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SUPER BOWL XLVIII CHAMPIONS

ANGRY BIRDS

After years of being told they weren't talented or touted or tall enough; after weeks of being told they were little more than another chapter in the Peyton Manning saga, the Seahawks walked into MetLife Stadium ... and laid waste to that narrative.

By S.L. Price

Malcolm in the Middle

Seattle's D deserved a collective nod, but the forgotten man in the thick of it—nine tackles, a fumble recovery and a pick-six—got the MVP award. That'll do fine

By Austin Murphy

PRO BASKETBALL

I DID IT MY WAY

DURING HIS 30 YEARS AS NBA COMMISSIONER, DAVID STERN WAS HARDLY MR. CONGENIALITY—BUT THERE'S NO DISPUTING HIS RESULTS

By Jack McCallum

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

A SECOND- CHANCE POINT

By Luke Winn

2014 OLYMPICS

SOCHI IS CLOSE TO RUSSIA'S DISPUTED BORDER WITH GEORGIA AND TO THE POLITICAL TINDERBOX OF THE NORTH CAUCASUS.

JUST HOW SECURE CAN THESE GAMES BE?

By Alexander Wolff

POINT AFTER

A Superfluousness Of Superness

By Steve Rushin

Departments

Leading Off

Smoke Signals

As legalization spreads and some NFL players turn to cannabis, as both a pain reliever and a recreational indulgence, should the NFL consider lifting its ban?

By Michael McKnight

Utility Player

A do-it-all actor's foray into sports

Cat Jump

Kentucky's new studs

Wild Picks

Who will take over as the top animal tout?

HOT | NOT

Faces in the Crowd

Edited By Alexandra Fenwick

Natural Selection

Just My Type

By Interview By Dan Patrick

The Case for ... Xavier Thames

By Kelli Anderson