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July 30, 2012 | Volume 117, Issue 4

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Jack McCallum's article on the original Dream Team was captivating and insightful. With all the Hall of Fame talent on that roster, I can only imagine how competitive the intrasquad scrimmage must...

July 30, 2012 | MICHAEL FARBER
The Olympics' opening ceremony is less and less about what it should be: the athletes

July 30, 2012 | MICHAEL FARBER
Minnesota governor Mark Dayton defended a string of recently arrested Vikings players, including star running back Adrian Peterson, by comparing them to soldiers returning home from war with...

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HOT: ALAMEDA MADNESS

July 30, 2012 | Bryan Armen Graham
A documentary explores the opportunity offered by a once-banned sport in post-Mao China

July 30, 2012 | Bryan Armen Graham
"They say the girls are prettier, the air is fresher, the toilet paper is thicker...."

July 30, 2012 | Dan Greene
Now that you've downloaded SI's free Live from London app, here's a quick guide to navigating the five-ring circus of other Olympic media

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Taking stock of the athletic world's latest hapless hurts

July 30, 2012 | Austin Murphy
Pegged as a sidekick, Tejay van Garderen of the U.S. was a Tour de France revelation

July 30, 2012 | Edited by ALEXANDRA FENWICK
DONDRE ECHOLS

July 30, 2012 | Edited by ALEXANDRA FENWICK
A field guide to the explosive football scene in The Dark Knight Rises

July 30, 2012 | Julia Morrill
Team USA gets a history lesson from the game's creators

July 30, 2012 | DAN PATRICK
THE OTHER PHENOM

July 30, 2012 | DAN PATRICK
SAY WHAT?

July 30, 2012 | JOE SHEEHAN
The Pirates are contending in July? Yes, you've heard this before. But unlike last season, a deadline trade makes lot of sense

July 30, 2012 | JOE SHEEHAN
What's driving the Pirates' midsummer surge? One factor: an offense that was among the league's worst for the season's first two months—and now is among the best

July 30, 2012 | L. JON WERTHEIM
Britain's Andy Murray, fresh off a run to his first Wimbledon final, returns to the All England Club to comb the grass for gold

July 30, 2012 | L. JON WERTHEIM
And often for silver and bronze. Governments, sports federations and/or private entities in many countries are offering money and other rewards to athletes who win medals in London. Some U.S....

July 30, 2012 | Sarah Kwak
After months of petitioning and hoping, marathoner Guor Marial finally got the call. The 28-year-old native of what is now South Sudan had met the Olympic qualifying standard with his time of...

July 30, 2012 | Compiled by SARAH KWAK
Few sports events have evolved more dramatically, or seen more advances in technology and technique, than the Olympics. The London Games will showcase a spectrum of new ideas, designs and...

July 30, 2012 | Compiled by SARAH KWAK
FIRSTS IN OLYMPIC HISTORY

July 30, 2012 | CHRIS MANNIX
The NBA's postlockout CBA was supposed to rein in spending and foster competition. And it has. For the most part

July 30, 2012 | ALEXANDER WOLFF
The worst scandal in the history of college sports led the NCAA to impose harsh and unprecedented penalties on the Nittany Lions. What's left is a legacy in ashes, a program in shambles and a...

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GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY

July 30, 2012 | MICHAEL BAMBERGER
In a battle of (soon to be outlawed?) anchored putters, a rejuvenated Ernie Els won an intriguing British Open after a historic collapse by Adam Scott

July 30, 2012 | LEE JENKINS
Just five months after Jeremy Lin became an overnight global icon in New York City, the Knicks decided not to keep him, clearing the way for him to go back to Houston—where things promise to be...

July 30, 2012 | PETER KING
Once seemingly impervious to criticism, the NFL embarks on the 2012 season plagued by issues that threaten its invincibility

July 30, 2012 | PETER KING
Twelve months of NFL highs and lows

July 30, 2012 | TOM VERDUCCI
THE ORIOLES HAVE THE GAME'S BEST PITCHING PROSPECT, A 19-YEAR-OLD NATURAL WITH THE STUFF—AND THE WORK ETHIC—TO WEAKEN THE KNEES. NOW COMES THE HARD PART: TURNING DYLAN BUNDY INTO AN ACE, AND...

July 30, 2012 | ROY BLOUNT JR.
When I was a boy, there were just 16 teams in major league baseball, and here's all you had to know about the atom: If you split it, it blows stuff up. Today there is much more to keep track of....