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NFL

26 THE DAMAGE DONE

An examination of one injury-filled week, and how those hurt handle it

BY GREG BISHOP

MLB

38 BIG DEALS

The two most exciting players available have found new homes

BY TOM VERDUCCI

NBA

44 THE NUGGETS

Growing pains aside, Denver is playing seriously fun basketball

BY ROHAN NADKARNI

YEAR IN SPORTS MEDIA

46 ADAPT OR PERISH

The mobile-driven generation is setting its own rules

BY RICHARD DEITSCH AND L. JON WERTHEIM

51 DORIS BURKE

For ESPN's best NBA analyst, having game is all that matters

BY MARK BECHTEL

55 TONY ROMO

His move from the field to the booth has been very smooth

BY RICHARD DEITSCH

56 HOMER, SWEET HOMER

Journalists are embracing the joy of being fans first

BY TIM LAYDEN

58 I, TONYA

The best sports movie of 2017 goes well beyond Tonya Harding, the punchline

BY BEN REITER

DEPARTMENTS

4 SI TV

6 LEADING OFF

12 INBOX

15 SCORECARD

22 FACES IN THE CROWD

64 POINT AFTER

Michael Rosenberg: Patience is a virtue—except if you happen to own the Browns

Cover Illustration by ANDREW DEGRAFF