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December 17, 2007

PRO FOOTBALL

40 A Run toRemember

Overlooked indiscussions about the NFL's best backs, Fred Taylor has sparked the Jaguars'playoff dash

By Lee Jenkins

BASEBALL

46 Tiger TradeWith Teeth

Everyone knewMiguel Cabrera and Dontrelle Willis would be traded, but to Detroit? Here's howthe deal went down

By TomVerducci

PRO BASKETBALL

50 ExclamationPoints

Third-year floorgenerals Chris Paul and Deron Williams have the NBA abuzz over who issuperior

By JackMcCallum

KEVIN EVERETT

The Road Back

Months after aparalyzing spinal injury, the Bills' tight end is making big strides, thanks toa gutty call by his surgeon

by Tim Layden Page56

25 The Year inSPORTS MEDIA

Was it aPatriot-like--or Dolphinesque--year for movies, DVD's, television shows, books,and Internet and video games? Check it out

Departments

6 Leading Off

13 Letters

16 Players

The British invadeVegas

Michael Vicklearns his fate

Baseball G.M.'ssum up their clubs

Q&A: VenusWilliams

A mascot getsrechristened

38 Faces in theCrowd

86 Point After

Barry Bonds entershis plea, and the curtain goes up on what's sure to be great theater by ChrisBallard

Inside . . .

70 The NFL

Matt Hasselbecktakes charge

It's a good timeto be a free agent

75 High SchoolFootball

Talent aplenty inAlabama

78 CollegeBasketball

Stewing over a 7-0start

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PETER KING

Patience Pays Off
Dolphins owner Wayne Huizenga should give coach Cam Cameron and G.M. RandyMueller at least another year to put their program into place.

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STEWART MANDEL

Raising The Bar Tim Tebow accomplished a feat that maybe more impressive than winning the Heisman: He lived up to, if not exceeded,the "hype."

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Upset Special

Stewart Mandel and Luke Winn revisit the biggestcollege football and basketball upsets of this season--and of alltime--including Appalachian State's win over Michigan.

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PHOTOBILL FRAKES (JAGUARS)40 80-YARD SPLASH Jaguars defensive end Paul Spicer soaked running back Fred Taylor on Sunday after the longest TD rush of Taylor's 10-year career. PHOTOCHRIS HORNBECKER (MEDIA) PHOTOSIMON BRUTY (EVERETT) PHOTOTODD ROSENBERG (CAMERON) PHOTOJOHN BIEVER (TEBOW) TWO PHOTOSMEL LEVINE (KING, MANDEL) PHOTOJAMES LANG/US PRESSWIRE (JOHNSON) PHOTODON ARNOLD/WIREIMAGE.COM (RAWSON) PHOTOWILLIS GLASSGOW/US PRESSWIRE (EDWARDS) PHOTOSIMON BRUTY (HESTER)

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