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Inside: THE WEEK IN SPORTS
AND POOF! HE'S ...
Not so fast, says the Magic brass of the future of Dwight Howard; the only certainty is that he isn't disappearing anytime soon
OCCUPY FREE AGENCY
For players outside of baseball's One Percent, the market can be cruel. That's bad for productive vets but good for bargain-hunting teams
THE REIGN MAKER
In '08, Hugh McCutcheon helped end the U.S. men's volleyball gold drought. Now the coach wants to do the same for the women
SUPER BOWL XLVI
ONE GIANT LEAP FOR MANNINGKIND
Pitted once more against the favored and flashy Patriots, Eli Manning and Big Blue proved superior on the biggest stage with a pulse-pounding victory in Super Bowl XLVI that will echo all the way to Canton
THIS YEAR'S MIRACLE
Just as in the Arizona desert in XLII, the Giants' final, decisive touchdown drive hinged on a catch that tested the limits of belief
OOPS! I SCORED!
Following his blockers and his instincts, Ahmad Bradshaw tallied a didn't-mean-to touchdown that was the most bizarre game-winner in Super Bowl history—but in the end the G-Men weren't complaining
COLLEGE FOOTBALL
AN UP-AND-DOWN DAY
What happens when a new coach comes in? Or a top assistant leaves? It doesn't take much for a recruiting class to enter—or fall from—the top 10
BASEBALL
THE NEW MAN IN ST. LOUIS
Nobody, least of all David Freese, saw this coming: The World Series MVP is a hero in his hometown—and, after the departure of Albert Pujols, the Cardinals' cornerstone
COLLEGE BASKETBALL
THIS IS HOW TO DOUGIE
The high-scoring and highly efficient inside-out game of sophomore forward Doug McDermott has Creighton fans excited about a different kind of dance
MIKE POWELL
MAN IN FULL
AS THE COACH AT A HIGH SCHOOL NEAR CHICAGO, MIKE POWELL HAS DONE MORE THAN CREATE STATE WRESTLING CHAMPIONS. HE'S TAUGHT BOYS HOW TO BE MEN AND PROVIDED AN EXAMPLE OF COURAGE UNDER THE MOST TRYING PERSONAL CIRCUMSTANCES
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