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FOR JULY 17, 2017

Eat Up

On the couch. In the kitchen. At the tailgate. On a bar stool. In the stands. Food and sports go together like chicken and waffles—or fried grasshoppers and Mariners baseball—which is why we decided to launch SI Eats. Among the choice tidbits you'll find there: athletes' favorite recipes, the tastiest (and weirdest) food available at each MLB stadium, the perfect beer pairings for every sports occasion, killer appetizer ideas for your Super Bowl party and the best restaurants near your favorite ballpark. So head over to SI.com/eats for the latest fodder, and bring your appetite. You can check us out on Twitter and Instagram, too: @si_eats.

RISINGSTARS

Seamlessly moving from defense into attack, Boston Breakers midfielder Rose Lavelle is emerging as one of the stars of the future for the U.S. women's national team. Her moves are the stuff GIF creators drool over, and the 22-year-old onetime Wisconsin star could play a prominent role for the defending champions in France, at the 2019 Women's World Cup. For an exclusive video of Lavelle, as well as the entire Rising Stars series presented by Symetra, go to SI.com/risingstars.

Dual Threats

When he was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2000, defensive end Howie Long said that although baseball is America's pastime, football is America's passion. So what better way to celebrate both than by going deep on their connection? At The MMQB this week Tim Rohan examines the baseball career of Tom Brady(center left), who was drafted as a catcher by the Expos; Stephanie Apstein turns the clock back to 1979, when the Royals picked Dan Marino andJohn Elway(near left); and Ben Baskin remembers perhaps the greatest two-sport star ever, Deion Sanders(far left). Read it all at TheMMQB.com.