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Dec. 10, 2007
Dec. 10, 2007

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Dec. 10, 2007

SI Players: LIFE ON AND OFF THE FIELD
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Sportsman of the Year
COLLEGE FOOTBALL
HOCKEY
PRO BASKETBALL
  • With his childlike enthusiasm and spectacular athleticism, rebounding and dunking savant Dwight Howard, in only his fourth year, has quickly turned the NBA into his own Magic kingdom

SPORTS MEDICINE
THE STORY OF THE BEST NAME IN SPORTS
  • Members of the Rolle clan, descended from freed slaves in the Bahamas, have left their mark on football, baseball, basketball, track and other college and pro sports in the U.S.

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Helio Castroneves

The two-timeIndianapolis 500 champion from Brazil won ABC's Dancing with the Stars

This is an article from the Dec. 10, 2007 issue

SI: Where does theDancing with the Stars trophy go?

Castroneves:Between the two Indianapolis 500 trophies. When I look at these trophies, Iknow that when I put heart, soul, mind and hard work into something, I can doit.

SI: Why did youeven want to do this show in the first place?

Castroneves: Itwas a challenge. I had to get permission from my [Penske racing] team, but wethought it was a family show and it was positive. The only bad thing would havebeen if I was a bad dancer and voted off first. That would have sucked.

SI: Are you beingfollowed by paparazzi now?

Castroneves: Sofar it's O.K., but I haven't been at my house in Miami much. My secretary saidthere were some people around. That will be interesting. But, hey, if they comeby, I'll give them bread and juice and welcome them in.

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For more from Helio Castroneves go to SI.com/extramustard.

PHOTOJON KOPALOFF/FILMMAGIC/GETTY IMAGES (CASTRONEVES)