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Manny Pacquiao celebrates his 34th birthday on Monday. In this 2009 photo, Ricky Hatton lies motionless on the mat after being knocked down by Pacquaio during their fight in Las Vegas. (John Iacono/SI)

GALLERY: Manny Pacquiao’s Greatest Fights

Manny Pacquiao celebrates his 34th birthday on Monday. In this 2009 photo, Ricky Hatton lies motionless on the mat after being knocked down by Pacquaio during their fight in Las Vegas. (John Iacono/SI)
GALLERY: Manny Pacquiao’s Greatest Fights

Adrian Peterson busts through the defense during a 2009 Vikings-Browns game. Peterson, as Peter King notes in this week’s Monday Morning Quarterback, needs to average 169 yards per game to finish the season in order to break Eric Dickerson’s single-season rushing record of 2,105 yards. (Fred Vuich/SI)

KING MMQB: Peterson’s amazing year and more Week 14 thoughts

Adrian Peterson busts through the defense during a 2009 Vikings-Browns game. Peterson, as Peter King notes in this week’s Monday Morning Quarterback, needs to average 169 yards per game to finish the season in order to break Eric Dickerson’s single-season rushing record of 2,105 yards. (Fred Vuich/SI)
KING MMQB: Peterson’s amazing year and more Week 14 thoughts

An angry Kobe Bryant points at Rajon Rondo during a contentious 2009 game between the Lakers and Celtics. Ray Allen, acting as peacemaker in this photo, has left Boston to play with LeBron James and the Heat. In their latest roundtable, SI’s experts think the addition of Allen make Miami the favorite to repeat this season. (AP)

NBA ROUNDTABLE: The NBA’s best and worst teams
GALLERY: Rare Rajon Rondo Photos | Kobe Bryant

An angry Kobe Bryant points at Rajon Rondo during a contentious 2009 game between the Lakers and Celtics. Ray Allen, acting as peacemaker in this photo, has left Boston to play with LeBron James and the Heat. In their latest roundtable, SI’s experts think the addition of Allen make Miami the favorite to repeat this season. (AP)
NBA ROUNDTABLE: The NBA’s best and worst teamsGALLERY: Rare Rajon Rondo Photos | Kobe Bryant

In a stunning announcement, Lance Armstrong - seen here working out for his 2009 comeback - said he was giving up his fight against doping charges brought by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency. In doing so, the famed cyclist will be stripped of his seven titles in the Tour de France and will receive a lifetime ban from competing in any sport sanctioned by the World Anti-Doping Agency code. (Courtesy of Elizabeth Kreutz)

GALLERY: Behind the Scenes With Lance Armstrong

In a stunning announcement, Lance Armstrong - seen here working out for his 2009 comeback - said he was giving up his fight against doping charges brought by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency. In doing so, the famed cyclist will be stripped of his seven titles in the Tour de France and will receive a lifetime ban from competing in any sport sanctioned by the World Anti-Doping Agency code. (Courtesy of Elizabeth Kreutz)
GALLERY: Behind the Scenes With Lance Armstrong

Rafael Nadal celebrates after defeating Roger Federer to win the 2009 Australian Open. (Bob Martin/SI)

GALLERY: Rafael Nadal Through The Years


Rafael Nadal celebrates after defeating Roger Federer to win the 2009 Australian Open. (Bob Martin/SI)
GALLERY: Rafael Nadal Through The Years

A disgruntled Islanders fan wears a paper bag over their head during the end of the 2009-10 season. Two years later and two missed playoffs, Islanders fans are still miserable. (AP)

GALLERY: Fans With Paper Bags Over Their Heads

A disgruntled Islanders fan wears a paper bag over their head during the end of the 2009-10 season. Two years later and two missed playoffs, Islanders fans are still miserable. (AP)
GALLERY: Fans With Paper Bags Over Their Heads

Shaquille O’Neal and The Big Show stand face-to-face during a 2009 episode of WWE’s Monday Night Raw. The two are rumored to be facing each other at WrestleMania XXVIII in Miami next month. (Courtesy of WWE)

GALLERY: Athletes Who Have Stepped In The Pro Wrestling Ring

Shaquille O’Neal and The Big Show stand face-to-face during a 2009 episode of WWE’s Monday Night Raw. The two are rumored to be facing each other at WrestleMania XXVIII in Miami next month. (Courtesy of WWE)
GALLERY: Athletes Who Have Stepped In The Pro Wrestling Ring

UConn guard Kemba Walker nearly breaks his own ankles trying to make a move on Kentucky guard John Wall during a Dec. 2009 game at Madison Square Garden. The Huskies, who won the national title last season, are on the tournament bubble right now, says SI.com’s Andy Glockner. (Lou Capozzola/SI)

GLOCKNER: UConn may make tourney due to weak at-large field
GLOCKNER: Calhoun’s latest health scare could be his final act

UConn guard Kemba Walker nearly breaks his own ankles trying to make a move on Kentucky guard John Wall during a Dec. 2009 game at Madison Square Garden. The Huskies, who won the national title last season, are on the tournament bubble right now, says SI.com’s Andy Glockner. (Lou Capozzola/SI)
GLOCKNER: UConn may make tourney due to weak at-large fieldGLOCKNER: Calhoun’s latest health scare could be his final act

Florida quarterback Tim Tebow urges his teammates following a first down in the second half of the BCS National Championship against Oklahoma. The Gators claimed the title of 2008’s best college football team with a 24-14 victory over the Sooners. The national champions will be decided tonight as Alabama playing against LSU. (Bob Rosato/SI)

SI VAULT: Youthful Florida stuffed Sooners, win title (1.19.09)
MANDEL: Tonight’s title game rematch is a showcase for reviled BCS
STAPLES: Can Tigers, Crimson Tide score points? Here’s how
ANDERSON: Five critical plays from the first LSU-Alabama matchup

Florida quarterback Tim Tebow urges his teammates following a first down in the second half of the BCS National Championship against Oklahoma. The Gators claimed the title of 2008’s best college football team with a 24-14 victory over the Sooners. The national champions will be decided tonight as Alabama playing against LSU. (Bob Rosato/SI)
SI VAULT: Youthful Florida stuffed Sooners, win title (1.19.09)MANDEL: Tonight’s title game rematch is a showcase for reviled BCSSTAPLES: Can Tigers, Crimson Tide score points? Here’s howANDERSON: Five critical plays from the first LSU-Alabama matchup


A praying mantis appears on the railing in the upper deck during a 2009  Diamondbacks-Phillies game at Citzens Bank Park in Philadelphia. (Tommy Leonardi/SI)

CORCORAN: Rounding up baseball’s hot stove season
LIDZ: Who’s in the bidding for Japan’s Yu Darvish?

A praying mantis appears on the railing in the upper deck during a 2009  Diamondbacks-Phillies game at Citzens Bank Park in Philadelphia. (Tommy Leonardi/SI)
CORCORAN: Rounding up baseball’s hot stove seasonLIDZ: Who’s in the bidding for Japan’s Yu Darvish?