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November 02, 2009 | Volume 111, Issue 17

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November 02, 2009 | JOE POSNANSKI
NBA refs are going back on the job. What are they thinking?

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November 02, 2009 | Sarah Kwak
Wanted: A conference that will adopt college hockey's Southern outpost

November 02, 2009 | Sarah Kwak
An assistant high school football coach in Florida was charged with assault after allegedly brandishing a pocket knife at a player and warning, "Don't try me today."

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November 02, 2009 | Kevin Cook
New inductee Lanny Wadkins had the "stuff" of greatness

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A venerated board game honors Negro league stars

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What smart fans should do this week

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"We don't celebrate Halloween in Germany," says Abraham , 29, a middleweight from Berlin. "But I like the king's cloak and crown I sometimes wear into the ring." Rogers's gender-bending getup may...

November 02, 2009 | As told to Sarah Kwak
The British actor and star is in ABC's

November 02, 2009 | Edited by ELIZABETH MCGARR

November 02, 2009 | Dan Patrick

November 02, 2009 | JIM TROTTER
Michael Crabtree finally got on the field, and he did well enough to bring hope to the 49ers' passing game

November 02, 2009 | Peter King
Imagine Derek Jeter in a Red Sox uniform at Yankee Stadium or Larry Bird as a Laker at Boston Garden, and you might have a sense of what's in store for on Sunday when he steps onto Lambeau Field...

November 02, 2009 | DAVID SABINO
Who's up, who's down

November 02, 2009 | MICHAEL FARBER
Quick-striking winger Marian Gaborik has transformed the Rangers' offense. Now, if he can just stay healthy

November 02, 2009 | PIERRE MCGUIRE
Avalanche defenseman has to be the NHL's most improved player. Acquired from the Kings in the deal that sent to L.A. in July, Quincey, 24, is logging 25:53 of ice time a game, making terrific...

November 02, 2009 | GRANT WAHL
The star-studded Galaxy is playing to its potential at playoff time, thanks to Bruce Arena's smooth touch

November 02, 2009 | LARS ANDERSON
With an eye toward the NFL, Ryan Perrilloux is trying to restore his reputation at remote Jacksonville State

November 02, 2009 | Mark Beech
Iowa State forced eight turnovers in beating Nebraska in Lincoln for the first time since 1977, but that was only part of the story behind the 9--7 victory. Starting QB (bruised right hand) and...

November 02, 2009 | LEE JENKINS
Baseball didn't get the Fall Classic matchup it wanted (Yankees-Dodgers). It got something better: two longball-digging lineups built around their red-hot sluggers, Ryan (Big Sexy) Howard and Alex...

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I was a proud teammate of Kenny Washington's at UCLA in 1939. Our coaches would not travel to cities where the entire squad could not stay in the same hotel. Nonetheless, wherever we went, it...

November 02, 2009 | TOM VERDUCCI
lowered his profile and raised his game during a raucous October; now comes the last step in a transformative season

November 02, 2009 | Joe Sheehan
matches two teams that led their respective leagues in runs, home runs and slugging percentage. Both rely heavily on the long ball but possess other skills. The Yankees led the majors in walks...

November 02, 2009 | TIM LAYDEN
They'd already shown they could blow opponents out; now have proved they can win on grit and guts. That's why they're breaking free in the NFC

November 02, 2009 | AUSTIN MURPHY
Embarrassment in Boise and an injury-riddled secondary served only to motivate the , who sit atop the Pac-10 as USC comes calling

November 02, 2009 | ANDRE AGASSI
In a powerful autobiography, speaks in surprising and vivid detail about his violent, overbearing father, his antipathy toward the sport that made him famous, and the deep dissatisfaction that...

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November 02, 2009 | PETER KING
SI's fearless NFL expert opines on all the latest news, buzz and inside information. This is just a taste of what you'll get online.

November 02, 2009 | CHRIS BALLARD
a fan tells you he's a "diehard" or that she "lives and dies" with her team, feel free to tell the story of Pat Celesnik and the Penguins.