42 A Big House Hush
Fifth-ranked Michigan and its fans were shocked in Ann Arbor when Division I-AA Appalachian State staged one of the biggest upsets in history
By Austin Murphy
46 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 if he could come close
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50 How They Roll
Shortstop Jimmy Rollins leads the Phils
By Michael Bamberger
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54 Runaway Victory
The U.S. ruled the world championships
By Tim Layden
60 In Full Bloom
Kristine Lilly seeks her third Cup title
By Mark Bechtel
Hiding in Plain
Miami's 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 • P. 64
12 Leading Off
• A gambling scandal in tennis?
• First Person: Tom Zbikowski
• USA Basketball looks ahead
• Athletes' back-to-school memories
38 Faces in the Crowd
86 Life of Reilly
It's tough trying to hit Tim Wakefield's knuckler. Trying to catch it is worse by Rick Reilly
76 College Football
• A shaky start for Virginia Tech
• The underachieving Russians
78 The NFL
• A panicky move in Jacksonville?
79 High Schools
• The era of the speedy linebacker
• Engine failures doom Dale Jr.
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