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POWER WEEK

There are players, and there are players. This week SI.com looks at some of the most powerful figures in sports history, including hard-nosed commissioners, savvy owners and superstars whose influence extended beyond wins and losses. Go to SI.com/power.

TUESDAY MARCH 5

NFL

25 MOST POWERFUL BACKS OF ALL TIME

Jim Brown, who often seemed like a man among boys on the field, was the top rusher in eight of his nine seasons.

10 RUSHING PLAYS THAT CHANGED THE GAME

WEDNESDAY MARCH 6

Despite criticism for his heavy-handed approach, all eyes remain on the NFL's absolute ruler, Roger Goodell, as he manages a business that is complex, sprawling and unbelievably profitable.

TOP 50 MOST INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE IN SPORTS

THURSDAY MARCH 7

NBA

25 DUNKERS THAT ROCKED THE WORLD

Vince Carter's "cookie jar" jam at the 2000 NBA Slam Dunk Contest introduced the world to Vinsanity.

10 PAINT MONSTERS WHO RULED THE REBOUND

FRIDAY MARCH 8

MLB

THE TOP 10

MOON SHOTS AND FLAMETHROWERS OF ALL TIME

In 1974, Nolan Ryan threw a then record 100.9-mph fastball against the Tigers; Mickey Mantle's 1963 blast against the K.C. Athletics traveled an estimated 734 feet in Yankee Stadium.

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Looking Back

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Pat Summitt, college basketball's winningest coach, reflects on her remarkable career—and on her current health challenges.

BY PAT SUMMITT

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NEIL LEIFER (BROWN)

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DAVID BERGMAN (GOODELL)

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JOHN W. MCDONOUGH (CARTER)

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PETER READ MILLER (RYAN)

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JOHN G. ZIMMERMAN (MANTLE)

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COURTESY OF CROWN ARCHETYPE (SUMMITT)

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