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February 02, 2009 | Volume 110, Issue 4

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Lebron James Cover - Sports Illustrated February 02, 2009

February 02, 2009
I was happy to see my favorite Charger, Darren Sproles, on your Jan. 12 NFL playoffs cover—we're both 5'6", he just has 60 pounds on me—and humbled to read Mitch Albom's tribute to Detroit. You...

February 02, 2009 | Richard Hoffer
Broadcasters and coaches love to cite it, but what exactly is the Big Mo?

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At age 85, Hall of Fame end A native of Hudson, Ohio, Lavelli played three games for Paul Brown at Ohio State in 1942 before enlisting in the Army. When Lavelli returned from Europe—after...

February 02, 2009
On what went through her mind when a male streaker interrupted one of her doubles matches at the Australian Open:

February 02, 2009
A British club soccer game was disrupted when a parrot brought by a fan started imitating the referee's whistle.

February 02, 2009 | Tom Verducci
A late-blooming slugger deserves the Hall

February 02, 2009 | Tom Verducci
many a weightlifter has walked into a classic gym—say, Gold's in Venice Beach—and thought, Now some can. Last week Gymbox, a fitness club in London's financial district, replaced some metal...

February 02, 2009 | Tom Verducci
Consecutive basketball games lost by New Jersey Institute of Technology before its 61--51 win over Bryant on Jan. 21; it was the longest losing streak ever in Division I.

February 02, 2009 | Kelli Anderson
After an inspiring fight, a beloved Hall of Fame coach succumbs to cancer

February 02, 2009 | L. Jon Wertheim
men's and women's players in the second round of the Australian Open (including Roger Federer, ) represented 35 countries; only six were from the U.S., which a decade ago typically had about four...

February 02, 2009
What smart fans should do this week

February 02, 2009
For Beasley, Leatherface is just beyond the pale. "It's too scary," he says of the horror classic. "I mean really, someone going around cutting people's faces off?" Despite winning 11 Academy...

February 02, 2009 | As told to Sarah Kwak
The screenwriter is cocreator and executive producer of ABC's

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Woehrstein, a sophomore libero at El Camino Community College, had 498 digs (5.6 per game) this season for the state-champion Warriors. She was an All--South Coast Conference and all-state...

February 02, 2009
first foray into the square circle didn't go so well. The ex-slugger turned exposé author was knocked out in one round last July by ex--NFL kick returner turned sportscaster Vai Sikahema. So for...

February 02, 2009 | Dan Patrick

February 02, 2009 | CHRIS BALLARD
He outweighs centers and outruns guards. He is getting bigger, stronger and smarter—he even sees better. To appreciate the ways in which is evolving, first you have to break him down

February 02, 2009 | CHRIS BALLARD
BREAKING NEWS, REAL-TIME SCORES AND DAILY ANALYSIS.

February 02, 2009 | PETER KING
A sixth ring for Pittsburgh or a historic first for Arizona? It all hinges on whether the NFL's best defense can do what no one else has done in the playoffs: knoc k Larry Fitzgerald off his game

February 02, 2009 | Jim Trotter
The longest-serving Cardinal, Adrian Wilson has been rewarded for sticking with Arizona

February 02, 2009 | Andrew Lawrence
Cut three times before making the Steelers, James Harrison is now the NFL's top defender

February 02, 2009 | TIM LAYDEN
Nowhere is the bond between team and town as tight as in Pittsburgh, where four decades of excellence have made a civic icon

February 02, 2009 | LEE JENKINS
For , a Lombardi Trophy would redeem six decades of suffering—and finally put a winning stamp on a long-wayward franchise

February 02, 2009 | LEE JENKINS
BREAKING NEWS, REAL-TIME SCORES AND DAILY ANALYSIS.

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February 02, 2009 | LUKE WINN
Wake Forest forward , a kickboxer and a former world champ in karate, has helped turn the Demon Deacons into a title contender with his fearlessness and athleticism

February 02, 2009 | E.M. SWIFT
Twentysomething veterans and turned back the younger generation to win their first national titles

February 02, 2009
Levi LaVallee's double backflip in the snowmobile next trick finals at Winter X Games 13 in Aspen, Colo., last Friday was captured in this composite image. LaVallee finished second in the event....

February 02, 2009
Bruins forward Blake Wheeler makes his case for Rookie of the Year • Lightning owner accepts his role as All-Star gofer • Mats Sundin or Brendan Shanahan: Which one was the smarter signing?

February 02, 2009 | Pierre McGuire
The Bruins' Blake Wheeler makes his Calder case, plus other second-half insights out of All-Star Weekend

February 02, 2009 | Pierre McGuire
, 37, signed by the Canucks on Dec. 18. Prorated salary: $5 million.

February 02, 2009 | L. Jon Wertheim
Jelena Dokic, the talk of the first week of the Australian Open, is the new tour archetype: in the sport, out and in again

February 02, 2009 | L. Jon Wertheim
A tip of the chapeau to France's (), who lost to in the third round in Melbourne but played in his 66th Grand Slam tournament, an Open Era record.... What are the odds? By the third round of the...

February 02, 2009 | Kelli Anderson
A history-making perimeter threat and a low-post power player have Kentucky back in the national title hunt

February 02, 2009 | Seth Davis
Wisconsin is sliding toward the NIT. The Badgers have made 10 straight NCAA tournaments, but last Saturday's 64--57 loss at Illinois was their fourth in a row and dropped them to 3--4 in the Big...

February 02, 2009 | Selena Roberts
THE SOCCER BALL seemed more like a lottery ball, bouncing lightly in the air, from knee to foot, from foot to knee. A 10-year-old Navajo girl kept the juggle drill alive while PGA Tour pro Notah...