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February 16, 2009 | Volume 110, Issue 6

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Alex Rodriguez Cover - Sports Illustrated February 16, 2009

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February 16, 2009 | Joe Posnanski
Alex Rodriguez's fall tells us all we need to know about the steroid years

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Her 2,500-mile journey from Cape Verde Islands to Trinidad and Tobago, the first woman to swim across the Atlantic Ocean. Figge, a 56-year-old mother of one from Aspen, Colo., made the journey...

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Minnesota Wild goalie, after a 3--0 win over Anaheim:

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A high school basketball coach in Kansas was ordered by his school board to stop having his players hypnotized.

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A former Vol celebrates Pat Summitt's 1,000th victory

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According to the list of account holders (and investor responses), Bernard Madoff's Ponzi scheme netted a fair share of sports figures

February 16, 2009 | Brian Cazeneuve
The U.S. gets its first women's gold at the luge worlds

February 16, 2009 | Brian Cazeneuve
Consecutive 20-point road wins for the Clippers last week, a first for the 39-year-old franchise.

February 16, 2009 | Lars Anderson
spent as many as six hours a day in the off-season preparing for Sunday's Daytona 500. Not on the track, but on iRacing.com, an Internet simulator launched last June. Four years ago Junior was...

February 16, 2009 | Sarah Kwak
All-Star break happens to fall on the same weekend as the 200th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's birth, a particularly special time for Bonnie Lincoln. The 23-year-old Nets dancer is a direct...

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What smart fans should do this week

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"I always sleep on silk sheets because I love the way they feel against my skin," says Lawson, who's one of the nation's top college point guards. The 21-year-old Little, Atlanta's top...

February 16, 2009 | As told to Sarah Kwak
The former cast member stars in NBC's

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Briana, a junior guard at King, is the Vikings' alltime leading scorer with 1,510 points through Sunday; she reached 1,000 as a sophomore. Briana had a triple double (17 points, 14 rebounds, 10...

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that Sean Avery, the Stars winger so disdainful of romantic "sloppy seconds," has himself been so reliant on second chances. His latest came last weekend, when Dallas placed him on...

February 16, 2009 | Dan Patrick

February 16, 2009 | SELENA ROBERTS
Baseball continues to be haunted by its past following SI's revelations of steroid use in 2003 by the game's biggest star

February 16, 2009 | SELENA ROBERTS
BREAKING NEWS, REAL-TIME SCORES AND DAILY ANALYSIS.

February 16, 2009 | DAVID EPSTEIN
A primer on baseball's steroid policy through the years

February 16, 2009 | IAN THOMSEN
The proved last week that their rivalry still has plenty of pop, but both teams must overcome bigger obstacles than they faced last season if they are to meet again in the Finals

February 16, 2009 | IAN THOMSEN
BREAKING NEWS, REAL-TIME SCORES AND DAILY ANALYSIS.

February 16, 2009 | CHRIS MANNIX

February 16, 2009 | CHRIS MANNIX
For better or worse—in some cases much, much worse—the opening months did not go as some teams expected

February 16, 2009 | CHRIS MANNIX
Moves that could buoy the title chances of the contenders

February 16, 2009 | JOHN ED BRADLEY
Brazen coach is winning few friends in his new job at Tennessee—raiding SEC foes for assistants, running off staffers and accusing a major rival of a recruiting violation

February 16, 2009 | JOHN ED BRADLEY
BREAKING NEWS, REAL-TIME SCORES AND DAILY ANALYSIS.

February 16, 2009 | LARS ANDERSON
Wins and wrecks, fights and flips—no driver brings more excitement to NASCAR's top circuit than , whose big-game intensity is grounded in his small-town lifestyle. Now can NASCAR's ultimate...

February 16, 2009 | LARS ANDERSON
BREAKING NEWS, REAL-TIME SCORES AND DAILY ANALYSIS.

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February 16, 2009 | MARK BEECH
Mergers and start-ups, rookies and strokers—what to look for in this season's leaner, meaner, not necessarily greener racing landscape

February 16, 2009 | MARK BEECH
The nine-month, 36-race quest for the Sprint Cup begins on Sunday at Daytona, and here are the 12 drivers who are expected to battle it out for stock car racing's grandest prize

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Liu Zhongqing of China soared off the ramp at Cypress Mountain last Thursday while training for the aerials at the FIS Freestyle Grand Prix in West Vancouver, B.C. Liu finished 20th in the...

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Utah State is off to its best start ever, thanks to 26-year-old center Gary Wilkinson and his unselfish supporting cast • What's eating the Big East? • Gonzaga needs to get tough

February 16, 2009 | Kelli Anderson
Perennially overlooked Utah State is winning again with a cast of lightly recruited but devout late bloomers

February 16, 2009 | Seth Davis
The Big East is eating its own. Through Sunday, Georgetown, Notre Dame and Syracuse, which were all ranked in the Top 10 at some point this season, had lost a combined 17 of their last 19 games...

February 16, 2009 | Michael Farber
Though bankruptcy may be looming for Wayne Gretzky's Coyotes, his eager young players aren't sweating it

February 16, 2009 | Pierre McGuire
In his second NHL season, winger is quickly becoming a player opponents detest and Sabres fans adore. Drafted 176th in 2004 the Buffalo-area native is one of the quickest skaters on the speedy...

February 16, 2009 | Tom Verducci
JUST HOURS apart last Thursday, Barry Bonds and Alex Rodriguez were asked to respond to the lies that are their baseball careers. In San Francisco, Bonds pleaded not guilty to a federal indictment...

February 16, 2009 | JOHN ELLIOTT
Nick Watney

February 16, 2009 | JOHN ELLIOTT
"Whatever happened to Trevor Immelman? Was the big fluke in 2008 his Masters victory or the ho-hum results from the rest of his season?"

February 16, 2009 | JOHN ELLIOTT
Will Michelle Wie win an LPGA event this year?

February 16, 2009 | Geoff Shackelford
After word spread that PGA Tour officials were crafting guidelines for player appearance and pro-am behavior, SI obtained an early draft of a cover memo written by Tour operations chief Rick George.

February 16, 2009 | MICHAEL BAMBERGER
The last Tour guide marks the end of how we read the game

February 16, 2009 | MICHAEL BAMBERGER
First female principal of St. Andrews U is not offered R&A membership

February 16, 2009 | GARY VAN SICKLE
For Padraig Harrington, It's All about Winning a Third Straight Major

February 16, 2009 | GARY VAN SICKLE
Buick Invitational winner Nick Watney spent the off-season learning that the little strokes can make the biggest difference