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January 26, 2009 | Volume 110, Issue 3

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Troy Polamalu Cover - Sports Illustrated January 26, 2009

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January 26, 2009 | Bill Scheft
Deconstructing the comedy stylings of master pitchman Peyton Manning

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By the PGA Tour's Northern Trust Open, an annual exemption in honor of Tour trailblazer for a minority player who represents the advancement of diversity in golf. In 1960 Sifford became the...

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St. John's football coach, 82, on his job security after 56 years at the Division III Benedictine school:

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A Pakistani cricket player who admitted to taking opium told prosecutors he thought it was an herbal remedy that would boost his energy.

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Making good on a political wager isn't easy

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Luke Ravenstahl's dedication to the Steelers extends beyond wagering on their games. Last week, before Pittsburgh's AFC championship showdown with Baltimore, he filed papers to temporarily remove...

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Amount Mavericks owner Mark Cuban was fined for what the NBA called "improper interactions with Denver Nuggets players" during and after a Jan. 13 game.

January 26, 2009 | Mark Bechtel
A young filmmaker shadows Shaun White

January 26, 2009 | Arash Markazi
will sing the national anthem before Super Bowl XLIII. It will be her first public appearance since her mother, brother and nephew were murdered in October.... Raiders running back will appear...

January 26, 2009 | Joe Lemire
national economy, not surprisingly, is casting an ominous pall over high school and recreational youth sports—even at some of the most successful programs. Last summer Mount Vernon (N.Y.) High...

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What smart fans should do this week

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As Seen On TV products aren't just for little old ladies and insomniacs. Barbosa, who hails from Brazil, has a particular linguistic motivation. "Greek is tough," says the NBA's leading sixth man....

January 26, 2009 | As told to Arash Markazi
The New York City native stars in which opened last Friday

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Gilroy, a senior defenseman at Boston University, was named the Wells Fargo Denver Cup MVP after the Terriers took the tournament title with a 4--1 victory over Denver. Gilroy, who started his...

January 26, 2009 | Dan Patrick

January 26, 2009 | DAMON HACK
Behind the phenomenal Larry Fitzgerald and the ageless Kurt Warner, the are NFC champions. Next up for the NFL's new juggernaut: a Super Bowl XLIII date with the Pittsburgh Steelers—the model on...

January 26, 2009 | PETER KING
Unknown when he took over, Mike Tomlin proved a perfect fit in Pittsburgh—and now are one win from a record sixth Super Bowl title

January 26, 2009 | PETER KING
BREAKING NEWS, REAL-TIME SCORES AND DAILY ANALYSIS.

January 26, 2009 | Jim Trotter
Believe it—Arizona's football fantasy will culminate in a Super Bowl championship

January 26, 2009 | KELLI ANDERSON
Oklahoma forward is a skilled mimic and practical joker off the court, but on it the sophomore double-double machine does a pretty good player-of-the-year impersonation

January 26, 2009 | KELLI ANDERSON
BREAKING NEWS, REAL-TIME SCORES AND DAILY ANALYSIS.

January 26, 2009 | L. JON WERTHEIM
Three years ago they turned the college season into their personal stage as they waged a dizzying game of These days former lottery picks are battling just to get on the floor

January 26, 2009 | L. JON WERTHEIM
BREAKING NEWS, REAL-TIME SCORES AND DAILY ANALYSIS.

January 26, 2009 | MICHAEL FARBER
Three years after a trade that led to the remaking of both teams, the and the are winning like never before. The two best lines in hockey have plenty to do with that

January 26, 2009 | MICHAEL FARBER
At the league's winter pause, a look at some of the players, coaches, teams and punches that have left a mark in 2008--09

January 26, 2009 | MICHAEL FARBER
A lineup with only one Canadien (four were voted in by fans) is matched with an unheralded goalie and his single-Wing offense

January 26, 2009 | MICHAEL FARBER
BREAKING NEWS, REAL-TIME SCORES AND DAILY ANALYSIS.

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January 26, 2009 | ANDY STAPLES
As USC has shown, signing the is the foundation for a college powerhouse

January 26, 2009 | ANDY STAPLES
There are oases of talent throughout the nation, but the Sun Belt is the prime provider of BCS players

January 26, 2009 | ANDY STAPLES
The recruiting patterns for a cross section of BCS schools

January 26, 2009 | ANDY STAPLES
MAPS FOR ALL SCHOOLS

January 26, 2009 | JACK MCCALLUM
THE , THAT ELECTRIC MIRROR OF OUR SPORTS CULTURE, HAS TRANSFORMED THE WAY WE WATCH GAMES—AND EVEN THE WAY THEY'RE PLAYED

January 26, 2009 | JACK MCCALLUM
BREAKING NEWS, REAL-TIME SCORES AND DAILY ANALYSIS.

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Cleveland forward LeBron James was all muscles and tats as he prepared to shoot a free throw during a home game against the Celtics on Jan. 9. James had 38 points, seven rebounds, six assists and...

January 26, 2009
Butler's old-school program is thriving under the guidance of its 32-year-old coach, Brad Stevens, and with three freshmen in its starting lineup • One of the prize recruits of the 2008 class,...

January 26, 2009 | Bill Trocchi
With a boy-wonder coach and a cast of underrated overachievers, these Bulldog pups are carrying on a tradition

January 26, 2009 | Seth Davis
Oklahoma's guards are better than you think. 's contributions are well known, but the Sooners are winning in no small part because freshman is averaging 15.5 points a game and senior leads the...

January 26, 2009 | Chris Mannix
Having already proved himself as a shooting guard, O.J. Mayo is lobbying for a change of positions in Memphis

January 26, 2009 | Chris Mannix

January 26, 2009 | Phil Taylor
BEN AFFLECK was getting into his car last week when a reporter from one of those star-stalking websites asked him what he thought of his beloved Red Sox's signing righthander John Smoltz, who...