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

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

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

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

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

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

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