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LEADING OFF

LEADING OFF

By Bobby Ghosh

THE MAIL

THE MAIL

BIG PAPI

Boston Strongman

David Ortiz is brute October force, inarguably one of the greatest postseason sluggers ever, but there is a Tao of Papi that goes beyond the raw power and three rings. As a study in resilience and in seizing big moments, his story is the story of Boston itself

By Tom Verducci

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS OUT

By Andy Staples

NFL SECOND HALF PREVIEW

HAIL TO THE ... REALLY?

By Peter King

ALL-PRO TEAM

BECAUSE OF THE WAY TODAY'S GAME IS PLAYED, WE'RE GOING WITH A TWO-TIGHT-END, ONE-BACK OFFENSE AND A NICKEL DEFENSE INSTEAD OF A BASE 4--3 OR 3--4

By Jim Trotter

POSTSEASON REDUX

Senior NFL writer Jim Trotter repicks the 2013 playoffs

By Jim Trotter

ANOTHER WORD ON AWARDS

In September, SI picked the seven major honors. Now it's time to revisit those projections

By Jim Trotter

BLUE CHIP

The arrival of Chip Kelly's high-tempo offense of packaged plays was expected to spark an NFL revolution. It hasn't—yet

By GREG A. BEDARD

INTO THE BELLY OF BEAST MODE

By Chris Ballard

MIDSEASON FANTASY FIXER

The trade deadline is nigh. Whether you're looking for that last piece of the 2013 title puzzle or bolstering your keeper team for '14, here are some second-half tips

By Michael Beller

POINT AFTER

If I Ruled The League

By Richard Sherman

Departments

Tiger Rules

His public takedown of TV analyst and Golf.com columnist Brandel Chamblee raises many questions about Tiger Woods—as well as the future of the game

By Michael Bamberger

Liestrong

A new Lance film digs at the truth

By Austin Murphy

What's up, Doc?

A hoops legend tells his story

By Mark Bechtel

And Down the Stretch They Come

The must-see matchups in the second half of the 2013 NFL season

By Jim Trotter

Mascot Math

The Pelicans' frightening new mascot has us once again pondering the provenance of the sports world's furriest performers

HOT | NOT

Faces in the Crowd

Edited by Alexandra Fenwick

Costume Drama

Just My Type

By Interview by Dan Patrick

The Case for ... Tanking with Purpose

By BENJAMIN GOLLIVER