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December 07, 2009 | Volume 111, Issue 22

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Derek Jeter Cover - Sports Illustrated December 07, 2009

December 07, 2009 | Albert Chen
Who will be the next great quarterback to come out of a Texas high school? Here are six seniors who should be making headlines on Saturday afternoons

December 07, 2009 | MICHAEL FARBER
He's very big (6'6", 222 pounds), he's very skilled, and he just might be the dirtiest player in the NHL. In other words, Chris Pronger is the perfect Flyer

December 07, 2009 | MICHAEL FARBER
Sure they're awfully ornery, but these guys can really play

December 07, 2009 | ALAN SHIPNUCK
Her breakthrough LPGA win in Mexico vindicated Michelle Wie and placed a sagging tour squarely on her shoulders, but she's just as focused on passing her statistics class

December 07, 2009 | AUSTIN MURPHY
After flipping and crashing to learn the wildest tricks yet, new star Kevin Pearce, his band of "Frends" and a red-haired gold medalist are ready to battle for berths on Team USA and big air in...

December 07, 2009 | TIM LAYDEN
A rebellious, free-spending owner, a lightning-rod trainer and a homespun jockey helped turn undefeated filly Rachel Alexandra into the talk of the track in 2009

December 07, 2009 | S.L. PRICE
The Florida coach is alternately a hard-ass and a softy, cocky and calculating, smug and sentimental. But there's no inconsistency in his football program, which is, as usual, on track for a...

December 07, 2009
Every SI Story ... Every SI Photo ... Ever SI.COM/VAULT

December 07, 2009
Walt Frazier Top NBA Players Under 6'5"

December 07, 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.

December 07, 2009 | SELENA ROBERTS
I had a stage dad without the stage. Instead, there was always a field or a track involved whenever he'd get that look in his eyes as he hatched an idea for sure fame that today wouldn't rate a...

December 07, 2009
Founder: Henry R. Luce 1898--1967

December 07, 2009 | L. JON WERTHEIM
A classic Detroit gym could be a model of reinvention for the city

December 07, 2009
Who's Hot

December 07, 2009
WHICH ACTIVE PLAYER IS THE BEST ROLE MODEL ON AND OFF THE FIELD?

December 07, 2009 | Gary Smith
The superstar pays the price of fame

December 07, 2009 | Gary Smith
PETA has asked the University of Georgia to use a robotic dog instead of a live bulldog as mascot.

December 07, 2009
Won

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Norv Turner

December 07, 2009
Nets coach Lawrence Frank was fired on Sunday (page 42), two days after confessing that his team had "cheated the game" in a miserable 109--96 loss to the mediocre-at-best Kings. The defeat ran...

December 07, 2009 | STEPHEN CANNELLA
The new edition of a '70s hoops classic shows it is still a literary slam dunk

December 07, 2009 | As told to Arash Markazi
The director's Kobe Doin' Work is now out on DVD

December 07, 2009
What smart fans should do this week

December 07, 2009
"I miss my college days a lot," says Noah, who won NCAA titles at Florida in 2006 and '07. To Haddadi the element of surprise is the best part of a romance novel. "They never end the way they are...

December 07, 2009 | Dan Patrick
The Interview

December 07, 2009 | Edited by ELIZABETH MCGARR
<b>Johanne Tuttle</b>

December 07, 2009 | JIM TROTTER
As more teams move to the 3--4, the sack board has become dominated by ends turned outside 'backers

December 07, 2009 | Peter King
The most remarkable thing about the '09 season isn't Brett Favre playing like he's 26 or Jake Delhomme turning into Steve Sax. It's that the Titans, 0--6 six weeks ago and coming off a 59--0 loss...

December 07, 2009
Some quarterbacks are labeled as beneficiaries of the system they play in, but that is certainly not the case with Peyton Manning—simply due to the fact that he is the system.

December 07, 2009 | DAVID SABINO
With fantasy playoff berths on the line, do you dare enter key games with these risky players in your lineup?

December 07, 2009 | CHRIS MANNIX
With the Raptors in disarray, Chris Bosh may be moving on from Toronto next summer—if not sooner

December 07, 2009 | Gene Menez
Toby Gerhart left Stanford Stadium last Saturday night with fans chanting, "HEIS-man! HEIS-man!" The 235-pound Cardinal back made a strong closing statement, plowing ahead for 205 rushing yards...

December 07, 2009 | MARK BEECH
Still grieving over a teammate's death, UConn rallied with a pair of victories to become bowl-eligible

December 07, 2009 | SETH DAVIS
Washington State's Klay Thompson (below) is the best player in the Pac-10. The 6'6" sophomore guard, whose father, Mychal, was the top pick in the 1978 NBA draft, is flourishing...

December 07, 2009 | GEORGE DOHRMANN
Struggling Oregon State is one of a herd of Pac-10 teams that have underachieved so far this season

December 07, 2009 | L. JON WERTHEIM
The ATP Tour finals may have signaled the end of the Fab Four's domination of the men's game

December 07, 2009 | PIERRE MCGUIRE
There's nothing to the rumor that the Panthers want to deal 24-year-old forward Nathan Horton, the team's leading scorer. Florida coach Peter DeBoer and G.M. Randy Sexton see Horton (below) as...

December 07, 2009 | MICHAEL FARBER
One line, three stars, points galore. The Sharks have put together the league's most lethal combination

December 07, 2009 | Tom Verducci
It is not so much what he accomplished at 35—a fifth World Series ring capping a historic season, to be sure—as how the Yankees' shortstop arrived at his iconic place. Being the ultimate team...

December 07, 2009 | Tom Verducci
For video of Derek Jeter's Sportsman of the Year cover shoot, photo outtakes from the shoot and the Yankee captain's interview with Dan Patrick, go to SI.com/sportsman

December 07, 2009
A Hard Left

December 07, 2009 | DAMON HACK
The Eagles' Donovan McNabb and Andy Reid have outlasted most quarterback-coach combos in NFL history, but only one thing will end the rancor of their home fans

December 07, 2009 | L. JON WERTHEIM
Think Carmelo Anthony is one of those guys who will never quite get there? First take a look at how far he's come

December 07, 2009 | Terry McDonell
When Henri Cartier-Bresson, the forefather of modern photojournalism, said that once you miss the moment it is gone forever, he was talking about small moments as well as large. A new exhibit...

December 07, 2009 | AUSTIN MURPHY
As proven by Longhorns star Colt McCoy and others, no state turns out quarterbacks like Texas, where spread-happy offenses, seven-on-seven tournaments and year-round reps have prepared...

December 07, 2009 | AUSTIN MURPHY
NO STATE produced more Division I-A starting quarterbacks this season than Texas, which claims 22 signal-callers, among them three from Southlake Carroll High, outside Dallas. The list includes...