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Aloha, Sunshine

The Sony Open isn't the first Tour event of the season, but for rank-and-file pros like winner Paul (Sunshine) Goydos, the new year starts here

By Michael Bamberger

Design By Lefty

A fit Phil Mickelson joins his archrival in the course architect biz

By Jim Gorant

Big Play with Jim Murphy

By Jim Murphy

Villegas Envy

Here are the fresh faces most likely to have a breakout year

By Gary Van Sickle

Air and Space

Thus Spake Mountaineers

By Steve Rushin

SI Players: LIFE ON AND OFF THE FIELD

SI Players: Luke Walton discusses tattoos, Gilbert Arenas and life in L.A.

As told to Ben Reiter

Who's Hot / Who's Not

THE QUESTIONS WITH Jeff Faine

Saints Center

Over and Out

Suddenly a sophomore, with much to tackle

The Pop Culture Grid

The Great's Eight

By Arash Markazi

Gender Bender

Girls like Nicole Woody are turning wrestling on its head

By Joshua Cooley

Greener Pastures

After years of trial and sorrow, world traveler Donte' Greene finds himself in a Melo place

By Franz Lidz

THE LIST

Pro Football

Marching In

It's the unlikeliest NFL story in ages: Drew Brees and the Saints, recovery projects both, are one win away from the Super Bowl. That's what character and commitment can do

By Tim Layden

Flawesome

Even when he's far from perfect, Tom Brady finds a way to make the Patriots playoff winners

By Michael Silver

Freaking 'em Out

When the plan is to fluster Peyton Manning, he's an expert at turning the tables on a defense

By Peter King

N.O. Problem

Though vulnerable of late, the Bears' defense is confident it matches up well with the Saints

By Jeffri Chadiha

Dr. Z's Forecast

By Paul Zimmerman

Hockey

Already (at 19!) The Best

In his second season Sidney Crosby is setting himself apart from the rest of the league--and scoring at a pace close to none other than Wayne Gretzky's

By Michael Farber

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Wild, Wild West

With an infusion of homegrown talent and a new emphasis on smothering defense, the Pac-10 has become the nation's top conference

By Grant Wahl

PRO BASKETBALL

The Mav Who Makes the Difference

If the league's winningest team is to take the final step to an NBA title, no player will be as crucial as forward Josh Howard, who has established himself as Dirk Nowitzki's righthand man

By Jack McCallum

Happy Birthday, Champ

The Lost Photographs

Newfound images document the time when Muhammad Ali, 65 this week, began to transform sports and popular culture

By Karl Taro Greenfeld

Inside

Inside: The Week In Sports

The NBA

By Ian Thomsen

College Basketball

By Kelli Anderson

Life of Reilly

Shootin' the Bull With Bullfighters

By Rick Reilly

Departments

The Buck Stops Here

A drive-by victim last April, Julius Hodge is back in the NBA with Milwaukee—after some ups and downs

By Chris Mannix

Going Deep

Even if you're just sharing pumpkin bread, SI writers know, hanging with NFL players is never dull

By Gene Menez

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Leading Off

Letters

Vend It Like Beckham

If David Beckham can't sell soccer to Americans, no one can. But what kind of player will the MLS get for $250 million?

By Grant Wahl

Fleet Street Heat

GLORIA CONNORS 1924--2007

By Frank Deford

For the Record

Agony of Ecstasy

Pity the poor athlete who gets injured while celebrating. Or, maybe, don't

Q&A Brad Daugherty

The five-time NBA All-Star and former Craftsman Truck Series team owner is a NASCAR analyst for ESPN/ABC

By Richard Deitsch

The Beat

By Adam Duerson

Week Ahead

What to watch and watch for

By Chris Mannix

SI Update

By David Epstein

Faces in the Crowd