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Monster Mash

On the condition of anonymity, a PGA Tour pro tells us what he really thinks of Oakland Hills, picks a veteran to win and more

Ahoy, Augusta

After an unexpected two weeks on the leader board, Greg Norman has fallen in love again with golf and is making big plans

By John Garrity

Sue Devils

A peek inside Giuliani v. Duke

By Jim Gorant

Big Play

By Mike Lopuszynski

The Pepper Mill

By Dottie Pepper

History Lesson

Recording a club's storied past is a vital link to its present

By Jeff Silverman

SI Players: LIFE ON AND OFF THE FIELD

Iraq and a Hard Place

Caught between national and Olympic politics, Iraqi athletes won't compete

By Bobby Ghosh

WHO'S Hot WHO'S Not

For the Record

My Big Fat Greek Deal

Will more NBA stars follow the money overseas?

By Chris Mannix

Up the (Nine) Irons!

By Pablo S. Torre

Francisco Rodriguez

As told to Arash Markazi

Jogging the Memory

A novelist discovers the joys of running

By Farrell Evans

The Beat

By Arash Markazi

Week Ahead

What to watch and watch for

By Sarah Kwak

Faces in the Crowd

Just My Type

By Dan Patrick

BASEBALL

Young, Gifted AND Black

The Best Story in Baseball gets better: Phenom David Price is closing in on the majors, which will not only give the remarkable Rays a stretch-drive lift but also help a city—and a sport—reconnect with its African-American heritage

By Lee Jenkins

Sound Familiar?

He throws from the other side, but David Price could impact the stretch drive the same way Joba Chamberlain did in '07

By Joe Sheehan, Baseball Prospectus

OLYMPIC BASKETBALL

Changing of the Guard

Snubbed by Team USA, WNBA All-Star Becky Hammon is putting her all-American reputation at risk for a shot at a medal in Beijing—playing for Russia, a country she once dreaded

By Andrew Lawrence

SOCCER

Balls and Blood

First played in the 16th century, revived in 1930, an infernal, no-holds-barred version of soccer known as calcio fiorentino keeps the good citizens of Florence, Italy, battling and reveling

By Jake Halpern

NFL: TRAINING CAMP KICKOFF

Remember?

Super Bowl XLII: A Great Escape, a Miracle Catch, an Upset for the Ages. Even the Giants still shake their heads. What better way to gear up for the new season than with fresh insight into one of the greatest plays in NFL history

By Tim Layden

Name of the Game

David Tyree earned everlasting fame for his Super Bowl catch, but a new season means yet another set of challenges

By Peter King

His Own Manning

He may never completely escape the shadows of Archie and Peyton, but Eli Manning's new stature as a pro—and in the sibling dynamic—was in evidence at the family's annual QB camp

By Lee Jenkins

Shocks To the System

With teams suddenly willing to make trades, some big-name players showed up in surprising places, but the most famous of them all—the unretired Brett Favre—was still waiting to see where he would land

By Peter King

2008 Fantasy Football Preview

By David Sabino

Running Backs

By David Sabino

Quarterbacks

By David Sabino

Wide Receivers

By David Sabino

Tight Ends

By David Sabino

Kickers

By David Sabino

Defense and Special Teams

By David Sabino

Inside

Inside: The Week In Sports

The Real Deals

Forget the fuss over the trade deadline, sometimes the best (and less costly) moves come from within

By Joe Sheehan

Loss of Focus

Revved up over his driver-ownership deal for 2009, Tony Stewart just may be letting his current season slip away

By Lars Anderson

Point After

The Summer of Self-deception

By Phil Taylor

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SI's Facebook Fantasy

It's time for innovations in the way we play

By Terry McDonell

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