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October 8, 2007 Table Of Contents

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Backup Generators

Can these newly promoted quarterbacks energize your lineup?

By Adam Duerson

Start 'Em

By David Sabino

Sit 'Em

By Adam Duerson

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How the U.S. Took One For The Team

By Michael Bamberger

The Melbourne Matter

In 2011 the Presidents Cup will return to Australia, where a later date could be a problem—again—for the Americans

By Gary Van Sickle

Wrong Turn

Davis Love has a major problem

By Jim Gorant

Big Play

By Tom Patri

Tiger And Me

A platinum ball and a random drawing lead to a close encounter with the world's No. 1

By Jim Riedel


The Goalkeeper's Dilemma

Should a U.S. World Cup player suffer for criticizing her coach?

By Mark Bechtel

Orlando Cabrera ... Unsung Angel

As told to Melissa Segura


For the Record

Long Distance Calling

By Tim Layden

A Bigger Boom-Boom

Can the kid from Mancini's hometown save boxing?

By Chris Mannix

Fashion Statement

By Caitlin Moscatello

Me and My Glove

The Indians are a well-oiled machine

ZEROING IN ON... Nick Harper


Man in Motion

A former Hofstra receiver makes Madden go

By Adam Duerson


John Grisham

By Richard Deitsch

Week Ahead

What to watch and watch for

By Sarah Kwak

Faces in the Crowd


The Amazing Race

In a riveting final weekend, the streaking Phillies earned the right to host the even hotter Rockies in the playoffs, and Jimmy Rollins put the finishing touches on his case for the NL MVP

By Tom Verducci

What Love's Got to Do with It

Joba Chamberlain has taken New York in a blaze of glory, his success traced to a nurturing father who used his own tortured youth, Native American roots and some lessons in humility to fan the flame inside his son

By Gary Smith


Scary Movie

With his brother documenting his every move, Cal wideout DeSean Jackson has developed into the most feared gamebreaker in the nation, as Oregon learned on a Saturday full of upsets

By Phil Taylor


Top of the Charts

Brett Favre was expected to break Dan Marino's career touchdown mark this year—but not while leading the unbeaten Packers to first place in the NFC North. He'll need help to keep them there

By Peter King

NHL Preview 2007-08

His Time Has Come

After nine years of establishing himself as a superior passing center and a league MVP, Joe Thornton is ready to be the clutch goal scorer and leader who can bring the Stanley Cup to San Jose

By Michael Farber

Here's the Latest

From phenoms to grand experiments: Answers to the essential questions

By Michael Farber

Creating the Perfect Player

Mix scary speed, spooky intuition, steely nerves and the most potent shots you can find. . . . Add ice

By Kostya Kennedy

Scouting Reports

The Rangers and the Sharks will put last year's agonizing second-round losses behind them and face off in the finals

Eastern Conference: Atlantic

By Kostya Kennedy

Eastern Conference: Northeast

By Lisa Altobelli

Eastern Conference: Southeast

By Sarah Kwak

Western Conference: Central

By Brian Cazeneuve

Western Conference: Northwest

By Brian Cazeneuve

Western Conference: Pacific

By Michael Farber


Inside: The Week In Sports

College Football

By Austin Murphy


By Jim Trotter

Dr. Z's Forecast

By Paul Zimmerman


By Lars Anderson

High School Football

By Joe Lemire

Life of Reilly

The Sinatra of Franks

By Rick Reilly


Inside Cover Description

Leading Off


The Insider

For 10 years Pierre McGuire has taken SI readers into the heart of the NHL

By Kostya Kennedy