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January 10, 2011 | Volume 114, Issue 1

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Vince Wilfork Cover - Sports Illustrated January 10, 2011

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Founder: Henry R. Luce 1898--1967

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Erica Blasberg's sad tale is emblematic of the tragic stories of many athletes. While most don't commit suicide, after years of unhealthy behavior many seem to die younger than the average person.

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January 10, 2011 | MICHAEL FARBER
Outdoor games and inside looks fire up the NHL

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Who's Hot

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WHO DO YOU HATE TO SEE BETWEEN YOU AND THE HOOP?

January 10, 2011 | Richard Deitsch
Bud Greenspan (1926--2010) lovingly documented the spirit of the Olympics

January 10, 2011 | Richard Deitsch
Armored personnel carriers had to be used to protect representatives of Malaysia's national soccer team before a game in Jakarta after the team's fans were accused of using laser pens to distract...

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Died

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400

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Arian Foster

January 10, 2011 | Kelli Anderson
It was no fluke that Stanford stopped Connecticut's record winning streak

January 10, 2011 | Bryan Armen Graham
Can FX's Lights Out do for boxing what Friday Night Lights did for Texas football?

January 10, 2011 | Dan Patrick
Jim Kelly

January 10, 2011 | Edited by ALEXANDRA FENWICK
Emily Wold

January 10, 2011 | Mark Beech
From tragedy to triumph at Army

January 10, 2011 | IAN THOMSEN
A pair of trades made the Magic more explosive, but have they also made Orlando too small to contend?

January 10, 2011 | JOE SHEEHAN
All the valuable free agents aren't gone—smart teams will find there's still budget-friendly talent to be had

January 10, 2011 | GEORGE DOHRMANN
Derrick Williams can score in bunches, but Arizona needs him to become a force on D to win the Pac-10

January 10, 2011 | SETH DAVIS
This is the worst the ACC has been in recent memory. Led by senior Nolan Smith, No. 1 Duke (13--0) remains the only ranked team, and soon-to-be bottom dwellers such as Wake Forest (6--8), Georgia...

January 10, 2011 | Austin Murphy
Striking another blow for its non-BCS brethren, plucky TCU capped a 13--0 season by bottling up big, bad Wisconsin in a thrilling Rose Bowl and further blurring the line between college football's...

January 10, 2011 | George Dohrmann
Never at a loss for words, under the klieg lights or in a recruit's living room, Steve Lavin—back in the big city—still must answer one very important question

January 10, 2011 | PETER KING
Twelve teams are on the road to Super Bowl XLV. Expect the Packers and the Patriots to meet head-on in Dallas

January 10, 2011 | PETER KING
It'll be an all-powerful No. 1 seed versus a potent No. 6 at Cowboys Stadium on Feb. 6

January 10, 2011 | Peter King
Them again? Yep—thanks to familiar names like Green-Ellis, McCourty and Gronkowksi

January 10, 2011 | Peter King
How AFC first seeds have fared since 1990

January 10, 2011 | Peter King
Stifling defense? Check. Big Ben in big-play form? Check. Title game date in New England? Likely.

January 10, 2011 | Peter King
How AFC second seeds have fared since 1990

January 10, 2011 | Jim Trotter
A favorable opening matchup helps, but a depleted receiving corps and shaky D could catch up to them

January 10, 2011 | Jim Trotter
How AFC third seeds have fared since 1990

January 10, 2011 | Jim Trotter
Matt Cassel has the playmakers to put up big numbers, but can his blockers hold the line?

January 10, 2011 | Jim Trotter
How AFC fourth seeds have fared since 1990

January 10, 2011 | Peter King
For a serious Super Bowl push, they'll need to return to their run-the-ball, stop-the-run roots

January 10, 2011 | Peter King
How AFC fifth seeds have fared since 1990

January 10, 2011 | Damon Hack
These soap opera stars live for the limelight—and nowhere is it brighter than the postseason

January 10, 2011 | Damon Hack
How AFC sixth seeds have fared since 1990

January 10, 2011 | Jim Trotter
Efficient, disciplined and, yeah, a little dull. But no one's sleeping on the NFC's top seed

January 10, 2011 | Jim Trotter
How NFC first seeds have fared since 1990

January 10, 2011 | Andrew Lawrence
A hot-and-cold team lives by the big play, but the defense is vulnerable to the small stuff

January 10, 2011 | Andrew Lawrence
How NFC second seeds have fared since 1990

January 10, 2011 | Damon Hack
For the surprise NFC East champs, all hope rests on their reborn—and remade—quarterback

January 10, 2011 | Damon Hack
How NFC third seeds have fared since 1990

January 10, 2011 | Jim Trotter
All together now—worst playoff team ever! For the sub-.500 Hawks, the season starts now

January 10, 2011 | Jim Trotter
How NFC fourth seeds have fared since 1990

January 10, 2011 | Peter King
Brees will get the points, but will the defense play down to the level of the Seahawks?

January 10, 2011 | Peter King
How NFC fifth seeds have fared since 1990

January 10, 2011 | Damon Hack
They're hitting the road, but with Aaron Rodgers at the wheel they could drive all the way to XLV

January 10, 2011 | Damon Hack
How NFC sixth seeds have fared since 1990

January 10, 2011 | SUMMARIES BY MATT GAGNE
SUPER BOWL I 1/15/67

January 10, 2011 | SUMMARIES BY MATT GAGNE
Which of these decisive Super Bowl moments is the most memorable?

January 10, 2011 | TIM LAYDEN
They're big, they're hungry and they're primed to dominate the postseason. Wide-bodied defensive linemen have become a gargantuan piece of the Super Bowl puzzle

January 10, 2011 | JOE POSNANSKI
The young coach and the old coach shook hands at midfield. It was, if you think about it, one of the strangest handshakes in college football history. The young coach was a man in the prime of his...