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February 23, 2009 | Volume 110, Issue 8

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Cole Hamels Cover - Sports Illustrated February 23, 2009

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Henry R. Luce 1898--1967

February 23, 2009 | Grant Wahl
David Beckham's move to Milan looks dead. Is he still welcome in L.A.?

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At age 24 of head injuries suffered in a motorcycle crash, freestyle motocross star . On Feb. 7 Lusk, an X Games gold medalist, attempted a backflip on a 100-foot jump during a competition in San...

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Chargers quarterback and father of four, on being a dad: "The thing our kids hunger for is our time. And believe me, I have to fake it real hard that I care about Barbie dolls."

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Former major league pitcher Byung-Hyun Kim was removed from South Korea's World Baseball Classic roster because he lost his passport.

February 23, 2009 | Peter King
The end wasn't pretty, but Favre's legacy is safe

February 23, 2009 | Peter King
Age, in years and days, of Kobe Bryant on Feb. 10, when he became the youngest NBA player to reach 23,000 career points.

February 23, 2009 | Joe Lemire
TO A San Francisco Giants fan, the prospect of watching reigning Cy Young winner Tim Lincecum pitch on a sunny summer Saturday against the rival Dodgers is far more appealing than seeing Barry...

February 23, 2009 | Charles Leerhsen
To an old-school sports p.r. man, all publicity was good

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What smart fans should do this week

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Sheckler, who is also the star of MTV's reality show , even annoys himself with his primping: "I take forever to get ready, and it sucks." Boogaard chides two Wild teammates for their vanity,...

February 23, 2009 | As told to Sarah Kwak
The star of HBO's shagged balls for Ben Hogan as a kid in Texas

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Hurley, a senior at Virginia, was the ACC performer of the week after winning both the 100- and 200-meter breaststroke in victories over North Carolina and Duke. He was seventh in the 200 breast...

February 23, 2009 | Dan Patrick

February 23, 2009 | JACK MCCALLUM
With its canny coaches, take-no-prisoners style and battle-tested stars, the Big East is the best—and toughest—conference in the land. Spend a week with Syracuse and see what it's like

February 23, 2009 | Tim Layden
Want power programs and internecine ferocity? The ACC gives the Big East a run

February 23, 2009 | LARS ANDERSON
In a wreck-marred Daytona 500 cut short by rain, NASCAR's ultimate survivor, , showed that he's back and gunning for the Cup

February 23, 2009 | MICHAEL FARBER
The Penguins have THE BEST PLAYER IN HOCKEY as well as its leading scorer, yet last year's Stanley Cup runner-up is still in desperate need of a rescue plan. It all starts with you, Kid

February 23, 2009 | MICHAEL FARBER
BREAKING NEWS, REAL-TIME SCORES AND DAILY ANALYSIS.

February 23, 2009 | AUSTIN MURPHY
With a year to go before the Vancouver Games, halfpiper extraordinaire and his fellow riders put on a show at Cypress Mountain, despite a slew of glitches at the Olympic venue

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February 23, 2009 | Tim Layden
For Alpine favorite Lindsey Vonn, the focus is solely on winning gold in Vancouver

February 23, 2009 | JONAH FREEDMAN
This year's major tests will determine whether cerebral, intense coach can lift the U.S. into the ranks of the world powers

February 23, 2009 | JONAH FREEDMAN
BREAKING NEWS, REAL-TIME SCORES AND DAILY ANALYSIS.

February 23, 2009 | BEN REITER
Suddenly everyone wants a piece of the world series hero. How does he cope? With help from a savvy celebrity: his wife

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The Sixers are outrunning their opponents to win, but will that style serve them well in the playoffs? • One coach in the East expects Jermaine O'Neal's career to be revived in Miami

February 23, 2009 | Chris Mannix
Philly is winning again after reverting to a running attack, but is it the right style to get deep into the postseason?

February 23, 2009 | Chris Mannix
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February 23, 2009 | Mark Beech
The Saints beefed up their schedule in hopes of marching into the tournament with an at-large bid, but it could backfire

February 23, 2009 | Seth Davis
UConn's title hopes have suffered a major blow. The Huskies became the No. 1 team because of their defense and toughness, but they'll be less potent without their best perimeter defender, junior...

February 23, 2009 | Jim Trotter
The economy and the looming prospect of no salary cap will suppress spending on free agents below the marquee level

February 23, 2009 | Jim Trotter
The search for a new executive director of the NFL Players Association to succeed the late Gene Upshaw is down to former union presidents and , and D.C. attorney . The only certainty regarding...

February 23, 2009 | Phil Taylor
THE TALLEST boy on a middle school playground answers his cellphone. "Hello," he says.

February 23, 2009 | JIM GORANT
Dustin Johnson's win takes a while

February 23, 2009 | JIM GORANT
Even after the meltdown, owning a course isn't impossible

February 23, 2009 | BRAD REDDING
Michelle Wie

February 23, 2009 | BRAD REDDING
"Led by Michelle Wie, Vicki Hurst and Stacy Lewis, dominant players who'll win this year, 2009's LPGA rookie class is the best I've seen."

February 23, 2009 | BRAD REDDING
At which event will Tiger Woods make his return?

February 23, 2009 | DOTTIE PEPPER
of the world known for amazing waves, we certainly rode some big ones on the North Shore of Oahu at the LPGA's 2009 season opener. When I arrived on Feb. 10, I was greeted by the unofficial news...

February 23, 2009 | JIM MCGOVERN
Another option on how to fix the Tour's most vexing problem

February 23, 2009 | JIM MCGOVERN
Japanese phenom Ryo Ishikawa, 17, makes U.S. debut at Riviera

February 23, 2009 | ALAN SHIPNUCK
edged out the star attraction, Michelle Wie, yet everyone agreed that the LPGA season began with a bang on multiple fronts at the SBS Open