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Surprise Ending

Since Vijay Singh had already locked up the FedEx Cup, conventional wisdom held that the Tour Championship would be a snoozer. Instead, Camilo Villegas and friends turned the event into a riveting glimpse of the future

By Gary Van Sickle

A Simpler Proposition

By Gary Van Sickle

Rested, Ready

Lorena Ochoa wins after time off

By Jim Gorant

Big Play

By Jim Suttie

Detroit Jimmy Says ...

By Jim McGovern

Singh Song

A fellow Indian sees Vijay through a different lens

By Sameer Pandya

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EDITOR'S LETTER

El Deportista Latino

Transforming sports and the culture

By Terry McDonell

SI Players: LIFE ON AND OFF THE FIELD

Still Not About the Bike

Lance Armstrong returns with a cure, not the Tour, on his mind

By Austin Murphy

WHO'S Hot WHO'S Not

For the Record

Shea No More

New York's other stadium goes, more gently

By Kostya Kennedy

Spare a Cerebellum?

Ex-wrestler collects brains for research

By Adam Duerson

The Beat

By Arash Markazi

Debauched Dynasty

True tales of those naughty '90s Cowboys

By Mark Bechtel

Week Ahead

What to watch and watch for

By Sarah Kwak

Faces in the Crowd

Just My Type

By Dan Patrick

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Block Party

Ole Miss's stunning win over Florida was just one of seven upsets involving Top 25 teams in a chaotic week that also saw the emergence of Alabama as a contender for the national championship

By Albert Chen

Hidden Treasure

Freshman back Jacquizz Rodgers darted through the USC defense as Oregon State delivered the first big shocker of '08

By Andrew Lawrence

PRO FOOTBALL

Runaway Rookies

From Titans speedster Chris Johnson to the Bears' versatile Matt Forte, the Cowboys' explosive Felix Jones and more, NFL-ready first-year backs are leaving defenses gasping in their wakes

By Jim Trotter

BASEBALL

Joe Maddon Has a Vision

In the company of Tampa Bay's progressive, contrarian skipper, there's always the chance of witnessing something you've never seen before—like, say, the Rays in the playoffs

By Stephen Cannella

The Halo Effect

If Joe Maddon is unconventional, give some credit to the Angels' Mike Scioscia, who taught him baseball's "book" can be overrated

By Richard Hoffer

FROM BASKETBALL TO WATER POLO

The Latino Athlete Now

A fixture in the U.S. for decades, players of Hispanic heritage are flexing their muscles in the culture and business of sports as well as on the field

By Melissa Segura

The Matador

USC junior quarterback Mark Sanchez is quick on his feet and deadly with his arm

By Andrew Lawrence

Flash Point

Denis Clemente had the speed and skill to follow his famous relative into baseball, but he took another path

By Pablo S. Torre

Who Makes the Most

A soccer star may lead the list of the 30 highest-paid Latino athletes (in annual salary and endorsement income), but baseball players are clearly in the majority

By Jonah Freedman

Anyone Want to Fight This Man?

Welterweight champion Antonio Margarito may be too fearsome for his own good

By Luis Fernando Llosa

Hard Charger

San Diego defensive end Luis Castillo is an ambassador for the NFL from Latin America to Afghanistan

By Peter King

Goal Oriented

As the U.S.'s top water polo player, high-scoring Brenda Villa now has young Latinos following in her wake

By Kelli Anderson

American F√∫tbol

The future Latino stars of the U.S. World Cup team may now be playing on a pioneering youth soccer club in suburban L.A.

By Grant Wahl

Inside

Inside: The Week In Sports

On the Rise

Thanks to some breakout stars, the ACC is surprising the country—and maybe itself—with its top-to-bottom strength

By Mark Beech

Stewart Mandel's Three-Point Stance

By Stewart Mandel

An Early SOS

The Browns are among the one-win teams that had high expectations for 2008. Is there time for a turnaround?

By Damon Hack

Dr. Z's Pick of the Week

By Paul Zimmerman

Deuce Is Loose!

A heartening comeback may be all the reason you need to make a running back switch

By David Sabino

The Third Man

Look out, Jimmie and Carl: Undersung Greg Biffle is off to a roaring start in the Chase and hard on your bumpers

By Lars Anderson

Gold Star

A franchise-first title is just one reward San Antonio's Sophia Young is closing in on; she might be the MVP too

By Kelli Anderson

Point After

That Voodoo That You Do

By Phil Taylor

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