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GOLF PLUS

You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet

By Michael Bamberger

A RIVALRY AT LAST

By Dottie Pepper

MY BAG: Lee Westwood

By David Dusek

SI.com

Golf.com

LEADING OFF

LEADING OFF

THE MAIL

THE MAIL

Inside: THE WEEK IN SPORTS

THE CASE FOR... American League MVP

Miguel Cabrera is without peer at the plate, but the award is about more than hitting. That's why the choice has to be Mike Trout

By Joe Sheehan

Surprise, Surprise

The preseason is all about predictions; the actual season is about those predictions getting turned upside down

By Holly Anderson

Tape Crusader

SI went inside with the Jags' Maurice Jones-Drew, the league's consummate student of game film, as he readied for Week 3

By Jim Trotter

PETER KING'S THINGS I THINK

By Peter King

RAMSES BARDEN A Giant Among Giants

By David Sabino

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

THE FULL MANTI

By Pete Thamel

PRO FOOTBALL

They're Really That Bad

By L. Jon Wertheim

CHANGE THEY CAN BELIEVE IN

CHANGE THEY CAN BELIEVE IN

IT'S NOT AN EMPTY SLOGAN, BUT A REAL MESSAGE OF HOPE FROM THE BANKS OF THE POTOMAC TO THE INNER HARBOR: THE BELTWAY HAS BECOME THE LATEST SPORTS SUPERPOWER

By Seth Davis

ROBERT GRIFFIN III

HAIL TO THE CHIEF

ROBERT GRIFFIN III IS ALREADY THE UNQUESTIONED LEADER OF REDSKINS NATION. BUT LIKE SO MANY OTHER NEWCOMERS TO D.C., HE FACES MASSIVE EXPECTATIONS IN A JADED, HOPE-STARVED CITY

By S.L. Price

HOLDING OUT FOR A HERO

By Anthony Mannino

DAVEY JOHNSON

RIGHT MAKES MIGHT

IT HAD BEEN A HEART-WRENCHING DECADE BETWEEN BIG LEAGUE JOBS FOR NATIONALS MANAGER DAVEY JOHNSON. BUT THE GAME HAD NOT PASSED BY A ROGUE GENIUS WHO STILL HAS ALL THE ANSWERS

By Tom Verducci

FEAR THE BIRD

FEAR THE BIRD

BALTIMORE IS A SCARRED CITY, AND OVER THE LAST 15 YEARS ITS BASEBALL TEAM HAS OFFERED LITTLE EMOTIONAL SANCTUARY. THEN CAME THE 2012 ORIOLES, WHOSE RUN—BY ANY STANDARD, EMPIRICAL OR METAPHYSICAL—HAS BEEN NOTHING SHORT OF A MIRACLE

By David Simon

A MANNY AMONG MEN

By Ben Reiter

POINT AFTER

Losing Isn't Everything

By Phil Taylor

Departments

The Big Matter of Small Markets

A former owner says the NHL lockout is about more than management versus labor. It's also about the haves versus the have-nots

By Stu Siegel

HOT | NOT

FOR THE RECORD

Almost Infamous

Nearly sharing a name with Jerry Sandusky is no fun for the Ravens' play-by-play man

Steve Sabol 1942—2012

Remembering the innovator behind NFL Films

By Peter King

HE'S A ROLE PLAYER

Twenty years after he portrayed the Bambino, actor John Goodman returns to baseball

By Albert Chen

FACES IN THE CROWD

Edited by Alexandra Fenwick

A WORLD COMES TOGETHER

JUST MY TYPE

By Dan Patrick