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SI Fantasy Plus

The New Order

David Sabino projects the top picks of next year's fantasy draft

By David Sabino

Start 'Em

WE LIKE THE MATCHUP

Sit 'Em

WE DON'T LIKE THE MATCHUP

SI Players: LIFE ON AND OFF THE FIELD

Twenty-Four-Hour Party People

A British invasion livened up Vegas. So what if Ricky Hatton got pounded?

By Richard Hoffer

WHO'S Hot / WHO'S Not

For the Record

The Point of No Return?

By Jim Trotter

What's the Word?

As baseball's winter meetings ended, SI asked an executive from each team for a one-word assessment of his club

This Little Piggy

By Pablo S. Torre

Q&A Venus Williams

The tennis star just released her own clothing line, EleVen, available at Steve & Barry's stores

By Adam Duerson

The King James Version

With the NBA's brightest star leading the way, sports and entertainment synched up in '07

Endangered Species

Has the perceived need to appeal to women—and overseas markets—doomed the sports flick?

By Adam Duerson

TGIF

Friday Night Lights shows there are places in America where life and high school football are the same

By Kostya Kennedy

The Well-Read Zone

An affecting memoir, tales of front-office intrigue and a bracing bio made it the year of the football book

By Stephen Cannella

Unlikely Insider

A West Virginia lawyer produces the NFL's go-to site

By Richard Deitsch

It's Wise to Accessorize

Peripherals now matter as much as software

By Jacob Luft

Week Ahead

What to watch and watch for

By Sarah Kwak

Faces in the Crowd

PRO FOOTBALL

A Run to Remember

Overlooked in discussions about the NFL's best backs, a healthy Fred Taylor has joined the 10,000-yard club and helped spark the Jaguars' dash for the playoffs

By Lee Jenkins

Don't Make 'Em Mad

After Steelers safety Anthony Smith opened his mouth, the Patriots made a statement of their own

By Damon Hack

BASEBALL

Tiger Trade With Teeth

Everyone knew Miguel Cabrera and Dontrelle Willis were leaving Florida, but for Detroit? Here's how the deal went down and what it means for the rest of the American League. (Bad news)

By Tom Verducci

PRO BASKETBALL

Exclamation Points

One plays with energy and expressiveness, the other is Mr. Cool. But third-year floor generals Chris Paul and Deron Williams both have the NBA abuzz over who is superior

By Jack McCallum

KEVIN EVERETT

The Road Back

Three months after a paralyzing spinal injury, the Buffalo tight end is making big strides thanks to aggressive medical care, his indomitable will—and a gutty call by his surgeon

By Tim Layden

Inside

Inside: The Week In Sports

The NFL

By Jim Trotter

King's Corner

By Peter King

Dr. Z's Forecast

By Paul Zimmerman

High School Football

By Lars Anderson

College Basketball

By Seth Davis

Point After

The King and His Court Date

By Chris Ballard

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