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SI Golf

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Still Streakin'

A seventh straight win puts Tiger Woods a step closer to the Tour's most hallowed record

By Alan Shipnuck

Breaking the Glass Ceiling

Having battled to the top in a man's world, Torrey Pines South course superintendent Candice Combs is on the verge of making history

By Jeff Silverman

Fall Guy

By Jim Gorant

Daddy Issues

Jack Nicklaus, pillar of fatherhood, ruined it for other golfers

By Michael Bamberger

Air and Space

Storming the Fort (Wayne)

By Steve Rushin

SI Players: LIFE ON AND OFF THE FIELD

Cato June

As told to Ben Reiter

WHO'S Hot WHO'S Not

Super Sustenance

A Saint learns from a master—and a fan

By Lisa Altobelli

Staying Power

New Jersey's top recruit broke tradition by choosing Rutgers over Ohio State

By Mark Beech

Promises, Promises

Once recruits kept their college commitments, but schools are finding that the minds they are a-changin'

By George Dohrmann

FLIP-FLOPS FOR FLORIDA

By George Dohrmann

THE LIST

SI Players

Inking Man's Game

Under an NHL jersey, a canvas

By Elizabeth Newman

The Pop Culture Grid

THE QUESTIONS WITH Brendon Ayanbadejo

Bears Linebacker

Super Bowl Preview

Super Bowl Preview XLI

The matchup in Miami will hinge on a line-of-scrimmage mind game. Can Bears middle linebacker Brian Urlacher outsmart Colts quarterback Peyton Manning for football's ultimate prize?

By Tim Layden

It's About Time

The first appearances by African-American head coaches in the Super Bowl

By Jeffri Chadiha

Showdown Showcase

The AFC's best offense versus the NFC's best defense

By Peter King

Super Stats

Do the Bears have the bite, or will the Colts be carrying too much horsepower? Inside the numbers game

By David Sabino

Tennis

Slam-Bang Return

Roger Federer's victory at the Australian Open came as no surprise, but the way in which a rusty Serena Williams marched through the women's draw was downright shocking

By L. Jon Wertheim

Hockey

The South Has Risen

Home of the last two Stanley Cup champions, most of the NHL's leading scorers and a fan-friendly, up-tempo style, the oncelowly Southeast is hockey's best, most raucous division

By Michael Farber

Pro Basketball

To Trade Or Not To Trade? That Is the Question

NBA general managers are diligently working the phones as thetrade deadline approaches, but many of them seem reluctant to make a big move. Why the reluctance to take arms in this sea of mediocrity?

By Ian Thomsen

Let's Make a Deal

SI plays general manager and suggests three trades--none yet onthe table--that should be made before the Feb. 22 deadline

By Ian Thomsen

Inside

Inside: The Week In Sports

College Basketball

By Seth Davis

Olympics

By E.M. Swift

Life of Reilly

Gamers To the End

By Rick Reilly

Departments

Chasing a Dream

For this cross-country star, a shot to run in the U.S. nationals could mean a reunion with his long-lost family

By David Epstein

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Letters

Kings of the Mountain

Roger Federer and Tiger Woods are good pals who won't argue about who's the most dominant athlete around. But two SI writers will

By Alan Shipnuck

Goodbye, Champ

During his courageous fight for survival, Barbaro brought humans and horses together again

By Tim Layden

For the Record

By Tom Verducci

Gump Worsley 1929--2007

By Michael Farber

Bird Watching

Through the years with the crudest finger in sports

Q&A Dusty Baker

The 57-year-old former manager of the Giants and the Cubs will begin as an ESPN baseball analyst this spring.

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