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February 06, 2012 | Volume 116, Issue 5

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Bob Kraft Cover - Sports Illustrated February 06, 2012

February 06, 2012 | TIM LAYDEN
Things get ugly in Indy as Peyton Manning and the Colts face what's next

February 06, 2012 | TIM LAYDEN
A new fitness audio app for smartphones motivates runners with a postapocalyptic narrative about zombies—replete with groans from the undead—who are chasing them.

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Is the NHL doing enough to prevent concussions caused by hits to the head?

February 06, 2012 | Pablo S. Torre
Was Yale QB Patrick Witt's story too good to be true? A new report raises troubling questions

February 06, 2012 | Ben Reiter
A famous NFL flameout finds himself at ease these days at the easel, of all places

February 06, 2012 | Ben Reiter
"You know, I'm happy I played a sport where you'd make a mistake and the worst thing that could happen to you was love--15."

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HOT: HEY, ABBOTT!

February 06, 2012 | Edited by ALEXANDRA FENWICK
TERESA NOYOLA

February 06, 2012 | Grant Wahl
Last week the Lakers' Pau Gasol and the Clippers' Chris Paul got into a kerfuffle, which the Spaniard attempted to defuse with a pat on Paul's head. Paul took exception and returned the gesture...

February 06, 2012 | DAN PATRICK
Kyle Williams

February 06, 2012 | CHRIS MANNIX
The fortunes of five teams rest on these players, all of whom need to step up

February 06, 2012 | JOE SHEEHAN
The DH has enabled AL teams to overspend on free-agent sluggers. Now it's time to let the senior circuit play the same game

February 06, 2012 | JOE SHEEHAN
Of the game's five highest-paid current position players (by average annual value), only one plays in the National League.

February 06, 2012 | JOE SHEEHAN
Letting stars walk, shedding salary and the greening of their rosters were the order of the day for the Red Sox, A's and Mets. Which leads to this simple question: What is going on with these...

February 06, 2012 | KELLI ANDERSON
The Pac-12 is down (again), but these three smaller conference teams are making an outsized impact

February 06, 2012 | KELLI ANDERSON
After just missing the NCAA tournament last season, both Long Beach State and Saint Mary's have the talent, experience and motivation to be dangerous in March

February 06, 2012 | DAVID EPSTEIN
Recovered from a debilitating spinal disorder, hurdler Lolo Jones took a giant leap toward restoring her former luster

February 06, 2012 | DAVID EPSTEIN
A STRONG START

February 06, 2012 | JIM TROTTER
A fourth Lombardi Trophy for Tom Brady and Bill Belichick? A place in the pantheon for Eli Manning and Tom Coughlin? History is on the line in Indy as the Patriots and Giants renew their...

February 06, 2012 | TIM LAYDEN
The Giants' epic upset of the Patriots in Super Bowl XLII offers valuable lessons—for both teams—this time around

February 06, 2012 | DAN KLECKO
A two-time Patriots Super Bowl winner gives the scoop on Bill Belichick's Super Bowl strategies

February 06, 2012 | PETER KING
Three bold decisions by Robert Kraft transformed the Patriots from league laughingstock into the NFL's model franchise

February 06, 2012 | RICHARD HOFFER
A century ago two Ohio powers, Canton and Massillon, battled for supremacy of professional football. Back then the game was a cross between a three-ring circus and trench warfare, and the players...

February 06, 2012 | L. JON WERTHEIM
In an epic final, Novak Djokovic defeated Rafael Nadal to win an Australian Open tournament that stretched the top two players to their limits and reinforced the glorious supremacy of the sport's...

February 06, 2012 | THOMAS LAKE
IN CRIME-RIDDEN VENEZUELA, EVERY CELEBRITY IS A POTENTIAL TARGET AND BASEBALL STARS HAVE BECOME AN INVITING MARK. NATIONALS CATCHER WILSON RAMOS IS ONE OF THE LUCKY ONES—HE SURVIVED HIS...

February 06, 2012 | PHIL TAYLOR
My fellow Americans, I come to you today asking for your vote with only one plank in my campaign platform. Do I promise that I will create jobs, revamp the health-care system or improve the...

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Never have I been as moved by a story as I was by Thomas Lake's superb article on Pop Herring. The piece was touching and sad, and it allowed me to understand why Herring was right in his decision...

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"Bulls forward Carlos Boozer will be out indefinitely with a broken heart after learning that his son chanted, 'Let's Go Heat!' during a 97--93 loss to Miami."

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If you were building a soccer team and could choose any alltime player to anchor your team, would Lionel Messi be your first pick?