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January 21, 2013 | Volume 118, Issue 2

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Colin Kaepernick Cover - Sports Illustrated January 21, 2013

January 21, 2013 | DAVID EPSTEIN
That Junior Seau's brain had signs of football-related trauma is no surprise—but neither does it fully explain his suicide

January 21, 2013 | DAVID EPSTEIN
A prostitutes' advocacy group in the city of Belo Horizonte, Brazil, is offering free English classes to prepare local sex workers for an expected increase in international customers during the...

January 21, 2013
HOT: MAJESTERIAL MESS

January 21, 2013 | Aimee Berg
A moving new documentary chronicles snowboarder Kevin Pearce's harrowing crash and ongoing recovery

January 21, 2013 | Aimee Berg
"Not only do I want the pressure. I'm going to crush the pressure, bite the pressure and drink the pressure. Then piss it out."

January 21, 2013 | Aimee Berg
Football's great northern pipeline

January 21, 2013 | Chris Mannix
The NBA's Greatest One-on-one Player

January 21, 2013 | Edited by ALEXANDRA FENWICK
JAZMINE FRAY

January 21, 2013 | Edited by ALEXANDRA FENWICK
Kenyan-born marathoner Lornah Kiplagat (right), who moved to the Netherlands in 1999 and has run for that country since 2003, is funding through her foundation a 400-meter tartan track in Iten,...

January 21, 2013 | Edited by ALEXANDRA FENWICK
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January 21, 2013 | DAN PATRICK
STILL HITTING

January 21, 2013 | DAN PATRICK
SAY WHAT?

January 21, 2013 | BRIAN CAZENEUVE
The frantic 48-game schedule, who's back from where (and in what kind of shape) and which milestones are approaching: Everything you need to know for 2013—starting with the team that will hoist...

January 21, 2013 | MICHAEL FARBER
The last time, in July 2005, that the NHL broke out the hair shirts—the one article of hockey attire seemingly not on sale at its flagship New York City store—it ordered THANK YOU FANS! stencils...

January 21, 2013 | Austin Murphy
COLIN KAEPERNICK HAD AN ARMY OF SKEPTICS WHEN HE TOOK OVER THE 49ERS IN MIDSEASON. BUT AFTER ONE OF THE MOST ELECTRIFYING PLAYOFF DEBUTS IN NFL HISTORY, HE STANDS ONE GAME FROM THE SUPER BOWL, AND...

January 21, 2013 | Austin Murphy
Complete coverage of the AFC and NFC championship games, including Chris Burke's scouting breakdowns, Peter King's picks and Jim Trotter on Frank Gore, this week at SI.com/mag

January 21, 2013
SERENA DOWN UNDER

January 21, 2013 | PETER KING
After falling flat three previous times, Matt Ryan finally won a playoff game—oh, what a playoff game—and got that thing off his back

January 21, 2013 | Peter King
THIS IS WHAT IT TAKES FOR THE UNFLAPPABLE JOE FLACCO TO FINALLY EARN HIS DUE—AN EPIC COMEBACK ON PEYTON'S HOME TURF? SO BE IT. AS FLACCO HEADS TO NEW ENGLAND TO FACE TOM BRADY, LET US MAKE ROOM...

January 21, 2013 | Peter King
When Flacco meets Brady—they've faced each other five times in as many seasons—it's always worth watching: Only one game has been decided by more than six points

January 21, 2013 | Ben Reiter
SUNDAY, 6:30 P.M. EST, GILLETTE STADIUM, FOXBOROUGH

January 21, 2013 | Ben Reiter
SUNDAY, 3 P.M. EST, GEORGIA DOME, ATLANTA

January 21, 2013 | Terry Francona
WHERE DID THE END BEGIN FOR THE RED SOX? LONG BEFORE THEIR HISTORIC 2011 COLLAPSE, THE SEEDS WERE PLANTED BY A FRONT OFFICE THAT SIMULTANEOUSLY GREW INATTENTIVE TOWARD BASEBALL BUT OBSESSED WITH...

January 21, 2013 | Terry Francona
Which teams can't wait for Opening Day, and which should be dreading it? Joe Lemire weighs in with his off-season Power Rankings at SI.com/mag

January 21, 2013 | Justin Heckert
CAN NATHAN NOBLE, A 29-YEAR-OLD COMBAT VETERAN WHO WAS DISCOVERED ON YOUTUBE, MAKE IT AS A D--I PLACEKICKER? HE'S WALKING ON AT WYOMING, WHERE HE HOPES TO DO MORE THAN BOOT A FEW GAME-WINNERS....

January 21, 2013 | Justin Heckert
To hear a podcast with writer Justin Heckert and watch the segment that helped Noble get discovered, download the SI digital edition, available free to subscribers at SI.com/activate

January 21, 2013 | Justin Heckert
This is the first of three features in three weeks on college football recruiting leading up to National Signing Day, on Feb. 6.

January 21, 2013
SPORTS AND GUN CONTROL

January 21, 2013 | Chris Ballard
THE KNICKS' HIGH-SCORING, SHOT-HOISTING, DEFENSIVELY INDIFFERENT CARMELO ANTHONY IS THE MOST DIVISIVE PLAYER IN THE NBA, BUT THIS YEAR THERE'S BEEN NO ARGUING WITH HIS RESULTS. AT LEAST NOT YET

January 21, 2013 | Chris Ballard
Check out an advanced statistical analysis of Melo's offensive game on SI's tablet edition, free to subscribers at SI.com/activate

January 21, 2013 | PHIL TAYLOR
Dear Royce White,

January 21, 2013 | DAVID DUSEK
FOR THE HUMANA CHALLENGE

January 21, 2013 | Michael Bamberger
ONE OF THE BEST-KEPT SECRETS IN GOLF IS THE ORANGE BLOSSOM TOUR, A FOUR-EVENT SWING THROUGH FLORIDA THAT HAS SPAWNED STARS FROM PATTY BERG TO LEXI THOMPSON

January 21, 2013 | Michael Bamberger
Did Ryo Ishikawa of Japan deserve a special invitation to the Masters?

January 21, 2013 | STEVE FLESCH
For me and a lot of players the PGA Tour season actually starts this week. Nothing against Hawaii, but the old Bob Hope Classic, now the Humana Challenge, is where it makes sense to kick off the year.

January 21, 2013 | Sal Johnson
Making only his third PGA Tour appearance, and his first as a pro, 23-year-old Russell Henley had a dream week at the Sony Open in Hawaii. Henley's 24-under-par 256 shattered the tournament...