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December 31, 2007 Table Of Contents

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The Year Cheaters Paid the Price

But cheating won't stop in 2008. It will only get more interesting

By Richard Hoffer

WHO'S Hot / WHO'S Not

For the Record

The End At Last?

By Ian Thomsen

Tuna Helper?

Will Bill Parcells make a difference with the Dolphins?

By Peter King

The Fridge's New Grill

By Pablo S. Torre

The Kid Stays in Their Picture

Why college hoops coaches seek the opinion of a 16-year-old scout

By Benoit Denizet-Lewis

A Ticket in Every Pot

By Pablo S. Torre

The Bucs' Sweat Shop

Tampa Bay's supergym helped put the team on top

By Lisa Altobelli

Gladiator Games

SI sends a man to the remade reality show

By Adam Duerson

Q&A Everson Walls

The retired Cowboy donated a kidney to ex-teammate Ron Springs last February

By Richard Deitsch

Weeks Ahead

What to watch and watch for

By Sarah Kwak

Faces in the Crowd


Second Chance

Confident that there will be no repeat of last year's title-game nightmare, tackles Kirk Barton and Alex Boone power Ohio State's championship drive against LSU

By Austin Murphy

The Bucks Stop Here

Ohio State has a different mind-set than it did a year ago, but a healthy and at-home LSU team will be too balanced for the Buckeyes

By Phil Taylor



So many upsets, comedowns, blowouts, come backs. Nothing made sense. But what about the Colts, Federer, the Spurs, Tiger and the Red Sox? All of them figured. Themes? Maybe there were no themes in 2007. Just stories: good ones, bad ones and baffling ones

Stories of The NFL

Stories of Baseball

Stories of College Football

By Phil Taylor

Stories of The NBA

By Jack McCallum

Stories of College Basketball

By Grant Wahl

Stories of The NHL

By Michael Farber

Stories of Tennis

By L. Jon Wertheim

Stories of Golf

By Michael Bamberger

Stories of The Rest

By Mark Beech

Stories of High School

By Joe Lemire

Woman Athletes of the Year

From across the U.S. and around the globe, they dominated their respective sports and, in many cases, primed themselves for next summer's Beijing Olympics—and immortality

The Greatest Upset Never Seen

On Dec. 23, 1982, with no TV cameras and very few press on hand, tiny Chaminade of Honolulu shocked Ralph Sampson and No. 1 Virginia. Why college basketball hasn't been the same since

By Alexander Wolff


An array of influential and record-setting sports figures passed away. Among them: a four-time Olympic gold medal winner, a sure-handed Hall of Fame shortstop and a bus-jumping motorcycle daredevil

By Mark Bechtel

Farewell: Phil Rizzuto ... Eddie Feigner

By Mark Bechtel

Farewell: Evel Knievel ... Barbaro

By Mark Bechtel

Farewell: Dennis Johnson ... The Writers' Row

By Mark Bechtel


Escape from Jonestown

How basketball gave life to a son and grandson of the infamous cult leader Jim Jones

By Gary Smith

Point After

One-on-One With Obama

By S.L. Price


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