THE YEAR IN SPORTS2007
44 THE NFL
Give the Patriots their due
The tale of an amazing week
Upsetting in a good way
December 31, 2007
56 THE NBA
Grace under pressure
64 THE NHL
Crosby takes charge
Federer's moment of truth
An American team trifecta
70 OTHER SPORTS
Boxing, NASCAR, soccer, horse racing and Olympics
77 HIGH SCHOOLSPORTS
Football's healing power
80 WOMAN ATHLETESOF THE YEAR
They rule their sports and, in many cases, are aiming for the Beijing Games—andimmortality
92 THE GREATESTUPSET NEVER SEEN
On Dec. 23, 1982, tiny Chaminade of Honolulu shocked No. 1 Virginia—and changedcollege hoops
By Alexander Wolff
Among those who died: a four-time Olympic gold medal winner and a bus-jumpingdaredevil
By Mark Bechtel
36 Second Chance
Confident that there will be no repeat of last season's title-game nightmare,Ohio State is ready for its BCS championship showdown with LSU
By Austin Murphy
124 Escape fromJonestown
How basketball helped give life to a son and grandson of the infamous cultleader Jim Jones
By Gary Smith
8 Leading Off
• 2007: The year of getting caught
• Alonzo Mourning's career ends
• A huge task for Bill Parcells
• Refrigerator Perry gets new teeth
• The NFL's best training facility
• Experiencing American Gladiators
34 Faces in theCrowd
134 Point After
Hoops scouting report: He's all lefty, quick, with long arms. He's also good,and he's running for president
by S.L. Price
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GAME OF THE YEAR:APPALACHIAN STATE BEATS MICHIGAN
Was theMountaineers' upset for the ages on Sept. 1 the biggest sports moment of 2007?Or would you choose the Colts' win over the Patriots in a heart-stopping AFCChampionship Game? SI.com ranks the top 25 games of '07 as part of a Year inReview package that also includes....
•Phil Taylor'stake: examining the lows and highs of 2007
•Photo galleries:the best images of the year, including the breakout stars of '07 and highlightsfrom all the championship games
•Year in Media:Richard Deitsch hands out awards for the best in television, radio and the Web,and chronicles the 10 most memorable media moments of '07
•2008 forecast:Kevin Armstrong identifies the athletes and story lines to watch in the yearahead
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1. Peter King: Monday Morning Quarterback
2. Russian tennis star attacked in her home
3. David Ortiz and other pictures of the year
1. NHL: Michael Farber's On the Fly column
2. Daily Hot Clicks
3. Peter King's picks: Will Tom Brady's Patriots go 16--0?
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