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August 27, 2007 | Volume 107, Issue 8

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Nick Saban Cover - Sports Illustrated August 27, 2007

August 27, 2007
Flying Fish Dolphins running back Patrick Cobbs glided into the end zone well head of the Chiefs' defense during last Thursday night's preseason game at Arrowhead Stadium. Cobbs's seven-yard dash...

August 27, 2007
Brown Out?

August 27, 2007 | Stewart Mandel
Preseason polls bend college football out of shape

August 27, 2007 | As told to Adam Duerson
THE BRENNAN FILE: Two-and-a-half years ago, at 21, Colt Brennan spent seven days in jail, convicted of burglary and criminal trespass in a University of Colorado dorm. "I did what I did," he says,...

August 27, 2007
WHO'S Hot

August 27, 2007
Which pitching statistic is most meaningful?

August 27, 2007
Sentenced To two years' probation for his role in a sports gambling operation, ex-Coyotes assistant coach Rick Tocchet. The former NHL star was at the center of a case last year that unfolded...

August 27, 2007 | George Dohrmann
THE DETAILS were still to be determined—the length of his prison sentence and his suspension from the NFL—but what was clear on Monday after Michael Vick agreed to plead guilty to a felony...

August 27, 2007
4 Number of 1--0 games in the four-year history of Cincinnati's Great American Ballpark.

August 27, 2007
The manager of English soccer team Sunderland says stars won't sign with the club because the town's shopping is subpar.

August 27, 2007
KEN GRIFFEY JR. Reds outfielder, after he was removed from the field in the middle of an inning in a double-switch: "Next time they try, I'll be like Tanner in the Astrodome in Bad News Bears,...

August 27, 2007
Handicapping the recent spate of sports-related lawsuits

August 27, 2007
The Long Island Ducks?

August 27, 2007
LAST WEEK NFL commissioner Roger Goodell reminded everyone that Michael Vick hasn't made him forget about another of the league's high-profile miscreants, suspended Titans cornerback Pacman Jones....

August 27, 2007 | Lisa Altobelli
Two NHLers try to help in Tanzania

August 27, 2007
TWINS CATCHER

August 27, 2007 | Joe Lemire
Pro volleyballers find love on the beach

August 27, 2007 | Adam Duerson
A film about boxing and truth swings and misses

August 27, 2007 | Adam Duerson
Sopranos star James Gandolfini has signed on to play former Nike and Reebok rep Sonny Vaccaro, who helped Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant and LeBron James earn millions in mega shoe deals, in HBO's...

August 27, 2007 | Adam Duerson
I DREAM IN BLUE opens in an unlikely location for a sports memoir—a lawyer's office, as author Roger Director and his wife, Jan, are working out the details of their will. When asked who they...

August 27, 2007 | Sarah Kwak
Watch to watch and watch for

August 27, 2007
Lisa Winkle GRAND RAPIDS > Track and Field, Basketball Winkle, a graduate of Calvin College, is a seven-time track and field All-America (in the long jump, 400 meters, 4 × 100 and 4 × 400) and the...

August 27, 2007
The Cox Countdown

August 27, 2007 | RICK BRAGG

August 27, 2007 | RICK BRAGG
The men who have led Alabama since Paul Bryant retired had winning records, but only one won it all

August 27, 2007 | Tom Verducci

August 27, 2007 | L. Jon Wertheim
Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are as different as two fierce foes could be, but in one thing they're identical: Neither man will take a verbal shot at the other

August 27, 2007 | Richard Deitsch
Can't tell all the Eastern Europeans apart in the women's draw? Here's help

August 27, 2007 | TIM LAYDEN
Former high school phenom Alan Webb could cap his best year yet with a gold medal in the 1,500 at the worlds. But the longer road leads to Beijing-and beyond

August 27, 2007 | Kelli Anderson

August 27, 2007 | Kelli Anderson
Coast-to-Coast Coverage

August 27, 2007 | Kevin Armstrong
1. CARROLL (Southlake, Texas) 2006 RECORD: 16-0

August 27, 2007 | Jon Mahoney
TERRELLE PRYORV

August 27, 2007 | ALEXANDER WOLFF

August 27, 2007
Olympic Sports Introducing the newest queen of U.S. gymnastics, Shawn Johnson • The Hamm twins begin their bid for a trip to Beijing

August 27, 2007 | Brian Cazeneuve
Small Wonder

August 27, 2007 | Brian Cazeneuve
At the U.S. nationals twins Paul and Morgan Hamm, 24, returned to competition for the first time since the 2004 Olympics, at which Paul won the all-around gold amid controversy that helped drive...

August 27, 2007 | Peter King
Now or Never?

August 27, 2007 | Peter King
1 Drew Brees has picked up where he left off last season, when he led the Saints to the NFC Championship Game. In his last two preseason games combined, Brees has completed 18 of 20 passes...

August 27, 2007 | Lars Anderson
All-Star Teams

August 27, 2007 | Rick Reilly
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August 27, 2007
LaDainian Tomlinson Even I can't screw up this pick. Now that I've got Mr. 31 TDs, book me for the playoffs!