FEATURES

PRO FOOTBALL

34 Andrew Luck

Buoyed by a precocious star and inspired by their coach's courageous battle, the Colts are the NFL's unlikeliest story

BY PETER KING

40 Brandon Weeden

What can a 29-year-old rookie QB do to revive Cleveland?

BY MARK BECHTEL

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

46 Ziggy Ansah

Is a Ghanaian soccer player who dreamed of NBA glory and walked onto the BYU track team about to conquer the NFL draft? It's a long and winding tale

BY JEFF BENEDICT

PRO BASKETBALL

50 Houston Rockets

General Manager Daryl Morey takes a more analytic view than other NBA executives—and he'll risk everything to back it up

BY CHRIS BALLARD

Tracking James Harden

BASEBALL

60 Johnny Evers

After years of boasting that he was related to the Hall of Famer, the author set out to explore the century-old myth surrounding his great uncle

BY TIM LAYDEN

DEPARTMENTS

4 SI Digital

6 Leading Off

13 The Mail

15 Scorecard

Remembering Macho

22 Faces in the Crowd

24 Just My Type

Don't race Torii Hunter

BY DAN PATRICK

26 Inside ...

COLLEGE FOOTBALL NFL | FANTASY | SOCCER COLLEGE BASKETBALL

72 Point After

It's time to get ruthless with the record book

BY PHIL TAYLOR

ON THE COVER: Photograph by David E. Klutho

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PHOTOSIMON BRUTYSTANDING TOGETHER Colts coach Chuck Pagano, who is battling leukemia, was applauded by team owner Jim Irsay and fans at halftime of Sunday's win over the Bills.

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