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January 17, 2011 | Volume 114, Issue 2

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Cam Newton Cover - Sports Illustrated January 17, 2011

January 17, 2011
While I am a fan of both Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale, I think real-life boxers Micky Ward and Dicky Eklund would have been a better cover choice, since they are the real fighters behind The...

January 17, 2011
Founder: Henry R. Luce 1898--1967

January 17, 2011 | TERRY MCDONELL
Beyond the quaintly plausible notion of a level playing field, sports are not always fair. Someone has to lose, no matter how he or she sacrifices or plays the game. It is SI senior writer Peter...

January 17, 2011 | RICHARD HOFFER
Tweets, tweaks and tiffs keep the league hopping

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Who's Hot

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WHO WILL WIN THE NBA CHAMPIONSHIP IN 2011?

January 17, 2011 | Albert Chen
The winningest college football program needs a coach. Easy, right?

January 17, 2011 | Albert Chen
A midfielder for Brazilian soccer club Botafogo was charged with falsely reporting a crime after he told Rio de Janeiro police that he had been kidnapped when in fact he was trying to avoid a fine...

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Died

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Joe Buck

January 17, 2011 | Chris Mannix
The deal on the NBA's Bourré craze

January 17, 2011 | Alexandra Fenwick
His life splintered by drugs and alcohol, a homeless ex-radio man has found his second chance in sports

January 17, 2011 | Dan Patrick
Tim Tebow

January 17, 2011 | Edited by ALEXANDRA FENWICK
T.J. Tolbert

January 17, 2011 | Melissa Segura
Hoops broadcasts preserve a language

January 17, 2011 | LUKE WINN
Jared Sullinger has been more than the nation's top freshman; at midseason he's been its best player

January 17, 2011 | SETH DAVIS
It's time to give Colorado's Alec Burks some love. The 6'6" sophomore guard, who ranks second in the Big 12 in scoring at 20.1 points per game through week's end, had a career-high 36 in the...

January 17, 2011 | GRANT WAHL
The world is getting its first good look at Qatar, which has—controversially—been awarded the World Cup

January 17, 2011 | BRIAN CAZENEUVE
Clubs are refusing to pay a premium for goaltenders—no matter how well they did last spring

January 17, 2011 | PIERRE MCGUIRE
The Sharks and their chief scout, Tim Burke, may have gotten the steal of the 2010 entry draft. Charlie Coyle, an 18-year-old center who was taken by San Jose with the 28th overall pick, just...

January 17, 2011 | Austin Murphy
Austin Murphy reports as the game of the year goes down to the last play ... ... after a medley of stout defense, missed opportunities and strange plays

January 17, 2011 | ANDY STAPLES
While some questions remain unanswered—Will Cam Newton and Nick Fairley return to the Plains? Who will be the coach at Stanford?—it's not too early to rate the teams that are in the best position...

January 17, 2011 | Ben Reiter
Still formidable though less fearsome in the pass-rush, the Ravens' defense will count on its savvy veterans, led by super safety Ed Reed, to stop the Steelers

January 17, 2011 | TIM LAYDEN
THE JETS RELISH THE LIMELIGHT, FLATTERING OR NOT—AND THEY'LL BE CENTER STAGE AGAIN VERSUS NEW ENGLAND

January 17, 2011 | TIM LAYDEN
RAVENS at STEELERS

January 17, 2011 | Damon Hack
Pedigreed and powerful, linebacker Clay Matthews III has become the linchpin of Green Bay's complex, quarterback-rattling defense. Hear that, Matt Ryan?

January 17, 2011 | JIM TROTTER
The Bears better beware—a playoff ambush of the Saints put Seattle's rebuilding plan ahead of schedule

January 17, 2011 | JIM TROTTER
PACKERS at FALCONS

January 17, 2011 | Tim Layden
A freelancing force who can change a game with a single, electrifying play, Steelers safety Troy Polamalu is the key to the AFC postseason race

January 17, 2011 | Lee Jenkins
Remember Tyson Chandler the teen phenom? The Mavericks' center prefers that you don't. He's somebody else now: the reliable center Dallas has been missing

January 17, 2011 | L. Jon Wertheim
Pugnacious as he is on the court, Rafael Nadal, who's gunning for a fourth straight Grand Slam title at the Australian Open, is just as mild off it

January 17, 2011 | PHIL TAYLOR
The results of the Baseball Hall of Fame voting, which made members of second baseman Roberto Alomar and pitcher Bert Blyleven last week, sparked all the usual debates about snubbed players,...

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MY BAG

January 17, 2011 | JUSTIN ROSE
Microphones on PGA Tour players? That might work for some, but not for me

January 17, 2011 | JUSTIN ROSE
BRITTANY LINCICOME'S DECISION TO PLAY A HOOTERS TOUR EVENT:

January 17, 2011 | BRANDEL CHAMBLEE
On Tuesday, Aug. 13, 1991, I was walking off the range at Castle Pines when something caught my eye—the greatest golf swing that I had ever seen in person. The heaven-kissed motion was as...

January 17, 2011 | ALAN SHIPNUCK
Most of the big names stayed home, but the Tour's winners-only kickoff event provided plenty of fireworks, as Jonathan Byrd outlasted Robert Garrigus for his fifth career victory