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August 01, 2011 | Volume 115, Issue 4

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Larry  Fitzgerald Cover - Sports Illustrated August 01, 2011

August 01, 2011 | JEFF GREENFIELD
Charting the ever increasing timelessness of the National Pastime

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Who's Hot

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WHO IS THE MOST ENTERTAINING PLAYER TO CHAT WITH ON THE BASE PATHS?

August 01, 2011 | Joe Posnanski
What happens in two years when Barry Bonds and Sammy Sosa are HOF eligible? And what will it mean for the game?

August 01, 2011 | Joe Posnanski
Athlete planking goes way back

August 01, 2011 | Joe Posnanski
That Twitter's tweets-per-second record was shattered during the Women's World Cup, won by Japan, should come as no surprise. A glance at the 10 most-tweeted events ever (all in 2011) reveals...

August 01, 2011 | Michael Rosenberg
Rival Big 12 schools say that Texas's new TV network gives it an unfair edge

August 01, 2011 | Michael Rosenberg
A Boston Herald reporter live-tweeted the memorial service for Myra Kraft, the late wife of Patriots owner Bob Kraft, posting 17 notes (sample tweet: "The Patriots QB arrives ...") from a...

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Died

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Derek Dooley

August 01, 2011 | Dan Patrick
Tony Stewart

August 01, 2011 | Edited by ALEXANDRA FENWICK
Brooke Urzendowski

August 01, 2011 | JOE SHEEHAN
Who's moving before the deadline? Who knows—but here are some deals that should happen

August 01, 2011 | JOE SHEEHAN
Happy Return

August 01, 2011 | AUSTIN MURPHY
Australia's Cadel Evans, twice a runner-up in the Tour de France, finally won it with a blazing time trial

August 01, 2011 | AUSTIN MURPHY
The '11 Austins

August 01, 2011 | KELLI ANDERSON
Michael Phelps is fired up again, but the worlds are showing him that ruling the pool isn't so easy anymore

August 01, 2011 | KELLI ANDERSON
Holding His Breath

August 01, 2011 | Peter King
It took 4½ months for NFL owners and players to finally strike a deal to lift the lockout. Now, the fun begins as they make up for lost time

August 01, 2011 | Jim Trotter
SHORTENED TRAINING CAMPS WILL BE ESPECIALLY INTENSE

August 01, 2011 | Jim Trotter
IMPACT FIRST-YEAR PLAYERS WILL BE FEW AND FAR BETWEEN

August 01, 2011 | Jim Trotter
THE DAYS OF ROOKIES being among the highest-paid players at their position—if not the highest—are about to end. The new collective bargaining agreement will limit the money paid to first-year...

August 01, 2011 | Peter King
WHERE THE TOP 50 AVAILABLE PLAYERS WILL LAND

August 01, 2011 | Damon Hack
RELEASED FROM PRISON in June following a 21-month prison sentence on a gun charge, wideout Plaxico Burress (who turns 34 this month and hasn't played since November 2008) will find an NFL home....

August 01, 2011 | Jim Trotter
WHO WILL JUMP OFF WHERE?

August 01, 2011 | Peter King
TEN PRESSING ISSUES IN WHAT WILL BE A BIZARRE PRESEASON

August 01, 2011 | Jim Trotter
THIS YEAR, A TOUGH JOB—ROOKIE COACH—IS EVEN HARDER

August 01, 2011 | Damon Hack
FORGET THE LOCKOUT. FANS JUST WANT THEIR FOOTBALL

August 01, 2011 | Jim Trotter
THE MOST GROUSING IS—PREDICTABLY—COMING FROM COACHES

August 01, 2011 | Peter King
THE NFL'S 2011 labor war will always have its high-profile heroes: Roger Goodell and DeMaurice Smith, and negotiators Domonique Foxworth (players) and Bob Kraft (owners). But there's an unsung...

August 01, 2011 | Tom Verducci
The game's future is biding his time in the minors, where he's raking the pitchers and riling his critics. Is Bryce Harper ready? Definitely—but are we ready for Bryce Harper?

August 01, 2011 | ALBERT CHEN
DON'T FORGET THE NATIONALS' OTHER FUTURE STAR: SURGICALLY-REPAIRED STEPHEN STRASBURG IS NEARLY READY TO BRING THE HEAT AGAIN

August 01, 2011 | Pablo S. Torre
Houston AAU coach David Salinas befriended and then defrauded coaches and players in a phony bond scheme before committing suicide. How did he gain the trust—and the money—of so many? And where...

August 01, 2011 | GARY SMITH
LYNDON BATY WANTS TO BE A GREAT SPORTSCASTER, BUT HOW CAN HE DO THAT WITH A RAVAGED IMMUNE SYSTEM THAT MAKES IT TOO DANGEROUS FOR HIM EVEN TO GO TO SCHOOL? ENTER, A ROBOT

August 01, 2011 | JOE POSNANSKI
There are nine—count 'em, nine—Clemente jerseys waiting in the rain to buy a Primanti Bros. sandwich at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. That says three things about this town. One, people in Pittsburgh do...

August 01, 2011
The most quoted American in history is not a famed linguist like Noam Chomsky or a distinguished writer like Henry David Thoreau. Nor is it one of our more eloquent presidents, such as Thomas...