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Feb. 15, 2016
Feb. 15, 2016

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Feb. 15, 2016

SI NOW
INBOX
SUPER BOWL 50 2016
OFF-SEASON PREVIEW
BASEBALL 2016
FIFA 2016
  • WHOEVER WINS THE ELECTION TO REPLACE DISGRACED PRESIDENT SEPP BLATTER IN THE MOST IMPORTANT DECISION IN FIFA'S CORRUPT HISTORY WILL BE FACED WITH THIS QUESTION: DO THE VOTERS REALLY WANT CHANGE?

COLLEGE BASKETBALL 2016
NBA 2016
COLLEGE FOOTBALL 2016
  • By Chris Johnson

    AFTER FIVE YEARS IN THE RECRUITING CROSSHAIRS, NO. 1 PROSPECT RASHAN GARY FINALLY PICKED A SCHOOL. NOW THE REAL BATTLE CAN BEGIN

  • The best way to stop the rash of decommitments and pulled scholarships is to let players sign as soon as they get an offer

  • By Gabe Baumgaertner

    How did the last 10 No. 1 recruits turn out?

  • Ten players who can make a difference next fall

NASCAR 2016
BUSHWACKER
  • Kent Cox turned Bushwacker into the greatest bucking bull in history—and their bond was as deep as that between any trainer and human athlete. So why did Cox make the bull a witness to his ultimate act of violence?

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PHOTOPHOTOGRAPH BY DONALD MIRALLE FOR SPORTS ILLUSTRATEDMarked Manning Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) took advantage of superior protection to throw a seven-yard pass in the first quarter of Super Bowl 50 in Santa Clara, Calif., on Sunday. Although he put up subpar numbers—13 completions in 23 attempts for 141 yards and no touchdowns—Manning led Denver to a 24--10 win over the Panthers in his 293rd and likely last game (page 24). At 39, Manning became the oldest quarterback to win a Super Bowl. PHOTOPHOTOGRAPH BY BRAD MANGIN FOR SPORTS ILLUSTRATEDManning Of the Hour All eyes—and cameras and microphones—were trained on the QB in the aftermath of his 200th career win and second Super Bowl victory (tying him with his younger brother, Giants quarterback Eli). Despite indications from those close to him that he would retire after the game, the five-time NFL MVP said he would wait for the emotions to subside before making a decision. PHOTOPHOTOGRAPH BY DEANNE FITZMAURICE FOR SPORTS ILLUSTRATEDIsle of Manning After connecting on a 22-yard throw in the third quarter, Manning trotted upfield to rejoin his teammates. While the Broncos' offense converted just one of 14 third downs, their top-ranked defense came up with seven sacks, four turnovers and a touchdown to spearhead the win.