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SUPER BOWL XLVIII PREVIEW
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FROM X-RAYS AND K-9S TO BLACK HAWKS AND, YES, SNIPERS: INSIDE THE ELABORATE SECURITY PLAN FOR THE MOST HIGH-PROFILE EVENT IN AMERICAN SPORTS
EXTRA POINTS
YOU ALREADY KNOW SUPER BOWL XLVIII'S TOP STORY LINES—THE COLD, "OMAHA," RICHARD SHERMAN.... HERE ARE A FEW LESS DISCUSSED (BUT MORE SALIENT) ARGUING POINTS
2014 OLYMPICS
MEET TEAM USA
THEY'RE THE 230 ATHLETES WHO'LL REPRESENT AMERICA IN SOCHI—AND IF THEIR VARIED STORIES RESONATE WITH US, PERHAPS IT'S BECAUSE THESE OLYMPIANS ARE US
SO GOOD, SO YOUNG
ALREADY DRAWING COMPARISONS WITH LINDSEY VONN, U.S. PRODIGY MIKAELA SHIFFRIN, 18, IS A ONCE-IN-A-GENERATION TALENT
Bode's Last Run?
AT 36, ON A REBUILT KNEE THAT SIDELINED HIM FOR A YEAR, BODE MILLER IS BACK FOR HIS FIFTH GAMES—AND HE'S ONE OF THE U.S.'S TWO BEST MEN'S MEDAL HOPES
AMPING UP THE X FACTOR
MORE GRAVITY-DEFYING DISCIPLINES SUCH AS SLOPESTYLE WILL MAKE THEIR DEBUT, PUSHING STARS LIKE SHAUN WHITE—AND A FRESH WAVE OF BOARDERS AND FREE SKIERS—TO RIDE HIGHER THAN EVER
BLACK SEA BULLIES?
ONCE THE DOMINANT FORCE IN INTERNATIONAL PLAY, RUSSIAN HOCKEY HASN'T BEEN THE SAME SINCE THE DEMISE OF THE SOVIET UNION. CAN ALEX OVECHKIN LEAD HIS COUNTRY TO ITS FIRST GOLD MEDAL SINCE 1992? VLADIMIR PUTIN EXPECTS HIM TO
No Surprises
THE U.S. WAS A DARK HORSE WHEN IT WON A SILVER MEDAL IN VANCOUVER, BUT THIS TIME AROUND THE WORLD IS EXPECTING THE AMERICANS TO CHALLENGE FOR GOLD
POINT AFTER
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