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Head Strong

For all of his physical gifts, it is Tiger Woods's unwavering belief in self that truly separates him from the competition, and the distinctionwas palpable at the Accenture Match Play Championship

By Alan Shipnuck

West Coast Rewind

The first leg of the PGA Tour season, the eight-week West Coast swing, is history. Here's who deserves praise—or derision—as the Show moves to Florida for a four-tournament stand

By Alan Shipnuck

Goof Channel

It's Faldo's turn to drop the ball

By Jim Gorant

Big Play

By Jim Murphy

The Pepper Mill

By Dottie Pepper

Change Agent

Has Tiger Woods helped clear the way for Barack Obama?

By Michael Bamberger

SI Players: LIFE ON AND OFF THE FIELD

The Big Red Machine

Thanks to Fidel Castro, Cuba is a dysfunctional nation—and a sports power

By S.L. Price

WHO'S Hot WHO'S Not

For the Record

String Theory

Just how long is Tiger Woods's winning streak?

By Alan Shipnuck

Al Horford

As told to Andrew Lawrence

That '70s 'fro

Ferrell dishes off to good effect in Semi-Pro

By Adam Duerson

The Beat

By Adam Duerson

Week Ahead

What to watch and watch for

By Sarah Kwak

Faces in the Crowd

SI, Feb. 12, 2007 Update

By Andrew Lawrence

Dan Patrick

Just My Type

By Dan Patrick

The DP Wonderlic Test

By Dan Patrick

PRO BASKETBALL

A New Sheriff in Big D

In hot pursuit of an NBA title, the Mavericks dealt for a new leader in Jason Kidd. But is he too old to tame the wild West?

By Jack McCallum

His Newest Subjects

Led by Ben Wallace, Cleveland's acquisitions bring defense, shooting and depth to King James's domain

By Ian Thomsen

PRO FOOTBALL

It's Showtime

Draft season officially got rolling with prospects strutting their stuff at the NFL combine. Dapper Matt Ryan didn't throw a pass, but the BC product still impressed with his all-business demeanor

By Peter King

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Over The Top

Extreme vulgarity and taunting by college basketball fans this season raise the question: How much is too much? For schools and conferences, it's time to act

By Grant Wahl

Pattern of Abuse

Excessive harassment of opposing players isn't new to the college game. Fans have been committing offensive fouls for decades

By Pablo S. Torre

Last Call

Faced with a major NCAA investigation, Indiana cut ties with embattled coach Kelvin Sampson and put its disgruntled team, a Final Four contender, in the hands of a former Hoosier

By Grant Wahl

BASEBALL

The (Next) Next Big Thing

There's a new Ray of hope in Tampa: sweet-swinging Evan Longoria, the best of baseball's deepest crop of prospects—and reason enough for a certain magazine to stand behind last year's prediction of future success

By Ben Reiter

Leap Year

Thanks to improved pitching and (especially) defense, the Rays won't merely be better in '08, they'll be 22 wins better

By Nate Silver, Baseball Prospectus

OLYMPIC TRAINING TOWNS

THE ROAD TO BEIJING

From a ski resort in California to an Army post in Georgia, from a college town in Michigan to a ranch in Texas, U.S. Olympians are training feverishly for their day of reckoning in China

By Brian Cazeneuve

Inside

Inside: The Week In Sports

Boxing

By Chris Mannix

The NHL

By Michael Farber

Pierre McGuire's In the Crease

By Pierre McGuire

College Basketball

By Stewart Mandel

Point After

The Happiest Camper

By Chris Ballard

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