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LEADING OFF

LEADING OFF

Inside: THE WEEK IN SPORTS

Is It Next Year Yet?

He has the AL's best starters, and cash to spend this winter. Will Billy Beane finally build another contender in 2011?

By Ben Reiter

No Kids' Game

As the first week of the U.S. Open showed, these days the pro tour is just too tough for most teenage players

By S.L. Price

Hitting Pretty

By Andrew Lawrence

Double Take

With the draft done, there's one name (two guys) that should be on everyone's waiver-wire watch list

By David Sabino

Jordan Rules?

Saying he's learned from his mistakes, Jordan Jefferson could have LSU ready to challenge in the SEC

By Lars Anderson

STEWART MANDEL'S Extra Points

By Stewart Mandel

FRESH FACES

In with the New

Tim Tebow is a pro, and so is a Texan named McCoy. The college football season kicked off last week minus many familiar names, but in their place emerged several fresh faces who are ready for their close-ups

By Austin Murphy

Bolden Move

For the first time, JoePa started the season with a true freshman at QB. Will his decision pay off?

By Pablo S. Torre

BASEBALL

The Embarrassment of Riches

By Lee Jenkins

99 YARDS

99 Yards to Go

How does a team pull off a length-of-the-field, game-winning touchdown drive in the final two minutes? With snap decisions, sharp execution and a healthy dose of luck

By Jim Trotter

SURFING

THE WAVE

When violent storms send giant swells rolling across the Pacific, the world's most daring surfers will drop everything and travel anywhere to risk their lives riding a wall of water as high as 100 feet

By Susan Casey

The Vault

The Vault

SI.COM

Breaking News | Real-time Scores | Daily Analysis

Point After

Have Pads, Will Travel

By Phil Taylor

Departments

Letters

Present at The Creation

On the 50th anniversary of the first AFL game, one who was there wonders about where it led

By Dick Friedman

Who's Hot Who's Not

Force de Tour

French bicyclist Laurent Fignon had the legs to match his quick temper

By Austin Murphy

For the Record

Hard Times, Big Easy Reading

Sean Payton and Drew Brees reveal the struggles behind the Saints' rise

By Damon Hack

Just My Type

By Dan Patrick

Faces in the Crowd

Edited by Elizabeth McGarr

Stand By Your Man

Bob Bradley got four years. Now what?

By Grant Wahl