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September 26, 2011 | Volume 115, Issue 13

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Brad Pitt Cover - Sports Illustrated September 26, 2011

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• Here's an idea for all of the players complaining about changes to the NFL tackling rules: Learn how to tackle properly and not just launch big hits. Even Bill Belichick agrees that young...

September 26, 2011
Who is the NFL's most surprising 2--0 team? The Bills, the Lions or the Redskins?

September 26, 2011 | CHRIS MANNIX
After another empty win, Mayweather needs to put Money on the line

September 26, 2011 | CHRIS MANNIX
Former WBA heavyweight champion Nikolai Valuev of Russia—who, at 7 feet and 328 pounds, was the biggest man ever to hold the title and was known as the Beast from the East—last week joined an...

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TWINS TORTURES

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Who would you pick first if you were building a team from scratch?

September 26, 2011 | Alexander Wolff
The half-court game gains international recognition. Is three-on-three Olympic bound?

September 26, 2011 | Austin Murphy
The double lives of hockey enforcers are the focus of a new documentary

September 26, 2011 | Austin Murphy
"Because I am rich, handsome and a great player people are envious of me. "I don't have any other explanation."

September 26, 2011 | Stephen Cannella
A forgotten photographer's work puts a face on the game

September 26, 2011 | Edited by ALEXANDRA FENWICK
STEPHAN NEVILLE

September 26, 2011 | Edited by ALEXANDRA FENWICK
Bryan Clay of the U.S., the reigning Olympic decathlon champion, added a few new events to his repertoire last week when he took part in the Highland Games in Edinburgh, Scotland, as part of the...

September 26, 2011 | Chris Ballard
Coxswain Jill Costello may be gone, but her impact keeps growing

September 26, 2011 | DAN PATRICK
Joe Maddon

September 26, 2011 | JIM TROTTER
A gritty fourth-quarter performance should take the heat off Matt Ryan. For now

September 26, 2011 | David Sabino
They may have begun the season on the bench or in part-time roles, but after two weeks they have proved that they're worthy of a roster spot

September 26, 2011 | PETER KING
1. I think Tony Romo deserves much love for playing with a fractured rib and leading the Cowboys over the 49ers last week. But the real tests will come in the next two weeks, when Redskins...

September 26, 2011 | LARS ANDERSON
Reigning Cup champ Jimmie Johnson didn't win the first race of the Chase, but his solid finish sent a powerful message nonetheless

September 26, 2011 | JOE SHEEHAN
Which of the majors' six cellar dwellers is most likely to deliver an outhouse-to-penthouse turnaround next season?

September 26, 2011 | ALBERT CHEN
The ACC last expanded with the goal of catching the SEC; as it moves toward another expansion, it's still not there. Not even close

September 26, 2011 | STEWART MANDEL
Florida running back--receiver Chris Rainey is thriving in coordinator Charlie Weis's pro-style offense. The 5'9", 174-pound senior, who accounted for 811 all-purpose yards last season, had 233 in...

September 26, 2011 | TOM VERDUCCI
Eight years after it forever shifted baseball's tectonic plates, Moneyball is a Brad Pitt movie, but its ethos has changed. Intellectual firepower is mandatory, but no guarantee of success now...

September 26, 2011 | TOM VERDUCCI
2500 B.C.: The abacus is invented in ancient Sumeria

September 26, 2011 | Austin Murphy
Moneyball began as an idea that became a best-selling book that became a revolution that became a movie. So, how did the numbers become sex symbols?

September 26, 2011 | TIM LAYDEN
Still questioning whether Cam Newton has what it takes to make it as an NFL quarterback? The No. 1 pick is off to a record-setting start with the Panthers. Now he could use a few wins

September 26, 2011 | PABLO S. TORRE
He runs. He throws. He sings. He volunteers for charities. He makes the honor roll. Quarterback Robert Griffin III can do just about everything—including make Baylor football relevant again

September 26, 2011 | LARS ANDERSON
Here are the games and the names that fans should keep an eye on in Week 4.

September 26, 2011 | Alexander Wolff
In grassroots programs involving tens of thousands of participants around the globe, visionaries are using athletics to tackle the most pressing problems of the developing world—from AIDS in...

September 26, 2011 | Alexander Wolff
On Sept. 27 at Yankee Stadium, Beyond Sport will host Beyond Sport United, a first-of-its-kind symposium focusing on how teams can effect social change in their communities. The event, which is...

September 26, 2011 | Alexander Wolff
Many SDP initiatives can be traced to a clarifying moment when a solution spoke to a single person. Here are five of the SDP's most impressive social entrepreneurs and their epiphanies

September 26, 2011 | Alexander Wolff
In the 17 years since he applied his Olympic bonus to Eritrean aid, speedskating legend Johann Olav Koss has been a driving force in the SDP movement

September 26, 2011 | JOE POSNANSKI
Another lost autumn on the North Side of Chicago—this will make 66 straight World Series without the company of the Cubs—and fans handle their agony in different ways. Comedian Jeff Garlin swears...