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2009 SPORTSMAN of the YEAR

Derek Jeter

It is not so much his historic season as how he arrived at the iconic place that brought him still another title

By Tom Verducci

PAGE 54

68 | PRO FOOTBALL

Boo Birds

Donovan McNabb, Andy Reid and the restless crowd in Philadelphia

by Damon Hack

74 | PRO BASKETBALL

'Melo's Progress

Thought he'd never quite get there? Look how far Carmelo Anthony has come

by L. Jon Wertheim

82 | PHOTOGRAPHY

All-Access

A new exhibit showcasing the work of Walter Iooss Jr. and Neil Leifer celebrates moments large and small

94 | COLLEGE FOOTBALL

QB Central

Signal-callers from Texas are thriving in pass-happy attacks from coast to coast

by Austin Murphy

106 | HOCKEY

Chris Pronger

Big, skilled and the dirtiest player in the NHL. In short, he's the ideal Flyer

by Michael Farber

112 | GOLF

Michelle Wie

She has her breakthrough LPGA victory. Now can she pass her stats class?

by Alan Shipnuck

120 | OLYMPICS

Kevin Pearce

The new snowboarding star and his "Frends" will vie for spots on Team USA

by Austin Murphy

126 | HORSE RACING

Gossip Girl

How undefeated filly Rachel Alexandra became the talk of the track in '09

by Tim Layden

134 | COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Urban Meyer

The Florida coach can be a contradiction, but he's consistently a winner

by S.L. Price

Departments

4 Letters

6 Leading Off

18 Scorecard

The Kronk Gym 2.0

30 Just My Type

Bird's-eye view

by Dan Patrick

32 Faces in the Crowd

38 Inside ...

• The NFL

A new breed of 'backer

• Fantasy

The toughest choices

• The NBA

Is Chris Bosh moving?

• College Football

Resurgent UConn

• College Basketball

Loss leaders of the Pac

• Tennis

A faulty Fab Four

• The NHL

San Jose's power line

152 The Vault

Everyday hero

156 Point After

The enduring value of Punt, Pass & Kick

by Selena Roberts

ON THE COVER

Photograph by Gregory Heisler

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GREGORY HEISLER (JETER)

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DAMIAN STROHMEYER (MCNABB)

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JOHN BIEVER (ANTHONY)

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WALTER IOOSS JR. (ALL ACCESS)

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DARREN CARROLL (QB CENTRAL, WIE)

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LOU CAPPOZZOLA (PRONGER)

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JONATHAN MOORE/GETTY IMAGES (PEARCE)

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BILL FRAKES (RACHEL ALEXANDRA)

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SIMON BRUTY (MEYER)