Here is a roundup of SI.com's 10 most popular stories this week. Be sure to read to the bottom for a bonus story from the SI Vault.
With 14 FIFA officials and associates indicted on corruption charges, what happens now with the Department of Justice's investigation? And what is the future of soccer's governing body? By Grant Wahl.
NBA players are increasingly making their voices heard about social issues as a new civil rights movement rises. By Stanley Kay.
It has been 17 months since Ray Rice last played in an NFL game and almost nine months since his football career unraveled. Will Rice ever play in the NFL again? By Don Banks.
A lifelong Patriots fan explains how the circus surrounding Deflategate has allowed him to see the NFL for what it is—and set him free. By Jamie Conway.
SI.com's legal analyst explains how FIFA officials will defend themselves against the investigation that resulted in 14 indictments. By Michael McCann.
From a strictly financial angle, the Rangers appear to be the beneficiaries of a virtually unprecedented, and unexpected, windfall: beleaguered slugger Josh Hamilton. By Ben Reiter.
As part of SI's My Town, My Team series, Chris Ballard reflects on the lean years of Warriors history and explains why this year's run means so much to the bay area—especially Oakland.
Why owner Jerry Reinsdorf and the Chicago Bulls showed their true colors in a classless dismissal of coach Tom Thibodeau. By Chris Mannix.
To celebrate the impending college football season (less than 100 days away!), SI.com’s college football staff has assembled 100 reasons to get excited.
How Chip Kelly's fearless and innovative coaching mind is driving the Eagles' roster overhaul. By Greg E. Bedard.
After a promising junior season as a coxswain at Cal, Jill Costello learned she was in the late stages of cancer. The next year was her best. By Chris Ballard.