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SUPER BOWL CHAMPIONS

The Saints

They beat the favored Colts, gave their city its first NFL title and set off a party that may never end

By Lee Jenkins

PAGE 30

• Gambling is Sean Payton's way

By Peter King

• Saints' D outfoxed Peyton Manning

By Jim Trotter

42 | PRO BASKETBALL

NBA Payrolls

A trade deadline nears, and a bumper crop of free agents awaits the summer, but the possibility of a lockout in 2011 puts a damper on player movement

By Ian Thomsen

46 | OLYMPIC HOCKEY

Mark Johnson

The top scorer on the 1980 Miracle on Ice squad returns to the Winter Games as the coach of the goal-minded U.S. women's team

By E.M. Swift

Departments

4 Letters

6 Leading Off

12 Scorecard

Why Tom Watson is chiding Tiger now

20 Just My Type

Nuggets from Super Bowl week

by Dan Patrick

23 Faces in the Crowd

24 Inside ...

• College Basketball

South Florida's surge

• The NHL

Flames' middle man

• College Football

Top recruiting classes

70 The Vault

Franz Klammer, 1976

74 Point After

What's missing in Peyton Manning?

by Phil Taylor

2010

NASCAR PREVIEW

Denny Hamlin

The Sprint Cup contender (11, below) parties hard and races even harder

By Lars Anderson

PAGE 50

• Jimmie Johnson's chasers

• NASCAR tweaks the rules

Daytona '79

Book Excerpt: The King, the crash and the fight that put NASCAR on the map

By Mark Bechtel

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ON THE COVER Photograph by David Bergman Inset: Fred Vuich

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