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October 29, 2007 | Volume 107, Issue 17

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Ray Allen Cover - Sports Illustrated October 29, 2007

October 29, 2007 | Chris Mannix
Yet another big talent is added, but this one will get the club back to the playoffs

October 29, 2007 | Marty Burns
This high-scoring bunch hopes to surprise by putting more emphasis on defense

October 29, 2007 | Chris Mannix
If the Euro vet has a good leg to stand on, playoff hopes will be just as strong

October 29, 2007 | Chris Mannix
A healthy big man is needed to balance the vaunted perimeter attack

October 29, 2007 | Marty Burns
It's what's up front--a high-scoring vet joining a young All-Star--that counts

October 29, 2007 | Elizabeth McGarr
The No. 1 pick of '05 is bigger and wiser, but he still has a lot to prove. Just ask him

October 29, 2007 | Richard Deitsch
New coach, new offense--but most likely similar results for this team in transition

October 29, 2007 | Marty Burns
NCAA champion will provide physical play. But wins? Later, Gator

October 29, 2007 | Marty Burns
A young club looks to a veteran guard who's not afraid to take the big shots

October 29, 2007 | Chris Mannix
An inexperienced team has a lot of growing to do before it can contend again

October 29, 2007 | Gene Menez
No more setbacks for this favorite, which finally will be the last one standing

October 29, 2007 | Gene Menez
Only one man can push the champs to greater glory: their globe-trotting guard

October 29, 2007 | Jack McCallum
An unhappy All-Star could upset the balance of a team that has designs on a title

October 29, 2007 | Arash Markazi
A talented lineup that's ready for a deep playoff run will rely on a maturing star

October 29, 2007 | Gene Menez
At long last, from Argentina, comes a power forward who complements Yao

October 29, 2007 | Arash Markazi
This point guard won't settle for second best--from himself or from his team

October 29, 2007 | Jack McCallum
Starting anew as captain, this Jack vows to be as nimble as he was last spring

October 29, 2007 | Gene Menez
The recovery of their three-point shooter has them thinking postseason

October 29, 2007 | Jack McCallum
Will their young center mature into the Kobe-approved player he needs to be?

October 29, 2007 | Jack McCallum
A streaky guard becomes the key to the playoff hopes of a banged-up club

October 29, 2007 | Gene Menez
Top-to-bottom changes soothe a franchise player who wants to win--now

October 29, 2007 | Jack McCallum
An odd choice of coaches won't stop the slide of this once-proud franchise

October 29, 2007 | Arash Markazi
A wait-till-next-year club will start laying the foundation for the future

October 29, 2007 | Arash Markazi
A new coach and two talented draft picks give hope to a team in transition

October 29, 2007 | Arash Markazi
Becoming the next franchise icon is way too much to ask of this 22-year-old

October 29, 2007 | Ben Reiter
For SI senior writer Jack McCallum, the NBA has evolved into a year-round beat

October 29, 2007 | Ben Reiter
Special contributor Rob Fleder's work on The Basketball Book, a celebration of the game in words by SI writers and pictures by the greatest sports photographers, started with a review of the...

October 29, 2007
College Football Ohio State is undefeated and ranked No. 1 in the country—now comes the hard part • Florida quarterback Tim Tebow breaks out of the pack in the Heisman race

October 29, 2007 | Gene Menez
Place Holder

October 29, 2007 | Gene Menez
1 Florida's Tim Tebow is distancing himself from the crowded Heisman field. Not only is he the nation's top-rated passer (177.5), but he's also on pace to rush for 1,000 yards. Tebow would be the...

October 29, 2007 | Jim Trotter
Blue Heaven With a toughened Eli Manning and a softened Tom Coughlin, the Giants vow there'll be no collapse this year

October 29, 2007 | Jim Trotter
In 2005, his contract year, the Seahawks' Shaun Alexander scored 28 TDs and led the league in rushing, with 1,880 yards. This year, with his left hand wrapped in a cast, he hasn't crossed the goal...

October 29, 2007 | Peter King
Four years ago, when Rob Bironas was 25, he landed a placekicking job with the Charleston Swamp Foxes of af2, the second-tier indoor football league. A former kicker at Auburn and Georgia...

October 29, 2007 | Paul Zimmerman
I just can't shake the idea that the Steelers are heading for a blue period. Against Denver on Sunday, I saw them outhustled and outhit by a team that had earned a reputation for softness....

October 29, 2007 | Sarah Kwak
Lost Cause

October 29, 2007 | Sarah Kwak
PERMIAN (Odessa, Texas) at ABILENE (Texas), Oct. 26

October 29, 2007 | Sarah Kwak
TWO-TIME RECORD HOLDER

October 29, 2007 | Sarah Kwak
1 NORTHWESTERN (Miami) 7--0 Faces big test against league rival Miami Central (7-0-1)

October 29, 2007 | Mark Beech
Two-Man Show Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon battled it out in the Subway 500, continuing their private chase for the Nextel Cup

October 29, 2007 | Mark Beech
1 Lost in the Chase hoopla on Sunday was a solid run by Juan Pablo Montoya, who finished eighth and even led nine laps. "It shows we're making improvements with the car and he's getting more...

October 29, 2007 | Rick Reilly
A pair of horn-rimmed glasses marched up to me last week and said, "You're from denver, right? Why didn't you people put a roof on Coors Field? This World Series is going to be freezing!"

October 29, 2007
Environmental Impact

October 29, 2007 | Mark Bechtel
Can Nebraska hero Tom Osborne restore the Cornhuskers to glory?

October 29, 2007 | As told to Ben Reiter
ONCE A SUPERSTAR with Detroit, Grant Hill went to Orlando seven years ago, and his Magical career was badly compromised by five separate surgeries on his left ankle. One, in 2003, nearly killed...

October 29, 2007
WHO'S Hot

October 29, 2007
Which NFL quarterback is the easiest to intimidate?

October 29, 2007
Won By Kimi Räikkönen (below), his first Formula One driving title. The 28-year-old Finn won the season's final race, the Brazilian Grand Prix, on Sunday to leapfrog defending champion Fernando...

October 29, 2007
15--6 Margin by which South Africa beat defending champion England to win its second rugby World Cup.

October 29, 2007 | Paul Zimmerman
BEFORE SHE left the house last Saturday, Denise McGee told her 75-year-old husband, Max, not to go up on the roof to clean off the leaves. It was sound advice, and Max treated it the same way he...

October 29, 2007
Employees of the Colorado Department of Local Affairs hatched a plan to use state high-speed supercomputers to buy World Series tickets online.

October 29, 2007
BRENT BARRY Spurs guard, on whether San Antonio can defend its NBA title: "The whole subject of repeating is already getting repetitive."

October 29, 2007 | Tom Verducci
With the Boss no longer in power, the Yankees are scrambling to fill the void

October 29, 2007 | Tom Verducci
FOR ALL of the attention the Hope Solo affair got during last month's Women's World Cup (SI, Oct. 8), it wasn't the baffling decision to bench his goalkeeper and then boot her off the team when...

October 29, 2007 | Ben Reiter
Jumping boxes helps NFL safety Adrian Wilson build power and speed

October 29, 2007 | Ben Reiter
Good Wilson Wilson loads up on carbs and protein every Saturday afternoon before game days: He'll consume up to six bowls of pasta with marinara or Alfredo sauce between 3 p.m. and 9 p.m. Then, on...

October 29, 2007 | KOSTYA KENNEDY
A new biography of Charles Schulz shows the athletic leanings of the Peanuts gang

October 29, 2007 | KOSTYA KENNEDY
NEW POINT GUARD Mike Conley may not get the Grizzlies to the playoffs, but the rookie will have Memphis fans whistling Sweet Georgia Brown at some point this season. Over the summer Conley, 20,...

October 29, 2007
A neon hue is all the rage in Seattle

October 29, 2007 | Adam Duerson
The comedian, 45, plays coach Lambeau Fields in the sports spoof The Comebacks

October 29, 2007 | Sarah Kwak
What to watch and watch for

October 29, 2007
Rishard Davis MAPLESVILLE, ALA. > Football Davis, a senior defensive end at Huntingdon College, had seven tackles, three sacks and a one-yard rushing touchdown in the Hawks' 30--12 win over...

October 29, 2007
To submit a candidate for Faces in the Crowd or to submit a video Face to Takkle.com, go to SI.com/faces.

October 29, 2007 | Pablo S. Torre
SI PLAYERS, JULY 16, 2007 For followers of Hoover High, reality has proved far juicier than anything on TV. The Alabama football powerhouse that MTV tracked for its docudrama Two-a-Days has been...

October 29, 2007 | TOM VERDUCCI

October 29, 2007 | Joe Sheehan, Baseball Prospectus
Their regular-season records suggest a vast disparity, but the Rockies and the Red Sox share plenty of similarities

October 29, 2007 | AUSTIN MURPHY

October 29, 2007 | AUSTIN MURPHY
Heavy Hitters

October 29, 2007 | MICHAEL FARBER
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October 29, 2007 | MICHAEL FARBER
On the Fly

October 29, 2007 | MICHAEL FARBER
The NHL's longest suspensions

October 29, 2007 | LEE JENKINS

October 29, 2007 | LEE JENKINS
Peter King Challenge Pick the winners each week and compete for bragging rights and prizes.

October 29, 2007 | IAN THOMSEN

October 29, 2007
Kobe Bryant and the Lakers have gone down a rocky path of late, and a permanent separation could be in the cards (perhaps by the time you read this). SI retraces the Kobester's footsteps over the...

October 29, 2007
Skins Deep

October 29, 2007 | JACK MCCALLUM
The commissioner must take stronger measures to regain the public's trust after the Tim Donaghy debacle

October 29, 2007
Who's the best at every height? Pro, college, men and women all included. Is it Bird or Magic? Elgin or Oscar? Shaq or Wilt? Calvin Murphy or Sue Bird?

October 29, 2007 | IAN THOMSEN
Who's getting hardware, who's getting dealt and what to keep an eye on this season

October 29, 2007 | IAN THOMSEN
Basketball Jones

October 29, 2007
HOW THEY'LL FINISH

October 29, 2007
Get expanded versions of Enemy Lines from Ian Thomsen for every team.

October 29, 2007 | Chris Mannix
Forget the All-Stars. Their season ultimately depends on a green point guard

October 29, 2007 | Richard Deitsch
The veteran core is recommitted--and relieved to see new juice on the bench

October 29, 2007 | Elizabeth McGarr
A breakout star at forward will try to become a nightmare matchup at guard

October 29, 2007 | Marty Burns
In fighting trim, an aging Shaq is out to show he's still able after a season of lows

October 29, 2007 | Elizabeth McGarr
A second-year guard works to prove that his playoff heroics were no fluke

October 29, 2007
I Think... By Peter King

October 29, 2007 | Adam Duerson
These players will be among the first picked at their positions next year

October 29, 2007 | Adam Duerson
Thinking of making a move? Run your proposal by other owners at SI.com/fantasy.

October 29, 2007 | David Sabino
WE LIKE THE MATCHUP

October 29, 2007 | David Sabino
WE DON'T LIKE THE MATCHUP

October 29, 2007 | Jim Gorant
Tiger text files to inspire O'Meara

October 29, 2007 | Jim Gorant
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October 29, 2007 | Jim Gorant
One course you'd play over and over

October 29, 2007 | Mark Wood
WHO: Mike Weir

October 29, 2007 | Rick Lipsey
It may seem as if every rising young golfer comes from somewhere else—particularly Australia or South Africa—but Uncle Sam's cupboard isn't bare. In addition to the promising young Americans who...

October 29, 2007 | Mark Wood
Are you following the Fall Series as closely as you did the FedEx Cup events?

October 29, 2007 | Caroline Silby
Spelling out the steps Michelle Wie must take to succeed

October 29, 2007 | Caroline Silby
by JAMES P.HERRE

October 29, 2007 | Caroline Silby
Angel Cabrera wins a lusterless PGA Grand Slam of Golf in Bermuda

October 29, 2007 | Alan Shipnuck