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FEATURES

WORLD SERIES

28 Madison Bumgarner

The southpaw's Game 5 gem gave the Giants the momentum

By Tom Verducci

• The top 10 free agents

PRO FOOTBALL

36 The Seahawks

A win over the Panthers quieted (some of) the controversy for the defending champs

By Greg Bishop

• The Browns' backfield

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

42 Glenn Gronkowski

The youngest Gronk is helping Kansas State make a playoff charge

By Pete Thamel

• SI's playoff bracket

PRO BASKETBALL

48 Bruno Caboclo

How the Raptors are building this little-known Brazilian teenager from the ground up

By Phil Taylor

BREEDERS' CUP

52 Mike Smith

America's best big-money jockey is popular among his peers—and with owners

By Tim Layden

BOOK EXCERPT

56 Al Michaels

The challenges of being a sportscaster (including working with Howard Cosell)

By Al Michaels

With L. Jon Wertheim

DEPARTMENTS

6 SI Digital

8 Leading Off

14 Inbox

18 Scorecard

24 Faces in The Crowd

25 Just My Type

Dan Patrick: J.J. Watt is not checking out your selfies

64 Point After

Michael Rosenberg: Waiting (in vain) for a championship

ON THE COVERS: ROBERT BECK/SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (WORLD SERIES); SIMON BRUTY/SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (RUSSELL WILSON)

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GANDER EQUALITY The Wildcats' sophomore fullback, who goes by Goose, can become the fifth Gronkowski brother to play pro sports.