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January 31, 2011 | Volume 114, Issue 4

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James Harrison Cover - Sports Illustrated January 31, 2011

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Founder: Henry R. Luce 1898--1967

January 31, 2011 | TERRY McDONELL
Every Super Bowl is a reunion, especially for the media. Or maybe it's more like a trade show. Eating, drinking, more of both. In any case, this year more than 5,000 credentials have been issued...

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Thanks for explaining exactly why TCU didn't belong in the BCS title game. Despite having an entire month to prepare for their only matchup against a team that finished in the Top 25, the Horned...

January 31, 2011 | L. JON WERTHEIM
How StubHub and other sites are changing the game

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Who's Hot

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January 31, 2011 | Michael Rosenberg
The Longhorns' new network gives Texas unprecedented exposure

January 31, 2011 | Michael Rosenberg
Sea Life aquarium in Oberhausen, Germany, which formerly housed Paul the Octopus, last week unveiled a 6-foot-tall plastic monument to the World Cup--prognosticating cephalopod (who died in...

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Caroline Wozniacki

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January 31, 2011 | David Epstein
Can strap-on sensors help prevent brain injuries in football?

January 31, 2011 | David Epstein
These new projects seem downright unreal

January 31, 2011 | Dan Patrick
Peyton Hillis

January 31, 2011 | Edited by ALEXANDRA FENWICK
Shauna Long

January 31, 2011 | Chris Mannix
Christy Martin returns to the ring after attack

January 31, 2011 | CHRIS MANNIX
For the first time in three years, the aging, aching Lakers aren't the favorites to win the conference title

January 31, 2011 | JOE SHEEHAN
What free-agent exodus? With two new vets and a stacked farm, Tampa Bay can still be an AL East beast

January 31, 2011 | GEORGE DOHRMANN
Young U.S. hopefuls are making their cases at key positions as the next World Cup cycle begins

January 31, 2011 | ANDREW LAWRENCE
As Week 1 of the Australian Open showed, one of the best things a pro can do is to train in Spain

January 31, 2011 | Tim Layden
The Steelers felt singled out by the NFL's crackdown on violent shots—so they dedicated themselves even more deeply to bringing the pain on defense. The result: a beatdown of the cocky Jets, and...

January 31, 2011 | DAMON HACK
In facing the Packers, these Steelers—like their teams of old—will make their case on defense

January 31, 2011 | Peter King
One of football's most storied franchises is headed to the Super Bowl thanks to the cool of its quarterback and vital contributions from up and down a well-built roster

January 31, 2011 | JIM TROTTER
For the Packers, the key to beating Pittsburgh is to keep Ben Roethlisberger under wraps

January 31, 2011 | PETER KING
Sunday, Feb. 6 Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, Texas

January 31, 2011 | KELLI ANDERSON
BYU scoring machine Jimmer Fredette (and his unusual moniker) has captured the nation's imagination—but that's nothing compared to what he's done for his brother

January 31, 2011 | Lee Jenkins
Playing time? Don't bank on it. Quality practice time? If you're lucky. Pressure? It's the only guarantee for Zabian Dowdell and his 10-day brethren in a lonely, urgent week and a half to prove...

January 31, 2011 | Lee Jenkins
For some it's a springboard. For some it's an opportunity lost. And for some it's a lifestyle. Here are five of the more intriguing 10-days

January 31, 2011 | Sarah Kwak
The Canucks are one of the NHL's hottest teams, and a big reason is that one of the league's hottest heads, Ryan Kesler, has decided to chill out. Turns out taking the edge off his temper hasn't...

January 31, 2011 | S.L. Price
Over five decades of economic decline and racial conflict, a Western Pennsylvania mill town has found unity and hope on the football field

January 31, 2011 | PHIL TAYLOR
The only sure bet about the Super Bowl is that Brian Depolo and Scott Ward are sure to bet on the Super Bowl. That's because for the last 22 years Depolo and Ward have wagered against each other...