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Feb. 17, 2014
Feb. 17, 2014

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Feb. 17, 2014

SI.com
THE MAIL
2014 OLYMPICS
  • THE OPENING DAYS OF THE SOCHI GAMES WERE FILLED WITH OVERBLOWN TALES OF ORGANIZATIONAL GLITCHES. (ENOUGH ALREADY WITH THE HOTEL COMPLAINTS.) BUT THERE WAS AN EASY WAY TO CELEBRATE OLYMPIAN ACHIEVEMENTS AND REVEL IN RUSSIA'S WINTER SPIRIT: HEAD FOR THE HILLS

PRO FOOTBALL
BASEBALL
COLLEGE FOOTBALL
ROY HIBBERT
  • THE GOOFY GOLIATH ANCHORS THE NBA'S BEST DEFENSE BY EXPLOITING A LITTLE-KNOWN RULE THAT ALLOWS HIM TO USE HIS MASSIVE FRAME TO OUTMUSCLE DRIVERS. NOW STOP WHINING—THAT'S NOT A FOUL

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22 Good As Gold

The best way to take in the first week of the Sochi Games? Head for the hills

By Alexander Wolff

PRO FOOTBALL

32 Michael Sam

He's poised to be the NFL's first openly gay player, and the league has a moment of truth

By S.L. Price

BASEBALL

38 Jose Fernandez

The Marlins' 21-year-old ace looks wise beyond his years but still has some growing up to do

By Albert Chen

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

46 National Signing Day

Pressure is now on quarterbacks to commit earlier and earlier, ready or not

By Pete Thamel

PRO BASKETBALL

50 Roy Hibbert

The goofy Goliath uses his massive frame to anchor the NBA's best defense

By Lee Jenkins

DEPARTMENTS

2 | SI Digital

4 | Leading Off

10 | The Mail

12 | Scorecard

18 | Faces in the Crowd

19 | Just My Type

Dan Patrick: AJ McCarron listens to no one

60 | Point After

Steve Rushin: At 80, Hank Aaron is still a baseball icon

ON THE COVER: BILL GREENBLATT/UPI/LANDOV

PHOTOPHOTOGRAPH BY ROBERT BECK/SPORTS ILLUSTRATEDWINNING SMILE Slopestyle gold medalist Sage Kotsenburg even brushes like a champion.