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August 30, 2010 | Volume 113, Issue 7

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Joey  Votto Cover - Sports Illustrated August 30, 2010

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Amid all the drug scandals and guaranteed megacontracts that have reduced the sport to a business absent loyalty from either players or fans, I often have to remind myself why I am still a...

August 30, 2010 | DAVID EPSTEIN
How did Roger Clemens end up in hot water? It all started with a real estate scam in Maryland

August 30, 2010
Who's Hot

August 30, 2010 | Steve Beslow
Forget the beverage cart: Unlike his TV alter ego, Jon Hamm is all golf

August 30, 2010 | Steve Beslow
The Reds are unable to hold a ceremony honoring Pete Rose's record-breaking 4,192nd hit on Sept. 11, the 25th anniversary of the play, because Rose has an appearance scheduled at a casino that day.

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Died

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Kurt Warner

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Perhaps because the New York Giants were the ball club of Manhattan's bookish Upper West Side, Bobby Thomson and the Shot Heard 'Round the World have each assumed a place in the intellectual...

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In mid-July of 1951, with his New York Giants languishing behind the Brooklyn Dodgers, manager Leo Durocher moved struggling slugger Bobby Thomson from the outfield to third base. "Maybe he's...

August 30, 2010 | Dan Patrick
The Interview

August 30, 2010 | Edited by ELIZABETH MCGARR
Colten Young

August 30, 2010 | Alexandra Fenwick
A bloody import may be the next MMA

August 30, 2010 | L. JON WERTHEIM
Big questions hang over the year's final Grand Slam event, which Rafael Nadal has never won

August 30, 2010 | L. JON WERTHEIM
Call Of the Wild

August 30, 2010 | David Sabino
Talented players who have yet to have a breakthrough season are tough to pass up. But be very careful

August 30, 2010 | David Sabino
Three To Get Ready

August 30, 2010 | LARS ANDERSON
With ratings and attendance off, NASCAR should rev up its postseason Chase—and here's how

August 30, 2010 | LARS ANDERSON
Triple Crown

August 30, 2010 | TOM VERDUCCI
Forget those April predictions. Upstart contenders (that's you, Padres), breakthrough stars (hello, Joey Votto) and resurrected veterans (welcome back, Miguel Tejada) will make it a September to...

August 30, 2010 | L. JON WERTHEIM
Professional, polite, eager to please—could Joey Votto be more perfect? An MVP and an end to the Reds' playoff drought wouldn't hurt

August 30, 2010 | BEN REITER
It's no shock that the Twins are in first. But their best pitcher? That's different

August 30, 2010 | LEE JENKINS
After years in baseball oblivion, Miguel Tejada is relevant again in San Diego

August 30, 2010 | ALBERT CHEN
Are you experienced? Doesn't matter—call-ups will be critical down the stretch

August 30, 2010
Getting Underfoot

August 30, 2010 | ANDREW PERLOFF
A tough Texan who can take down a boar with a Bowie knife, Kevin Kolb isn't scared off by the pressure of succeeding Donovan McNabb in Philly

August 30, 2010 | PABLO S. TORRE
Washington is ecstatic that it's plucked an alltime great from an archrival

August 30, 2010 | KELLI ANDERSON
With an almost Phelpsian performance in the year's biggest meet, free-spirited Ryan Lochte overtook the king of Beijing as the world's best swimmer—for now

August 30, 2010 | LUKE WINN
New Orleans coach Joe Pasternack went home hoping to build the team he had grown up watching into a Division-I power. Then everybody else left

August 30, 2010 | THOMAS LAKE
THE VIDEO OF HIS BATTING-CAGE EXPLOITS HAS TURNED HIM INTO AN INTERNET CURIOSITY AND A MEDIA STAR. HOW CAN A KID SO SMALL AND SO YOUNG HANDLE 85-MPH HEAT? ARE HIS PARENTS UP TO SOMETHING? IS ARIEL...

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

August 30, 2010
This Week in SI

August 30, 2010
Carmelo Anthony

August 30, 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 30, 2010 | PHIL TAYLOR
Adults have long felt the need to interfere with youth sports. (Don't ask why, kids. Just be glad we take an occasional break from snooping around your Facebook pages.) So it shouldn't be...