SI Players: LIFE ON AND OFF THE FIELD
NFL PLAYOFFS
And One for All
Driving toward their common goal with an uncommon selflessness, the Patriots beat the Chargers to stand a victory away from the perfect NFL season
Destiny's Chill
In a stone-cold playoff classic, fortune again favored the Giants, who prevailed over Green Bay for their third straight January road win. Next up: a karmic clash with New England in Super Bowl XLII
Dr. Z's Forecast: Giant Upset
Forget X's and O's, schemes and strategies—not to mention all logic. When New York meets New England in the Arizona desert on Feb. 3, Big Blue will show its championship colors
PRO BASKETBALL
Who's Got Next?
In what amounted to an American Idol for dunkers and dribblers, 141 players took their best shots last week in Boise at earning an NBA contract
HOCKEY
Mr. Perfect
Well, almost. With a game devoid of weakness, Nicklas Lidstrom led the Detroit Red Wings to unprecedented first-half success. Will victories come that easily in the postseason?
COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Down Underdogs
A pair of Australians, A.J. Ogilvy of Vanderbilt and Patty Mills of St. Mary's (which suits up four Aussies), lifted conference also-rans into contenders
Choice Import
Australian transplant Hanna Zavecz has led Wyoming into the top 20 and given her teammates an appetite for winning
PIGEON RACING
The Birds
And they're off, hundreds of pigeons, in a race across the desert, back to captivity. With pride and big money riding on the result, it's a tale of beer and homing in Las Vegas
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Point After
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HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
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HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
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Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)