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Rio 2016

30 Michael Phelps

He finished his career with all he wanted, and more

BY TIM LAYDEN

34 Katie Ledecky

Her own world records were her stiffest competition

BY S.L. PRICE

• U.S. women's hoops is cruising toward another gold

38 Simone Biles

The Games were as much a celebration as a coronation

BY BRIAN CAZENEUVE

40 Usain Bolt

A third straight gold in the 100 for the world's fastest man

BY TIM LAYDEN

• Justin Rose capped golf's glorious debut

Features

NFL

22 Doug Baldwin

The NFL's angriest slot man is not defined by his nickname

BY GREG BISHOP

MLB

44 Metrics System

Finding an edge with new technology is all about asking the right questions

BY ALBERT CHEN

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

50 James Conner

How the Pittsburgh running back is spreading joy after battling cancer

BY BRIAN HAMILTON

Departments

2 SI.com

4 Leading Off

10 Inbox

13 Scorecard

20 Faces in the Crowd

56 Point After

Alexander Wolff: L.A. makes its case for the 2024 Games