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November 16, 2009 | Volume 111, Issue 20

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Peyton Manning Cover - Sports Illustrated November 16, 2009

November 16, 2009
Coach Paterno says, "I don't know why, God, but you've been good to me." I wonder how many of his former players think the same thing every night?

November 16, 2009 | CHRIS MANNIX
Everyone made eyes at LeBron on his one trip to New York

November 16, 2009
Who's Hot

November 16, 2009
WHO IS THE LEAGUE'S MOST DANGEROUS RETURN MAN?

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Won

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Brian Burke

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From the pros on down, the sports world is on edge about the swine flu

November 16, 2009
New York City office workers who ran out of confetti during the Yankees' World Series parade instead threw confidential financial documents, including pay stubs and bank statements.

November 16, 2009
Sneaker wars through the years

November 16, 2009 | Grant Wahl
A star coach tells his inspiring tale

November 16, 2009 | Tim Layden
A mare's romp livens the Horse of the Year debate

November 16, 2009
What smart fans should do this week

November 16, 2009
Wallace, who's from New Orleans, isn't impressed with the version of Cajun stew he gets in Pittsburgh: "It's nothing like what I get at home." As for Allen, 27, he looks like a tough guy, but...

November 16, 2009 | Dan Patrick
The Interview

November 16, 2009
It's not hard to imagine Shabtai von Karlmanovic going anecdote a anecdote with the Most Interesting Man in the World, the fictional, Hemingwayesque raconteur in those inspired Dos Equis...

November 16, 2009 | Edited by ELIZABETH MCGARR
Dave Quiggin

November 16, 2009 | GRANT WAHL
Robbie Findley has Real Salt Lake in the Eastern Conference finals and might even have a shot at the U.S. team

November 16, 2009 | DAVID SABINO
First-half lessons: One coach tells the truth, rookie receivers are grabbers and change is good

November 16, 2009 | MICHAEL FARBER
At 19, the Lightning's swift-skating, sharp-shooting Steven Stamkos deserves to make Canada's Olympic team

November 16, 2009 | PIERRE MCGUIRE
Islanders goalie Rick DiPietro (knee and hip surgeries) could come back this month, returning Dwayne Roloson to the backup spot and leaving Martin Biron as the odd man out. A solid goalie making...

November 16, 2009 | Gene Menez
It has taken two months, but the Heisman race has finally found candidates who are playing to win the award rather than to not lose it. Down eight points at Tulsa with 3:23 remaining last...

November 16, 2009 | MARK BEECH
With a relentlessly local recruiting approach, Al Golden has the Temple Owls bowl eligible for the first time since 1979

November 16, 2009 | PETER KING
With a new coach, new targets and no running game, Peyton Manning is more productive than ever—and the Colts are undefeated. Here's how the league's hardest-working, most cerebral QB is getting it...

November 16, 2009 | PETER KING
ALL-PRO TEAM

November 16, 2009
Broadway Revival

November 16, 2009 | DAMON HACK
Like other strugglers around the league, Tampa Bay blew up its roster for '09—and suffered the consequences. Now a new QB and a precious first win offer a ray of hope

November 16, 2009 | Jim Trotter
An unusual number of teams are floundering, and near-term prospects are poor

November 16, 2009 | Jim Trotter
Senior writers Jim Trotter and Damon Hack forecast the race to Super Bowl XLIV

November 16, 2009 | TOM VERDUCCI
Conventional wisdom says that baseball, more than ever, has become a young man's game. So how did one of the oldest teams in World Series history win the title with such ease?

November 16, 2009 | TOM VERDUCCI
It promises to be a busy off-season—in fact, it already has been

November 16, 2009 | ALBERT CHEN
Everybody laughed when Paul Johnson brought his flexbone offense to Georgia Tech. Now the Yellow Jackets are running defenses ragged and sitting at No. 7 in the BCS

November 16, 2009 | PABLO S. TORRE
Even as he preps Manny Pacquiao for the bout of the year, boxing's best trainer is determined to protect his fighters from progressive brain damage—the condition that will one day force him to...

November 16, 2009 | PABLO S. TORRE
Despite a shocking lack of animosity, Manny Pacquiao and Miguel Cotto promise a fierce battle

November 16, 2009
Every SI Story ... Every SI Photo ... Ever SI.COM/VAULT

November 16, 2009
This Week in SI

November 16, 2009
LeBron James At the Garden

November 16, 2009 | PETER KING
SI's fearless NFL expert opines on all the latest news, buzz and inside information. This is just a taste of what you'll get online.

November 16, 2009 | SELENA ROBERTS
Don't spy from the tunnel or peek from the mezzanine. Sure, she could stay and watch a scene tantamount to Streep doing community theater, but Delaware coach...