FOR AUG. 4, 2014
With the start of the NFL season just around the corner, SI.com is on the sidelines at training camps around the league to get you up to speed on all of the latest buzz. This week SPORTS ILLUSTRATED senior writer Don Banks visits the Browns' training facility in Berea, Ohio, and examines the most-talked-about quarterback competition of the off-season: Brian Hoyer (6) vs. Johnny Manziel. Will Hoyer's surgically repaired right knee hold up for the starting job? Or will the magic of Johnny Football steal the show in Cleveland? Go to SI.com/nfl for complete camp coverage.
SI DIGITAL BONUS
Send in The Clown
From the SI Vault Oct. 3, 1994
Two decades ago a SPORTS ILLUSTRATED senior writer thought it might be fun to put on some face paint and become a rodeo clown for a few days. It was—until the bulls noticed him.
By E.M. Swift
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PLAY DAILY. WIN BIG.
The new FanNation fantasy sports app allows you to select a different set of players each day and challenge your friends for cash prizes or just for bragging rights. In the Baseball Throwdown, pick a pitcher, an infielder and an outfielder and see who beats their daily projections. Last week's top pitcher was the White Sox's Chris Sale who, in 15 innings, struck out 20 and had an 0.60 ERA. To learn more, go to fannation.si.com
Instagram OF THE WEEK
Follow @SportsIllustrated on Instagram for the most captivating images in sports, including this shot of Astros rookie first baseman Jon Singleton as he enjoys a free moment in the dugout.
BILL FRAKES FOR SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (CLOWN)
JASON MILLER/GETTY IMAGES (MANZIEL, HOYER)
HANNAH FOSLIEN/GETTY IMAGES (SALE)