Lineup

December 15, 2014

LASTING IMAGES

14 Pictures Of the Year

PLAYERS OF THE YEAR

74 Best of the Best

The stars who shone brightest

84 Tom Brady

The QB is still humming at 37

By Greg Bishop

EVERYDAY SPORTSMEN

96 Ordinary Heroes

Gestures large and small that remind us how good our games can be

INSPIRATION OF THE YEAR

104 Ice Bucket Challenge

Inching toward a cure for ALS

By Emily Kaplan

THE LEGACY AWARD

110 Magic Johnson

A lifetime of tireless—and smiling—advocacy

By Jack McCallum

COACH OF THE YEAR

120 Bruce Bochy

The Giants' excellence begins with their manager

By Chris Ballard

INSTANT CLASSICS

130 Moments of The Year

What made 2014 unforgettable

GAME OF THE YEAR

144 Kentucky vs. Wichita State

March Madness's perfect mistake

By Luke Winn

TRAILBLAZER OF THE YEAR

150 Mo'ne Davis

Why the world wants to throw like a girl

By Albert Chen

Departments

6 SI Digital

8 Editor's Letter

10 Inbox

30 Scorecard

46 Faces in the Crowd

48 Just My Type

Dan Patrick: Chris Rock on staying in shape

160 Point After

Steve Rushin: Saluting 2014's Not-Sportsmen

SPORTS ILLUSTRATED

SOTY 2014

56 Sportsman of the Year

MADISON BUMGARNER

The Giants' ace finds strength by never straying too far from home

By Tom Verducci

ON THE COVER: ROBERT BECK/SPORTS ILLUSTRATED

PHOTOPHOTOGRAPH BY ROBERT BECK/SPORTS ILLUSTRATEDDOGGED COMPETITOR Bumgarner (with his basset hound, Bohunkus) on his farm in Lenoir, N.C., on Nov. 18.

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Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)