LEADING OFF
EDITOR'S LETTER
Inside: THE WEEK IN SPORTS
THIRD TIME'S THE HARM
Manny Pacquiao got another close win over Juan Manuel Marquez—but the loser exposed some flaws in the Filipino superstar's game
SECOND STRING
With the weeks running down and the injuries piling up, a few guys who started the year buried on their team's depth chart have emerged as game-breakers
TITLE FIGHT
Only one event remains in the Chase; here's how the two men left standing in the championship race stack up
SPECIAL REPORT: SCANDAL. SHAME. A SEARCH FOR ANSWERS.
THIS IS PENN STATE
"HAD SANDUSKY NOT BEEN SO BRAZEN, HAD HE SIMPLY RESTRICTED HIMSELF TO THE FOOTBALL FACILITIES, THERE IS LITTLE TO SUGGEST HE WOULD HAVE BEEN CAUGHT. FOR SANDUSKY—IF NOT FOR THE BOYS—PENN STATE FOOTBALL WAS A SAFE HAVEN."
A PLACE APART
SI senior writer Tom Verducci, Penn State class of '82, reflects on the values that have defined, and endangered, his alma mater
A LEGACY IN TATTERS
Paterno's place in the record book is assured, but SI special contributor Jack McCallum says the dark final chapter ruined the story
PRO FOOTBALL
THE THRILL IS BACK
Remember the 49ers? After eight dismal years, the former glamour team has been reborn—as a band of blue-collar misfits led by an intense new coach and a roster full of NFL castoffs
PRO HOCKEY
GOODBYE TO THE SLAP SHOT
It was once the most thrilling—and for goalies the most menacing—play in the game. But in today's high-octane NHL, there's rarely enough time or space for the ballyhooed blast from the past
TRIBUTE
PRO BASKETBALL
HOW I SPENT MY LOCKOUT
J.J. Barea, the breakout star of the NBA Finals, wants to get back to work. Until he does, he'll be hanging out with his girlfriend— a former Miss Universe—on the tropical island where he's a hero
HEY SIXTEEN
LEXI THOMPSON
HAS A LOT ON HER MIND. THE YOUNGEST WINNER IN LPGA TOUR HISTORY HAS THE GAME, THE DRIVE AND THE CHARISMA TO BE THE NEXT MEGASTAR IN WOMEN'S GOLF. IF ONLY SHE COULD FIND A DATE TO THE PROM
POINT AFTER
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