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Fantasy Plus

One and Done

Clear-cut stars make for no-brainer choices

By Adam Duerson

Intelligence Report

By Peter King

SI Players: LIFE ON AND OFF THE FIELD

The Reinvention of Rick Ankiel

A pitcher turned slugger is summer's happiest story

By Richard Hoffer

Andruw Jones ... Hangs tough

By Reported by Ben Reiter

WHO'S Hot / WHO'S Not

For the Record

Goodbye to All That

Fakin' It Till They're Makin' It

Jocks with downtime have often dabbled in pro wrestling

Changing Their Stripes

Two LSU Tigers are turning DPs for the Cubs

By David Epstein

THE QUESTIONS WITH Mike Furrey

LIONS WR

Nothin' Like the Wheels Thing

How NHL All-Star Martin St. Louis builds leg strength and stays fast

By Lisa Altobelli

A Whole New Ball Game

After two years on the sidelines, a Madden alternative is back

By Adam Duerson

Q&A Buster Douglas

The former heavyweight champ, 47, is launching a career as an actor

By Richard Deitsch

Week Ahead

Watch to watch and watch for

By Sarah Kwak

Faces in the Crowd

SI Update

Top Sports Mustaches

By David Epstein

Baseball

That's Done, So... ...On to the Pennant Races

With the Bonds watch over, baseball shifted its spotlight to a group of first-year stars--one a teenager--helping to shape tight playoff battles

By Tom Verducci

PRO FOOTBALL

Just Win, Baby

The NFL's youngest head coach takes over a pitiful team with a meddling owner. But at 32, Lane Kiffin might actually be up to rebuilding the Raiders

By Peter King

GOLF

No Sweat

In the punishing Oklahoma heat at Southern Hills, a coolly efficient Tiger Woods dispatched the field to win his 13th major championship title

By Alan Shipnuck

College Football Preview 2007

The Year of the Running Back

With a deep stable of tailbacks at USC and most of last year's premium talent, the game has its best collection of rushers since the late 1970s--and coaches are devising new ways to get the ball in their hands

By Austin Murphy

The Best Back In The Land

He's a fun-loving prankster off the field, and with his blend of power and speed Arkansas tailback Darren McFadden usually has the last laugh on it

By Phil Taylor

RUNNING BACKS

The top ballcarrier for each of the 119 Division I-A schools

Can't-Miss Matchups

Sixty-seven games that will go a long way in determining the 10 BCS bids--and who plays for the national title

By Gene Menez

SCOUTING REPORTS

1 USC

A singular group of linebackers leads the stacked Trojans

By Phil Taylor

2 LSU

A top defender puts off the NFL for a shot at a title

By Lars Anderson

3 Florida

A budding legend is set to lead the defending champions

By Lars Anderson

4 West Virginia

Look out, America. Pat White is ready to show off his arm

By Stewart Mandel

5 Louisville

A new coach figures to keep the Cardinals' offense flying

By Luke Winn

6 Michigan

The Wolverines have unfinished business to take care of

By Mark Beech

7 Virginia Tech

Set for a title run, the Hokies will lift spirits in Blacksburg

By Phil Taylor

8 Texas

Wanted: a running game to aid one of the nation's top QBs

By Austin Murphy

9 Oklahoma

Untested players in key roles will define Sooners' season

By Austin Murphy

10 Wisconsin

A seasoned defense will keep the Badgers in the Big Ten hunt

By Mark Beech

11 Ohio State

A grizzled O-line looks for redemption after the BCS blowout

By Mark Beech

12 Rutgers

Last year was special, but even better days could be ahead

By Stewart Mandel

13 Arkansas

The Hogs will make a run if their quarterback passes the test

By Phil Taylor

14 Penn State

All around Happy Valley, there are smiles about the defense

By Mark Beech

15 Boise State

A ball-hawking safety thrives on pickoffs and prayers

By Luke Winn

16 Auburn

A pass-rushing star with one tough critic leads a stellar D

By Lars Anderson

17 Tennessee

An old hand has given the Vols a new offense to play with

By Lars Anderson

18 Nebraska

A transfer QB is ready to restore the Huskers' past glory

By Ted Keith

19 Georgia

A young quarterback has learned the hard way how to lead

By Ted Keith

20 Cal

The Bears are counting on their money player to deliver

By Phil Taylor

ACC

By Mark Beech

Big East

By Stewart Mandel

Big Ten

By Mark Beech

Big 12

By Ted Keith

PAC-10

By Phil Taylor

SEC

By Lars Anderson

The Rest

By Luke Winn

5 Minute Guide

COMPILED BY Stewart Mandel AND Austin Murphy

Inside

Inside: The Week In Sports

Baseball

By Jon Heyman

NASCAR

By Mark Beech

Life of Reilly

Maddening Rankings

By Rick Reilly

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