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January 16, 2012 | Volume 116, Issue 2

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January 16, 2012
• Once again college sports is on the receiving end of a black eye thanks to boys behaving badly. Given their history of bad blood, both Xavier and Cincinnati should have been better prepared to...

January 16, 2012
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January 16, 2012
Do you think Andrew Bynum is the key to the Lakers' success?

January 16, 2012 | JACK MCCALLUM
As one NBA vet is learning, there's really no sense in keeping up with the likes of the Kardashians

January 16, 2012 | JACK MCCALLUM
The United Kingdom's Royal Mint is releasing a series of 29 new 50-pence pieces, each featuring a different Olympic sport, including a soccer coin that on one side features a diagram explaining...

January 16, 2012
NOT: FIZZLING WIZARDS

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| DIED |

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$7.5 million

January 16, 2012
Who is hockey's most overrated player?

January 16, 2012 | Pablo S. Torre
When Penn State went out-of-house for a new Nittany leader, a litany of complaints ensued

January 16, 2012 | Matt Gagne
At NFL Films, few people are as important as the man behind the music behind the game

January 16, 2012 | Matt Gagne
"Brunette girls."

January 16, 2012 | Edited by ALEXANDRA FENWICK
REESE WATSON

January 16, 2012 | DAN PATRICK
Tony Dungy

January 16, 2012 | BRIAN CAZENEUVE
Anonymous stars in New York? That's what has lifted the Rangers to the top of the East

January 16, 2012 | PIERRE MCGUIRE
The World Junior Hockey Championship has become a major date on the calendar because of its amount of high-level talent. Based on his play at the 2012 WJHC in Calgary last week, Russia's Nail...

January 16, 2012 | PETER KING
For the 20 NFL teams that didn't make the playoffs, the off-season will still be plenty busy. Here are the priorities for each between now and the April 26--28 draft, in order of selection

January 16, 2012 | CHRIS MANNIX
After (yet another) one-game ban and a spat that hastened his embattled coach's demise, second-year center DeMarcus Cousins is back in the Sacramento lineup. But how long will he stay there?

January 16, 2012
Looming disaster in Boston? Upheaval in Washington? A revival in Indy? SI asked a talent evaluator....

January 16, 2012
The Dodgers are on the block—bids are due on Jan. 23; a winner will be chosen by April 1—and the market of potential buyers is crowded with marquee names. Here are the contenders

January 16, 2012 | AUSTIN MURPHY
In a defensive tour de force that featured just enough offensive punch (a touchdown, at last!), the Crimson Tide shut down LSU and left no doubt as to whom should be crowned national champion

January 16, 2012 | ANDY STAPLES
Who says you have to wait till next year? Here's a look right now at the top teams for next season, and there's a familiar name at No. 1

January 16, 2012 | DAMON HACK
Some in Denver lost faith after the Broncos fell back to earth with three straight losses. But Tim Tebow never did, and after stunning the Steelers, he leads his flock on to New England

January 16, 2012 | PETER KING
BRONCOS at PATRIOTS

January 16, 2012 | BEN REITER
In the first postseason in franchise history, the Texans are leaning on a tested playoff formula: dominant ground game, dazzling defense

January 16, 2012 | JIM TROTTER
At home in the dome, with Drew Brees at the controls, the Saints' record-setting offense works like a well-oiled machine. But will the engine stall in the open air of the later rounds?

January 16, 2012 | PETER KING
SAINTS at 49ERS

January 16, 2012 | MATT GAGNE
The Giants' defense, porous for most of the season, got its act together just in time for the playoffs. Note to the Packers: This is not the team you beat last month

January 16, 2012 | L. JON WERTHEIM
Indiana fans from Albany to Zionsville—and across the nation—have embraced the shockingly successful Hoosiers, who have emerged from a decade in the dumps to become the sport's new darlings

January 16, 2012 | THOMAS LAKE
For years the NBA Hall of Famer has claimed that his high school coach underestimated his talent as a sophomore. Clifton (Pop) Herring, whose life has been a struggle since then, tells a different...

January 16, 2012 | PHIL TAYLOR
I should be conflicted about World Peace. Not the concept—I'm fully on board with that—but the person. When Lakers small forward Ron Artest legally changed his name to Metta World Peace in...

January 16, 2012
MY BAG

January 16, 2012 | MICHAEL BAMBERGER
Johnny and Sir Nick together are certainly entertaining, but many of us also want an education

January 16, 2012 | MICHAEL BAMBERGER
What did you think of the Johnny-Nick pairing?

January 16, 2012 | DOTTIE PEPPER
Last week the LPGA announced the new Lotte Championship, a full-field event to be played in Hawaii in April, one of five events new to the schedule for 2012. The Lotte is a great opportunity for...

January 16, 2012 | ALAN SHIPNUCK
Nobody on the PGA Tour hits it farther than star-in-the-making Gary Woodland, but as he begins his third season on the game's biggest stage, he's searching for answers after a business decision...