The Hurricanes had never beaten a No. 1 program and never won an ACC title before this season. So why does their success seem like déj√† vu?
BY LUKE WINN
THE POWER ISSUE
40 KINGDOMS OF SPORT
The struggle for influence can seem like a fantasy epic
BY STEVE RUSHIN
44 THE MASTER LIST
SI's ranking of the 50 most powerful people in sports—at least for now ...
The top 12 athletes
52 GARY BETTMAN
Is the NHL commissioner really as bad as fans think?
BY MICHAEL FARBER
Former NHL leaders
58 ARNOLD CLASSIC
The annual mecca of muscle celebrates—and sells—strength in its purest form
BY JEFF PEARLMAN
Bodybuilder Ed Nunn was pumped to compete at the Arnold Classic.
4 SI Digital
6 Leading Off
12 The Mail
An exclusive visit with Lance Armstrong leads to more questions
22 Faces in the Crowd
23 Just My Type
Denard Robinson is ready to receive
BY DAN PATRICK
64 Point After
Easing global tensions with Dennis Rodman
BY PHIL TAYLOR
ON THE COVER: Illustration by Tim O'Brien