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February 4, 2008 Table Of Contents

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The Sky's the Limit

After a blowout win in his season debut, Tiger Woods has almost everyone believing that 2008 will be a year unlike any other

By John Garrity

Kenny Vents

Venturi to pros: You owe Nelson

By Jim Gorant

Futures Market

By John Garrity

Big Play

By AJ Bonar

NBA to PGA

How a hoops star made the move from the court to the course

By Junior Bridgeman

SI Players: LIFE ON AND OFF THE FIELD

Nowhere to Run

As political unrest sends Kenya into chaos, athletes have come under attack

By Richard Demak

WHO'S Hot WHO'S Not

For the Record

Veteran Presence

By Mark Beech

Two-Minute Drill

How quickly can you crack a Super puzzler?

Matt Cassel

He threw only five passes this year, but Tom Brady's understudy is always a play away from being the leading man

As told to Joe Lemire

Week Ahead

What to watch and watch for

By Sarah Kwak

Faces in the Crowd

Simpson and Romo Update

By Pablo S. Torre

SUPER BOWL XLII PREVIEW

It's All on the Line

When the underdog Giants meet the unbeaten Patriots in Arizona on Sunday, history will hinge on a brawny battle between New York's pass rush and New England's protection. Can the league's most fearsome defensive front knock Tom Brady off his game? NFL perfection hangs in the balance

By Peter King

The Catch-All

Undrafted out of college, dumped by the Chargers and given away by the Dolphins, Wes Welker has been the Patriots' sure thing

By Damon Hack

Global Warning

Born in Britain, nurtured in Nigeria and baptized for football in Alabama, Osi Umenyiora is ready to rock the Patriots' world

By Lee Jenkins

Blitz Beater

Dr. Z breaks down a play from the Week 17 Giants-Pats game that reveals how New England hits the hot receiver in the face of heavy pressure

By Paul Zimmerman

PRO BASKETBALL

Now Starring...Chris Bosh

Who knew that the Toronto forward's breakout performance would come not on the court but in a YouTube video? That hilarious turn has helped raise his profile to new heights

By Chris Mannix

TENNIS

Serving Notice

In an Australian Open that was full of surprises, a healthy Maria Sharapova showed that she's stronger than ever, and Novak Djokovic dismissed—and dissed—the Mighty Federer

By L. Jon Wertheim

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Good News Bears

Five years after being devastated by a player's murder and then NCAA probation, Baylor—buoyed by irrepressible coach Scott Drew and a fired-up fan base—is off to its best start in 62 seasons

By Kelli Anderson

GENE UPSHAW

Bitter Battle for the Old Guard

He succeeded in the trenches at Super Bowls and bargaining tables, but NFL union boss Gene Upshaw is under siege again—only this time he's butting heads with angry, hurting vets from his generation

By Gary Smith

Inside

Inside: The Week In Sports

College Basketball

By Bill Trocchi

Brian Cazeneuve's Medal Stand

By Brian Cazeneuve

Olympic Sports

By E.M. Swift

The NHL

By Kostya Kennedy

In the Crease

By Pierre McGuire

Point After

Dreams from Her Father

By Chris Ballard

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