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August 08, 2011 | Volume 115, Issue 5

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Nnamdi Asomugha Cover - Sports Illustrated August 08, 2011

August 08, 2011 | L. JON WERTHEIM
Tiger Woods and Roger Federer are no longer the best—or BFFs

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Who's Hot

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WERE BASEBALL TO EXPAND, WHICH CITY SHOULD GET A TEAM FIRST?

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25% SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO

August 08, 2011 | Grant Wahl
Can Jürgen Klinsmann right Team USA's ship before the 2014 World Cup?

August 08, 2011 | Grant Wahl
Charting the career Xtremes of an X Games superstar

August 08, 2011 | Stewart Mandel
North Carolina's dismissal of Butch Davis followed a sadly familiar pattern

August 08, 2011 | Stewart Mandel
The struggling Spanish banking group Bankia, which in 2009 financed Real Madrid's acquisition of stars Cristiano Ronaldo and Kaká, is seeking a loan from the European Central Bank and has put the...

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Died

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Torii Hunter

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August 08, 2011 | Dan Patrick
Matt Ryan

August 08, 2011 | Matt Gagne
A former FACE puts teen bowlers on track

August 08, 2011 | Edited by ALEXANDRA FENWICK
Arman (Gino) Hall

August 08, 2011 | KELLI ANDERSON
The story lines for the 2012 Games, including a must-see rivalry and a breakout star, were set at the worlds

August 08, 2011 | JOE SHEEHAN
The big takeaway from a hectic trade deadline: Prospects— and not even the best ones—carry a hefty price tag

August 08, 2011 | LARS ANDERSON
Jeff Gordon is 40—and truly a man in full—but as his Indy run shows, the former champ is still full of racing

August 08, 2011 | Peter King
On the wildest first week in training-camp history, SI senior writer Peter King went behind the scenes with one Super Bowl hopeful to see how executives, agents and players were navigating the...

August 08, 2011 | Jim Trotter
SI'S TAKE ON BIG-NAME DEALS AND UNDER-THE-RADAR MOVES

August 08, 2011 | Damon Hack
A FLURRY OF MOVES TURNS THE EAGLES INTO TITLE CONTENDERS

August 08, 2011 | Grant Wahl
It's three long years until the final in Rio, and some teams already have faced elimination games. For an ultimate long shot like Palestine, the World Cup is as much about political inclusion and...

August 08, 2011 | Grant Wahl
THE PALESTINIAN quest was not the only significant happening in the early stages of Road to Rio. Other story lines:

August 08, 2011 | Ben Reiter
The bubble has burst on baseball's onetime model franchise. But then there is its centerfielder, who is putting on a five-tool show that makes you Say Hey!

August 08, 2011 | DAVID EPSTEIN
Surgeries that were once repairs are now reconstructions, enabling athletes to return to the field sooner and even better. Novel prostheses are allowing maimed soldiers to compete at the elite...

August 08, 2011 | DAVID EPSTEIN
Thanks to enhanced surgical techniques, more and more athletes are being sent back into action after suffering injuries that were once considered career-ending

August 08, 2011 | Jon Levey
It has been suggested that being born in a certain month influences an athlete's prospects for professional success. The theory is that older youth players in a given calendar year are bigger,...

August 08, 2011 | ALEXANDER WOLFF
Inspired by young wounded veterans, federally funded labs are creating artificial limbs that may soon blur the distinction between disabled and able-bodied athletes

August 08, 2011 | ALEXANDER WOLFF
NO. 2: DRINK A LOT OF WATER

August 08, 2011 | ALEXANDER WOLFF
This light, durable prosthetic of the future, based largely on the SPARKy leg developed by researchers at Arizona State, will be closer than ever to a human limb and contains elements that will...

August 08, 2011 | DAVID EPSTEIN
Ryan Howard and Rafael Nadal don't have quicker reflexes than you do. They hit the fastest pitches and return the hardest serves because they can see the future

August 08, 2011 | DAVID EPSTEIN
NO. 4: OXYGEN MASKS AID RECOVERY

August 08, 2011 | DAVID EPSTEIN
Fast reaction time helps, but what really makes a good hitter is his ability to process the nuances of a pitcher's throwing motion

August 08, 2011 | DAVID EPSTEIN
Visual acuity tests demonstrate that big leaguers and Olympic softball players simply see better than the rest of us

August 08, 2011 | DAVID EPSTEIN
More often than most other people, athletes have to ignore pain or endure it for long periods. It turns out that in this endeavor, the brain is a very good ally

August 08, 2011 | DAVID EPSTEIN
NO. 7: STRETCH BEFORE RUNNING

August 08, 2011 | DAVID EPSTEIN
At the 2010 Vancouver Games, Slovenia's Petra Majdič showed that the brain can overcome the most excruciating pain

August 08, 2011 | DAVID EPSTEIN
Here's how former NFL quarterback Ray Lucas became addicted to opiates—and how he finally kicked the habit

August 08, 2011 | PHIL TAYLOR
Pete Rose arrives a few minutes earlier than the appointed time for breakfast on the Las Vegas Strip, which is not surprising because he hates to be late. Even at 70 he still has plenty of Charlie...

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Carlos Ruiz is to the Phillies what George Harrison was to the Beatles—a quiet spiritual leader. Because dominant pitching seems to be the current winning formula for the top teams in baseball,...

August 08, 2011 | Joe Passov
They're too new to rank among this year's GOLF MAGAZINE Top 100 Courses in the U.S. and the World, but look for some, or maybe all, of these layouts to get their due the next time around

August 08, 2011 | Joe Passov
To get a sense of the 100-plus men and women who make up the GOLF MAGAZINE Top 100 Course Ranking Panel, SI asked them these questions

August 08, 2011 | Gary Van Sickle
Olin Browne, who didn't take up the game until the advanced age of 19, has often been described as pro golf's ultimate journeyman. Now he can also be called a national champion

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MY BAG

August 08, 2011 | Jim Lackritz
Most golfers think that employing a simple handicap evens the odds in any match. Most golfers are wrong

August 08, 2011 | Jim Lackritz
TOP 100 TEACHERS POLL

August 08, 2011 | BRANDEL CHAMBLEE
Like cheap hors d'oeuvres, Twitter scandals feed us every day. They're the cocktail weeny of journalism. But social media is a recipe for disaster because, as the saying goes, even Ernest...

August 08, 2011 | MICHAEL BAMBERGER
What can we expect from Tiger Woods after a 12-week hiatus? Why did he fire his caddie? Is pro golf entering a new era? Who's the player of the year? What's the deal with the Atlanta Athletic...