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GOLF PLUS

It's Just Golf, Guys!

Try as it might to fix Team USA's Ryder Cup woes, the PGA of America got it all wrong by empaneling an 11-member task force. Here's the simple solution: Scrap the marketing hype, and go back to treating the event as what it is

By Michael Bamberger

MY BAG: Stacy Lewis

By Rob Sauerhaft

INBOX

INBOX

WORLD SERIES

WORLD SERIES THE SMALL CLASSIC

By Tom Verducci

QUICK STUDIES

By Ben Reiter

PRO FOOTBALL

The Nail IN THE COFFIN

By Austin Murphy

Think You're Special?

By Andrew Lawrence

NBA PREVIEW 2014--15

SUDDEN IMPACT

LEBRON JAMES WILL GET HIS POINTS AND MAYBE EVEN ANOTHER MVP, BUT HOW FAR CLEVELAND GOES WILL DEPEND ON HOW MUCH BETTER HE MAKES HIS TEAMMATES—ESPECIALLY HIS NEW WINGMEN, KEVIN LOVE AND KYRIE IRVING

By Lee Jenkins

NEED HE SAY MORE?

WITH HIS VERSATILITY ON OFFENSE AND INVIOLABILITY ON D, SMALL FORWARD KAWHI LEONARD—A FINALS MVP AT 23—IS POISED TO PICK UP THE MANTLE FROM THE SPURS' BIG THREE. JUST DON'T EXPECT HIM TO TALK ABOUT IT

By Chris Mannix

5 MINUTE GUIDE

By Chris Mannix

SI's ENTERTAINMENT VALUE RANKINGS

By Ben Golliver

SCOUTING REPORTS

By PREDICTION BY Chris Mannix

1 CHICAGO BULLS

By Chris Mannix

2 CLEVELAND CAVALIERS

By Chris Mannix

3 TORONTO RAPTORS

By Phil Taylor

4 WASHINGTON WIZARDS

By Ben Golliver

5 MIAMI HEAT

By Ben Golliver

6 CHARLOTTE HORNETS

By Ben Golliver

7 BROOKLYN NETS

By Chris Mannix

8 NEW YORK KNICKS

By Chris Mannix

9 INDIANA PACERS

By Chris Mannix

10 ATLANTA HAWKS

By Ben Golliver

11 DETROIT PISTONS

By Ben Golliver

12 MILWAUKEE BUCKS

By Chris Mannix

13 BOSTON CELTICS

By Chris Mannix

14 ORLANDO MAGIC

By Ben Golliver

15 PHILADELPHIA 76ERS

By Chris Mannix

1 LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS

By Rob Mahoney

2 OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER

By Ben Golliver

3 SAN ANTONIO SPURS

By Chris Mannix

4 GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS

By Rob Mahoney

5 DALLAS MAVERICKS

By Rob Mahoney

6 PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS

By Ben Golliver

7 HOUSTON ROCKETS

By Rob Mahoney

8 MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES

By Rob Mahoney

9 DENVER NUGGETS

By Ben Golliver

10 PHOENIX SUNS

By Rob Mahoney

11 NEW ORLEANS PELICANS

By Rob Mahoney

12 LOS ANGELES LAKERS

By Rob Mahoney

13 SACRAMENTO KINGS

By Rob Mahoney

14 MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES

By Ben Golliver

15 UTAH JAZZ

By Rob Mahoney

THE SABONISES

THE OLD COLLEGE TRY

INTERNATIONAL RECRUITING IS COMPLICATED, SURE. GONZAGA COACHES HAD TO TRAVEL TO SPAIN AND TURKEY TO SIGN 6'10" FRESHMAN FORWARD DOMANTAS SABONIS. BUT THAT WAS NOTHING COMPARED WITH THE LENGTHS LSU COACH DALE BROWN WENT TO IN 1986, WHEN HE TRIED TO LURE DOMANTAS'S FATHER, ARVYDAS, FROM BEHIND THE IRON CURTAIN TO BATON ROUGE

By Luke Winn

POINT AFTER

Haul of Fame

By Michael Rosenberg

Departments

SI.COM

Leading Off

By Andy Staples

Book of Norman

As the crowd of 80,000 roars for the Sooners on Saturday, the Oklahoma students at the library—all four of them—find schoolwork more engrossing

By Greg Bishop

Sign of Power

What the signatures of the last two NBA commissioners tells us about who they really are

By Rebecca Shore

Beet-ing Jet Lag

How doctors and dietitians keep NBA players performing at sky-high levels

By Jamie Lisanti

Faces in the Crowd

Edited By Alexandra Fenwick

Just My Type

By Interview by Dan Patrick

Words with Steve Ballmer

The Clippers' new owner is a far cry from his predecessor—which is just what the franchise and the league needed. He opens up about his big plans for his first NBA season

By Lee Jenkins