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February 12, 2007 | Volume 106, Issue 6

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Peyton Manning Cover - Sports Illustrated February 12, 2007

February 12, 2007
Pour Excuse A steady rain during Super Bowl XLI on Sunday lent a water-color effect to Dolphin Stadium in Miami—and made conditions particularly tough for Bears quarterback Rex Grossman (LIFE OF...

February 12, 2007
Saints and the City In this era it is hard to find players interested in bettering the team instead of themselves (Marching In, Jan. 22). Drew Brees chose New Orleans because of the chance to help...

February 12, 2007 | Steve Rushin
THE MOST exciting player in basketball is a 6'10" high school junior named Kevin Laue, which rhymes with wow, as in, "Wow, I can't believe he just did that." What he does is a little of...

February 12, 2007 | E.M. Swift
As more players become afflicted, the NFL is finding concussions a tough problem to tackle

February 12, 2007 | Tom Verducci
It may not be by popular demand exactly, but Sammy Sosa is back in baseball, as a Ranger

February 12, 2007 | Chris Mannix
He's three inches taller than Yao Ming, but is pro hoops' biggest player ready for the NBA?

February 12, 2007 | Chris Mannix
Died Of complications from pneumonia, former All-Star pitcher Steve Barber, 68. In 1963 Barber (above) became the first 20-game winner in Orioles history when he went 20--13 with a 2.75 ERA....

February 12, 2007 | Chris Mannix
.762 Field goal percentage (32 for 42) of Vanderbilt in a 91--51 win over Alabama on Sunday, an NCAA women's record.

February 12, 2007 | Tim Layden
After a hiatus to have a baby and celebrate her 40th birthday, Gail Devers returns in style

February 12, 2007 | Chris Mannix
After a few close calls, Iona's 23-game losing skid is finally history

February 12, 2007 | Richard Deitsch
The 41-year-old actor stars as coach Eric Turner on NBC's Friday Night Lights

February 12, 2007 | Adam Duerson
WISE BEYOND his years, LeBron James knows that with all his success he needs to be brought back down to earth every once in a while. So last week James had himself roasted. More than 250 guests...

February 12, 2007 | Adam Duerson
A pregnant Chicago woman agreed to advertise an online auction company on her belly during the Super Bowl in exchange for two free tickets.

February 12, 2007 | Adam Duerson
Now the world knows Victoria's secret: She's a huge soccer fan. A pack of models showed off their soccer ball lingerie at halftime of the Bundesliga match between Borussia Dortmund and VfB...

February 12, 2007 | Adam Duerson
REX GROSSMAN, Bears quarterback, to reporters at Super Bowl media day: "I'm realizing how ignorant you guys are. But I don't mean that in a bad way."

February 12, 2007 | Chris Mannix
What to watch and watch for

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Herb Magee SCORECARD, DEC. 25, 2006

February 12, 2007
Kassi Price PLANTATION, FLA. > Gymnastics Price, a freshman at Alabama, won her third straight all-around competition, leading the No. 4--ranked Crimson Tide to a national-best 197.475 score...

February 12, 2007 | As told to Elizabeth Newman

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Who is the NBA's most physical player?

February 12, 2007 | Kevin Armstrong
Chris Simms reflects on his scary injury

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Flyers LW

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Emmitt Smith's Super Sundays headline his peerless career

February 12, 2007 | Yi-Wyn Yen
Ashley Nixon keeps up the tradition at 'Goalie High'

February 12, 2007 | Joe Lemire
THE MTV hit reality series Two-A-Days has returned for a second season looking more like an MTV show—in other words, it has turned down the sports a bit while turning up the young love. When we...

February 12, 2007 | Phil Taylor
After surviving a serious car wreck, a coach and player are taking their team to the top

February 12, 2007 | Caitlin Moscatello
Jersey girl repeats her feat at Madison Square Garden

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Get complete Signing Day coverage, including news, team rankings from and analysis at

February 12, 2007 | MICHAEL SILVER
Trusting in each other and in the guiding hand of their history-making coach, Peyton Manning and the Colts came together in the South Florida rain to vanquish the Bears and lay claim to greatness

February 12, 2007 | Peter King
There was one more person with whom Tony Dungy wanted to share his landmark victory

February 12, 2007 | Paul Zimmerman
The Colts' methodical offense and speedy defense kept the ball out of the Bears' hands

February 12, 2007 | KARL TARO GREENFELD
A smash hit in October in his postseason debut, Mets first baseman Carlos Delgado is a man whose deep-rooted convictions, like his power stroke, were forged when he was a boy in Puerto Rico

February 12, 2007 | MICHAEL FARBER
Stanley Cup favorite Anaheim is by far the NHL's most pugnacious team, led by George Parros, its Princeton-educated goon

February 12, 2007 | S.L. Price
For the NBA's most confounding franchise, the spotlight is on the tempestuous, blues-strumming owner--cable-television tycoon Jim Dolan--and a much maligned coach who will either build a winner or...

February 12, 2007
College Basketball Transfers helped Reggie Theus quickly turn things around at New Mexico State • N.C. State is back in the NCAA tournament hunt

February 12, 2007 | Seth Davis
1 After a dreadful 1--5 start in ACC play, N.C. State is solidly back in the NCAA tournament hunt. The NCAA selection committee takes injuries into account in its deliberations and will note that...

February 12, 2007 | Kelli Anderson
Desert Boom Reggie Theus has quickly turned around the program at New Mexico State by luring a pack of talented transfers to Las Cruces

February 12, 2007 | Ian Thomsen
Magnifico! By playing with brio, Andrea Bargnani has justified the Raptors' decision to make him last June's top overall pick

February 12, 2007 | Ian Thomsen
On the Nuggets, who through Sunday had gone 3--5 since Carmelo Anthony's return from a 15-game suspension:

February 12, 2007 | Rick Reilly
YOU LOOKED at paperboy-size Bears quarterback Rex Grossman warming up before Super Bowl XLI in his too-big shoulder pads and his altar-boy face and you thought, Hey, some kid won a contest to get...

February 12, 2007 | JIM GORANT
Tiger adds to his "other" streak

February 12, 2007 | JIM GORANT

February 12, 2007 | JIM GORANT
A Missouri gem that's as good for your karma as it is for your game

February 12, 2007 | Jim Suttie
WHO: Aaron Baddeley

February 12, 2007 | GEORGE LOPEZ
A Pebble Beach scene brought my golf journey full circle

February 12, 2007 | GEORGE LOPEZ

February 12, 2007 | GEORGE LOPEZ
MacKinzie Kline, 14, will be the first to use a cart in an LPGA event

February 12, 2007 | ALAN SHIPNUCK
The FBR Open boiled down to a progress report on the careers of two young pros, and only one, Aaron Baddeley, truly made the grade

February 12, 2007 | Scott Gummer
Every winter, record Tour crowds flock to the TPC Scottsdale during the FBR Open, many of them perching at the Bird's Nest party pavilion or in the stands surrounding the raucous 16th hole. Last...

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