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September 12, 2011 | Volume 115, Issue 11

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Kellen  Moore Cover - Sports Illustrated September 12, 2011

September 12, 2011 | ALEXANDER WOLFF
What lockout? NBA stars' playground pyrotechnics are keeping the game alive

September 12, 2011 | ALEXANDER WOLFF
The Islanders have designated Tattoo Lou's, a Long Island--based chain, as the "official tattoo shop of the New York Islanders Hockey Club" and will set up a tattooing and body-piercing station...

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NOT: MIAMI FAIRWEATHERS

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As kicker for NAIA Faulkner University, Vietnam veteran Alan Moore, 61, who on Sept. 10 will become the oldest four-year college player ever. Moore got us thinking: What if these other (fictional)...

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Which opponents' stadium has the best visitors' clubhouse?

September 12, 2011 | Brian Cazeneuve
A third untimely death may spur the NHL to take another look at fighting's place in the game

September 12, 2011 | Brian Hendrickson
A rare memorabilia collection recalls the glory of military football

September 12, 2011 | Brian Hendrickson
"It just doesn't take much thought."

September 12, 2011 | Jim Trotter
For tech-savvy teams, the digital playbook will be a game changer

September 12, 2011 | Edited by ALEXANDRA FENWICK
GEHRIG DIETER SOUTH BEND > FOOTBALL

September 12, 2011 | Edited by ALEXANDRA FENWICK
Dale Earnhardt Jr. joined Hendrick Motorsports in 2008, taking over the seat held by Kyle Busch. Clearly, team owner Rick Hendrick has no regrets about the move—last week he signed Earnhardt...

September 12, 2011 | Rebecca Shore
Nick Nolte rubs life into the old fight trainer's role in The Warrior

September 12, 2011 | DAN PATRICK
Kevin Garnett

September 12, 2011 | DAN PATRICK
SAY WHAT

September 12, 2011 | JIM TROTTER
Among the full slate of 16 games to kick off the 2011 season, these are three of the most compelling matchups.

September 12, 2011 | PETER KING
The Vick saga, Peyton's plight and the Pats' perils are among 2011's top story lines

September 12, 2011 | JIM TROTTER
One of the runners to watch in '11, Ryan Mathews could hold the key to a San Diego Super Bowl

September 12, 2011 | MATT GAGNE
Northwestern entered the season without its Heisman-candidate quarterback. Not to worry. Athletic backup Kain Colter is ready

September 12, 2011 | STEWART MANDEL
Look for the Big East to pounce if, as appears increasingly likely, the Big 12 falls apart. With its ESPN television contract up for renegotiation in 2012, the Big East may go after such schools...

September 12, 2011 | S.L. PRICE
After years of waiting in vain for the next big thing, U.S. fans were finally given something to cheer about at the Open

September 12, 2011 | Andrew Lawrence
Last year a wrist injury kept Argentina's Juan Martín del Potro from defending his U.S. Open crown. This year the weather held him back: He buckled in the 85° heat against Frenchman Gilles Simon,...

September 12, 2011 | TIM LAYDEN
The games we watched played a substantial role in fostering a return to normalcy after 9/11. In the decade since the attack, with two wars still raging, sports still provide comfort—but they have...

September 12, 2011 | AUSTIN MURPHY
Too early to play everybody's favorite parlor game, BCS 2012? Never. LSU has the eye of a January tiger. Oregon, good-bye. And Boise State? Fixing to make yet another mess of the championship calculus

September 12, 2011 | LARS ANDERSON
Even with a megaconference taking shape in their midst, the BCS-busting Broncos might be the best bet out west to play for the title

September 12, 2011 | LARS ANDERSON
Here are the games and the names that fans should keep an eye on in Week 2

September 12, 2011 | BEN REITER
The Braves' three-headed relief monster—two parts lefty, one part Rookie of the Year front-runner, 100% filthy—has made life historically brutish and short for hitters. Now all the trio needs is a...

September 12, 2011 | TIM LAYDEN
In a dry (and fast) run for the 2012 Olympics, the world championships in South Korea produced a pair of stirring story lines: Usain's redemption and the USA's dominance

September 12, 2011 | TIM LAYDEN
While old pro Dwight Phillips (above) showed the form that won him a gold medal at the 2004 Games, a quartet of twentysomething U.S. athletes—none of whom have ever medaled at the Olympics—sent...

September 12, 2011 | KELLI ANDERSON
No one loves the game more than the Mercury guard, a leading contender for WNBA MVP, but even she didn't understand what hoops meant to her until a string of harrowing events threatened to derail...

September 12, 2011 | S.L. PRICE
Twenty-five years ago TCU coach Gary Patterson was a tumbleweed assistant clinging to a Division II job. No one expected he would rise to the top of his profession—not even the author, who lived...

September 12, 2011 | JOE POSNANSKI
On my first day of college, my first professor began class with a word I had never heard before: syllabus. I looked around and noticed that everybody seemed to be nodding as if they understood...

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Anyone who attends a Navy game and does not shed a tear while watching the Midshipmen face the crowd and sing Navy Blue and Gold with their hands on their hearts does not have a soul. I believe...

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What was your top moment from Week 1 of the college football season?