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Air and Space
SI Players: Life On And Off The Field
Super Bowl XL
Hearts of Steel
An inspired performance by wideout Hines Ward and big plays by lesser names carried the Steelers to victory over the Seahawks and their fifth NFL title—a fitting end to a historic out-of-town playoff run and a courageous rally from a 7–5 start.
Baseball
The Yankee Clippee
He became a scruffy star in Boston and the heart and soul of a championship team. But now that he's jumped to New York and ditched the caveman look, what will Johnny Damon do?
PRO BASKETBALL
Everybody Loves Chris
No NBA rookie has made more of an impact than point guard Chris Paul. Spend a few days with him and find out how he has turned the woeful, star-crossed Hornets into playoff contenders
Pro Hockey
Miracle Man?
Hurricanes coach Peter Laviolette has lifted underdog Carolina to the top of the NHL. Next week in Turin he'll try to turn long-shot Team USA into medal material
Don King Roast
Let Us Now Raze Famous Men
The Friars Club roast of DON KING revealed--and reveled in--the vagaries of the honoree's dark and twisted soul. As King has said so many times, "Only in America"
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Departments
Zero Tolerance
No one is saying 'Oops, they did it again' anymore. Athletes who break the rules, or just get annoying, are paying a steep price
Veteran's Day
After a yearlong tour of duty in Iraq, a linebacker gets a Division-I football scholarship