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SI Players: LIFE ON AND OFF THE FIELD

Not-So-Slick Rick

A revived Pitino finds his humble side

By Kostya Kennedy

A's Aim for Fremont

By Joe Lemire

THE BEAT

By Arash Markazi

Down, but Never Out

Herb Score refused to be defined by one wicked line drive

By Mark Bechtel

WHO'S Hot WHO'S Not

For the Record

Chicken Soup for the Martial Artist

The mother of woman's judo—a Jewish grandma—gets crowned

By Gary Smith

The Haute Couture

By L. Jon Wertheim

Game Plan

What smart fans should do this week

Ashley Judd

Mrs. Dario Franchitti will star in Crossing Over and is a Kentucky superfan

As told to Sarah Kwak

Bananas Foster

An ex-Red surprises his old mates

By Joe Posnanski

Faces in the Crowd

Just My Type

By Dan Patrick

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NASCAR

Jimmie Steps Out

NASCAR's best driver on the track, sports' next celebrity on the street: the two sides of Cup champ Jimmie Johnson

By Lars Anderson

The Best and the ...

By Richard O'Brien

PRO FOOTBALL

A Pair of Aces

The Cards are stacked at wideout, with Larry Fitzgerald and Anquan Boldin carrying Arizona toward a rare playoff berth while taking a joint run at history

By Jim Trotter

The Alltime Tandems

Arizona's Anquan Boldin and Larry Fitzgerald may one day rank among the great pass-catching duos in NFL history, but for now SI's Jim Trotter is set on this top 10—and who can argue with his No. 1?

By Jim Trotter

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

A Race to the Finish

The Heisman Trophy may be Texas Tech quarterback Graham Harrell's to lose, but the voters could still be swayed by what happens in a handful of games with national-title implications

By Austin Murphy

PRO BASKETBALL

Early Bloomer

Ten years after the departure of Michael Jordan, the Bulls finally have a player they can build around in No. 1 draft pick Derrick Rose, a native son who quickly has become the face of the franchise

By Lee Jenkins

A MORE DANGEROUS GAME

A MORE DANGEROUS GAME BEARS ON THE GOLF COURSE, DEER ON THE WINDSHIELD, WOLVES ON THE WALK BACK HOME

How the decline of hunting is changing the natural order of predator and prey

By Matthew Teague

Inside

Inside: The Week In Sports

World of Hurt

Novak Djokovic and Venus Williams finished strong, but a nearly ceaseless schedule took its toll on the top players

By L. Jon Wertheim

Irish Stew

A letdown against Navy raised more questions about Charlie Weis's ability to return Notre Dame to prominence

By Mark Beech

Stewart Mandel's Three-Point Stance

By Stewart Mandel

Flex Offense

The secret to the success of the Giants' attack is an ability to adapt quickly to whatever the opposition is giving them

By Damon Hack

Dr. Z's Pick of the Week

By Paul Zimmerman

Beautiful Losers

Throw out team records when looking for players who can help get you into the postseason

By David Sabino

Sideshow Stars

Pot stirrers Steve Ott and Sean Avery are turning formerly disciplined Dallas into a carnival act

By Michael Farber

Pierre McGuire's In The Crease

By Pierre McGuire

Point After

A Whoop-dee-damn-do-gooder

By Selena Roberts

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