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February 27, 2012 | Volume 116, Issue 9

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Jeremy Lin Cover - Sports Illustrated February 27, 2012

February 27, 2012 | DICK FRIEDMAN
How is it that Wilt's 100-point game, 50 years ago, didn't spark Chamberlainsanity?

February 27, 2012 | DICK FRIEDMAN
Squaw Valley resort in Olympic Valley, Calif., last week opened the world's first ski-through Starbucks.

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HOT: SHARPENED SPURS

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By Fox, the 500th episode of The Simpsons, which, in its 23-year existence, has included sports references ranging from curling to CFL and featured cameos by Joes surnamed Frazier, Namath and...

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Who is hockey's nicest player?

February 27, 2012 | Kostya Kennedy
Lights in Montreal, Camera in New York, Gary Carter was a ballplayer of memorable action, too

February 27, 2012 | Sarah Kwak
Thirty-five years after Slap Shot, reevaluating the cinematic enforcer

February 27, 2012 | Sarah Kwak
"That ear thing was pretty heavy. I wish I could do that one over."

February 27, 2012 | Elizabeth McGarr
This just in: Anchor Brian Williams is a total gearhead

February 27, 2012 | Edited by ALEXANDRA FENWICK
STRYMAR LIVINGSTON

February 27, 2012 | Tim Layden
A struggling sport lives or dies with every move of its one true star

February 27, 2012 | DAN PATRICK
Kyrie Irving

February 27, 2012 | IAN THOMSEN
As the All-Star break approaches, SI's NBA guru takes stock of his preseason picks

February 27, 2012 | MICHAEL FARBER
Playoffs? Playoffs? Reaching them, the Detroit brass once feared, was no sure thing. A record streak has changed all that

February 27, 2012 | Pierre McGuire
With the NHL trade deadline coming up on Feb. 27, here's a rundown of the league's most coveted available players.

February 27, 2012 | PABLO S. TORRE
Suffocating on D—and finally potent on offense—Florida State is challenging traditional powers Duke and UNC for the ACC title

February 27, 2012 | PABLO S. TORRE
32.2 minutes per game by Austin Rivers, tops among ACC freshmen.

February 27, 2012 | JOE SHEEHAN
Atlanta has a balm for the pain of their 2011 finish: the game's best cache of young arms

February 27, 2012 | CHRIS MANNIX
With women's boxing set to make its debut at the London Games, the U.S. trials produced a team primed for the occasion

February 27, 2012 | CHRIS MANNIX
READY TO RUMBLE

February 27, 2012 | PABLO S. TORRE
In his second week as a starter, Jeremy Lin dazzled more fans in both hemispheres, flummoxed the world champs, drove a mini-economy and raised one crucial question: Just how much bigger can he get?

February 27, 2012 | KAREN S. SCHNEIDER
After the hit that left Jack Jablonski paralyzed, the state of Minnesota rewrote its high school rules, but one hockey mom still agonizes over the choices she—and every parent in her position—has...

February 27, 2012 | TIM LAYDEN
Distance runners Mo Farah and Galen Rupp come from different worlds, but their lives are in step as each carries his nation's hopes toward London

February 27, 2012 | LARS ANDERSON
Jimmie and Tony have swept the last seven season titles, but their era can't last forever—not with a trio of hungry stars, led by a resurgent KASEY KAHNE, poised for career runs

February 27, 2012 | LARS ANDERSON
So who will one day challenge Kasey, Carl and Kyle for championships? For years virtually everyone in the Cup garage has bemoaned the lack of promising young drivers. But not anymore. By 2015,...

February 27, 2012 | LARS ANDERSON
Well, three key ones anyway: When the green flag flies on the Great American Race, they will center on a high-profile newbie, a perennial favorite—and on just how close the field can get

February 27, 2012 | S.L. PRICE
A HEISMAN TROPHY? TWO NATIONALLY RANKED BASKETBALL TEAMS? A 40--0 STREAK ACROSS THREE MAJOR SPORTS? OFT-BEDEVILED BAYLOR IS ON A QUEST TO BECOME THE PREEMINENT BAPTIST UNIVERSITY, AND WINNING (THE...

February 27, 2012 | PHIL TAYLOR
No one thought much about the six who stayed. The reporters who descended on Gunderson High in San Jose this season came to talk to boys' basketball coach Mike Allen and the 13 players who were...

February 27, 2012
The bravery it takes to be a great owner is either celebrated or reviled. I envy the Patriots' great ownership, because Robert Kraft hired all the right people, took risks and allowed those under...

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With the news that Peyton Manning underwent a fourth, unreported, medical procedure on his neck, do you think he should retire?

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"What's more mind-boggling? Kevin Durant dropping 51 and Russell Westbrook with 40 in a game, or the fact that they needed OT to beat Denver?"