6 SI Digital
8 Leading Off
22 Faces in The Crowd
23 Just My Type
Dan Patrick: Mark Cuban wants the world to gamble
60 Point After
Wendel Clark: From one Leafs top pick to another
MLB PLAYOFF PREVIEW
24 THE CUBS
The question is not whether Chicago will finally win the World Series. It's how could they not?
By Tom Verducci
• WHO CAN TRIP UP THE CUBS?
32 Slot Cornerbacks
A new hybrid position is a key to the modern D
By Tim Rohan
38 Jose Fernandez
Measuring the impact of the Miami ace's death
By S.L. Price
44 At Any Cost
The price the soccer star has paid for her success
By Carli Lloyd
NHL - 2016 - 2017
50 The Big Bang
A frenzied 23 minutes in June changed the outlook of this season—and the lives of some big stars
By Alex Prewitt
• CAN TAYLOR HALL RETURN THE DEVILS TO GLORY?
• EASTERN AND WESTERN SCOUTING REPORTS
When the Cubs last won the World Series, now long-defunct weekly Sporting Life put key players on the cover of its Oct. 24, 1908, issue. It was the perfect inspiration for our cover predicting that a month from now, Chicago fans will party like it's 1908.
ON THE COVER
Jamie Squire/Getty Images (18); Robbie Rogers/MLB Photos/Getty Images (Chapman)
Sporting Life cover: Courtesy of LA84 Foundation