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February 13, 2012 | Volume 116, Issue 6

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Eli Manning Cover - Sports Illustrated February 13, 2012

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To me, Muhammad Ali will always be the Champ because his boxing talent and fighting prowess were undeniable. The courage he exuded, which always allowed him to be himself, and his unwavering...

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"M.I.A. and this flipping off the camera crap isn't cool because now we'll be stuck with a bunch of 60-year-olds performing at the Super Bowl for the rest of our lives."

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Stories that received the most mail last week

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Would the Colts be better off if they drafted Robert Griffin III and had him sit behind Peyton Manning or if they drafted Andrew Luck and traded Manning?

February 13, 2012 | TIM LAYDEN
In a fragmented cultural landscape, the TV-perfect NFL unites all

February 13, 2012 | TIM LAYDEN
Donald Trump announced plans last week to build a cemetery at his Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J., adjacent to the 5th hole that will be the final resting place for himself, his...

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HOT: DANDY YANKS

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Who is the toughest goalie to beat in a shootout?

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February 13, 2012 | Grant Wahl
After a deadly soccer riot, an American coaching in Egypt makes a case for solidarity

February 13, 2012 | Matt Gagne
NFL stars reach out to troubled kids in a powerful documentary

February 13, 2012 | Edited by RICHARD O'BRIEN
Fighters from the obscure to Sugar Ray and Ali relied on the trainer's genius

February 13, 2012 | Edited by RICHARD O'BRIEN
"It's going to be a little bit emotional because I spent three years with this hair."

February 13, 2012 | Melissa Segura
A drought imperils Mexico's legendary Tarahumara racers

February 13, 2012 | Edited by ALEXANDRA FENWICK
TAYLOR TOWNSEND

February 13, 2012 | DAN PATRICK
Tim Tebow

February 13, 2012 | DAN PATRICK
SAY WHAT?

February 13, 2012 | SARAH KWAK
After a slow start, Drew Doughty and his L.A. teammates have found their groove

February 13, 2012 | PIERRE MCGUIRE
Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward has rebounded from a slow start. He made 47 saves in a 3--0 shutout of the Bruins on Feb. 2. Some credit goes to Carolina goalie coach Tom Barrasso, who has Ward...

February 13, 2012 | IAN THOMSEN
Not so fast, says the Magic brass of the future of Dwight Howard; the only certainty is that he isn't disappearing anytime soon

February 13, 2012 | IAN THOMSEN
5-year deal

February 13, 2012 | IAN THOMSEN
4-year deal

February 13, 2012 | JOE SHEEHAN
For players outside of baseball's One Percent, the market can be cruel. That's bad for productive vets but good for bargain-hunting teams

February 13, 2012 | JOE SHEEHAN
SLIGHTLY OFF BASE

February 13, 2012 | BRIAN CAZENEUVE
In '08, Hugh McCutcheon helped end the U.S. men's volleyball gold drought. Now the coach wants to do the same for the women

February 13, 2012 | BRIAN CAZENEUVE
Two years after the 2010 Games, three U.S. women skiers who shined in Vancouver are dominating their respective World Cup circuits this year

February 13, 2012 | DAMON HACK
Pitted once more against the favored and flashy Patriots, Eli Manning and Big Blue proved superior on the biggest stage with a pulse-pounding victory in Super Bowl XLVI that will echo all the way...

February 13, 2012 | PETER KING
Just as in the Arizona desert in XLII, the Giants' final, decisive touchdown drive hinged on a catch that tested the limits of belief

February 13, 2012 | JIM TROTTER
Following his blockers and his instincts, Ahmad Bradshaw tallied a didn't-mean-to touchdown that was the most bizarre game-winner in Super Bowl history—but in the end the G-Men weren't complaining

February 13, 2012 | ALBERT CHEN
Signing day once again caused a nationwide frenzy, but no program experienced more highs and lows over the final week than Rutgers

February 13, 2012 | GENE MENEZ
What happens when a new coach comes in? Or a top assistant leaves? It doesn't take much for a recruiting class to enter—or fall from—the top 10

February 13, 2012 | TOM VERDUCCI
Nobody, least of all David Freese, saw this coming: The World Series MVP is a hero in his hometown—and, after the departure of Albert Pujols, the Cardinals' cornerstone

February 13, 2012 | KELLI ANDERSON
The high-scoring and highly efficient inside-out game of sophomore forward Doug McDermott has Creighton fans excited about a different kind of dance

February 13, 2012 | CHRIS BALLARD
AS THE COACH AT A HIGH SCHOOL NEAR CHICAGO, MIKE POWELL HAS DONE MORE THAN CREATE STATE WRESTLING CHAMPIONS. HE'S TAUGHT BOYS HOW TO BE MEN AND PROVIDED AN EXAMPLE OF COURAGE UNDER THE MOST TRYING...

February 13, 2012 | PHIL TAYLOR
The week that leads to the Super Bowl is always a combination of football, foolishness and foreboding. These games carry the weight of history, after all. They are about legacies and records and...