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February 25, 2008 | Volume 108, Issue 8

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Johan Santana Cover - Sports Illustrated February 25, 2008

February 25, 2008
Ty Down Penguins goaltender Ty Conklin went through gyrations—but kept the puck in plain sight—as he made a second-period save on Sunday in Buffalo. Conklin turned back 36 shots in Pittsburgh's...

February 25, 2008
Line Connoisseur Congratulations to Peter King for his Super Bowl preview (It's All on the Line, Feb. 4). The cover proclaimed that the answer to "Can the Giants Get to Brady?" would determine...

February 25, 2008
The annual SI Swimsuit Issue was published last week. If you are a new subscriber and decide that you do not want to continue receiving it, call our customer-service center toll-free at...

February 25, 2008 | Junior
In voting for Best Picture or MVP, awards experts often make the same mistakes

February 25, 2008
WHO'S Hot

February 25, 2008
If you were starting a team, who'd be the first active player you'd pick to play on it?

February 25, 2008
Won The International Tennis Championships in Delray Beach, Fla., on Sunday, by Kei Nishikori (above), the first Japanese man to win an ATP event in 16 years. Nishikori, 18, came into the ITC as a...

February 25, 2008
PAULA CREAMER LPGA star, on why she picked golf over cheerleading when a schedule conflict forced her to choose at age 12: "My dad asked me if I wanted to cheer for other people or have people...

February 25, 2008
This weekend the Marlins are holding tryouts for the Manatees, a dance team of men with "big bellies with the biggest jiggle."

February 25, 2008 | L. Jon Wertheim
Monica Seles peaked early but still went out on top

February 25, 2008 | L. Jon Wertheim
41 Points by which Kentucky lost to Vanderbilt last week, the Wildcats' worst loss ever in the SEC.

February 25, 2008 | L. Jon Wertheim
WHEN ASKED by Congress why he didn't remind Roger Clemens that he was speaking the truth during their infamous taped phone call, Brian McNamee said he did. According to McNamee, his response to...

February 25, 2008 | As told to Ben Reiter
ROCKIES LEFTFIELDER

February 25, 2008 | Richard O'Brien
A sharp new documentary recalls Joe Louis

February 25, 2008 | Adam Duerson
AFTER HE saw Dale, the 2007 documentary about his late father, Dale Earnhardt Jr. raved, "I was amazed. Blown away." Now he wants to see more of his dad on screen. Junior and Earnhardt's widow,...

February 25, 2008 | Richard O'Brien
WILL LEITCH does not—repeat, does not—want to be a sportswriter, a job he breezily summarizes in God Save the Fan this way: "Ask bland questions, receive bland answers, return to bland press box,...

February 25, 2008 | Adam Duerson
CELEBRITY CENTRAL For updated sports and celebrity news, go to SI.com/extramustard.

February 25, 2008 | Sarah Kwak
What to watch and watch for

February 25, 2008
Cesar Cielo SANTA BARBARA, BRAZIL > Swimming Cielo, a junior at Auburn, won the 50- and 100-meter freestyle and swam the anchor leg of the 200 freestyle relay as the No. 6 Tigers beat No. 5...

February 25, 2008 | Dan Patrick
The Interview Pat Knight TEXAS TECH COACH

February 25, 2008
More sports issues on which Congress should hold hearings paid for by taxpayers

February 25, 2008
AT SPRING TRAINING Tommy Lasorda was overheard telling Joe Torre about his frustration at a lunch counter: "So I order a six-foot hero, and the guy says, 'What's that?' I say, 'It's like a regular...

February 25, 2008 | LEE JENKINS

February 25, 2008 | LEE JENKINS
ANALYSIS

February 25, 2008 | Joe Sheehan
Baseball Prospectus analyzes some of the big off-season moves and how they'll give a boost to the teams that made them

February 25, 2008 | TOM VERDUCCI

February 25, 2008 | TOM VERDUCCI
MORE BASEBALL

February 25, 2008 | LARS ANDERSON
When the 50th Great American Race came down to a final-lap dash, Ryan Newman used a teammate's bump to roar by on the outside and give owner Roger Penske his first Daytona 500 win

February 25, 2008 | LARS ANDERSON
MORE NASCAR

February 25, 2008 | KELLI ANDERSON

February 25, 2008 | KELLI ANDERSON
Why the Pac-10 is the top conference, and other Hoop Thoughts from Seth Davis.

February 25, 2008 | MICHAEL FARBER

February 25, 2008 | MICHAEL FARBER
MORE NHL

February 25, 2008 | CHRIS BALLARD

February 25, 2008 | CHRIS BALLARD
VIDEO

February 25, 2008
College Basketball Maya Moore has carried the UConn women to the top of the poll—and she's only a freshman • Three more first-year sensations at Tennessee, Ohio State and Stanford

February 25, 2008 | Richard Deitsch
A 'Melo Season The UConn women think Maya Moore can duplicate the feat of another fab freshman and lead them to a title

February 25, 2008 | Richard Deitsch
ANGIE BJORKLUND, F, Tennessee The sharp-shooting 6-footer (right) leads the No. 3--ranked Lady Vols with 55 three-pointers and averages 10.3 points per game.

February 25, 2008 | Richard Hoffer
Change of Plan Middleweight champ Kelly Pavlik had to switch gears to beat Jermain Taylor in a bruising, surprisingly tight rematch

February 25, 2008 | Richard Hoffer
Fans hoping for another golden age in the middleweight division may have a while to wait. Promoter Bob Arum has said that Kelly Pavlik's first defense could come on June 7 at Madison Square Garden...

February 25, 2008 | Selena Roberts
ROGER CLEMENS and Lance Armstrong have long defined themselves as transcendent Texans, becoming the stuff of folktales as they performed amazing feats—even if they held disparate visions of what...

February 25, 2008 | JIM GORANT
Annika serves notice in Hawaii

February 25, 2008 | JIM GORANT
Did last week's new sponsor, Northern Trust, have any impact?

February 25, 2008 | STEVE BOSDOSH
WHO Phil Mickelson

February 25, 2008 | STEVE BOSDOSH
"Alcohol has a calming effect on golfers and thus is a performance-enhancing drug. It should be banned during competition."

February 25, 2008 | DOTTIE PEPPER
THE FIRST week of the LPGA season also marked the start of the tour's drug-testing policy, which was announced in November 2006 and formulated during the past year. The majority of players agree...

February 25, 2008 | STEVE BOSDOSH
Is the PGA Tour's drug-testing policy too extreme?

February 25, 2008 | MICHAEL BAMBERGER
For some Tour players, the drug-policy devil is all in the details

February 25, 2008 | MICHAEL BAMBERGER
After two straight first-round losses, Ernie Els's entering the Match Play is laudable.

February 25, 2008 | MICHAEL BAMBERGER
The Tour moves to ditch the MDF rule in favor of a Saturday cut

February 25, 2008 | DAMON HACK
A local's knowledge and a cool commute helped Phil Mickelson earn bragging rights at Riviera