beat the world every week, all season.

February 11, 2008 | JIM GORANT
Tiger Woods strikes twice

February 11, 2008 | JIM GORANT
A desert party house with Presidential pedigree?

February 11, 2008 | JIM SUTTIE
WHO J.B. Holmes

February 11, 2008 | JIM SUTTIE
"Hearing the Tour players complain about drug testing shows that guys are probably using stuff and are afraid of getting caught."

February 11, 2008 | JIM SUTTIE
Will Tiger Woods break Byron Nelson's record of 11 straight wins?

February 11, 2008 | GARY VAN SICKLE
Paul Azinger knows the key ingredient to a winning Ryder recipe

February 11, 2008 | GARY VAN SICKLE
FBR Open sets attendance records for a single day and the week

February 11, 2008 | DAMON HACK

February 11, 2008 | DAMON HACK
A couple of bombs off the 18th tee allowed J.B. Holmes to overhaul the hometown favorite, Phil Mickelson