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LEADING OFF

LEADING OFF

Inside: THE WEEK IN SPORTS

Field Leveled

With offense at historically low levels, 20 teams are still in the playoff hunt as the season hits its midpoint

By Tom Verducci

And the Winner Is ...

SI picks baseball's best in the first half

By Ben Reiter

Sharing Secrets

Talk of revenue sharing has been mostly absent from reports of CBA negotiations. Is change in the offing?

By Jim Trotter

Resurrection

Youthful creativity won the Gold Cup for Mexico—and earned Freddy Adu new life in a U.S. uniform

By Grant Wahl

Growing Pains

Once it was not uncommon for teenagers to rule the majors. Now, they're a rare sight in the later rounds

By L. Jon Wertheim

Better Duck

Oregon's ties with a scouting service owner raise plenty of questions but likely not enough to spell sanctions

By Andy Staples

Star Search

Who will be the new face of U.S. track and field? Several candidates emerged at the national championships

By Tim Layden

Ready to Win?

Getting that first Cup victory is the toughest task in NASCAR—and new winners are what the sport needs

By Lars Anderson

WHERE ARE THEY NOW?

WHERE ARE THEY NOW?

By Joe Posnanski

SHOOTING HISTORY

FOR MORE THAN FIVE DECADES SI PHOTOGRAPHER WALTER IOOSS JR. HAS CAPTURED FOOTBALL IN ALL ITS MUDDY, BLOODY GLORY. NOW HE REVISITS SOME OF HIS FAVORITE SUBJECTS—THE MEN WHO MADE THE GAME GREAT

By Matt Gagne

A LEAGUE OF ITS OWN

By Chris Nashawaty

WINNING, IN A MAJOR WAY

Today's Indians are taking cues from their (albeit funnier) silver screen predecessors—and Cleveland should consider that a good thing

By Michael Rosenberg

GREEN ACRES

TWELVE YEARS AFTER SHE AND HER TEAMMATES MADE HISTORY, THE PIONEERING WOMEN'S SOCCER STAR AND WORLD CUP CHAMPION FINDS INSPIRATION IN NURSING ANIMALS BACK TO HEALTH ON HER GEORGIA FARM

By Grant Wahl

Sir Roger's Run

Fifty-seven years ago, Roger Bannister broke the four-minute barrier in the mile. Although he retired from track soon after, he has continued to push the pace—in medicine, science and fitness.

By David Epstein

LARGER THAN REAL LIFE

FOR THE 7-FOOT SET, PROFESSIONAL BASKETBALL PROVIDES MORE THAN AN OCCUPATION—IT'S A NEAR LIFE IMPERATIVE. TAKE ALL THAT AWAY, AND WHERE DOES THAT LEAVE THE LIKES OF A RETIRED MARK EATON?

By Pablo S. Torre

TODD MACCULLOCH

When foot problems put an end to his NBA career the redheaded giant simply hit reset and plunged into a new game

By Andrew Lawrence

GREG OSTERTAG

By Brian Hendrickson

A BOY AND HIS BUCS

FORTY YEARS AFTER HE WORSHIPPED THE 1971 WORLD CHAMPION PIRATES AS AN 11-YEAR-OLD, A WRITER RETURNS TO PITTSBURGH TO MEET HIS CHILDHOOD IDOLS AND RELIVE A MAGICAL SEASON

By Austin Murphy

THE ULTIMATE PLAY LIST

THE ULTIMATE PLAY LIST

WHAT ARE THE BEST SPORTS SONGS OF ALL TIME? IT'S TIME TO FACE THE MUSIC

By Greg Kelly

PILING UP THE HITS

By Stephen Cannella

VOCAL COACH

San Francisco's Tim Flannery can usually be found doing one of two things: flashing a sign or singing a song

By Kelli Anderson

Point After

Battlefield To Ball Field

By Phil Taylor

Departments

Letters

Masthead

Dance to The Music

By Terry McDonell

Tweet Smell of #Success

In five short years, Twitter has transformed sports

By L. Jon Wertheim

Who's Hot Who's Not

The Fur Flies at Michigan

Mascots in Ann Arbor? A new AD considers bucking tradition

By Matt Gagne

Heavy Matters

Klitschko-Haye worth the weight

By Chris Mannix

The Pop Culture Grid

No Breakaway

Once again, the Tour de France will set off dogged by drug controversy

By Austin Murphy

For the Record

Just My Type

By Dan Patrick

Faces in the Crowd

Edited by Alexandra Fenwick

The Way Back

Jaromir Jagr mulls a return to the NHL

By Sarah Kwak