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SI Fantasy Plus

Get Going or Get Gone

A fast start is a must if these players are to retain their fantasy value

By Adam Duerson

Start 'Em

By David Sabino

Sit 'Em

By David Sabino

SI Bonus Section: Golf Plus

Now It's Getting Interesting

The FedEx Cup Lifts off with a Phil Mickelson Win in Round 2

By Gary Van Sickle

Second Season

Annika's hoping for a late surge

By Jim Gorant

Dottie's Mailbag

By Dottie Pepper

Big Play

By John Elliott

Trial By Fire

The best way to view the FedEx Cup is as a work in progress

By Deane Beman

SI Players: LIFE ON AND OFF THE FIELD

A Billion-Dollar Racket

Betting on tennis is now a big business—just ask the fixers

By S.L. Price

Tom Zbikowski ... The Battler

As told to Joe Lemire

WHO'S Hot / WHO'S Not

For the Record

A New Golden Age?

By Chris Mannix

Speaking of Tennis, Want a Beer?

Whenever there's a chance to mention the beverage, Andy Roddick hops to it

One Great Grandmother

The inspiration for 49er Vernon Davis

By Lisa Altobelli

HITTING A FASTBALL WITH Chipper Jones

BRAVES THIRD BASEMAN

Back to School Memories

Before they were major leaguers, they were kids in the hall

A Fine Madness

One year in the life of college football

Q&A

Russell Crowe

By Richard Deitsch

Faces in the Crowd

Week Ahead

What to watch and watch for

By Sarah Kwak

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Silence in the Big House

Using its speed and spread-option attack to run circles around the bewildered defense of No. 5 Michigan, Division I-AA Appalachian State kicked off an otherwise uneventful opening week with one of the biggest upsets in the history of the game

By Austin Murphy

NFL

It's Jay's Turn

No one is saying that Jay Cutler has to play like John Elway, but it would sure help the Broncos—0 for 2 in finding Elway's successor—if the second-year passer could come close

By Peter King

BASEBALL

This Is How They Roll

In the waning days of a typically erratic Phillies summer, their catalyst and rock, Jimmy Rollins, continued to build a compelling case for National League MVP

By Michael Bamberger

TRACK AND FIELD

Runaway Victory

Led by sprinters Tyson Gay and Allyson Felix, the U.S. dominated the world championships and set the stage for a potentially golden Olympics

By Tim Layden

SOCCER

In Full Bloom

Long overshadowed, 36-year-old Kristine Lilly is now the high-scoring captain of a U.S. team out to win its—and her—third World Cup title

By Mark Bechtel

RANDY SHANNON

Hiding in Plain Sight

Miami's exhaustive search for a football coach ended with a man who'd been there all along: assistant Randy Shannon, a loner with a mysterious, tragic past

By Gary Smith

Inside

Inside: The Week In Sports

College Football

By Mark Beech

Tennis

By S.L. Price

The NFL

By Peter King

High School Football

By Joe Lemire

NASCAR

By Lars Anderson

Life of Reilly

Catch as Catch Can

By Rick Reilly

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