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Derek Jeter walks down the hallway that leads from the clubhouse to the dugout before a 2008 game at the old Yankee Stadium. (Anthony J. Causi/Icon SMI)

GALLERY: Rare Photos of Derek Jeter

Derek Jeter walks down the hallway that leads from the clubhouse to the dugout before a 2008 game at the old Yankee Stadium. (Anthony J. Causi/Icon SMI)
GALLERY: Rare Photos of Derek Jeter

Tom Brady and Randy Moss walk off the field together after a August 2008 training camp practice. (Damian Strohmeyer/SI)

GALLERY: Classic Photos of the New England Patriots

Tom Brady and Randy Moss walk off the field together after a August 2008 training camp practice. (Damian Strohmeyer/SI)
GALLERY: Classic Photos of the New England Patriots

Bill Russell and Kevin Garnett pose during a March 2008 photo shoot. Three months later, Garnett would win his first NBA title, leaving him only 10 shy of Russell’s 11 championships. (Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

GALLERY: Rare Photos of Bill Russell | Kevin Garnett

Bill Russell and Kevin Garnett pose during a March 2008 photo shoot. Three months later, Garnett would win his first NBA title, leaving him only 10 shy of Russell’s 11 championships. (Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)
GALLERY: Rare Photos of Bill Russell | Kevin Garnett

Yao Ming and nine-year-old earthquake survivor Lin Hao carry the Chinese flag during the opening ceremonies of the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. The opening ceremonies for the 2012 games are on Friday. (Heinz Kluetmeier/SI)

GALLERY: A History of Olympic Opening Ceremonies 

Yao Ming and nine-year-old earthquake survivor Lin Hao carry the Chinese flag during the opening ceremonies of the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. The opening ceremonies for the 2012 games are on Friday. (Heinz Kluetmeier/SI)GALLERY: A History of Olympic Opening Ceremonies 

World-renowned striker Lionel Messi helped Argentina to a second straight Olympic gold in 2008 when he set up the lone goal in his country’s 1-0 victory over Nigeria. Who will win the gold in London? (Al Tielemans/SI) 

WAHL: Men’s Olympic Soccer Preview
GALLERY: Memorable Beijing Olympic Moments

World-renowned striker Lionel Messi helped Argentina to a second straight Olympic gold in 2008 when he set up the lone goal in his country’s 1-0 victory over Nigeria. Who will win the gold in London? (Al Tielemans/SI) 
WAHL: Men’s Olympic Soccer PreviewGALLERY: Memorable Beijing Olympic Moments

Kevin Garnett celebrates in front of the Boston crowd after the Celtics captures the 2008 NBA title. Garnett has spent the past five seasons in Boston but is contemplating retirement. The Celtics, meanwhile, have the No. 21, 22 and 51 pick in Thursday’s draft and are targeting a big man who can rebound and score in the low post, according to SI’s Sam Amick. (Bob Rosato/SI)

AMICK: NBA offseason outlook for all 30 teams
GALLERY: Rare Photos of Kevin Garnett

Kevin Garnett celebrates in front of the Boston crowd after the Celtics captures the 2008 NBA title. Garnett has spent the past five seasons in Boston but is contemplating retirement. The Celtics, meanwhile, have the No. 21, 22 and 51 pick in Thursday’s draft and are targeting a big man who can rebound and score in the low post, according to SI’s Sam Amick. (Bob Rosato/SI)AMICK: NBA offseason outlook for all 30 teamsGALLERY: Rare Photos of Kevin Garnett

Lolo Jones is near tears after a disappointing performance at the 100m hurdles during the 2008 Summer Olympics. Jones tripped on the penultimate hurdle, losing her lead and finishing in seventh place. Will Jones find redemption at the 2012 Olympics? (Robert Beck/SI)

GALLERY: Rare Photos of Lolo Jones

Lolo Jones is near tears after a disappointing performance at the 100m hurdles during the 2008 Summer Olympics. Jones tripped on the penultimate hurdle, losing her lead and finishing in seventh place. Will Jones find redemption at the 2012 Olympics? (Robert Beck/SI)
GALLERY: Rare Photos of Lolo Jones

Tiger Woods converts a putt on the 18th hole of the final round to capture the 2008 U.S. Open. Woods is tied for second after Day 1 of the 2012 U.S. Open, three strokes behind Michael Thompson. (Kohjiro Kinno/SI)

LEADERBOARD: Follow all the action of the 2012 U.S. Open
SHIPNUCK: Tiger sends early message: It’s his Open
GALLERY: Photos from Round 1 | Video Highlights

Tiger Woods converts a putt on the 18th hole of the final round to capture the 2008 U.S. Open. Woods is tied for second after Day 1 of the 2012 U.S. Open, three strokes behind Michael Thompson. (Kohjiro Kinno/SI)
LEADERBOARD: Follow all the action of the 2012 U.S. OpenSHIPNUCK: Tiger sends early message: It’s his OpenGALLERY: Photos from Round 1 | Video Highlights

Brewers leftfielder Ryan Braun works out before a May 2008 game against the Marlins. Braun, who had been suspended 50 games by MLB for a positive drug test, won his appeal and will not miss any time. (Al Tielemans/SI)

LEMIRE AND EPSTEIN: How Braun earned the first successful appeal of positive test
BRAUN STATEMENT: The Brewers MVP discusses MLB’s landmark ruling 

Brewers leftfielder Ryan Braun works out before a May 2008 game against the Marlins. Braun, who had been suspended 50 games by MLB for a positive drug test, won his appeal and will not miss any time. (Al Tielemans/SI)
LEMIRE AND EPSTEIN: How Braun earned the first successful appeal of positive testBRAUN STATEMENT: The Brewers MVP discusses MLB’s landmark ruling 

Ray Allen, Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce pose for an SI photo shoot prior to the 2007-08 season. Boston would go onto win the NBA title eight months later. The year is a different story as the Celtics are off to a 4-8 start and have yet to beat a winning team. (Walter Iooss Jr./SI)

THOMSEN: Is it time to blow up the Celtics?
ROBSON: Boston No. 8 in Power Rankings

Ray Allen, Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce pose for an SI photo shoot prior to the 2007-08 season. Boston would go onto win the NBA title eight months later. The year is a different story as the Celtics are off to a 4-8 start and have yet to beat a winning team. (Walter Iooss Jr./SI)
THOMSEN: Is it time to blow up the Celtics?ROBSON: Boston No. 8 in Power Rankings

Celtics center Kendrick Perkins converts a layup during a 2008 game against the Thunder. Perkins, now a member of Okahoma City, will return to Boston for the first time since the trade when the Celtics take on the Thunder tonight. (David E. Klutho/SI) 

MANNIX: New-and-improved Perkins nervously awaits return to Boston

Celtics center Kendrick Perkins converts a layup during a 2008 game against the Thunder. Perkins, now a member of Okahoma City, will return to Boston for the first time since the trade when the Celtics take on the Thunder tonight. (David E. Klutho/SI) 
MANNIX: New-and-improved Perkins nervously awaits return to Boston

Spurs forward Tim Duncan shoots over Lakers forward Lamar Odom during Game 3 of the 2008 Western Conference Finals. The Lakers currently rank No. 6 in this week’s power rankings while San Antonio is No. 11. (Greg Nelson/SI)

ROBSON: Heat and Bulls grab top spots in this week’s Power Rankings
JENKINS: Andrew Bynum is bridge to the next era of Lakers basketball

Spurs forward Tim Duncan shoots over Lakers forward Lamar Odom during Game 3 of the 2008 Western Conference Finals. The Lakers currently rank No. 6 in this week’s power rankings while San Antonio is No. 11. (Greg Nelson/SI)
ROBSON: Heat and Bulls grab top spots in this week’s Power RankingsJENKINS: Andrew Bynum is bridge to the next era of Lakers basketball

Today marks the birthdays of Eli Manning and David Tyree, who combined to make one of the greatest plays in Super Bowl history. Here is Tyree’s famous helmet catch against Patriots defender Rodney Harrison. The catch kept the Giants final drive alive and allowed them to score the go-ahead touchdown to win Super Bowl XLII. (Damian Strohmeyer/SI)

SI VAULT: Giants stun unbeaten Patriots, win Super Bowl XLII (2.11.08)

Today marks the birthdays of Eli Manning and David Tyree, who combined to make one of the greatest plays in Super Bowl history. Here is Tyree’s famous helmet catch against Patriots defender Rodney Harrison. The catch kept the Giants final drive alive and allowed them to score the go-ahead touchdown to win Super Bowl XLII. (Damian Strohmeyer/SI)
SI VAULT: Giants stun unbeaten Patriots, win Super Bowl XLII (2.11.08)

Oklahoma forward Blake Griffin explodes for a dunk during a 2008 game against Texas A&M. (Greg Nelson/SI)

GALLERY: Rare Photos of Blake Griffin

Oklahoma forward Blake Griffin explodes for a dunk during a 2008 game against Texas A&M. (Greg Nelson/SI)
GALLERY: Rare Photos of Blake Griffin

Dwight Howard turns into Superman at the 2008 NBA Slam Dunk Contest. Unfortunately for NBA fans, it may take Superman to get a labor deal done as the  lockout stretches into its 104th day with no deal in sight. (Greg Nelson/SI)

AMICK: Owners in control of this power struggle
LOWE: Details of owners’ luxury-tax proposal
THOMSEN: Upcoming season can still be salvaged
LOWE: Ten great games we’ll no longer get to see
FAN POLL: Your take on the NBA lockout

Dwight Howard turns into Superman at the 2008 NBA Slam Dunk Contest. Unfortunately for NBA fans, it may take Superman to get a labor deal done as the  lockout stretches into its 104th day with no deal in sight. (Greg Nelson/SI)
AMICK: Owners in control of this power struggleLOWE: Details of owners’ luxury-tax proposalTHOMSEN: Upcoming season can still be salvagedLOWE: Ten great games we’ll no longer get to seeFAN POLL: Your take on the NBA lockout