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November 13, 2006 | Volume 105, Issue 19

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Ray Lewis Cover - Sports Illustrated November 13, 2006

November 13, 2006
Shipping Included The New York City Marathon delivered a little bit of everything on Sunday: a Brazilian, Marilson Gomes dos Santos (inset, right), who ended the nine-year reign of African...

November 13, 2006 | Chris Mannix
With its access to athletes and their merchandise, a small marketing company is making big bucks

November 13, 2006 | Richard Hoffer
Just Too Good

November 13, 2006 | Richard Hoffer
Hey, there's an American heavyweight champion! Shannon Briggs (inset, left) won the WBO title by stopping Sergei Liakhovich last Saturday, breaking the Eastern Bloc strangle-hold on the division....

November 13, 2006 | Rick Reilly
IN AMERICA, you do not quit at the top. You do not quit when you're the leading rusher in the NFL. You do not quit when there's millions left on the table. But Tiki Barber, a 31 year-old Giants...

November 13, 2006
Three Kings

November 13, 2006
The 2006 World Series matchup between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Detroit Tigers rekindled memories of SPORTS ILLUSTRATED's Oct. 7, 1968, issue, which helped cement the reputation of the SI...

November 13, 2006 | Steve Rushin
FELIX AND OSCAR, meet Carl and Kierstan, roommates in a small apartment near the University of Oklahoma campus, where Carl plays defensive tackle for the Sooners and Kierstan plays video games...

November 13, 2006 | Brian Cazeneuve
It was harder than taking the Tour, but Lance Armstrong conquered New York—and showed that he shines even when lost in a crowd

November 13, 2006
Announced That he will not play this season and may retire, Jets running back Curtis Martin (above). The NFL's fourth-leading career rusher (14,101 yards), Martin, 33, who hasn't played since Week...

November 13, 2006
8 Consecutive season-openers lost by the Hawks, an NBA record; Atlanta was beaten by the 76ers 88--75 on opening night this year.

November 13, 2006
Talk about getting Stern: This season NBA refs have shorter fuses and quicker whistles

November 13, 2006
IN SEPTEMBER former Negro leaguer Silas Simmons told The New York Times that he might have been good enough to play in the majors but before Jackie Robinson, "it was useless to try." Alas, by the...

November 13, 2006 | Richard Deitsch
The host of TNT's Inside the NBA, 50, returned to work last week after treatment for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

November 13, 2006
DON'T TRY telling tennis star Kim Clijsters that a dog is man's best friend. The Dutch tennis star (right) returned to the court last week, winning the Gaz de France title in Belgium on Sunday,...

November 13, 2006 | Adam Duerson
"I CAN beat Oprah !" chef Bobby Flay boasted last week. Those would be fighting words if the host of the Food Network's Boy Meets Grill was talking Nielsen ratings, but Flay was promising to beat...

November 13, 2006 | Adam Duerson
COSEY COLEMAN, Browns guard, on the debut of offensive coordinator Jeff Davidson: "I'm sure he had nerves going through his veins."

November 13, 2006 | Adam Duerson
A website is offering a fantasy Congress game in which players draft teams of U.S. legislators.

November 13, 2006 | Chris Mannix
What to watch and watch for

November 13, 2006
Lizzelle Cintron NEWARK > Volleyball Cintron, a junior middle blocker at New Jersey City University, scored 109 points and had 91 kills, 42 digs and 23 blocks in four matches. She was the New...

November 13, 2006 | As told to Andrew Lawrence
BULLS GUARD

November 13, 2006
WHO'S Hot

November 13, 2006
If you could pick one player to build a team around, who would it be?

November 13, 2006 | Ben Reiter
True tales from the similarly named

November 13, 2006
Pro Bowler

November 13, 2006
[This article contains a table. Please see hardcopy or pdf.]

November 13, 2006
Losing weight, helping Mama and making "friends"--are we having fun yet?

November 13, 2006 | Farrell Evans
No high school player has ever kicked more field goals than Jimmy Stevens

November 13, 2006 | Farrell Evans
The NFL's top active scorers kicked up a storm in high school

November 13, 2006
EIGHT IS ENOUGH

November 13, 2006 | Alan Shipnuck
Battling cancer, coach turns program around

November 13, 2006
For more high school news and rankings from RISE and Dave Krider's Primetime Performer of the Week, go to SI.com/highschool.

November 13, 2006 | Peter King
First-year players have made an instant impact this year--a well-schooled army of NFL-ready newcomers who are forcing their way onto the field and taking the league by storm

November 13, 2006 | Tim Layden
The Chargers jumped through hoops to get quarterback Philip Rivers--then sat him for two seasons. Finally given command, he's playing with veteran poise

November 13, 2006 | Paul Zimmerman
At the midpoint of the season it's too early to pick an All-Pro team--but not to start identifying emerging players who may be earning their way onto this year's elite lineup

November 13, 2006 | TIM LAYDEN
Two years after the Big East was almost disbanded, Louisville beat West Virginia in a Top 10 showdown that put the league back on the map. Next up: The No. 3 Cardinals meet undefeated Rutgers

November 13, 2006 | Phil Taylor
Taking a lead from its entrepreneurial, garment-crocheting tailback, Boise State may be just three victories away from securing a spot in one of the five biggest bowls

November 13, 2006 | MICHAEL FARBER
After making enemies with his mouth, the Kings' insult-tossing, starlet-dating Sean Avery is trying to win admirers with his play

November 13, 2006 | S.L. PRICE
Ray Lewis has a story to tell, of persecution and redemption, of fathers and sons, of pain caused and pain endured. The trials he's suffered--and Lord knows there have been many--are all part of a...

November 13, 2006
College Football Wake rolls on behind its freshman QB • Heisman candidate list is shrinking • Badgers milk the clock

November 13, 2006 | Mark Beech
Taking Charge

November 13, 2006 | STEWART MANDEL
HOT TOPIC

November 13, 2006 | Ian Thomsen
Texas Stomp

November 13, 2006 | Ian Thomsen
An opposing team's scout on the Wizards' Gilbert Arenas, who had 44 points last Saturday against the Celtics:

November 13, 2006 | Ian Thomsen
FIGHTING FOR AN EDGE

November 13, 2006 | Tim Layden
No Joy Ride

November 13, 2006 | Adam Duerson
ADAM DUERSON MATCHUP OF THE WEEK

November 13, 2006 | Chris Mannix
The Producer

November 13, 2006 | Gene Menez
O.K., so they haven't been the smash hits of the season as predicted, but tight ends can still make the difference for your team down the stretch

November 13, 2006 | David Sabino
WE LIKE THE MATCHUP

November 13, 2006
DON'T LIKE THE MATCHUP

November 13, 2006 | Jim Gorant
Karrie Webb makes a play for POY

November 13, 2006 | MARK WOOD
WHO: Adam Scott

November 13, 2006 | GILLES SAMSON
Pro golf follows the sun, so we bought an RV and followed the Tour

November 13, 2006 | Gary Van Sickle
Adam Scott wraps up the 2006 season with a win at the Tour Championship But golf is buzzing about what happens on Tour in 2007 and the new 'Zing in the '08 Ryder Cup

November 13, 2006
THERE'S A FRESH TAKE ON GOLF EVERY DAY AT SI.COM/GOLF.

November 13, 2006 | Bill Syken
From football in the street of a South Texas border town, guard Roberto Garza has worked his way into a prominent role on Chicago's resurgent offensive line

November 13, 2006 | George Dohrmann
Portland's Ime Udoka came from nowhere to win a starting job, while also suffering a tragic loss

November 13, 2006 | George Dohrmann
Ime Udoka's emergence as a starter may be the biggest shock of the NBA's first week, but here are some others.

November 13, 2006 | CHRIS MANNIX
Oklahoma City has some of the NBA's most rabid fans and a bevy of sponsors, but the Hornets' nest could be empty next season--or it could be the new home of the Sonics

November 13, 2006 | CHRIS MANNIX
Chris Mannix's analysis of what to make of the Los Angeles Lakers' fast start at SI.com/NBA.

November 13, 2006 | Albert Chen
The 50th anniversary of Don Larsen's pitching gem brought together one of sports' most elite fraternities

November 13, 2006 | Brian Cazeneuve
Aiming to reach the Games in a third sport, Sheila Taormina is on the verge of making history

November 13, 2006 | Brian Cazeneuve
These U.S. athletes won an Olympic medal in one sport and also competed in the Games in a distinctly different sport (i.e., not a similar combination such as beach and indoor volleyball).