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Air and Space

On Golden Ponds

By Steve Rushin

SI Players: Life On And Off The Field

Richard Jefferson

NETS FORWARD

As told to Chris Mannix

Who's Hot / Who's Not

Edited by Kostya Kennedy

THE QUESTIONS WITH Alan Faneca, Steelers Guard

Edited by Kostya Kennedy

A Celtic Goes South

By Gerald Green

The Pop Culture Grid

Edited by Kostya Kennedy

Pro Basketball

Eighty-One

Forget Jordan. Step aside, LeBron. Scoring machine Kobe Bryant had the second-highest point total in NBA history. Now the question is, can he crack triple digits?

By Jack McCallum

Pro Football

XL Expectations

After resounding wins in the conference championship games, the NFC favorite Seahawks and the AFC upstart Steelers have peaked just in time for the NFL title game. All signs point to an emotional battle. Dr. Z analyzes the big matchup in Detroit

By Paul Zimmerman

Shock Value

By Michael Silver

Kings Of the Road

By Peter King

HOCKEY

The Man Who Changed Hockey

In the dead of the NHL lockout Red Wing Brendan Shanahan singlehandedly brought together some of the sport's key figures for an improbable summit that rewrote the rule book and revived the game. And at 37, he looks better too

By Michael Farber

Bottom Feeders

A new schedule heavy in intradivision games has helped some teams gorge on weak opponents

By Kostya Kennedy

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Everybody's Been Pittsnogled!

His lovable name, long-range game and tattooed 6'11" frame have made homespun Kevin Pittsnogle West Virginia's most valuable natural resource since coal. And his Mountaineers are a force to be reckoned with

By Grant Wahl

Yet Again, Nobody's Perfect

On a shocking Saturday, down went Duke, Florida and Pitt--and with them the nearly impossible dream of an unbeaten season--but surprisingly, their coaches weren't all that upset

By Seth Davis

The NBA

Point Guard From Another Planet

The Phoenix Suns' Steve Nash doesn't fit any NBA mold, yet the Canadian Kid is following up his MVP season with an even better one

By Jack McCallum

Inside

Inside: The Week in Sports

Welcome Back

Martina Hingis returned to a game that sorely missed her, and she immediately made an impact on the Australian Open

By L. Jon Wertheim

A New Greek in The Pantheon

By L. Jon Wertheim

Pearl Culture

With an upset of No. 2 Florida, Tennessee and its fiery coach sent a message: It's no longer business as usual in Knoxville

By Luke Winn

Pro Prospects

By Julia Morrill

The Female Allen Iverson

By Richard Deitsch

SETH DAVIS'S Hoop Thoughts

By Seth Davis

Heir Canada

Chris Bosh has assumed the mantle of franchise player in Toronto, but unlike his predecessors he'd prefer to stick around

By Ian Thomsen

Where Will J.J. Redick Fall?

By Ian Thomsen

Ian Thomsen's Fast Break

By Ian Thomsen

The Best of Reilly

On a Wing And a Prayer

By Rick Reilly

Departments

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Letters

Changing His Sox

After sneaking out of Fenway in an ape suit, Theo Epstein is back with a plan that will help create a New World Order for baseball

By Tom Verducci

Teen Angst

Sidney Crosby can beat most goalies. It's the NHL's refs that are giving him fits

Edited by Mark Bechtel and Stephen Cannella

For the Record

Edited by Mark Bechtel and Stephen Cannella

Daddy's Girls

Daughters of world-class athletes are running rampant on the women's tennis tour

By L. Jon Wertheim

Q & A Jimmy Kimmel

The host of ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live is broadcasting from the GEM Theatre in Detroit during the week of Super Bowl XL

By Richard Deitsch

The Beat

Edited by Mark Bechtel and Stephen Cannella

Week Ahead

What to watch and watch for

By Chris Mannix

Faces in the Crowd

Edited by Mark Bechtel and Stephen Cannella