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Sports Illustrated DIGITAL

Sports Illustrated DIGITAL

LEADING OFF

LEADING OFF

THE MAIL

THE MAIL

Inside: THE WEEK IN SPORTS

A Free-for-all

The football news has come fast and furious over the past two weeks—and it's not all Manning, Tebow and the Saints

By Jim Trotter

Russian Resolution

Four years after he abandoned the Predators, Alexander Radulov is back, and it's enough to put Nashville into Cup contention

By Michael Farber

PIERRE MCGUIRE'S: IN THE CREASE

By Pierre McGuire

D.C. Comical

Plenty has gone awry with the Wizards, not least of all the development of John Wall, but there are signs of change in the capital

By Chris Mannix

2012 NCAA TOURNAMENT FINAL FOUR

BAYOU BOUND

A QUARTET OF STORIED PROGRAMS ROARED THROUGH THE REGIONALS, SETTING UP SOME BIG-TIME SHOWDOWNS IN THE BIG EASY

By Kelli Anderson

A BIG MAN COMES INTO HIS OWN

Kansas center Jeff Withey has gone from a 209-pound lightweight to an intimidating presence in the paint

By Pablo S. Torre

SPIRIT OF THE BUCKEYES

Sophomore point guard Aaron Craft sets the tone at Ohio State with his tenacious defense and hypercompetitive approach to the game

By Tim Layden

THE FINAL FOUR BRACKET

WHO WILL WIN THE BATTLES IN THE BIG EASY

By Seth Davis

HE GETS THEIR MOTOR RUNNING

High-flying freshman Michael Kidd-Gilchrist—so dangerous in the open court—keeps Kentucky's high-octane offense running hot

By Lars Anderson

PRO FOOTBALL

Peyton Manning's Long Game

The behind-the-scenes story of how the most prized free agent in NFL history hit the recruiting trail—and how he ended up a Denver Bronco

By Peter King

TIM TAKES NEW YORK

Yes, Tebow will turn the Jets into a Big Apple circus—but the move makes football sense

By Ben Reiter

BASEBALL

MUCH MORE TO R.A. DICKEY THAN THE KNUCKLEBALL

A mastery of a quirky pitch is far from all that makes the Mets righty an outlier. He's also the author of a brutally honest memoir that, among other revelations, details a painful childhood that included sexual abuse

By L. Jon Wertheim

MOMENTS THAT MAKE THE MAN

R.A. Dickey writes of confronting the darker sides of human nature—and the meeting that turned his baseball career around

By R.A. Dickey

GOLF

RED STORM RISING

Tiger Woods won his first Tour event in 30 months, dominating as he did in his prime and signaling that he may be the man to beat at the Masters

By Damon Hack

UNSINKABLE

UNSINKABLE

By L. Jon Wertheim

POINT AFTER

Under the Hoodies, a Deeper Truth

By Phil Taylor

Departments

Way Down In New Orleans

By Lee Jenkins

HOT | NOT

FOR THE RECORD

Strokes of New Year

A reworked PGA Tour calendar means a fall kickoff, while Q school loses its luster

By Gary Van Sickle

Stage Fright

In a self-reflective mood, Mike Tyson promises to reveal all in a one-man Las Vegas show

By Pablo S. Torre

FACES IN THE CROWD

Edited by Alexandra Fenwick

Marbury, Unburied

The former NBA lightning rod has found fans—and feeling!—in the Chinese league

By Bryan Armen Graham

JUST MY TYPE

By Dan Patrick