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January 30, 2012 | Volume 116, Issue 4

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Tom Brady Cover - Sports Illustrated January 30, 2012

January 30, 2012 | MICHAEL BAMBERGER
Bill Clinton brings his lifelong love of golf to his new role as tournament host

January 30, 2012 | MICHAEL BAMBERGER
Corner Canyon High, a new school set to open in Draper, Utah, in 2013, had its request for a team nickname, the Cougars (the No. 1 choice in a poll of future students), rejected by the school...

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Which goalie could drop the pads and skate a shift if needed?

January 30, 2012 | Joe Lemire
Ryan Braun picked up his MVP award as baseball awaited a ruling on his drug appeal

January 30, 2012 | Tim Layden
HBO's new series Luck captures the not-so-pretty reality of racing

January 30, 2012 | Tim Layden
"We're not talking about alcohol, we're talking about beer."

January 30, 2012 | Connell Barrett
Jimmy Fallon puts the spotlight on sports during Super Bowl week

January 30, 2012 | Edited by ALEXANDRA FENWICK

January 30, 2012 | David Epstein
One man's quest to put running's iconic distance back on track

January 30, 2012 | DAN PATRICK
Mark Jackson

January 30, 2012 | CHRIS MANNIX
It's time for the aging Celtics to plan for the future. Step one: Break up the Big Three

January 30, 2012 | LARS ANDERSON
Undecided on a college choice, top quarterback recruit Gunner Kiel finally picked Notre Dame and solved the team's biggest need

January 30, 2012 | Andy Staples
The trend toward early commitments has removed some of the suspense from national signing day on Feb. 1, but with just one week to go until recruits can put their names on letters of intent, four...

January 30, 2012 | COMPILED BY GENE MENEZ
How critical is signing day? As this chart ranking the top recruiting teams since 2008 shows, being a title contender (Alabama) requires blue-chippers, but blue-chippers don't ensure being a title...

January 30, 2012 | L. JON WERTHEIM
As the first week of the Australian Open showed, a big heart is often more important at a major than a big game

January 30, 2012 | Loretta Hunt
Former MMA fighter Gina Carano stars in a big-budget action film

January 30, 2012 | PETER KING
Behind Eli Manning, Tom Coughlin, a ferocious pass rush and the right leg of Lawrence Tynes, the Giants are headed to the Super Bowl, where they'll face the Patriots for the Lombardi Trophy. Sound...

January 30, 2012 | DAMON HACK
A heartfelt, and heart-stopping, victory over Baltimore in the conference title game leaves the Patriots a win away from a Super Bowl title that would cap a year of high emotion

January 30, 2012 | JIM TROTTER
The Giants and the Patriots each have a new blueprint for success in this rematch, but the result? It will be familiar

January 30, 2012 | LEE JENKINS
Still think L.A.'s other team is a joke? A savvy G.M. (with help from David Stern) made the Clippers instant contenders. More impressive: Now stars want to join the club, not flee

January 30, 2012 | MARK BECHTEL
Sixteen years after it abandoned North America's coldest city—and its smallest market—for sunnier, sexier climes, the NHL has returned better than ever, giving loyal fans of the reincarnated Jets,...

January 30, 2012 | PABLO S. TORRE
The senior forward has cheated death—not once, but twice. So should it be any surprise that he has revived the fortunes of Seton Hall?

January 30, 2012 | TIM LAYDEN
He was the winningest coach in major college football, an advocate for blending sports and academics to create the true student-athlete, and an iconic American sports figure—until an error in...

January 30, 2012 | JOE POSNANSKI
Rather than be bitter at how his career ended, the coach marveled at his fortunate life

January 30, 2012 | PHIL TAYLOR
People will be cruel. They already have been. The advent of social media means you can get your snarky comments piping hot, right out of the oven. "I'd like to wish Billy Cundiff a very merry...

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I sadly remember how underappreciated Tom Brady was at Michigan. Like so many Wolverines fans, I'm glad he chose to stick it out in Ann Arbor instead of transferring in search of more playing...

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What will you remember most about Joe Paterno?