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August 24, 2009 | Volume 111, Issue 7

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August 24, 2009 | MICHAEL BAMBERGER
Tiger in the Olympics? It's about time

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August 24, 2009 | Brian Cazeneuve
Usain Bolt didn't showboat—he just crushed the world 100-meter record

August 24, 2009 | Brian Cazeneuve
A player in the English Premier League told a judge he was driving 112 mph because he thought the police car chasing him was filled with angry fans from a rival team.

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For the 2009 NFL season, Donté Stallworth . The Browns' receiver, 28, served 24 days in prison after pleading guilty to DUI manslaughter in the death of a 59-year-old Miami Beach man in March....

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Strikeouts the Indians' hitters are on pace for this season; Cleveland has eclipsed 1,000 whiffs every season since 1998.

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Virginia Tech defensive coordinator, on senior tackle Cordarrow Thompson (left), who slimmed down from 340 pounds to 301:

August 24, 2009 | Jack McCallum
Altruist and athlete, the Special Olympics founder saw the uplifting power of sports

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What smart fans should do this week

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"When I had my head shaved, people said I looked like Jim Carrey," says Thornton. Wilson's resemblance to Heat star Wade can have its advantages. "Once at a club in Miami everybody made a big...

August 24, 2009 | Dan Patrick

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Falconi, a sophomore at Georgia Tech, won two USTA Pro Circuit singles titles in two weeks—the Norman Wilkerson Tennis Experience and the Heartland Clinic USTA Women's Classic; she also teamed...

August 24, 2009 | GRANT WAHL
After the 2--1 loss in Mexico, the U.S. suddenly faces a make-or-break stretch in World Cup qualifying

August 24, 2009 | JON HEYMAN
The most exciting races in both leagues are for wild cards, and four unlikely teams are in hot pursuit of them

August 24, 2009 | MARK BEECH
After spending three seasons as Pat White's backup, big-armed QB Jarrett Brown takes the reins at West Virginia

August 24, 2009 | LARS ANDERSON
Can Britain's Jenson Button and his upstart team continue their winning ways amid a topsy-turvy season?

August 24, 2009 | ALAN SHIPNUCK
At the PGA Championship, South Korea's stunned the golf world by overtaking sports' greatest front-runner to become the first Asian male to win a Grand Slam event

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Jamaica's Usain Bolt eyed the timer as he crossed the finish line in the 100-meter final at the world championships in Berlin on Sunday and liked what he saw: 9.58, which shattered the world...

August 24, 2009 | TIM LAYDEN
A towering figure in hoops-crazed Kentucky, Louisville coach has weathered sordid revelations of an affair with a woman accused of trying to extort him. The Cardinals, after all, need him

August 24, 2009 | ALBERT CHEN
Until he does, that is. Welcome to Chicago, a tough football town with a history of eating up and spitting out

August 24, 2009 | BEN REITER
Michael Vick began practicing with the Eagles, with plenty of questions still hanging in the air

August 24, 2009 | LUKE WINN
Twenty years ago one teenager made a bet on the stardom of another teen, whose rookie card would become one of a kind. It would also signal the beginning of the end of a once-thriving industry

August 24, 2009 | S.L. PRICE
Fate chose to be the one left a quadriplegic, but he became the force behind a research center that has saved or improved the lives of other spinal-cord victims. He also brought peace of mind to...

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SI.COM/VAULT

August 24, 2009 | PETER KING
SI's fearless NFL expert ponders all the latest news, buzz and inside information. This is just a taste of what you'll get online.

August 24, 2009 | SELENA ROBERTS
sunny side of Florida International's $50 million, 20,000-seat football stadium in South Miami, one year removed from its unveiling, construction residue has the feel of pixie dust. The new...

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GENE SARAZEN

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August 24, 2009 | JIM FRANK
Should we tut-tut about those on-course expletives? Hell, no

August 24, 2009 | JIM FRANK
WHICH OF THE 2009 MAJORS WAS YOUR FAVORITE?

August 24, 2009 | DOTTIE PEPPER
Thoughts on the 11th Solheim Cup at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Ill.:

August 24, 2009 | MICHAEL BAMBERGER
Imagine that the PGA Championship was the 2016 Olympics. improbable victory might have touched off the next golf boom, and even Tiger Woods could've found a silver lining in his most crushing defeat

August 24, 2009 | Sal Johnson
Only 12 players made the cut in all four major championships this season. Here's how they rank based on average finish.

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beat the Golden Bear in golf's ultimate big-game battle? Is Tiger Woods's dominance over the past 13 years a greater feat than Jack Nicklaus's over 25 years? While we're at it, who had the better...