LEADING OFF
Inside: THE WEEK IN SPORTS
Bruise Control
It's a long season, and the bumps and lumps of NFL life can present opportunities for savvy owners
Giant Steps
It can take a while for a young center to learn the pro game. Indiana's Roy Hibbert is finally hitting his stride
Blue Line Special
The Kings are fit to contend, thanks to a stifling defense led by one of the best young American players in the NHL
Whipping Post
Want a big-ticket Japanese starter? Beware the high price of negotiating with them—and their shaky history
Depth Charge
Stacked with talented teams from top to bottom, the Big Ten is in a league of its own this season
Grand Finale
The men's tour ended the year with a bang as Roger Federer played with his old sense of urgency in London
SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR
WHAT SPORTSMAN MEANS
COLLEGE FOOTBALL
PRO FOOTBALL
PRO BASKETBALL
FAVORITE SI COVERS
GOLDEN GOAL
MAX GILPIN
Point After
Departments
The Strike Zone
Tracking the week's news both inside and outside the confines of cool