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September 24, 2007 | Volume 107, Issue 12

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John David Booty Cover - Sports Illustrated September 24, 2007

September 24, 2007
500 Squabbles

September 24, 2007 | Peter King
Bill Belichick broke a rule; the snitch broke the coaches' code

September 24, 2007 | As told to Alan Shipnuck
IN JULY reigning National League Cy Young Award winner Brandon Webb, 28, lost three consecutive decisions to fall to 8--8. His response? Forty-two straight scoreless innings and six straight wins....

September 24, 2007
WHO'S Hot

September 24, 2007
Who is the smartest person in baseball?

September 24, 2007
Clubbed By White Sox DH Jim Thome (below), his 500th career home run. With none out in the bottom of the ninth inning on Sunday, the lefty slugger drove a pitch from Angels righthander Dustin...

September 24, 2007 | Chris Mannix
THE NEWS last week that rookie Greg Oden had season-ending microfracture surgery on his right knee was devastating for the Trail Blazers. They thought they had struck gold in May, when they landed...

September 24, 2007
56 Stolen bases by Julio Lugo (30) and Coco Crisp (26) at week's end, the first pair of Red Sox to have at least 25 steals each since Tris Speaker and Hal Janvrin in 1914.

September 24, 2007
A man in Guangzhou, China, died of exhaustion in an Internet cafe after playing an online game nonstop for three days.

September 24, 2007
DAVE ST. PETER Twins president, on having real grass in the ballpark that Minnesota plans to open in 2010: "It will be a great joy to see somebody riding a mower instead of a vacuum cleaner."

September 24, 2007 | Grant Wahl
David Beckham's first MLS season was over quickly, but the dream lives on

September 24, 2007 | Grant Wahl
A FEW SIDES of Stephon Marbury were on display last week when the Knicks' guard testified in the sexual harassment trial of G.M. Isiah Thomas. Jurors saw Seamy Stephon admit to the court that he...

September 24, 2007 | David Epstein
A wild-card game or a walk down the aisle?

September 24, 2007
PADRES FIRST BASEMAN

September 24, 2007 | David Epstein
For these NFL stars, throwing a touchdown pass is a unique experience

September 24, 2007 | Chris Mannix
Out of uniform, Tiki Barber is talking up a storm

September 24, 2007 | Adam Duerson
Susan Sarandon

September 24, 2007 | Chris Mannix
IF YOU'RE convinced Michele Tafoya is sending secret messages in her sideline reports on Monday Night Football, you're not as crazy as your friends think. Two hours before kickoff each week,...

September 24, 2007 | Sarah Kwak
What to watch and watch for

September 24, 2007
Nichole Jones SPRING, TEXAS > Cross-country Jones, a sophomore at Baylor, was named Big 12 female runner of the week for the second time in a row. An All-America last spring in the 800 meters, she...

September 24, 2007 | David Epstein
Back to School

September 24, 2007 | TIM LAYDEN

September 24, 2007 | TIM LAYDEN
Game Plan Former player and scout Bucky Brooks's keys to victory for every team, every week.

September 24, 2007 | ALAN SHIPNUCK
The first FedEx Cup is over and—surprise, surprise!—Tiger Woods took home the trophy, though he was far from the only winner

September 24, 2007 | ALAN SHIPNUCK
Making a List

September 24, 2007 | AUSTIN MURPHY
With reenergized tailback Stafon Johnson showing the way, No. 1 USC ran all over Nebraska, boosting the Pac-10's claim that it's as tough as the SEC

September 24, 2007 | AUSTIN MURPHY
Weekend Pickoff

September 24, 2007 | AUSTIN MURPHY
The Pac-10 may be closing the gap, but from top to bottom the SEC can't be beat. And, oh, how the Big Ten has fallen

September 24, 2007 | ALBERT CHEN
Leading the Detroit Tigers into the playoff hunt, centerfielder Curtis Granderson is having a historic season—and it couldn't happen to a nicer guy

September 24, 2007 | ALBERT CHEN
In or Out? Check out the latest Playoff Odds Report from Baseball Prospectus.

September 24, 2007 | S.L. PRICE

September 24, 2007 | S.L. PRICE
Memories of Mike

September 24, 2007
College Football Notre Dame's problems on offense run so deep that an 0--8 start isn't out of the question • New coordinator has Tulsa's wide-open attack clicking

September 24, 2007 | Gene Menez
Tough Times

September 24, 2007 | Gene Menez
1 Florida QB Tim Tebow was stunning in his first SEC start, producing 360 total yards in a 59--20 rout of Tennessee. Even if their young defense struggles at times, the Gators should be able to...

September 24, 2007 | Andrew Lawrence
Rising Mercury

September 24, 2007 | Andrew Lawrence
Expect big things from these four players when the WNBA resumes play next May.

September 24, 2007 | Jim Trotter
Turning Points?

September 24, 2007 | Jim Trotter
Love Chad Johnson's enthusiasm, but the Bengals wideout should limit his TD celebrations to the field. He was lucky to come away from his leap into the Dawg Pound with nothing more than a cup of...

September 24, 2007 | Paul Zimmerman
Doesn't anyone want to carry the NFC banner into the Super Bowl? Five of the conference's six playoff teams from last season have lost at least once. Now the 2--0 Cowboys will find out if they're...

September 24, 2007 | Peter King
Brett Favre had reason for worry over the off-season, and not only because the Packers failed to bring in wide receiver Randy Moss to bolster the offense. What concerned Favre (right) was the...

September 24, 2007 | Mark Beech
First, at Last

September 24, 2007 | Mark Beech
1 Besides Clint Bowyer, the other big winner in Loudon was Martin Truex Jr., whose fifth-place finish sets him up perfectly for his return this week to Dover, where he had an impressive victory in...

September 24, 2007 | Mark Bechtel
Getting Even

September 24, 2007 | Mark Bechtel
With the announcement this month that funding is in place, a women's pro league is expected to begin play in 2009, which will be a mixed blessing for U.S. soccer. While it will give...

September 24, 2007 | Arash Markazi
Bash Brothers

September 24, 2007 | Arash Markazi
McDONOGH 35 AT ST. AUGUSTINE, Sept. 21

September 24, 2007 | Arash Markazi
UNDISPUTED NO. 1 Before 31,896 at SMU's Ford Stadium in Dallas and a national TV audience, No. 2 Miami Northwestern beat No. 1 Southlake (Texas) Carroll 29-21 last Saturday night, thanks in part...

September 24, 2007 | Arash Markazi
1 NORTHWESTERN (Miami) 3--0 Nation's new No. 1 gets a well-deserved rest during bye week

September 24, 2007 | Rick Reilly
FORMER MAJOR LEAGUE pitcher Bill Henry died a couple of weeks ago. He found out about it while sitting in his favorite chair.

September 24, 2007
Home Groan

September 24, 2007 | Adam Duerson
How long should you stick with these early disappointments?

September 24, 2007 | Adam Duerson
Read Will Carroll's analysis of the latest injury reports, every Thursday at SI.com/fantasy.

September 24, 2007 | Adam Duerson
QUARTERBACK

September 24, 2007 | Adam Duerson
QUARTERBACK

September 24, 2007 | STEVE BOSDOSH
who: Tiger Woods

September 24, 2007 | STEVE BOSDOSH
Where should Tiger Woods turn for a coach?

September 24, 2007 | STEVE BOSDOSH
Rory Sabbatini may have won only once (Colonial) this season, but he was the media's player of the year by a mile, creating headlines for being voted the least popular playing partner on Tour in...

September 24, 2007 | Rick Lipsey
The U.S. will need tough love to have a chance at Valhalla

September 24, 2007 | Rick Lipsey
Super amateur Colt Knost, 22, is expected to turn pro this week

September 24, 2007 | Kelli Anderson
ON SUNDAY, when it was over at Halmstad Golf Club in southwest Sweden, after the Americans had braved some of the worst weather any of them had ever played in, to win their seventh Solheim Cup...

September 24, 2007 | Kelli Anderson
Thinking she was off the air, Dottie Pepper shocked viewers by showing them that the C word isn't used only at Miller time

September 24, 2007 | Jim Gorant
Tiger Woods

September 24, 2007
RUGGED Sales of bandages, Bactine—and for fans, paint remover—must be skyrocketing in France, where 20 national rugby squads are slugging it out in the World Cup. Halfway through group play the...