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NFL Playoffs

Quarterbacks On A Roll Precision passers took center stage on a wild wild-card weekend that saw the 49ers and Steelers overcome huge deficits, the Falcons pull off a chilling upset and the Jets streak to a stunning blowout

A Frenzy at the Finish A blown (and bizarre) final play by New York capped San Francisco's miracle comeback

By Jeffri Chadiha

Catch Him If You Can After making history in Green Bay, Atlanta's Michael Vick goes full speed into Philadelphia

By Peter King

Comeback Kids Improbable quarterback Tommy Maddox led an improbable rally from the brink of defeat, giving Pittsburgh second life in its bid for the Super Bowl

By Michael Silver

Another Happy Landing New York cruised to victory on the amazing arm of Chad Pennington. Next stop: Oakland

By Josh Elliott

Pro Football

Are You Kidding Me? Admitting he had let his team become too lax, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones lured Bill Parcells back to the sideline, but can the two egos coexist?

By Peter King

Pro Basketball

As Bad As It Gets Or can it get worse? Not even a coach who has won nine NBA titles has a solution to the disharmony that's plaguing the Lakers

By Jack McCallum

College Football

"The Best Damn Team..." Wins The Big One Underdog Ohio State stunned mighty Miami in a two-overtime thriller to win its first national championship since 1968

By Austin Murphy

An Early Look Ahead Who will contend for the title in 2003? Here's our pre-preseason Top 10.

By Kelley King

SI's All-Bowl Team Here are the 24 players--and one coach--who shone brightest in the postseason

Compiled by Kelley King

College Basketball

Last Of The Lefties After four memorable decades of college coaching, Lefty Driesell abruptly calls it quits

By Frank Deford

Pro Hockey

Hat Tricksters Markus Naslund, Brendan Morrison and Todd Bertuzzi of the Canucks have become the NHL's most potent (and fun-loving) line

By Michael Farber

The Finest Lines SI senior writer Michael Farber's top 10 trios in hockey history (left wing--center--right wing)

By Michael Farber

High School Basketball

The Continuing "Education" of LeBron James... ... in which the 18-year-old high school phenom and soon-to-be multimillionaire goes to L.A. and studies the pampered life

By Grant Wahl With reporting by George Dohrmann

Inside

Inside The Week in Sports

Inside College Basketball

Inside College Basketball

By Seth Davis

Inside The NBA

Inside The NBA

By Ian Thomsen

Inside The NHL

Inside The NHL

By Daniel G. Habib

In The Crease

By Pierre McGuire

Fiesta Fiasco

By Rick Reilly

Departments

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Letters

Remember the Tubas

By Steve Rushin

Scorecard

By Tom Verducci; Paul Zimmerman; Richard DeitschEdited by Kostya Kennedy and Richard Deitsch

Q+A Jeff Van Gundy

By Richard Deitsch; Jeff Van Gundy Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Richard Deitsch

The Show

By Bill ScheftEdited by Kostya Kennedy and Richard Deitsch

Sports Beat

Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Richard Deitsch

Faces In The Crowd

Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Richard Deitsch