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October 08, 2007 | Volume 107, Issue 14

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Jimmy Rollins Cover - Sports Illustrated October 08, 2007

October 08, 2007 | Rick Reilly
THE LOS ANGELES DODGERS thought they had a very good idea this season—the All-You-Can-Eat Pavilion in rightfield. For $35, patrons got a seat and all the hot dogs, popcorn, peanuts, nachos, water...

October 08, 2007
Fright Tactics

October 08, 2007 | Kostya Kennedy
For 10 years Pierre McGuire has taken SI readers into the heart of the NHL

October 08, 2007 | Mark Bechtel
Should a U.S. World Cup player suffer for criticizing her coach?

October 08, 2007 | As told to Melissa Segura
He's 5'9", married and soft-spoken, so with Derek Jeter in the mix don't expect the Angels' Orlando Cabrera to be voted Most Glamorous Shortstop in the ALDS. As a player, though, he shines. He hit...

October 08, 2007
WHO'S Hot

October 08, 2007
Would you let your child wear a Michael Vick jersey?

October 08, 2007 | Tim Layden
LONG BEFORE Sunday's Berlin marathon, Ethiopia's Haile Gebrselassie had made himself part of any discussion evaluating the greatest distance runners in history. He had twice won the Olympic...

October 08, 2007
Alleged By Jeff Novitzky, a lead investigator in the BALCO case, that boxer Shane Mosley (below) engaged in a doping regimen before his 2003 fight against Oscar De La Hoya. As reported by SI.com,...

October 08, 2007
DEAN McAMMOND Senators forward, after suffering his second concussion in four months during an exhibition game: "I don't feel I have a concussion problem. I have a problem with people giving me...

October 08, 2007
17 Games this season in which Twins pitchers didn't issue a base on balls, the most walkless games in the majors.

October 08, 2007
A Seattle company is selling Seahawks-themed soda in flavors that include Dirt, Natural Field Turf and Perspiration.

October 08, 2007 | Chris Mannix
Can the kid from Mancini's hometown save boxing?

October 08, 2007 | Caitlin Moscatello
THE BALL THAT barry bonds hit for his 756th homer is going to the Hall of Fame—with an asterisk. After he purchased the ball at auction for $752,467 last month, fashion designer Marc Ecko set up a...

October 08, 2007 | Chris Mannix
ONE DAY in the spring of 2006, three cancer patients at Children's Hospital of Austin posed with Lance Armstrong for an SI cover story about his efforts to raise money for cancer research. One of...

October 08, 2007
The Indians are a well-oiled machine

October 08, 2007
TITANS CB

October 08, 2007 | Adam Duerson
A former Hofstra receiver makes Madden go

October 08, 2007 | Richard Deitsch
John Grisham

October 08, 2007 | Adam Duerson
THE NBA season doesn't tip off till Oct. 30, but two of its brightest young stars were all over TV last weekend. LeBron James followed Michael Jordan and Peyton Manning in hosting Saturday Night...

October 08, 2007 | Adam Duerson
IT WAS a sweet off-season for NBC's much-praised Friday Night Lights. The football drama that never cracked Nielsen's Top 50 won an Emmy (Outstanding Casting) and was renewed and given a 9 p.m....

October 08, 2007 | Sarah Kwak
What to watch and watch for

October 08, 2007
Scott Phaydavong DES MOINES > Football Phaydavong, a senior running back at Drake, surpassed 5,000 career rushing yards on Sept. 15 and is the leading active rusher in Division I-AA with 5,296...

October 08, 2007 | TOM VERDUCCI

October 08, 2007 | TOM VERDUCCI
Preview

October 08, 2007 | TOM VERDUCCI
A-Rod for AL MVP, Peavy for NL Cy Young; those are the obvious picks. Here's the rest of Tom Verducci's awards ballot

October 08, 2007 | PHIL TAYLOR

October 08, 2007 | PHIL TAYLOR
Burning Issues

October 08, 2007 | PHIL TAYLOR
Five upsets of top 10 teams shook up the rankings and took the luster off what could have been a special first Saturday in October

October 08, 2007 | PETER KING
Brett Favre was expected to break Dan Marino's career touchdown mark this year—but not while leading the unbeaten Packers to first place in the NFC North. He'll need help to keep them there

October 08, 2007 | PETER KING
A Bridge to Favre

October 08, 2007 | GARY SMITH
<b>Joba Chamberlain has taken New York in a blaze of glory, his success traced to a nurturing father who used his own tortured youth, Native American roots and some lessons in humility to fan...

October 08, 2007
Wes Points Despite the extensive efforts of three Florida defenders, kicker Wes Byrum booted a 43-yard field goal as time expired last Saturday, giving Auburn a 20--17 victory over the No. 4...

October 08, 2007 | Michael Farber
After nine years of establishing himself as a superior passing center and a league MVP, Joe Thornton is ready to be the clutch goal scorer and leader who can bring the Stanley Cup to San Jose

October 08, 2007 | Michael Farber
Ice Gauge Get power rankings of all 30 teams every Tuesday throughout the NHL season. ONLY AT SI.COM

October 08, 2007 | Michael Farber
From phenoms to grand experiments: Answers to the essential questions

October 08, 2007 | Kostya Kennedy
Mix scary speed, spooky intuition, steely nerves and the most potent shots you can find. . . . Add ice

October 08, 2007
The Rangers and the Sharks will put last year's agonizing second-round losses behind them and face off in the finals

October 08, 2007
Dressed Up

October 08, 2007 | Kostya Kennedy
NEW YORK Rangers

October 08, 2007 | Lisa Altobelli
OTTAWA SENATORS

October 08, 2007 | Sarah Kwak
CAROLINA Hurricanes

October 08, 2007 | Brian Cazeneuve
DETROIT RED WINGS

October 08, 2007 | Brian Cazeneuve
NICKLAS LIDSTROM

October 08, 2007 | Brian Cazeneuve
DAVID VYBORNY

October 08, 2007 | Brian Cazeneuve
LEE STEMPNIAK

October 08, 2007 | Brian Cazeneuve
The additions of reliable defenseman Brian Rafalski and hard-hitting forward Dallas Drake will make the Red Wings even tougher to play against. Drake will push role players like Kris Draper and...

October 08, 2007 | Brian Cazeneuve
MINNESOTA WILD

October 08, 2007 | Brian Cazeneuve
JOE SAKIC

October 08, 2007 | Brian Cazeneuve
ROBYN REGEHR

October 08, 2007 | Brian Cazeneuve
KEVIN BIEKSA

October 08, 2007 | Brian Cazeneuve
Minnesota's group of forwards is scary deep and plenty quick; imagine Brian Rolston and Wes Walz as depth players. . . . New Flames coach Mike Keenan will be a difference maker, especially for...

October 08, 2007 | Michael Farber
SAN JOSE

October 08, 2007 | Michael Farber
CHRIS PRONGER

October 08, 2007 | Michael Farber
WAYNE GRETZKY

October 08, 2007 | Michael Farber
MILAN MICHALEK

October 08, 2007 | Michael Farber
The Ducks will have no Stanley Cup hangover; G.M. Brian Burke and coach Randy Carlyle will not allow it. . . . It will be critical early on for center Patrick Marleau and Sharks coach Ron Wilson...

October 08, 2007
College Football Already in hot water, Texas A&M coach Dennis Franchione does himself no favors with a newsletter to a select group of boosters • Bulls or Gators—which is the best team in Florida?

October 08, 2007 | Austin Murphy
Last Straw?

October 08, 2007 | Austin Murphy
1 What's in a name? At No. 9 in the coaches' poll, South Florida (4--0) is two spots below Florida (4--1) despite wins over then No. 5 West Virginia and at Auburn, the same team that knocked off...

October 08, 2007 | Jim Trotter
High Anxiety

October 08, 2007 | Jim Trotter
The most impressive coaching job of the early season is that of Oakland offensive line coach Tom Cable, whose zone-blocking scheme has the Raiders averaging a league-best 194.2 rushing yards per...

October 08, 2007 | Paul Zimmerman
Not once all summer did I hear anyone express the remotest hope that Tampa Bay would turn it around. Only two teams, Oakland and Detroit, had worse records than the Bucs' 4--12 last season. The...

October 08, 2007 | Lars Anderson
A Lucky Break

October 08, 2007 | Lars Anderson
1 The revelation of the Chase so far is Clint Bowyer. Two weeks after winning at New Hampshire, he took second at Kansas behind Greg Biffle. How surprising is this? In Bowyer's previous 64 Cup...

October 08, 2007 | Joe Lemire
Double Play

October 08, 2007 | Joe Lemire
WEST CENTRAL at CANTON, Oct. 5

October 08, 2007 | Joe Lemire
RUNNING (AND RUNNING) TO GLORY Ansonia (Conn.) RB Alex Thomas ran more than halfway to a 1,000-yard season—in one game. The senior, who has more than 5,000 career rushing yards, carried 44 times...

October 08, 2007 | Joe Lemire
1 NORTHWESTERN (Miami) 4--0 Hosts struggling neighbor Miami Goleman (2--3)

October 08, 2007 | Adam Duerson
Can these newly promoted quarterbacks energize your lineup?

October 08, 2007 | David Sabino
QUARTERBACK

October 08, 2007 | Adam Duerson
QUARTERBACK

October 08, 2007 | Jim Gorant
Davis Love has a major problem

October 08, 2007 | Jim Gorant
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October 08, 2007 | Jim Gorant
One course you'd play over and over Harbour Town One shot you can't top A hole in one—I've had seven, including three in competition One mulligan you'd like The putt at 18 at the Honda this year...

October 08, 2007 | Tom Patri
WHO: Mike Weir

October 08, 2007 | Jim Riedel
A platinum ball and a random drawing lead to a close encounter with the world's No. 1

October 08, 2007 | Jim Riedel
by JAMES P. HERRE

October 08, 2007 | Jim Riedel
The Phil Mickelson--Vijay Singh rivalry bloomed in Montreal

October 08, 2007 | Michael Bamberger
Let's be realistic about it: Montreal is a great city, and it's an honor to represent your country, but you know that Tiger Woods would have welcomed a bye week. He'd never say that, but his...

October 08, 2007 | Gary Van Sickle
In 2011 the Presidents Cup will return to Australia, where a later date could be a problem—again—for the Americans