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LEADING OFF

Jan. 13, 2014
Jan. 13, 2014

Table of Contents
Jan. 13, 2014

LEADING OFF
GOLF PLUS
THE MAIL
BCS CHAMPIONSHIP 2014
The MMQB
The Wizard And the Giant

LEADING OFF

PHOTOPHOTOGRAPH BY PETER FOLEY EPA/LANDOVThe Brees Beneath His Wings How does an Eagle defend one of the most prolific passers in the NFL—or at least try to? By taking to the air himself. Drew Brees (9) not only avoided this sack attempt by linebacker Connor Barwin last Saturday but also threw for 250 yards and a touchdown in piloting the Saints to a 26--24 NFC wild-card victory at Lincoln Financial Field, the first road playoff win in franchise history.PHOTOPHOTOGRAPH BY DAVE REGINEK NHLI/GETTY IMAGESBig House, Small Net From this angle the goal that the Red Wings' Jimmy Howard protected on New Year's Day looks pretty wide—but it wasn't wide enough for Maple Leafs center Nazem Kadri, who missed the net during the NHL's Winter Classic. This year's outdoorfest drew 105,491 fans to snowy Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, the largest crowd ever for a hockey game in North America.SEVEN PHOTOSPHOTOGRAPHS BY JOHN DOMINIS TIME & LIFE PICTURES/GETTY IMAGES TED STEPHNEY FOR SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (DOMINIS PORTRAIT)John Dominis 1921--2013 John Dominis wasn't a news photographer, or a sports photographer, or a nature photographer. The longtime LIFE shooter (and SI's picture editor from 1978 to '82) was, simply, a photographer, as comfortable shooting Olympic events and baseball games as he was leopards in their natural habitat or celebrities such as Steve McQueen and Frank Sinatra. Dominis, who died on Dec. 30, captured some of the most memorable images of the 20th century, including these from his sports collection: 1) Olga Korbut at the '72 Olympics; 2) Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus at the '62 U.S. Open; 3) Mickey Mantle in '65; 4) Muhammad Ali beating Sonny Liston in '65; 5) Johnny Bench in '70; and 6) Tommie Smith (center) and John Carlos saluting at the '68 Games.