Tyrann Mathieu found overnight fame last year, but its spoils led to comparisons with his imprisoned father, rehab, exile from the LSU football program and, possibly, NCAA violations.
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Who can possibly stop Alabama? Andy Staples tries to answer the question that the rest of college football is dying to know. The Crimson Tide have obliterated everyone in their path all season, so Staples makes cases for some of the top teams in the nation: Oregon, Florida and Notre Dame. Could 'Bama lose? They could, but it won't be easy for any team to knock off the Tide.
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Lance Armstrong denied doping for years and never failed a test. Now, he has been stripped of all of his Tour de France titles, and is considered the biggest fraud in the sport's history. Alexander Wolff and David Epstein explored how Armstrong came to take over the sport and why his teammates finally fired back after years of silence.
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Chris Kluwe loves punting, but does he love it more than World of Warcraft? Jon Wertheim sits down with the enigmatic punter who has become a champion for gay marriage, is the bassist for a band called Tripping Icarus, and might be the most foul-mouthed NFL geek in the league.
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The format is simple, but can you guess the top players, plays and coaches at the top of each list of the new SI book, which hit bookstores this week? The editors give a sampling in this week's magazine.
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The baseball world was shocked by Angels' pitcher Nick Adenhart's death in a tragic car accident in 2009. Not even three years later, another Williamsport High star, Brendon Colliflower, was killed in a prom night car accident. Chris Ballard explores the two tragedies in such a small town and one person that was in the middle of it all.
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