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November 03, 2008 | Volume 109, Issue 17

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Carlos Ruiz Cover - Sports Illustrated November 03, 2008

November 03, 2008
Maddening Manny

November 03, 2008 | Mark Bechtel
Maybe it's just a syzygy, but smart schools are winning like never before

November 03, 2008 | Edited by MARK BECHTEL, STEPHEN CANNELLA AND KOSTYA KENNEDY
WHO's Hot Joe Flacco

November 03, 2008 | Edited by MARK BECHTEL, STEPHEN CANNELLA AND KOSTYA KENNEDY
Died At age 73, Hall of Fame guard Gene Hickerson (above, number 66). At 6' 3", 248 pounds, Hickerson, who suffered from Alzheimer's disease, was small by today's standards, but he anchored the...

November 03, 2008 | Mark Beech
Is Zenyatta or Curlin the Horse of the Year?

November 03, 2008 | Rebecca Shore
THE LAST time Ken Mink (right) played college basketball, the Lions were an NFL powerhouse and Casey Stengel was about to manage the Yankees to a 17th World Series title. That was 1956, and Mink...

November 03, 2008 | Edited by MARK BECHTEL, STEPHEN CANNELLA AND KOSTYA KENNEDY
Some refs can't help getting in the game

November 03, 2008 | Edited by MARK BECHTEL, STEPHEN CANNELLA AND KOSTYA KENNEDY
Why do 40,000 choose to run a marathon?

November 03, 2008 | Arash Markazi
FORMER SLUGGER Jose Canseco said in an A&E documentary last week that he was sorry he wrote his 2005 steroid tell-all, Juiced. "The more I think about it, the more I regret mentioning these...

November 03, 2008 | Sarah Kwak
What to watch and watch for

November 03, 2008 | Rachel Cicurel
THERE WERE 5,500 entries; 10 finalists, as chosen by editors at SI KIDS; and one winner, as chosen by voters at SIKIDS.com: Eight-year-old Derek Anderson of Williamsville, N.Y., is SportsKid of...

November 03, 2008 | Edited by MARK BECHTEL, STEPHEN CANNELLA AND KOSTYA KENNEDY
Alli Alberts

November 03, 2008 | Dan Patrick
The Interview Joe Flacco RAVENS QB

November 03, 2008 | Tom Verducci
The Phillies and the Rays played long ball and small ball, had plenty of close calls, even rain and drama long after last call in the latest Fall Classic to open its doors to the game's upwardly...

November 03, 2008 | Joe Sheehan
The Hot Stove Season is upon us. Here are five radical--but inspired--moves that would give the off-season some sizzle

November 03, 2008 | PETER KING
Tabbed by many in the preseason as a Super Bowl favorite, the star-studded Dallas Cowboys instead find themselves in a week-to-week struggle just to keep their postseason hopes alive

November 03, 2008 | Jim Trotter
The reigning champion Giants made a lasting impression with a hard-hitting, come-from-behind victory in hostile Pittsburgh

November 03, 2008 | AUSTIN MURPHY
During Penn State's run to No. 3 the offense got the glory, but against Ohio State the guys on the other side of the ball saved the day and gave the Nittany Lions a clear shot at the BCS title game

November 03, 2008 | MICHAEL BAMBERGER
Ten years ago cricket was an exotic fringe sport in the U.S. But thanks to a surge of new immigrants--and to elite players who follow the money and go to bat for more than one team--it's coming to...

November 03, 2008
Breaking News • Real-time Scores • Daily Analysis

November 03, 2008 | L. JON WERTHEIM
Taking over a program that imploded under Kelvin Sampson, the sanguine new coach sends a message of hope and patience (heavy on the patience) to frustrated Hoosiers faithful

November 03, 2008
A Scott in the Dark

November 03, 2008
The NHL

November 03, 2008 | Sarah Kwak
The numbers show that a weak October haunts teams that have Stanley Cup ambitions--bad news for the Ducks

November 03, 2008 | Pierre McGuire
The Panthers, improved under rookie coach Peter DeBoer, may face a tough decision on Jay Bouwmeester (right) who leads the NHL in average ice time. A world-class skater and a shut-down defenseman,...

November 03, 2008 | Mark Beech
A lost weekend for front-runners Pitt and South Florida left the Big East with no team worthy of its BCS berth

November 03, 2008 | Stewart Mandel
1  Texas Tech (8-0) finally has a defense to complement its high-octane offense. The sixth-ranked Red Raiders had high hopes of fielding their best D in Mike Leach's nine years as coach, and in a...

November 03, 2008 | Paul Zimmerman
On Sunday two NFC heavyweights were severely tested and survived. Now they'll face each other in yet another one of their division slugfests. If the Cowboys hope to beat the Giants at the...

November 03, 2008 | Jim Trotter
The Favre-Millen affair lifted a veil on info sharing--and raises questions about who should be talking to whom

November 03, 2008 | David Sabino
In the volatile NFL, change can come quickly. Some of these players got off the deck, others took a fall

November 03, 2008 | Lars Anderson
The current format has drained all the drama from the Chase for the Cup, but a few tweaks could rev it right up

November 03, 2008 | Grant Wahl
After a distinguished 49-year career, Arizona coach Lute Olson abruptly retired, leaving the Wildcats to rebuild

November 03, 2008 | Selena Roberts
The team doctors who once paced the NFL sidelines in coats and ties that screamed Marcus Welby, M.D., have been replaced over the last decade by physicians attired in team apparel that makes them...