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BASEBALL

Exit Stage Center

Derek Jeter might not be the most famous ballplayer ever, but he's certainly the most familiar. In a series of revealing interviews, the Yankees' shortstop reflects on how he survived being watched, photographed, praised and poked like no one else, and what has changed in the game (lots) and in himself (little) over two decades in the New York glare

By Tom Verducci

Private Practice

Jeter is almost as famous for his ability to avoid controversy as for his on-field skill, and New York's reporters are still in awe

By Alan Siegel

THE NFL FAN POLL

State of the Game

By Tim Layden

Counterpoint

One school is bringing back football, and it's not alone

By Ryan White

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

KIEL'S HAUL

Once the nation's top QB recruit, Gunner Kiel grew up an hour from Cincinnati, but it took him three years, four teams and a world of grief to go from his final high school game to his first college start. It was worth the wait

By Pete Thamel

ERIK SPOELSTRA

HEAT AND LIGHT

PERVASIVE SELF-DOUBT NEARLY KEPT ERIK SPOELSTRA FROM THE NBA. BUT HE USED THAT FEAR OF FAILURE TO FUEL HIS RISE FROM "THE DUNGEON" TO THE TOP OF THE COACHING FIELD. POST-LEBRON HOPE IN MIAMI STARTS WITH THE AUTHOR OF THE TEAM'S CODE

By Lee Jenkins

POINT AFTER

Un-United We Fall

By Michael Rosenberg

Departments

SI.COM

Leading Off

Living History

An iconic author returns to reflect on baseball, Brooklyn and the still reverberating impact of Branch and Jackie

By Kostya Kennedy

Map Quest

The Ryder Cup's widened search for talent

By Tom Taylor

The Last Laugh

Once the smallest player in the Big East, 5'3" Pookey Wigington is now a towering figure in the world of comedy

By Michael Rosenberg

The Antisocial Network

A theoretical peek at the recent history of sports connections

HOT | NOT

Faces in the Crowd

Edited By Alexandra Fenwick

Channel Hopper

By Alexandra Fenwick

Just My Type

By Interview by Dan Patrick

The Case for ... The NFL's Tax Exemption

By Michael McCann