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August 23, 2010 | Volume 113, Issue 6

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Chris Johnson Cover - Sports Illustrated August 23, 2010

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My favorite player, Peyton Manning, will certainly be inducted into the Hall of Fame as soon as he's eligible. But after reading about Tom Mackie's crusade for Floyd Little, I wish Manning's walk...

August 23, 2010 | STEVE RUSHIN
A salty King Rex has made HBO's ever-gripping Hard Knocks a laugh riot

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Who's Hot

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August 23, 2010 | Sarah Kwak
A film achingly documents the blocked investigation into Pat Tillman's death

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Emmitt Smith

August 23, 2010 | Joe Sheehan
On Aug. 10 Chipper Jones, 38, tore his left ACL, an injury that ended his season. The Braves third baseman, a six-time All-Star, says he will try to come back next spring. But if he doesn't play...

August 23, 2010 | Joe Sheehan
The Details Are Sketchy

August 23, 2010 | Dan Patrick
The Interview

August 23, 2010 | Edited by ELIZABETH MCGARR
Monica Vaughn

August 23, 2010 | JOE SHEEHAN
Several players picked a fine time to have career years. With fewer elite players on the market, it's jackpot season

August 23, 2010 | JOE SHEEHAN
Off the Market

August 23, 2010 | BRIAN CAZENEUVE
Fiercely focused Rebecca Bross climbed back from last year's bobble at the worlds to claim the U.S. title

August 23, 2010 | BRIAN CAZENEUVE
Shining Examples

August 23, 2010 | BEN REITER
Thierry Henry is MLS's biggest name, but midfielder Rafael Márquez could be its most important player yet

August 23, 2010 | BEN REITER
Central Pieces

August 23, 2010 | LARS ANDERSON
Having survived his second plane crash, indomitable owner Jack Roush is now watching his team take off

August 23, 2010 | LARS ANDERSON
Catching Rides

August 23, 2010 | ALAN SHIPNUCK
At the PGA Championship, Martin Kaymer held off a horde of fresh faces to win his first major, but the tournament will be remembered for a bizarre incident on the 72nd hole

August 23, 2010 | TIM LAYDEN
Once the face of the game, the feature back is falling victim to the harsh laws of physics and economics. Brutal hits and a brief shelf life are turning the elite runner into the league's most...

August 23, 2010 | JIM TROTTER
The decline of the feature back means more teams are turning to tandems, which offer added versatility with less wear and tear

August 23, 2010 | JOE POSNANSKI
For 16 bone-crunching years fullback Tony Richardson has been plowing paths for rushing leaders and record breakers. He knows one day he'll lose his job ... to someone he's trained to take it from him

August 23, 2010 | TIM LAYDEN
Gale Sayers's sheer, blinding talent made him the standard for all open-field runners since—but when he hobbled into history after a brutally shortened career, football was left to wonder what...

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Down Under Duress

August 23, 2010 | FRANZ LIDZ
He bristles at attention, whether it's for his bushy beard or his stellar play. But ignoring Jayson Werth is not an option

August 23, 2010 | ANDREW LAWRENCE
Black children are three times more likely to drown than white ones. Olympic champ Cullen Jones is out to remedy that

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Every SI Story ... Every SI Photo ... Ever SI.COM/VAULT

August 23, 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 23, 2010 | SELENA ROBERTS
My locker room at low-level junior tennis tournaments was my dad's blue van, which indiscreetly rumbled into the parking lots at the 12-and-under round-robin events with its tinted windows and a...

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August 23, 2010 | GEORGE BOWMAN
Setting the record straight on a 16-year-old PGA scoring slight

August 23, 2010 | GEORGE BOWMAN

August 23, 2010 | DOTTIE PEPPER
Phil Mickelson's disclosure that he has psoriatic arthritis explains a lot—including his failure to claim the No. 1 spot for the last two months. I watched Bob Murphy, my friend and former...

August 23, 2010 | MICHAEL BAMBERGER
Usually, Ryder Cup talk during the PGA Championship is mundane analysis of qualifying points and captains' picks. Not this year. Caught in a media echo chamber, the conversation took on a jarring...

August 23, 2010 | GARY VAN SICKLE
The PGA Championship marked the end of automatic qualifying for the U.S. Ryder Cup team. Eight players locked up spots (bottom), and the other four members will be selected by captain Corey Pavin...