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February 09, 2009 | Volume 110, Issue 5

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February 09, 2009 | Rick Telander
An unbridled streetball legend is honored by the school he made famous

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At age 81 of bone cancer, , who led the NFL in receiving three times in the 1950s. In a 10-year career with the 49ers, Wilson caught 407 passes and played in six Pro Bowls. Before his 2007 death,...

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The Nets' 28-year-old guard, on teammate Vince Carter (below) turning 32 last week:

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Former Steelers running back Franco Harris is selling a line of furniture called the Immaculate Collection.

February 09, 2009 | Stephen Cannella
A literary master had a keen eye for sports

February 09, 2009 | Richard Hoffer
and in certain of the early ones, Ingemar Johansson ate with more hands than he punched with. But that right mitt, when used in the ring anyway, earned him all the fame he'd ever need. The burly...

February 09, 2009 | Chris Mannix
Was the champ packing his fists with extra wallop?

February 09, 2009 | Chris Mannix
Points, rebounds and assists averaged by LeBron James in January, the best month in those categories since Larry Bird in March 1987.

February 09, 2009 | Joe Lemire
urging the Raiders and the 49ers, tenants of two of the NFL's oldest stadiums, to explore building a shared venue in Santa Clara, about 40 miles south of Oakland and San Francisco. Sports...

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What smart fans should do this week

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"On two occasions in Tampa I was in a grocery store and some super-excited fans ran across the aisle to get to me only to say, 'Oh, I thought you were Dane Cook ,'" says Boyle, who spent six...

February 09, 2009 | As told to Sarah Kwak
The former cast member stars in , in theaters now

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Grotberg, a senior guard at Grinnell, ranked first in NCAA Division III scoring (29.4) at week's end and topped the school's career points list with 2,573. In his 47-point game against Baptist...

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for one gig (coach of the Jets) while holding another (same position with Boston College), Jeff Jagodzinski ended up with no job. On Jan. 7, BC athletic director Gene DeFilippo fired Jagodzinski...

February 09, 2009 | Dan Patrick

February 09, 2009 | DAMON HACK
In a pulse-pounding showdown that will rank among the NFL's classic championship games, the Steelers broke the Cardinals' hearts to earn a record sixth Lombardi Trophy and evoke memories of...

February 09, 2009 | DAMON HACK
BREAKING NEWS, REAL-TIME SCORES AND DAILY ANALYSIS.

February 09, 2009 | Jim Trotter
After the greatest postseason ever by a receiver, the Cardinals' Larry Fitzgerald has one goal: to become even better

February 09, 2009 | Peter King
These Steelers have built something special, but do they measure up to Pittsburgh's four-time champions of the '70s? No—not yet

February 09, 2009 | L. JON WERTHEIM
In blistering heat that brought down some of the fittest players at the Australian Open, and left no doubt: They are the undisputed king and queen of their sport and may soon deserve berths...

February 09, 2009 | L. JON WERTHEIM
BREAKING NEWS, REAL-TIME SCORES AND DAILY ANALYSIS.

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February 09, 2009 | IAN THOMSEN
The Blazers have entrusted their future to a 24-year-old guard with the game of an aging veteran. Now, all that prematurely mature has to do is learn to play like a kid

February 09, 2009 | IAN THOMSEN
BREAKING NEWS, REAL-TIME SCORES AND DAILY ANALYSIS.

February 09, 2009 | IAN THOMSEN
A more confident and aggressive Greg Oden looks as if he can be the Blazers' answer inside

February 09, 2009 | MICHAEL FARBER
Drafted second to Sidney Crosby four years ago, the Ducks' has overcome a slow start to his career and a harsh chapter of his family life to become the NHL's hottest rookie

February 09, 2009 | MICHAEL FARBER
BREAKING NEWS, REAL-TIME SCORES AND DAILY ANALYSIS.

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Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger goofed around in his agent's Tampa hotel room before leading Pittsburgh to a 27--23 victory in Super Bowl XLIII (inset; page 32). Seated on the bed was...

February 09, 2009 | TIM LAYDEN
Behind twin shooters , VMI has mobilized its long-dormant hoops program with a freewheeling attack that will make the Keydets dangerous come tournament time

February 09, 2009 | TIM LAYDEN
BREAKING NEWS, REAL-TIME SCORES AND DAILY ANALYSIS.

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Less-heralded recruits in Washington battle for Pac-10 freshman of the year • Notre Dame's tournament chances are still strong

February 09, 2009 | Kelli Anderson
Two underhyped guards from the Northwest have taken the lead in the Pac-10 freshman of the year race

February 09, 2009 | Seth Davis
Don't give up on Notre Dame. Yes, the Fighting Irish have lost five straight to fall to 3--6 in the Big East (12--8 overall), but all were against teams in the RPI's top 25. The Irish can still...

February 09, 2009 | Chris Mannix
Knicks forward David Lee will be a jewel of this year's free-agent market, but don't expect a change of setting

February 09, 2009 | Chris Mannix

February 09, 2009 | Chris Ballard
I WENT TO Tampa last weekend hoping for the worst.

February 09, 2009 | JOHN GARRITY
The next chapter in the story involves pal (another golf prodigy halted by health woes), high-stakes online poker, and the lessons each man learned on the course

February 09, 2009 | JIM GORANT
A giant tour sponsor walks

February 09, 2009 | JIM GORANT
Did the TPC Scottsdale seem a little different last week?

February 09, 2009 | AJ BONAR
Rory McIlroy

February 09, 2009 | AJ BONAR
"It's scary that Tiger Woods has spent much of his rehab honing his unmatched short game. He could pull a Byron Nelson and run the table in '09."

February 09, 2009 | AJ BONAR
Kenny Perry has 13 Tour wins. His goal is 20. Will he make it?

February 09, 2009 | Gary Van Sickle
I wasn't expecting much from last week's downsized PGA Merchandise Show, with the state of the U.S. economy, but I left Orlando dazzled by an innovation that's sure to have major implications for...

February 09, 2009 | MICHAEL BAMBERGER
A day on the course with the literary lion

February 09, 2009 | MICHAEL BAMBERGER
The many faces of Monty reveal Europe's new Ryder Cup captain

February 09, 2009 | ALAN SHIPNUCK
A late bloomer like FBR Open winner knew exactly what a couple of rookie challengers were going through as they took another step toward long-sought success

February 09, 2009 | ALAN SHIPNUCK
Phil Mickelson will have to wait another week to realize his "very high" expectations for 2009