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October 01, 2007 | Volume 107, Issue 13

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Jonathan Papelbon Cover - Sports Illustrated October 01, 2007

October 01, 2007
Upset Special

October 01, 2007 | Richard Hoffer
Trading on his celebrity, O.J. Simpson survives in style

October 01, 2007 | As told to Ben Reiter
THE NFL'S ALLTIME leading scorer is back. After rookie Matt Prater missed two field goal attempts on Sept. 16, the Falcons signed old (he's 47) reliable, Morten Andersen. He made his 542nd career...

October 01, 2007
WHO'S Hot

October 01, 2007
Which individual hitting statistic is the most meaningful?

October 01, 2007
Advanced To the Davis Cup finals, the U.S., which eliminated Sweden in Göteborg on Sunday. Andy Roddick (below) clinched the Americans' victory with a win over Jonas Bjorkman, who never broke...

October 01, 2007
681 Plate appearances by the Reds' Adam Dunn when he set the major league record with 195 strikeouts in 2004.

October 01, 2007
A few days after the Patriots' spying scandal, the brother of the coach of Largo (Fla.) High's football team was caught impermissibly filming a future opponent.

October 01, 2007
MARK CUBAN Mavericks owner, on how long it took him to get over Dallas's upset loss to the Warriors in last season's playoffs: "About three six-packs."

October 01, 2007 | Tom Verducci
THE GIANTS have no more use for Barry Bonds, having milked his home run chase for all it was worth, while putting together the worst record in the National League this side of Pittsburgh over the...

October 01, 2007
THE SUSPENSE was building in Phil Spector's murder trial, which entered its 10th day of jury deliberations on Monday. Apart from the record producer's innocence or guilt, there was also the...

October 01, 2007 | Tom Verducci
PAUL FIELDS and his wife, Teri, had a beautiful baby boy on Sept. 12—and it's already certain they have one delicate conversation with the child in their future. For a day will come when the...

October 01, 2007 | Joe Lemire
A local prospect makes Milwaukee fans proud

October 01, 2007 | Caitlin Moscatello
DIVISION I-A OFFICIAL

October 01, 2007 | Andrew Lawrence
How the Dolphins' Jesse Chatman shed 60 pounds and got into gear

October 01, 2007 | Andrew Lawrence
THEN

October 01, 2007 | KOSTYA KENNEDY
A new book gracefully traces pool shark Kid Delicious

October 01, 2007 | Adam Duerson
Dwayne Johnson

October 01, 2007 | KOSTYA KENNEDY
OKLAHOMA STATE coach Mike Gundy could have discussed several topics in his postgame press conference last Saturday in Stillwater—his team's dogged effort in a 49--45 win over Texas Tech, perhaps,...

October 01, 2007
POWERED BY TAKKLE

October 01, 2007
Ankiel Agonistes

October 01, 2007 | Sarah Kwak
What to watch and watch for

October 01, 2007 | DAMON HACK

October 01, 2007 | DAMON HACK
Power Play

October 01, 2007 | DAMON HACK
Five other undersized NFL defensive players who pack a wallop

October 01, 2007 | MARK BEECH

October 01, 2007 | MARK BEECH
Sure Shots

October 01, 2007 | KELLI ANDERSON
No one passed better, defended tougher, lasted longer or won more. At 46 he's retiring after defining both versions of his sport

October 01, 2007 | MARK BECHTEL
In leading the U.S. to the semifinals of the World Cup, Abby Wambach has netted goals every way possible. Just ask the bruising forward about it (or anything else)

October 01, 2007 | MARK BECHTEL
In the Box

October 01, 2007 | TOM VERDUCCI

October 01, 2007 | TOM VERDUCCI
Extra

October 01, 2007
Body Work, Part 1 Despite a hard slide by first baseman Casey Kotchman, Mariners catcher Kenji Johjima held onto the ball and got the out at the plate in Anaheim last Saturday. The Angels lost...

October 01, 2007
The NFL Their revitalized star quarterback has the surprising Packers 3--0 and atop the NFC North • Mike Tomlin isn't fazed by a coaching showdown at Arizona • Dr. Z's forecast: Pats roll

October 01, 2007 | Jim Trotter
Higher Ground

October 01, 2007 | Jim Trotter
Expect Dallas to open contract talks with QB Tony Romo soon. A source familiar with the situation says the team wanted to wait until after the first month to begin discussions, presumably to see...

October 01, 2007 | Peter King
It was a quiet Saturday evening in late July, the kind of training-camp night, said Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, that former coach Bill Cowher would have given the players off after a...

October 01, 2007 | Paul Zimmerman
It's starting already. Never before have I heard serious speculation about a team's chances of going undefeated as early as September. I'm not kidding. Right now the jury is divided on whether the...

October 01, 2007 | Adam Duerson
Back in Shape

October 01, 2007 | Adam Duerson
1 USC's most viable Pac-10 challenger will be determined this Saturday when No. 6 Cal visits No. 11 Oregon. The Bears' pass defense (88th nationally) could be in for a long day against Ducks QB...

October 01, 2007 | Joe Lemire
Wide-eyed

October 01, 2007 | Joe Lemire
Jordan High's Trio Right 643 out of the spread

October 01, 2007 | Joe Lemire
A BONNY GOOD SHOW St. Bonaventure (Ventura, Calif.) running back Darrell Scott (left) ran for 248 yards and five TDs on 28 carries in a 41--33 win over Oaks Christian (Westlake Village, Calif.)...

October 01, 2007 | Joe Lemire
1 NORTHWESTERN (Miami) 3--0 Bulls will pick up easy win against Miami Southridge (1--2)

October 01, 2007 | Lars Anderson
Coming On

October 01, 2007 | Lars Anderson
1 Denny Hamlin (right) won last Saturday's Busch race but had a rougher ride on Sunday. On Lap 204 he bumped the back of Kyle Petty's car, sending both men into the wall. "He ran all over us,"...

October 01, 2007 | Rick Reilly
THE BEST college tradition is not dotting the i at Ohio State. It's not stealing the goat from Navy. Or waving the wheat at Kansas. It's Picking Up Butch at Middlebury (Vt.) College.

October 01, 2007 | Bill Syken
When seeking value, going with age can make you look like a sage

October 01, 2007 | David Sabino
QUARTERBACK

October 01, 2007
QUARTERBACK

October 01, 2007
I THINK . . . By Peter King