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GOLF PLUS

PGA TOUR CONFIDENTIAL

By Michael Bamberger

Tiger vs. Rory

By Sal Johnson

MY BAG: Jason Day

By David Dusek

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Sports Illustrated DIGITAL

LEADING OFF

LEADING OFF

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

THE FIRST DANCE

By John Underwood

THE MAIL

THE MAIL

EDITOR'S LETTER

Once Again, He's the Chosen One

By Paul Fichtenbaum

Inside: THE WEEK IN SPORTS

Crowded House

First, tainted stars from the Steroid Era hijacked the record book. Now they may squeeze worthy older candidates off the Hall of Fame ballot

By Tom Verducci

Marvin Miller 1917--2012

By Ben Reiter

Centers of Attention

By Joe Sheehan

Good News, Bears

The Grizzlies, owners of the league's best D and a balanced offense, are playing like a team that can make a deep run in the West

By Ian Thomsen

FANTASY FOOTBALL

By David Sabino

Stature of David

The Galaxy's repeat MLS Cup win fittingly capped the Beckham experiment—and suggested that L.A. and the league will thrive even as the idol departs

By Grant Wahl

The No-Match Game

Once again Manny Pacquiao is not fighting Floyd Mayweather Jr., continuing a ruinous pattern of disengagement by boxing's stars

By Chris Mannix

Rick Majerus 1948--2012

The saddest happy coach

By Alexander Wolff

SPORTSMAN of the YEAR

LeBron James: 2012 Sportsman of the Year

There is still one last frontier to conquer, but the premier talent of his generation reached several others in 2012—a ring, a second gold, a third MVP—and started to win back a public curdled by his regrettable Decision ... and that one last frontier, he's coming for it, coming for it real soon

By Lee Jenkins

The King AND US

By Grant Wahl

Eternal Sportsmen

By Dan Greene

The Power Of Ten

By Alexander Wolff

BCS CHAMPIONSHIP PREVIEW

As Big As It Gets

CRIMSON VS. GOLD. ROLL TIDE VS. SHAKE DOWN THE THUNDER. KNUTE VS. THE BEAR. SOUTHERN PASSION VS. CATHOLIC PRIDE. NOTRE DAME VS. ALABAMA IS MORE THAN A BATTLE FOR THE NATIONAL TITLE. IT'S A HISTORY-DRENCHED SHOWDOWN THAT EMBODIES THE ESSENCE OF THE GAME

By Tim Layden

The Case for ... Notre Dame

By Stewart Mandel

The Case for ... Alabama

By Andy Staples

HEISMAN TROPHY PREVIEW

The Oral History of Johnny Football

Friends, family, coaches and Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel himself explain how he went from hypercompetitive Texas tot to best player in the nation

By Andy Staples

JIM CALHOUN

One-on-One with... Jim Calhoun

THE FRESHLY RETIRED UCONN BASKETBALL COACH AND THREE-TIME NCAA CHAMPION REFLECTS ON HIS COMPLICATED LEGACY AND WHAT HE MISSES—AND DOESN'T MISS—ABOUT THE PROFESSION

By Seth Davis

PRO FOOTBALL

Blessed Are the Geeks ...

... FOR THEY SHALL INHERIT THE GAME—AS SOON AS STATHEADS, LIKE BASEBALL'S SABERMETRICIANS BEFORE THEM, CONVINCE THE FOOTBALL MEN THAT ANALYTICS, RATHER THAN GUT INSTINCT, OFFERS THE BEST FORMULA FOR WINNING

By Albert Chen

BASEBALL

Pandamonium

THIS YEAR'S WORLD SERIES WASN'T EXACTLY ONE FOR THE AGES, BUT IT WAS A CHANCE FOR EVERYONE ELSE TO DISCOVER SOMETHING SAN FRANCISCANS HAVE LONG KNOWN: IT'S HARD NOT TO LOVE PABLO SANDOVAL

By Jordan Conn

FOUR DECADES OF STEELERMANIA

Immaculate Memory

FRANCO HARRIS'S MIRACLE CATCH IN DECEMBER 1972 TURNED THE AUTHOR AND HIS YOUNG SON INTO PASSIONATE STEELERS FANS. FORTY YEARS LATER THEY WENT BACK TO PITTSBURGH TO WAVE TERRIBLE TOWELS AND SEE WHAT'S NEW IN THE AGE OF POLAMALU

By ROY BLOUNT JR.

POINT AFTER

Mesh Madness

By Steve Rushin

Departments

Masthead

Unknowable

The horror and tragedy of the Jovan Belcher murder-suicide make clear that even the spotlight of big-time sports and the immediacy of social media cannot fully illumine the human heart

By David Epstein

Trying Times

As pro football becomes more popular than ever, the NFL finds itself all too often struggling with disturbing headlines

By L. Jon Wertheim

What Are the Odds?

Boxer, bookmaker, author Beth Raymer finds herself the subject of a new romantic comedy

By Rebecca Shore

HOT | NOT

Faces in the Crowd

Edited by Alexandra Fenwick

Just My Type

By Dan Patrick