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February 04, 2008

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SUPER BOWL XLII

30 It's All on the Line
Can the most fearsome defensive front knock Tom Brady off his game? NFL perfection hangs in the balance
By Peter King
• WR Wes Welker is the Pats' sure thing
• Giants DE Osi Umenyiora is a world-beater
• Dr. Z breaks down a key play from Week 17

PRO BASKETBALL

44 Now Starring ...
Who knew that Chris Bosh's breakout would come not on the court but in a YouTube video?
By Chris Mannix

TENNIS

50 Serving Notice
A healthy Maria Sharapova showed that she's stronger than ever in an Australian Open full of surprises
By L. Jon Wertheim

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

56 Good News Bears
Five years after being devastated by a murder and NCAA probation, Baylor is off to its best start in 62 seasons
By Kelli Anderson

GENE UPSHAW

BITTER BATTLE FOR THE OLD GUARD

He has prevailed at Super Bowls and bargaining tables, but union boss Gene Upshaw is under siege again—only now it's from his peers
By Gary Smith
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Departments

6 Leading Off

12 Letters

18 Players
• The perils facing Kenyan runners
• An Iraq vet inspires the Giants
• A Buccaneers back calls it quits
• Super Bowl crossword puzzle
• First Person: Pats' Matt Cassel

28 Faces in the Crowd

86 Point After
She's the star of the No. 1 girls' basketball team in the nation, but during one halftime, her dream season was lost
by Chris Ballard

Inside ...

78 College Basketball
• Meet the Quadruple Double Kid

80 Olympic Sports
• The ills of U.S. figure skating

82 The NHL
• Why Toronto must make a deal

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PHOTOMARK BAKER/AP (SHARAPOVA)50 VIVA MARIA Powering to a 7--5, 6--3 victory, Maria Sharapova returned Ana Ivanovic's serve last Saturday in the Australian Open final. PHOTOHERBERT WEITMAN/WIREIMAGE.COM (UPSHAW) PHOTOJIM O'CONNOR/US PRESSWIRE (SUPER BOWL) PHOTONFL (SUPER BOWL LXII LOGO) PHOTOBOB ROSATO (DORSEY) PHOTOBRIAN COLE/OLSCHOOL.NET (EVANS) PHOTOJOHN W. MCDONOUGH (TOMLINSON) PHOTO

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