Friday July 24th, 2015

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.


Don't Bludgeon the Man

Jim Tomsula hardly made a good first impression as the 49ers head coach. But it’d be a mistake to write-off someone who once lived in his car (with a dog, cat and litterbox) just so he could be a volunteer college coach. By Emily Kaplan.


DeAndre Jordan's existential struggle

DeAndre Jordan grew up with the Clippers. Then the Clippers realized they couldn't grow up without himBy Lee Jenkins.


Braxton Miller's switch to WR

Ohio State's Braxton Miller will change positions from quarterback to wide receiver for the upcoming season. In an SI exclusive, he explains why he's making the move and what it means for the Buckeyes. By Pete Thamel​.


Juiciest headlines heading into training camp

NFL training camps kick off in just a few days, so here are 10 of the juiciest topics camps start opening this weekend. By Don Banks​.


The NFL's Future in Europe

The NFL has worked aggressively to establish itself in London. Germany could be next. But the league still has major hurdles to clear in its quest to become a truly worldwide sport. Can it be done? By Jenny Vrentas​.


I Am An Island

This is exactly what Jets’ cornerback Darrelle Revis wanted, to return to the team that drafted him and the crazy city that adopted him, the place where he always wanted to finish his career. He’s coming home. By Greg Bishop.​


Fact or Fiction? MLB Strike Zone

Complaints about the strike zone are a baseball tradition. The volume of such complaints seems to have grown this year—almost entirely from hitters. Ultimately, facts trump perception. By Tom Verducci​.


Step into Jay Glazer's gym

The Fox Sports NFL insider has a second career: He is building up players with unique MMA-style training at his L.A. gym, Unbreakable. By Robert Klemko​.


College basketball's Top 25 recruits for 2015

The top high school basketball players in the country typically get significant playing time during their first college seasons. SI.com has been looking at how each player in the 2015 Recruiting Services Index Top 25 fits with his new team. By Chris Johnson​.


Biggest gut-punch loss for every NFC Franchise

When it comes to the worst loss suffered by a team, there's not just one deciding factor. As part of NFL Worst Week, here are our picks for the worst gut-punch loss for every NFC franchise. By Chris Burke​.


SI Vault: The Power of Pedro Martinez 

In this SI Vault story, Tom Verducci talks to Hall of Famer Pedro Martinez ahead of the 2000 season about how the Dominican hurler became one of the game's best and most feared pitchers. By Tom Verducci​.

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