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Feb. 04, 2008
Feb. 04, 2008

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Feb. 4, 2008

SI Bonus Section: Golf Plus
SI Players: LIFE ON AND OFF THE FIELD
SUPER BOWL XLII PREVIEW
  • When the underdog Giants meet the unbeaten Patriots in Arizona on Sunday, history will hinge on a brawny battle between New York's pass rush and New England's protection. Can the league's most fearsome defensive front knock Tom Brady off his game? NFL perfection hangs in the balance

  • Undrafted out of college, dumped by the Chargers and given away by the Dolphins, Wes Welker has been the Patriots' sure thing

  • Born in Britain, nurtured in Nigeria and baptized for football in Alabama, Osi Umenyiora is ready to rock the Patriots' world

  • Dr. Z breaks down a play from the Week 17 Giants-Pats game that reveals how New England hits the hot receiver in the face of heavy pressure

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Double Birdie
Tiger Woods chipped onto the 18th green last Saturday, setting up yet another birdie in his 19-under finish, to win the Buick Invitational by eight strokes in San Diego. Woods celebrated his 62nd Tour victory on Sunday—tying Arnold Palmer for fourth on the alltime list—with children from the Tiger Woods Foundation (inset).

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Bicicle
Nikolai Krasnikov led fellow Russian rider Stanislav Arkhipov last Friday en route to winning a qualifying round at the Ice Speedway World Championships in Inzell, Germany. The racers used spikes (inset) for greater traction.

No Djok
As the sun set in Melbourne, No. 3 seed Novak Djokovic (left) upset top-ranked Roger Federer 7--5, 6--3, 7--6 last Friday in the Australian Open semifinals (page 50). Two days later Djokovic (inset, left) won his first Grand Slam title, after Maria Sharapova (inset, right) won her third.

TWO PHOTOSPhotographs by Robert BeckTWO PHOTOSPhotographs by Bob MartinPHOTOPhotograph by Lucas Dawson/Getty ImagesTWO PHOTOSDAVID CALLOW