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September 20, 2010 | Volume 113, Issue 10

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Tom Brady Cover - Sports Illustrated September 20, 2010

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Even though I'm a Cardinals fan, I admire Joey Votto's approach to the game (All the Right Moves, Aug. 30). I also applaud the rise of the Reds this year. The NL Central has been a poor sister to...

September 20, 2010 | JACK MCCALLUM
With his dazzling, team-first play at the world championships, Kevin Durant set a majestic standard

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Who's Hot

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[This article contains a table. Please see hardcopy of magazine or PDF.]

September 20, 2010 | Jim Trotter
A gesture of solidarity by NFL players has fans all riled up—finally

September 20, 2010 | Jim Trotter
It was revealed in court last week that inmates at a Rochester, England, prison had engaged in a five-hour-long prison riot in June, threatening guards with pieces of broken glass and causing more...

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Patriots Minuteman

September 20, 2010 | Ben Reiter
An SI editor follows up on Michael Vick's canine victims

September 20, 2010 | Ben Reiter
Which athletes have been spinning the wheel of reinvention?

September 20, 2010 | Edited by ELIZABETH MCGARR
Lydia Gumm

September 20, 2010 | Dan Patrick
The Interview

September 20, 2010 | JOE SHEEHAN
Carlos Gonzalez's Triple Crown surge has sparked another late-season Rockies run. But are his stats a Coors Field mirage?

September 20, 2010 | JIM TROTTER
With a healthy, versatile back and a brainy new offensive coordinator, the Bears could make big plays their Forte

September 20, 2010 | JIM TROTTER
Ruled Out

September 20, 2010 | Peter King
The Brothers Manning play but once every four years. Over the summer Peyton, of the Colts, said he hopes he can savor this week's game against Eli, of the Giants, because he doesn't know how many...

September 20, 2010 | ALBERT CHEN
In a lost weekend for the ACC, ugly losses by Florida State and Virginia Tech exposed a league at a crossroads

September 20, 2010 | ALBERT CHEN
To watch an interview with Trojans quarterback Matt Barkley in advance of Saturday's game between USC and Minnesota, go to For highlights of the interview, snap a photo of this...

September 20, 2010 | STEWART MANDEL
South Carolina's Marcus Lattimore is the most impressive freshman running back since Oklahoma's Adrian Peterson, in 2004. The 6-foot, 218-pound bruiser gashed No. 22 Georgia's defense for 182...

September 20, 2010 | DAVID SABINO
When 32 teams took the field last week, the fantasy universe met the real world. What did we learn?

September 20, 2010 | TIM LAYDEN
The NFL's 2010 season will be a conflict between button-down traditionalism and media-amplified showmanship—a culture clash embodied in the opening week matchup between the staid Patriots and the...

September 20, 2010 | PETER KING
A bone-crunching win in the opener augurs well for the Super Bowl--champion Saints, whose title defense will depend on the performance of the D

September 20, 2010 | AUSTIN MURPHY
He may not be elegant, but as he showed against Miami, Terrelle Pryor knows how to direct No. 2 Ohio State. That's why he will be hard to beat for the Heisman

September 20, 2010 | S.L. PRICE
At a wacky Grand Slam finale beset by heat, wind and finally rain, Rafael Nadal won his ninth major singles title and cemented his hold on the men's game

September 20, 2010 | TIM LAYDEN
Less than six years after taking up distance running, Andrew Wheating has emerged as the next great American miler

September 20, 2010 | LARS ANDERSON
Heading into the most wide-open title run yet, dark horse Kurt Busch has the strategy to grab a second Cup title

September 20, 2010 | LARS ANDERSON
After four straight titles, Jimmie Johnson appears vulnerable—but he won't go down without a fight

September 20, 2010 | LARS ANDERSON
Who'll be up, who'll be down—and who'll be on top—after Homestead

September 20, 2010 | L. JON WERTHEIM
How Ty Cobb, Nap Lajoie, a grudge-holding manager, a clumsy bribe, shoddy record-keeping and a very cool car made the batting title chase a national obsession 100 years ago

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

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Breaking News | Real-time Scores | Daily Analysis

September 20, 2010 | SELENA ROBERTS
Putting the teen prodigy back together again required a piece of tape. Inside the gym at Integrated Athletic Development, a complex for elite athletes outside Dallas, longtime NBA coach Bob Hill...

September 20, 2010 | GARY VAN SICKLE
At the BMW Championship a victory by Dustin Johnson wasn't the only good news for the U.S. Ryder Cup team

September 20, 2010 | SAL JOHNSON
He says he's close, but the facts are that Tiger Woods has gone winless for the first time as a pro, and based on his average finish had the worst season of his career.

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September 20, 2010 | Michael Bamberger
Which captain made the best wild-card picks, and which one will have the edge in Wales? Who's the best partner for Tiger, and can Phil rediscover his magic? Who will be the hero, and who will be...

September 20, 2010 | BILL ELY
A retired general proves that age is no excuse and golf really is a game for life

September 20, 2010 | BILL ELY

September 20, 2010 | BRANDEL CHAMBLEE
On Dec. 30 Tiger Woods will turn 35, and if history is any indication, he will have about five years left before his physical skills and nerves begin to deteriorate. Plagued by injuries,...

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It's a bit of a stretch to call it golf's Super Bowl, but the Tour Championship has served the same purpose since its inception in 1987: End the season with a bang and resolve all of the game's...