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34 Anatomy of LeBron
Oh, no: He's getting bigger and stronger
By Chris Ballard

PRO FOOTBALL

40 Super Bowl Preview
It's the Pittsburgh D vs. Larry Fitzgerald
By Peter King
• Steelers have an entire city behind them
• Can Cards banish six decades of woe?

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

52 Prized Fighter
Karate black belt James Johnson has helped make Wake Forest a contender
By Luke Winn

FIGURE SKATING

56 Coming of Age
Twentysomethings Alissa Czisny and Jeremy Abbott won their first U.S. titles
By E.M. Swift

SI EXCLUSIVE

So, Do You Want Me to Manage?
In a revealing excerpt from his new book, Joe Torre recounts his bitter final day with the Yankees and the silence of a onetime ally
BY JOE TORRE AND TOM VERDUCCI
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Departments

6 Leading Off

16 Letters

18 Players
• The mystery of momentum
• Down goes Margarito!
• Soccer's Sidd Finch

28 Faces in the Crowd

30 Just My Type by Dan Patrick
• Strahan's Super Bowl lowdown

76 Point After by Selena Roberts
Notah Begay spreads hope on New Mexico reservations

Inside ...

70 The NHL
• Bruins' Wheeler: top rookie?

71 Tennis
• Comebacks galore in Melbourne

72 College Basketball
• Scoring pair propels Kentucky

PHOTONATE FINE/WIREIMAGE.COM (CARDINALS)48 PAST MASTERS The Cardinals last won an NFL championship in 1947, with (from left) Vic Schwall, Bill Campbell, Charley Trippi and Vince Banonis. PHOTONICK LAHAM/GETTY IMAGES (TORRE) PHOTOCOURTESY OF RANDOM HOUSE (COVER)

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