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February 11, 2008

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SUPER BOWL XLII

18 AND ... NO!

GIANTS SHOCKPATRIOTS

Behind a ferociousassault on quarterback Tom Brady and a final drive for the ages, the upstartGiants broke the Patriots' seasonlong unbeaten streak with one of the greatestupsets in NFL history
BY TIM LAYDEN • Page 36

• Unheralded Heros• By Jim Trotter

• The DecisiveDrive • By Dr. Z

PRO BASKETBALL

52 Fit for aKing
Behind the leadership and late-game heroics of LeBron James, the Cavaliers haveshaken off a disappointing start and jumped into the Eastern title hunt
By Phil Taylor

BASEBALL

56 The RealSteal
While many fixated on the destination of a two-time Cy Young winner, Oriolesace Erik Bedard emerged as a target who could make an equally big impact
By Ben Reiter

SQUASH

62 The CourtSupremes
With an obsessive coach and foreign talent, Trinity has not lost since 1998
By Michael Bamberger

COLLEGEBASKETBALL

66 A Time toHeal
After a series of family tragedies, Darnell Jackson has become a force forKansas
By Luke Winn

BOXING

70 Forged toFight
Middleweight champ Kelly Pavlik still draws his strength from the SteelValley
By Richard Hoffer

Departments

10 Leading Off

16 From theEditor

17 Letters

18 Players
• Invading athletes' privacy
• The Bengals sign another Palmer
• First Person: Caron Butler
• An NBA ref has mob ties
• Dish from the Super Bowl party

30 Faces in theCrowd

34 Just My Type
• Dwight Howard and more

84 Point After
• What Bill Belichick's Patriots learned about taking on the world: It'sexhausting
by Selena Roberts

Inside ...

80 The NBA
• What L.A. needs from Pau Gasol

82 The NHL
• Two young experts in agitation

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PETER KING

The GiantKiller
Super Bowl XLII was won by the Giants' defensive front seven, but the EliManning story is marvelous, and a great example of why you never give up on atop quarterback prospect too soon.

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PHOTOROBERT BECK (GIANTS)36 IT'S A WRAP Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning held the football high after taking the final, clock-killing snap in the Giants' 17--14 win over the Patriots. TWO PHOTOSDAVID N. BERKWITZ (HELMETS) PHOTOGREG NELSON (CALHOUN) PHOTOCHRIS LIVINGSTON/ICON SMI (MANUEL) PHOTOCAROLYN KASTER/AP (PRYOR) PHOTOWD/ICON SMI (BROWN) PHOTOEVAN PINKUS/GETTY IMAGES (FEAGLES) PHOTOJOHN W. MCDONOUGH (DURANT) PHOTOAL TIELEMANS (MANNING) PHOTOMEL LEVINE (KING)

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