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August 02, 2010 | Volume 113, Issue 4

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Stan Musial Cover - Sports Illustrated August 02, 2010

August 02, 2010
Finally you have a cover and an article about the fantastic feats of Serena Williams. Thanks for acknowledging her beauty and boldness. She is the embodiment of an athlete who has grown into her...

August 02, 2010
LETTERS

August 02, 2010 | ANDREW LAWRENCE
After a career highlighted by five world titles, the most decorated figure skater in U.S. history is moving in new circles as a diplomatic envoy for the State Department

August 02, 2010 | DAVID EPSTEIN
America's best marathoner in 1980 lost his chance at Olympic gold because of the Moscow boycott, but he's done pretty well in the long run as a physician in his native New Mexico

August 02, 2010 | DAVID EPSTEIN
Of the 466 members of the 1980 U.S. Olympic-team-that-wasn't, 219 never made another squad. Here's a look at the Olympic fortunes of some of the '80 track-and-field qualifiers

August 02, 2010 | ELIZABETH MCGARR
An autistic 17-year-old's astounding three-point shooting spree has inspired millions of YouTube viewers. Now 21, he's coaching kids and sharing his hoops love and knowledge

August 02, 2010 | ELIZABETH MCGARR
For this former Ivy League captain, taking the Air out of Jordan was all in a day's work

August 02, 2010 | ELIZABETH MCGARR
His debut was a real bomb, but this reporter still hopes to make some noise in broadcasting

August 02, 2010 | ELIZABETH MCGARR
A star-spangled slipup—during the NBA playoffs, no less—hasn't silenced this aspiring singer

August 02, 2010 | ELIZABETH MCGARR
His "shot viewed around the world" has turned a highlight into hope at tiny D-III Guilford College

August 02, 2010 | Justin Tejada
Where Will They Be?

August 02, 2010 | Elizabeth McGarr
18 / QUARTERBACK / Huber Heights, Ohio

August 02, 2010 | Elizabeth McGarr
15 / TENNIS PLAYER / Santa Ana, Calif.

August 02, 2010 | TIM LAYDEN
As more milestones and awards come under a cloud, record books are increasingly murky

August 02, 2010 | Elizabeth McGarr
18, 18 / PITCHER, SHORTSTOP

August 02, 2010 | Elizabeth McGarr
15 / DIVER / The Woodlands, Texas

August 02, 2010 | Justin Tejada
16 / SNOWBOARDER / Bend, Ore.

August 02, 2010 | Elizabeth McGarr
17, 19 / MIDFIELDERS / Hanson, Mass.

August 02, 2010 | Elizabeth McGarr
17 / GYMNAST / Bronx, N.Y.

August 02, 2010 | Elizabeth McGarr
16 / GOLFER / Bradenton, Fla.

August 02, 2010 | Elizabeth McGarr
18 / PITCHER / Phoenix

August 02, 2010 | Justin Tejada
17 / CENTER / Rossmoor, Calif.

August 02, 2010 | Elizabeth McGarr
17 / DISTANCE RUNNER / Dallas

August 02, 2010 | Elizabeth McGarr
12 / WAKEBOARDER / Centralia, Ill.

August 02, 2010 | Justin Tejada
17 / AUTO RACER / Winchester, Va.

August 02, 2010
Who's Hot

August 02, 2010
WHICH CATCHER IS HARDEST TO STEAL ON?

August 02, 2010
SI.COM | Breaking News | Real-time Scores | Daily Analysis

August 02, 2010 | PETER KING
SI's fearless NFL expert opines on all the latest news, buzz and inside information. This is just a taste of what you'll get online.

August 02, 2010 | PHIL TAYLOR
Among my multitude of useless talents is the ability to imitate the batting stance of Tommie Agee, a centerfielder for the 1969 Miracle Mets and one of my boyhood favorites. I can re-create the...

August 02, 2010 | David Epstein
Jennie Finch gave softball much more than a glamorous new look

August 02, 2010 | David Epstein
A Manitoba man was arrested for allegedly calling 911 and demanding that the police return the Jets to Winnipeg.

August 02, 2010
Died

August 02, 2010
Daniel Bard

August 02, 2010
3:41

August 02, 2010
Last week Cubs manager Lou Piniella announced he will retire after the season—just four days after actor James Gammon, best known for playing Indians manager Lou Brown in Major League and its...

August 02, 2010 | DICK FRIEDMAN
Class is in session when Lapham's Quarterly takes a multifaceted look at our games

August 02, 2010 | Dan Patrick
The Interview

August 02, 2010 | Edited by ELIZABETH MCGARR
POWERED BY MAXPREPS.com

August 02, 2010 | DAVD SABINO
Forget the old approach of drafting two good quarterbacks. Grab a great one early and then a situational sub late

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August 02, 2010 | KELLI ANDERSON
New IM king Ryan Lochte is being tested by a knee injury, a young rival and the return of Michael Phelps

August 02, 2010 | KELLI ANDERSON
Rally Girls

August 02, 2010 | AUSTIN MURPHY
Unassuming Alberto Contador took advantage of a rival's mechanical mishap to win his third Tour

August 02, 2010 | AUSTIN MURPHY
Bikes To Like

August 02, 2010 | TOM VERDUCCI
If it's late July, contenders must be lining up to trade prospects for a stud starter. Risky? Yes—but it's smart too

August 02, 2010 | Joe Sheehan
Teams always think they need pitching at the deadline. But you have to score too, and many contenders have more pressing needs at the plate. The White Sox have had a hole at DH all year. The...

August 02, 2010 | DAVID EPSTEIN
Minor leaguers will be tested for HGH, but the program is more flawed than forceful

August 02, 2010 | JIM TROTTER
Owners bemoan the massive deals for high picks, but a rookie wage scale might actually favor the players

August 02, 2010 | JIM TROTTER
Charge Denied

August 02, 2010 | ANDY STAPLES
In search of a fresh image, the expanding conference has begun rebranding itself as an innovative league

August 02, 2010 | ANDY STAPLES
Three Points

August 02, 2010
Third and Short

August 02, 2010 | CHRIS MANNIX
Twenty ballers descended on Vegas hoping to win a place at the world championships—and the Olympics

August 02, 2010 | CHRIS MANNIX
Enemy Lines

August 02, 2010 | SARAH KWAK
The league's rejection of Ilya Kovalchuk's deal portends a fight with a union that may be ready to tangle

August 02, 2010 | PIERRE MCGUIRE
The Lightning should improve in 2010--11. New G.M. Steve Yzerman signed star forward Martin St. Louis to a long-term extension and boosted his club's anemic scoring punch by trading for the...

August 02, 2010 | LARS ANDERSON
After his win at the Brickyard, a rejuvenated Jamie McMurray looks ready to contend for a spot in the Chase

August 02, 2010 | LARS ANDERSON
Two Ugly

August 02, 2010 | SETH DAVIS
The rivalry between Louisville and Kentucky has been sizzling this summer, thanks to top prospect Quincy Miller

August 02, 2010 | SETH DAVIS
Three-Pointer

August 02, 2010 | JOE POSNANSKI
FOR INCOMPARABLE IDOLS AS WELL AS UNLIKELY HEROES, LIFE GOES ON AFTER THE GAMES END. GET REACQUAINTED WITH STAN THE MAN, THE BADDEST MAN ON THE PLANET, AND OTHER STARS WHOSE FAME WAS FAR MORE FLEETING

August 02, 2010 | SELENA ROBERTS
For the iconic and rebellious Rebels coach who brought two decades of winning hoops and style to the desert—and for many other sports figures—life stays in Vegas

August 02, 2010 | Julia Morrill
The farm-raised former NFL plow horse has found sweet retreat—and a second life—in Sin City

August 02, 2010 | Julia Morrill
Romance brought the Dodgers great to Las Vegas, and a card game very well may keep him there

August 02, 2010 | Julia Morrill
His 34-year career defined by a two-second call, the boxing ref is still fighting the good fight

August 02, 2010 | CHRIS NASHAWATY
A flute with no holes is not a flute—and a sports world with no Caddyshack, well that seems unthinkable. Three decades after the golf classic's release, SI catches up with the cast and crew

August 02, 2010 | CHRIS NASHAWATY
An update on the real-life Bushwood bunch and the movie men behind them

August 02, 2010 | CHRIS NASHAWATY
A sixsome of real-life swingers weighs in on Caddyshack's place in the professional game

August 02, 2010 | PABLO S. TORRE
From comedy cameos to talk shows to reality TV, the newly clean, sober, vegan former Baddest Man on the Planet is in a whole new place—and desperate to stay there

August 02, 2010 | PABLO S. TORRE
Eight pugilists—some more soup can than slugger—whose names will forever be tied to Tyson's

August 02, 2010 | Rebecca Sun
What appears to be a sea of slack-jawed twentysomethings is in fact a sizable sampling of the 78 players who were selected in the first rounds of the NBA, MLB and NFL drafts 25 years ago. Their...

August 02, 2010 | Rebecca Sun
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August 02, 2010 | LEE JENKINS
Sports television's most compelling interviewer helped to show fans what makes athletes tick—and tear up. Now the sound bite has drowned him out, and that's a crying shame

August 02, 2010 | BEN REITER
One Shining Moment ... Like so many once-celebrated NCAA tournament heroes before and after him, the sharpshooting leader of the Florida hoops renaissance has had his off-court moments too—some...

August 02, 2010 | Adam Caparell
Catching up with a quarter century of the tourney's one-act wonders

August 02, 2010 | Adam Caparell
Twenty years after his heroics, the Newark native is back home working wonders again

August 02, 2010 | Adam Caparell
Princeton's buzzer-beating giant killer has finally reached the NBA—as a doctor

August 02, 2010
MY BAG

August 02, 2010 | JOHN NOVOSEL
Tiger Woods has found his swing rhythm, and his putter is only a beat away

August 02, 2010 | BRANDEL CHAMBLEE
This game dishes out heartache like Grandma dishes out mashed potatoes, and among heartaches none hits the ticker harder then a tremendous talent denied. Lee Westwood (below) is...

August 02, 2010 | MICHAEL BAMBERGER
IS LOUIS OOSTHUIZEN THE REAL DEAL? WHAT'S WRONG WITH TIGER NOW? WHAT KIND OF TEST WILL WHISTLING STRAITS OFFER, AND WHO WILL WIN THE SEASON'S FINAL MAJOR? WE CONVENED A PANEL OF SI GOLF...