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February 18, 2008 | Volume 108, Issue 7

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Dale Earnhardt Cover - Sports Illustrated February 18, 2008

February 18, 2008
Get Behind Me, Peyton Your cover describes Eli Manning, while leading the Giants to an upset win over the Packers in the NFC Championship Game in Green Bay, as "ignoring the cold and his brother...

February 18, 2008
The annual SI Swimsuit Issue was published this week. If you're a new subscriber who after seeing this year's issue decides that you do not want to continue receiving it, call our customer-service...

February 18, 2008 | Lance Williams
How America's top steroid cop got Roger Clemens in his sights

February 18, 2008
WHO'S Hot

February 18, 2008
Which opposing player scares you the most to play against?

February 18, 2008
Won By Lindsey Vonn (above) in Sestriere, Italy, last Saturday, the ninth World Cup downhill of her career, tying her with Picabo Street and Daron Rahlves as the most successful U.S. downhill...

February 18, 2008
PAUL MAURICE Maple Leafs coach, on what was going through his mind at the end of an 8--0 loss to Florida: "Mostly profanity."

February 18, 2008
NBC is planning a curling reality show, hosted by Bruce Springsteen and Jon Bon Jovi, on which contestants will vie for a spot on the 2010 Olympic team.

February 18, 2008 | Andrew Lawrence
For the Bengals, two Palmers are better than one

February 18, 2008 | Pablo S. Torre
THERE ARE places where Eli Manning didn't make the Throw, David Tyree missed the Catch and the Patriots went 19--0. Those places are Nicaragua and Romania. Before the Super Bowl, NFL contractors...

February 18, 2008 | Andrew Lawrence
524 Games UConn's women's hoops team has played without back-to-back losses, a streak that dates to 1993.

February 18, 2008 | As told to Lisa Altobelli
GIANTS DEFENSIVE END

February 18, 2008 | Adam Duerson
An ex-NFL star makes his Off-Broadway debut

February 18, 2008 | Adam Duerson
UPPER DECK initially included Senator Hillary Clinton in a set of election-themed trading cards to be released this year, but the caricature on the cards (below) wasn't exactly presidential....

February 18, 2008 | Sarah Kwak
What to watch and watch for

February 18, 2008 | Sarah Kwak
Two years after learning he was being investigated for his part in a nationwide gambling ring, Coyotes associate coach Rick Tocchet's NHL ban has ended, and he's resumed his place next to longtime...

February 18, 2008
Michael Sturns FORT WORTH > Basketball Sturns, a senior guard at Holy Family, scored career highs in consecutive wins, with 39 points against Chestnut Hill and a school-record 51 against New...

February 18, 2008 | Dan Patrick
The Interview Tony Stewart NASCAR DRIVER

February 18, 2008 | Dan Patrick
Suggestions for Spicing Up NBA All-Star Saturday

February 18, 2008 | Dan Patrick
AFTER CALLING a timeout in Portland during the Knicks' recent eight-game losing streak, Isiah Thomas pulled aside Jamal Crawford and began whistling. Crawford later said, "I think it was Over the...

February 18, 2008 | JACK MCCALLUM

February 18, 2008 | JACK MCCALLUM
All-Star Weekend

February 18, 2008 | JACK MCCALLUM
With its plodding new pickup in surprisingly good shape, fast-breaking Phoenix believes that it can complete its run for a title

February 18, 2008 | Ian Thomsen
SI's midseason awards have a decidedly Boston flavor

February 18, 2008 | IAN THOMSEN
Some names have changed from SI's preseason picks, but the last team standing remains the same

February 18, 2008 | IAN THOMSEN
The chemistry of the new-look Suns will draw plenty of interest, but here are three other situations to keep an eye on

February 18, 2008 | MELISSA SEGURA
There is a star under a steroids-related FBI investigation and it's not Roger Clemens. It's Miguel Tejada, who nonetheless remains an untainted hero in his native Dominican Republic

February 18, 2008 | MELISSA SEGURA
Burden of Proof

February 18, 2008 | GRANT WAHL

February 18, 2008 | GRANT WAHL
THE ANKLE BREAKER In one phase, the point guard (1) breaks down his defender on the dribble, driving the lane where he can either make a layup, dish to the weakside post man (5) or kick out a pass...

February 18, 2008 | GRANT WAHL
In the Post

February 18, 2008 | GRANT WAHL
SI found 224 junior high school, high school, college and pro teams in North America that are running the Dribble-Drive Motion offense in some form.

February 18, 2008 | JACK MCCALLUM

February 18, 2008 | JACK MCCALLUM
The colleges that fared best, as ranked by SI

February 18, 2008 | JACK MCCALLUM
Cream of the Crop

February 18, 2008 | Stewart Mandel
Surprises at Minnesota, K-State and elsewhere

February 18, 2008 | Joe Lemire
The 10 freshmen who will immediately make their mark

February 18, 2008 | Andy Staples
Quarterbacks who not only possess pinpoint accuracy but also can run over a linebacker are becoming all the rage

February 18, 2008 | MICHAEL FARBER

February 18, 2008 | LARS ANDERSON

February 18, 2008 | LARS ANDERSON
Revved Up

February 18, 2008 | LARS ANDERSON
Riding high after two straight Cup titles, Jimmie Johnson isn't going to let a new teammate get in the way of a third

February 18, 2008
Chopping Timber Going up for a rebound, Timberwolves forward Craig Smith suffered the boardinghouse reach of Celtics forward Leon Powe (0) last Friday in Minneapolis. Powe hit a layup at the...

February 18, 2008 | MARK BEECH
WITH A NEW CUP SEASON REVVING UP THIS WEEKEND, NASCAR'S "BACK TO BASICS" CAMPAIGN COMES DOWN TO ONE FACTOR: THE MEN BEHIND THE WHEEL (AS IT SHOULD)

February 18, 2008 | Lars Anderson

February 18, 2008
College Basketball Xavier's Stanley Burrell has turned into the best defender in the Atlantic 10 • Stingy Musketeers specialize in shutting down opponents' top scorers

February 18, 2008 | Stewart Mandel
Best Defense Now that its top gunner has diversified his game, stingy Xavier specializes in shutting down opposing scorers

February 18, 2008 | Stewart Mandel
Xavier has shut down a number of top opposing scorers this season:

February 18, 2008 | Michael Farber
Subbing for Sid With Captain Crosby on the shelf, the Penguins got a boost from star apparent Evgeni Malkin and soldiered on

February 18, 2008 | Pierre McGuire
When Stars G.M. Doug Armstrong was fired on Nov. 13 after five years in that job, Dallas was 7-7-3. Through Sunday the team was 34-20-5—without having made a significant roster change. Five...

February 18, 2008 | S.L. Price
ON FEB. 5 a court in Hangzhou sentenced dissident journalist Lu Gengsong to four years in prison for "inciting subversion of state power" with his critical essays about the ruling Communist Party....

February 18, 2008 | PHYLLIS WADE
As a Tour volunteer since 1948, I've seen the heart of the game

February 18, 2008 | PHYLLIS WADE
The USGA picks unique Chambers Bay for the 2015 U.S. Open

February 18, 2008 | GARY VAN SICKLE
Steve Lowery, injured and out of it in 2007, wasn't the only veteran pro at Pebble Beach looking to rejuvenate his career in '08

February 18, 2008 | JIM GORANT
Hoch storms the Champions tour

February 18, 2008 | JIM GORANT
The seniors return and debate what it takes to keep going

February 18, 2008 | MIKE LOPUSZYNSKI
WHO: Vijay Singh

February 18, 2008 | MIKE LOPUSZYNSKI
"Ernie Els is too busy flying around collecting appearance fees (Dubai, India). He should focus on the majors and beating Tiger Woods."

February 18, 2008 | MIKE LOPUSZYNSKI
Will Annika Sorenstam overtake Lorena Ochoa and regain the No. 1 ranking?