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November 14, 2011 | Volume 115, Issue 19

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Harrison Barnes Cover - Sports Illustrated November 14, 2011

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The chip on Jerry West's shoulder from years of emotional suffering was obviously used as motivation to prove his self-worth. Unfortunately, that same suffering has resulted in a life filled with...

November 14, 2011
Do you think Manny Pacquiao is the greatest fighter of all time?

November 14, 2011 | PHIL TAYLOR
The Second Mile, the charitable organization founded by then Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky in 1977 to provide a sanctuary for children in need, takes its name from the Bible, Matthew...

November 14, 2011 | CHRIS BALLARD
Magic Johnson's HIV announcement 20 years ago changed the discussion

November 14, 2011 | CHRIS BALLARD
The first-division Mexican soccer team Jaguares de Chiapas has replaced the names on the back of its players' jerseys with their respective Twitter handles.

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HOT: SAN FRAN? YES THEY CAN

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By a group of veteran Browns players upset with his erratic behavior in 2011, Cleveland running back Peyton Hillis. Hillis missed a charity children's Halloween event, skipped a game due to strep...

November 14, 2011 | Austin Murphy
Crowned prematurely, Kelly Slater told on himself, then won his record 11th world title

November 14, 2011 | Ben Reiter
Cleveland's rage at LeBron James finds voice in an angry and acidic broadside

November 14, 2011 | Ben Reiter
"Hey, an intoxicated Brodus is better than nobody."

November 14, 2011 | Lee Jenkins
Frank McCourt's agreement to sell his team ends Dodger blues

November 14, 2011 | Edited by ALEXANDRA FENWICK
AKILE JONES

November 14, 2011 | Edited by ALEXANDRA FENWICK
Brooklyn guitarist Dave Mena isn't a boxing fan, but after watching a few YouTube clips at a friend's urging, he found musical motivation in an unlikely source: Mike Tyson. Cobbling together...

November 14, 2011 | DAN PATRICK
Ryan Leaf

November 14, 2011 | JIM TROTTER
The Raiders will need patience with QB Carson Palmer, but that won't help their AFC West chances

November 14, 2011 | PETER KING
1. I think prolific young running backs Matt Forte of the Bears and Ray Rice of the Ravens want the kind of guaranteed money the Titans' Chris Johnson got before the season—$30 million. But by...

November 14, 2011 | DAVID SABINO
Forget the waiver wire. If you want to bolster your roster down the stretch, think trade, and this week's wish list is a virtual geography lesson, complete with Rivers and Bushes

November 14, 2011 | LEE JENKINS
The marriage between the alternately fascinating and maddening Denard (Shoelace) Robinson and a pro-style scheme has been an imperfect union

November 14, 2011 | LEE JENKINS
To watch an interview with Florida coach Will Muschamp, go to SI.com/justaskin or scan this bar code with your smartphone.

November 14, 2011 | LEE JENKINS
The former Texas Tech coach (bottom) turned author (Swing Your Sword) hasn't been on a college sideline in almost two years, but he's still a major force in today's aerial attacks. The top seven...

November 14, 2011 | MARK BEECH
A surprising Breeders' Cup Classic brought no clarity to the Horse of the Year race

November 14, 2011 | David Epstein
The course-record win (2:05:06) by Geoffrey Mutai of Kenya in Sunday's New York City Marathon continued a trend in the sport: After years of stagnation, elite times are dropping. Once targeted by...

November 14, 2011 | MICHAEL FARBER
NHL coaches extol the virtues of skating short, intense shifts, but some players don't always follow the rules—with mixed results

November 14, 2011 | MICHAEL FARBER
Senators coach Paul MacLean thinks too many of his players are using sticks that ill suit them. "The [blade] curves are out of whack or [the shafts are] too long or too short," he says. "I tell...

November 14, 2011 | AUSTIN MURPHY
An instant classic it was not. But after LSU and Alabama played more than 60 minutes of tense, hard-hitting football, the national championship picture had not changed: The top-ranked Tigers...

November 14, 2011 | LARS ANDERSON
Here are the teams and the themes to follow this weekend

November 14, 2011 | DAMON HACK
As the sidelined Peyton Manning looks on in dismay, the winless Colts are enduring a disastrous season that could put them in position to draft ... his successor. A team and a town are conflicted.

November 14, 2011 | LUKE WINN (with additional research by David Hess)
For a sport awash in stats, accurate measurements of defensive prowess are hard to come by. So SI did its own possession-by-possession study of five title contenders, graded every player and every...

November 14, 2011 | RICHARD DEITSCH
Notre Dame began wooing point guard Skylar Diggins when she was 14. After a bitter loss in last April's Final Four, the South Bend native has one childhood memory she's determined to re-create: a...

November 14, 2011 | RICHARD DEITSCH
LED BY THE NATION'S BEST PLAYER, BAYLOR WILL WIN ITS FIRST TITLE IN SEVEN SEASONS

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SI'S TOP 20

November 14, 2011 | Luke Winn
Stocked with NBA-caliber talent at every position, it's national championship or bust in Chapel Hill

November 14, 2011 | Kelli Anderson
Will this latest class of blue-chip recruits finally bring coach John Calipari his first NCAA title?

November 14, 2011 | Kelli Anderson
Their big man has rounded out his NBA lottery--worthy game, which means no early exit this year

November 14, 2011 | Matt Gagne
Thanks to an emerging star at the point, Connecticut won't have to pass up the chance to defend its crown

November 14, 2011 | Pablo S. Torre
The talent is still developing, sure, but there's more than enough to bring another title back to Durham

November 14, 2011 | Andy Staples
With more speed than size this year, Billy Donovan is returning to a style of play that should look familiar

November 14, 2011 | Rebecca Shore
Will the bitter memory of a last-second loss help propel Pitt to the season's final weekend?

November 14, 2011 | Seth Davis
Coach Jim Boeheim has given his senior point guard the green light, and he'll make the team go

November 14, 2011 | Bill Trocchi
With its big three, can Vandy finally shed its underdog role and make a deep tournament run?

November 14, 2011 | Ryan Hatch
After watching another Big East team take the title last year, these Cards will make a run of their own

November 14, 2011 | Kelli Anderson
Josh Pastner has given his program an NBA feel—perfect for taking the Tigers to the next level

November 14, 2011 | Pablo S. Torre
Even with the thinnest roster in years, an eighth straight regular-season championship is in reach

November 14, 2011 | Matt Gagne
A lineup full of new faces will be taking cues from the nation's most sure-handed point guard

November 14, 2011 | Seth Davis
A formidable front line will make sure coach Scott Drew's team doesn't come up short

November 14, 2011 | Ryan Hatch
No true home court? No problem, thanks to a forward who has embraced the SoCal lifestyle

November 14, 2011 | Dan Greene
Chris Mack's team may have found the x factor needed to slay a few more giants this season

November 14, 2011 | Rebecca Shore
The tournament drought is over, and going deep into March should be the new norm for a rising program

November 14, 2011 | Dan Greene
A departed superstar will be replaced by committee—in a mediocre conference, that's more than enough

November 14, 2011 | Pablo S. Torre
Last year a star emerged from nowhere; now a blue-chip recruit needs to finally find his game

November 14, 2011 | Lars Anderson
Can Tuscaloosa be more than just a football town? This hungry team aims to find out

November 14, 2011 | BILL TROCCHI
SI PICKS THE 48 TEAMS THAT WILL JOIN THE TOP 20 IN THE BIG DANCE NEXT MARCH

November 14, 2011 | CHRIS BALLARD
Discouraged for religious reasons from playing basketball, a young Jehovah's Witness who would soon be 7 feet tall had to decide whether to follow his mother's ardent beliefs or his own heart