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September 13, 2010 | Volume 113, Issue 9

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Trent Richardson Cover - Sports Illustrated September 13, 2010

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Dink passes and the occasional run by the feature back may win in today's NFL, but nothing is more breathtaking than when a back runs to daylight and leaves a defense grasping at air. Thanks for...

September 13, 2010 | DICK FRIEDMAN
On the 50th anniversary of the first AFL game, one who was there wonders about where it led

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Who's Hot

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September 13, 2010 | Austin Murphy
French bicyclist Laurent Fignon had the legs to match his quick temper

September 13, 2010 | Austin Murphy
Miami Heat rookie forward Da'Sean Butler last week used 30 Twitter entries to post a 693-word children's story about a purple dinosaur named Barney that defecates on his kitchen table, the moral...

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Kaitlin Olson

September 13, 2010 | Damon Hack
Sean Payton and Drew Brees reveal the struggles behind the Saints' rise

September 13, 2010 | Damon Hack
Our long international nightmare appears to be over. Here's a sound-wave-inspired look at the brief run of the vuvuzela

September 13, 2010 | Dan Patrick
The Interview

September 13, 2010 | Edited by ELIZABETH MCGARR
Taylor Paris

September 13, 2010 | Grant Wahl
Bob Bradley got four years. Now what?

September 13, 2010 | BEN REITER
He has the AL's best starters, and cash to spend this winter. Will Billy Beane finally build another contender in 2011?

September 13, 2010 | S.L. PRICE
As the first week of the U.S. Open showed, these days the pro tour is just too tough for most teenage players

September 13, 2010 | Andrew Lawrence
Not long after Ana Ivanovic broke through at the 2008 French Open, her game fell to pieces. Struggling to maintain her serve and her composure, the tall, elegant Serb plummeted from the top of the...

September 13, 2010 | DAVID SABINO
With the draft done, there's one name (two guys) that should be on everyone's waiver-wire watch list

September 13, 2010 | DAVID SABINO
Offense Rules

September 13, 2010 | LARS ANDERSON
Saying he's learned from his mistakes, Jordan Jefferson could have LSU ready to challenge in the SEC

September 13, 2010 | LARS ANDERSON
To watch an interview with Buckeyes coach Jim Tressel in advance of Saturday's game between Ohio State and Miami, go to For highlights of the interview, snap a photo of this...

September 13, 2010 | STEWART MANDEL
The decline of USC's once-dominant defense continues. After Hawaii rolled up 588 yards of offense in a 49--36 loss to the Trojans last Thursday, it's clear that USC's talent level has dipped—and...

September 13, 2010 | AUSTIN MURPHY
Tim Tebow is a pro, and so is a Texan named McCoy. The college football season kicked off last week minus many familiar names, but in their place emerged several fresh faces who are ready for...

September 13, 2010 | AUSTIN MURPHY
Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson wasn't the only player to announce himself on the national stage with a breakout performance. Here are four others who started 2010 in style

September 13, 2010 | PABLO S. TORRE
For the first time, JoePa started the season with a true freshman at QB. Will his decision pay off?

September 13, 2010 | LEE JENKINS
When they bought the Dodgers, Jamie and Frank McCourt were the perfect dysfunctional couple. But a toxic divorce has brought their nauseating excesses ($150,000 for haircuts?) to light and...

September 13, 2010 | JIM TROTTER
How does a team pull off a length-of-the-field, game-winning touchdown drive in the final two minutes? With snap decisions, sharp execution and a healthy dose of luck

September 13, 2010 | SUSAN CASEY
When violent storms send giant swells rolling across the Pacific, the world's most daring surfers will drop everything and travel anywhere to risk their lives riding a wall of water as high as 100...

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September 13, 2010 | PHIL TAYLOR
Why are these guys so happy? Don't they realize this is no way for players with distinguished NFL résumés to continue their careers—practicing on the least chewed-up or rain-soaked patch of grass...