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SUPER BOWL XLVIII PREVIEW

PROTECT THIS HOUSE

FROM X-RAYS AND K-9S TO BLACK HAWKS AND, YES, SNIPERS: INSIDE THE ELABORATE SECURITY PLAN FOR THE MOST HIGH-PROFILE EVENT IN AMERICAN SPORTS

By Thayer Evans

BLAND BANDS, NIP SLIPS AND 3-D BEBOP

HOW A DRUM MAJOR KNOWN AS TOMMY THE TOE BEGAT THE BEST (BONO, JACKO, JAGGER) AND WORST (UP WITH PEOPLE!) SEGMENT OF SUPER BOWL SUNDAY: THE HALFTIME SHOW

By Austin Murphy

EXTRA POINTS

YOU ALREADY KNOW SUPER BOWL XLVIII'S TOP STORY LINES—THE COLD, "OMAHA," RICHARD SHERMAN.... HERE ARE A FEW LESS DISCUSSED (BUT MORE SALIENT) ARGUING POINTS

By Ben Reiter

BEEN THERE, DONE THAT

By Boomer Esiason

WORDS WITH... TERRY + HOWIE SUPER BOWL ANALYSTS

FOX'S ODD COUPLE DISH ABOUT A COLD-WEATHER SUPER BOWL, THEIR UNUSUAL CHEMISTRY AND WHY THEY MADE LIFE SO HARD ON THE TITANS' PLACEKICKER

By Richard Deitsch

2014 OLYMPICS

MEET TEAM USA

THEY'RE THE 230 ATHLETES WHO'LL REPRESENT AMERICA IN SOCHI—AND IF THEIR VARIED STORIES RESONATE WITH US, PERHAPS IT'S BECAUSE THESE OLYMPIANS ARE US

By Phil Taylor

SO GOOD, SO YOUNG

ALREADY DRAWING COMPARISONS WITH LINDSEY VONN, U.S. PRODIGY MIKAELA SHIFFRIN, 18, IS A ONCE-IN-A-GENERATION TALENT

By Tim Layden

Bode's Last Run?

AT 36, ON A REBUILT KNEE THAT SIDELINED HIM FOR A YEAR, BODE MILLER IS BACK FOR HIS FIFTH GAMES—AND HE'S ONE OF THE U.S.'S TWO BEST MEN'S MEDAL HOPES

By Tim Layden

AMPING UP THE X FACTOR

MORE GRAVITY-DEFYING DISCIPLINES SUCH AS SLOPESTYLE WILL MAKE THEIR DEBUT, PUSHING STARS LIKE SHAUN WHITE—AND A FRESH WAVE OF BOARDERS AND FREE SKIERS—TO RIDE HIGHER THAN EVER

By Austin Murphy

BLACK SEA BULLIES?

ONCE THE DOMINANT FORCE IN INTERNATIONAL PLAY, RUSSIAN HOCKEY HASN'T BEEN THE SAME SINCE THE DEMISE OF THE SOVIET UNION. CAN ALEX OVECHKIN LEAD HIS COUNTRY TO ITS FIRST GOLD MEDAL SINCE 1992? VLADIMIR PUTIN EXPECTS HIM TO

By Michael Farber

No Surprises

THE U.S. WAS A DARK HORSE WHEN IT WON A SILVER MEDAL IN VANCOUVER, BUT THIS TIME AROUND THE WORLD IS EXPECTING THE AMERICANS TO CHALLENGE FOR GOLD

By Sarah Kwak

MEDAL PICKS

WHICH COUNTRY WILL TOP THE TABLE AND WHO WILL REACH THE PODIUM IN ALL 98 EVENTS

By Brian Cazeneuve

POINT AFTER

What I Learned Last Week

By Richard Sherman

Departments

Hockey in Hollywood

By Brian Cazeneuve

Host-ilities

Instead of a "new Russia," the politically charged, terror-threatened Sochi Games are reviving memories of the country's past

By Alexander Wolff

Welcome to Sochi

A geo-guide to the unlikeliest Winter Olympic site in history

Who Could Make History

Athletes are chasing a bevy of milestones in Sochi

Behind the New Olympic Beamers

By Anastassia Smorodinskaya

Wide World of Stories

The competitors in Sochi will include a prince and a violinist

By Anastassia Smorodinskaya

Faces in the Crowd

Edited By Alexandra Fenwick

She's a Winner, By George

Just My Type

By Interview By Dan Patrick

Say Hello, Gracie

The new U.S. champion has the look, and even the sound, of a winner

By Brian Cazeneuve