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Masters Mind

For Padraig Harrington, It's All about Winning a Third Straight Major

By Gary Van Sickle

Short Answer

The USGA names names

By Jim Gorant

Big Play

By John ElliotT

Gnarly Rough

By Geoff Shackelford

Page Turner

The last Tour guide marks the end of how we read the game

By Michael Bamberger

SI Players: LIFE ON AND OFF THE FIELD

The End of an Era?

Alex Rodriguez's fall tells us all we need to know about the steroid years

By Joe Posnanski

WHO'S Hot WHO'S Not

For the Record

Ain't She Grand?

A former Vol celebrates Pat Summitt's 1,000th victory.

By Candace Parker

The Man of Steal

According to the list of account holders (and investor responses), Bernard Madoff's Ponzi scheme netted a fair share of sports figures

Ice Maiden

The U.S. gets its first women's gold at the luge worlds

By Brian Cazeneuve

Virtual Drive

By Lars Anderson

Babe Lincoln

By Sarah Kwak

Game Plan

What smart fans should do this week

Tracy Morgan

The former Saturday Night Live cast member stars in NBC's 30 Rock

As told to Sarah Kwak

Faces in the Crowd

SI Players, Jan. 12, 2009 Update

Just My Type

By Dan Patrick

BASEBALL

Confronting A-Rod

Baseball continues to be haunted by its past following SI's revelations of steroid use in 2003 by the game's biggest star

By Selena Roberts

The RULES, The LAW, The REALITY

A primer on baseball's steroid policy through the years

By David Epstein

NBA MIDSEASON REPORT

See You In June?

The Lakers and Celtics proved last week that their rivalry still has plenty of pop, but both teams must overcome bigger obstacles than they faced last season if they are to meet again in the Finals

By Ian Thomsen

CHRIS MANNIX'S AWARDS

By Chris Mannix

Surprise Party

For better or worse—in some cases much, much worse—the opening months did not go as some teams expected

By Chris Mannix

Shipping News

Moves that could buoy the title chances of the contenders

By Chris Mannix

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Rocking Old Rocky Top

Brazen coach Lane Kiffin is winning few friends in his new job at Tennessee—raiding SEC foes for assistants, running off staffers and accusing a major rival of a recruiting violation

By John Ed Bradley

NASCAR PREVIEW

OVER THE TOP

Wins and wrecks, fights and flips—no driver brings more excitement to NASCAR's top circuit than Carl Edwards, whose big-game intensity is grounded in his small-town lifestyle. Now can NASCAR's ultimate outsider launch himself to a Sprint Cup title?

By Lars Anderson

TAKING STOCK

Mergers and start-ups, rookies and strokers—what to look for in this season's leaner, meaner, not necessarily greener racing landscape

By Mark Beech

PROJECTED CHASE FIELD

The nine-month, 36-race quest for the Sprint Cup begins on Sunday at Daytona, and here are the 12 drivers who are expected to battle it out for stock car racing's grandest prize

By Mark Beech

Inside

Inside: The Week In Sports

On a Mission

Perennially overlooked Utah State is winning again with a cast of lightly recruited but devout late bloomers

By Kelli Anderson

Seth Davis's Three-Pointer

By Seth Davis

Going for Broke

Though bankruptcy may be looming for Wayne Gretzky's Coyotes, his eager young players aren't sweating it

By Michael Farber

Pierre McGuire's In the Crease

By Pierre McGuire

Point After

More Alike Than We Knew

By Tom Verducci

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