SI.com - Top Stories http://www.si.com/si_topstories.rss SI.com is the league leader in original in-depth coverage of professional, local, college and international sports. And we're updated continuously, delivering the level of rich in-depth coverage Sports Illustrated fans demand. SI.com - Top Stories http://www.si.com/sites/all/modules/custom/si_outbound_feeds/images/si_rss_icon.gif http://www.si.com/si_topstories.rss 48 48 SI.com is the league leader in original in-depth coverage of professional, local, college and international sports. And we're updated continuously, delivering the level of rich in-depth coverage Sports Illustrated fans demand. (c) 2015 Time Inc. All Rights Reserved en-us Thu, 27 Aug 2015 17:21:27 -0400 5 Former Sixers, Nets star Darryl Dawkins dies at age 58 http://www.si.com/nba/2015/08/27/darryl-dawkins-dead-dies-stats-career-sixers-nets?xid=si_topstories Former NBA star Darryl Dawkins has died at age 58. Thu, 27 Aug 2015 15:00:00 -0400 http://www.si.com/nba/2015/08/27/darryl-dawkins-dead-dies-stats-career-sixers-nets marquee Former Sixers, Nets star Darryl Dawkins dies at age 58 SI Wire Serena Williams enters the U.S. Open with no true rival to stand in her way http://www.si.com/tennis/2015/08/26/serena-williams-us-open-calendar-grand-slam-wertheim?xid=si_topstories With a chance to win her 22nd major and complete tennis's first calendar-year Grand Slam in nearly three decades, top-ranked Serena Williams enters the U.S. Open at the height of her game, with no true rival to stand in her way. Thu, 27 Aug 2015 12:11:00 -0400 http://www.si.com/tennis/2015/08/26/serena-williams-us-open-calendar-grand-slam-wertheim marquee Serena Williams enters the U.S. Open with no true rival to stand in her way Jon Wertheim Jon Wertheim How Bielema has reinvented football culture at Arkansas http://www.si.com/external/link/how-bielema-has-reinvented-football-culture-arkansas?xid=si_topstories How Bielema has reinvented football culture at Arkansas Thu, 27 Aug 2015 10:30:00 -0400 http://www.si.com/external/link/how-bielema-has-reinvented-football-culture-arkansas marquee How Bielema has reinvented football culture at Arkansas Pete Thamel Pete Thamel Explaining NFL off-season's most bitter contract dispute http://www.si.com/external/link/explaining-nfl-seasons-most-bitter-contract-dispute?xid=si_topstories Explaining NFL off-season's most bitter contract dispute Thu, 27 Aug 2015 10:45:00 -0400 http://www.si.com/external/link/explaining-nfl-seasons-most-bitter-contract-dispute marquee Explaining NFL off-season's most bitter contract dispute Andrew Brandt Andrew Brandt TIME documentary series marks 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina http://www.si.com/more-sports/2015/08/27/hurricane-katrina-anniversary-time-documentary-series?xid=si_topstories Commemorating the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, this anthology of six doc shorts, produced by a group of filmmakers connected to the city, highlights New Orleans today. Thu, 27 Aug 2015 11:45:00 -0400 http://www.si.com/more-sports/2015/08/27/hurricane-katrina-anniversary-time-documentary-series topstories TIME documentary series marks 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina SI Wire Welcome to Campus Rush, where passiong, tradition and experience come to life http://www.si.com/external/link/welcome-campus-rush-where-passiong-tradition-and-experience-come-life?xid=si_topstories Welcome to Campus Rush, where passiong, tradition and experience come to life Tue, 25 Aug 2015 15:00:00 -0400 http://www.si.com/external/link/welcome-campus-rush-where-passiong-tradition-and-experience-come-life topstories Welcome to Campus Rush, where passiong, tradition and experience come to life B.J. 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Pete Thamel Pete Thamel Meet ex-walk-on QB tasked with leading Sooners http://www.si.com/external/link/meet-ex-walk-qb-tasked-leading-sooners?xid=si_topstories Meet ex-walk-on QB tasked with leading Sooners Thu, 27 Aug 2015 14:00:00 -0400 http://www.si.com/external/link/meet-ex-walk-qb-tasked-leading-sooners topstories Meet ex-walk-on QB tasked with leading Sooners Andy Staples Andy Staples Nick Chubb, Joey Bosa lead SI.com's 2015 Preseason All-America Team http://www.si.com/college-football/2015/08/21/2015-college-football-preseason-all-america-team?xid=si_topstories Check out SI.com's 2015 Preseason All-America Team, a selection of the top players in college football. Wed, 26 Aug 2015 14:15:00 -0400 http://www.si.com/college-football/2015/08/21/2015-college-football-preseason-all-america-team topstories Nick Chubb, Joey Bosa lead SI.com's 2015 Preseason All-America Team SI.com Staff Woman files lawsuit against Derrick Rose; Bulls guard denies allegations http://www.si.com/nba/2015/08/27/derrick-rose-chicago-bulls-lawsuit?xid=si_topstories Thu, 27 Aug 2015 12:30:00 -0400 http://www.si.com/nba/2015/08/27/derrick-rose-chicago-bulls-lawsuit topstories Woman files lawsuit against Derrick Rose; Bulls guard denies allegations SI Wire Champions League: PSG-Real Madrid, Bayern-Arsenal in same groups http://www.si.com/planet-futbol/2015/08/27/champions-league-draw-groups-uefa?xid=si_topstories The draw for the 2015-16 UEFA Champions League is done. Here are the eight groups of teams vying for Europe's top club prize. Thu, 27 Aug 2015 12:45:00 -0400 http://www.si.com/planet-futbol/2015/08/27/champions-league-draw-groups-uefa topstories Champions League: PSG-Real Madrid, Bayern-Arsenal in same groups SI Staff CONCACAF determines split for more even USA-Mexico Rose Bowl crowd http://www.si.com/planet-futbol/2015/08/27/usa-mexico-rose-bowl-ticket-allocation-concacaf-confederations-cup?xid=si_topstories How will tickets be allocated for the USA-Mexico Confederations Cup playoff at the Rose Bowl? Grant Wahl breaks it down. Thu, 27 Aug 2015 12:40:00 -0400 http://www.si.com/planet-futbol/2015/08/27/usa-mexico-rose-bowl-ticket-allocation-concacaf-confederations-cup topstories CONCACAF determines split for more even USA-Mexico Rose Bowl crowd Grant Wahl Grant Wahl Serena could play Venus in U.S. Open quarters, Djokovic could meet Nadal http://www.si.com/tennis/2015/08/27/us-open-draw-serena-williams-roger-federer-novak-djokovic?xid=si_topstories Thu, 27 Aug 2015 07:00:00 -0400 http://www.si.com/tennis/2015/08/27/us-open-draw-serena-williams-roger-federer-novak-djokovic topstories Serena could play Venus in U.S. Open quarters, Djokovic could meet Nadal SI Wire Kelly's revealing explanation for Eagles' roster overhaul http://www.si.com/external/link/kellys-revealing-explanation-eagles-roster-overhaul?xid=si_topstories Kelly's revealing explanation for Eagles' roster overhaul Thu, 27 Aug 2015 10:45:00 -0400 http://www.si.com/external/link/kellys-revealing-explanation-eagles-roster-overhaul topstories Kelly's revealing explanation for Eagles' roster overhaul Jenny Vrentas Jordan Spieth struggles, shoots four-over 74 first round at Barclays http://www.si.com/external/link/jordan-spieth-struggles-shoots-four-over-74-first-round-barclays?xid=si_topstories Jordan Spieth struggles, shoots four-over 74 first round at Barclays Thu, 27 Aug 2015 16:45:00 -0400 http://www.si.com/external/link/jordan-spieth-struggles-shoots-four-over-74-first-round-barclays topstories Jordan Spieth struggles, shoots four-over 74 first round at Barclays Report: Cincinnati's Tommy Tuberville may withhold money from players http://www.si.com/college-football/2015/08/27/cincinnati-tommy-tuberville-may-withhold-cost-of-attendance-money?xid=si_topstories Cincinnati head coach Tommy Tuberville may withhold cost of attendance money from players. Thu, 27 Aug 2015 12:00:00 -0400 http://www.si.com/college-football/2015/08/27/cincinnati-tommy-tuberville-may-withhold-cost-of-attendance-money topstories Report: Cincinnati's Tommy Tuberville may withhold money from players SI Wire Ray McDonald indicted on rape, Ahmad Brooks on sexual battery http://www.si.com/nfl/2015/08/26/ray-mcdonald-rape-ahmad-brooks-sexual-battery-49ers?xid=si_topstories Wed, 26 Aug 2015 20:30:00 -0400 http://www.si.com/nfl/2015/08/26/ray-mcdonald-rape-ahmad-brooks-sexual-battery-49ers topstories Ray McDonald indicted on rape, Ahmad Brooks on sexual battery SI Wire Mike Richards charged with drug possession in Canada http://www.si.com/nhl/2015/08/27/mike-richards-charges?xid=si_topstories Former L.A. Kings forward Mike Richards will face charges on Sept. 10 of drug possession in Canada. Thu, 27 Aug 2015 10:45:00 -0400 http://www.si.com/nhl/2015/08/27/mike-richards-charges topstories Mike Richards charged with drug possession in Canada Allan Muir Allan Muir play fantasy http://www.si.com/external/link/play-fantasy?xid=si_topstories Wed, 12 Nov 2014 13:30:00 -0500 http://www.si.com/external/link/play-fantasy topstories play fantasy Get to know mountain biking legend Kyle Strait http://www.si.com/external/link/get-know-mountain-biking-legend-kyle-strait?xid=si_topstories Get to know mountain biking legend Kyle Strait Thu, 27 Aug 2015 13:15:00 -0400 http://www.si.com/external/link/get-know-mountain-biking-legend-kyle-strait topstories Get to know mountain biking legend Kyle Strait AFC South preview: A beacon of consistency, Colts again the favorites http://www.si.com/nfl/2015/08/27/afc-south-preview-colts-texans-titans-jaguars?xid=si_topstories Thu, 27 Aug 2015 08:28:00 -0400 http://www.si.com/nfl/2015/08/27/afc-south-preview-colts-texans-titans-jaguars xltile AFC South preview: A beacon of consistency, Colts again the favorites Doug Farrar Doug Farrar AFC South preview: A beacon of consistency, Colts again the favorites http://www.si.com/nfl/2015/08/27/afc-south-preview-colts-texans-titans-jaguars?xid=si_topstories Thu, 27 Aug 2015 08:28:00 -0400 http://www.si.com/nfl/2015/08/27/afc-south-preview-colts-texans-titans-jaguars xwtile AFC South preview: A beacon of consistency, Colts again the favorites Doug Farrar Doug Farrar From 2001 to now: Vick, Brees and their wildly divergent NFL careers http://www.si.com/nfl/2015/08/27/drew-brees-new-orleans-saints-michael-vick-pittsburgh-steelers-2001-nfl-draft?xid=si_topstories As Drew Brees and Michael Vick embark on their 15th seasons in the NFL, Don Banks looks back on how wildly different their NFL career paths have been, and how nobody could have predicted that. Thu, 27 Aug 2015 16:35:00 -0400 http://www.si.com/nfl/2015/08/27/drew-brees-new-orleans-saints-michael-vick-pittsburgh-steelers-2001-nfl-draft writer From 2001 to now: Vick, Brees and their wildly divergent NFL careers Don Banks Don Banks Evolution of Roethlisberger and rising stars around him http://www.si.com/external/link/evolution-roethlisberger-and-rising-stars-around-him?xid=si_topstories Evolution of Roethlisberger and rising stars around him Thu, 27 Aug 2015 10:45:00 -0400 http://www.si.com/external/link/evolution-roethlisberger-and-rising-stars-around-him writer Evolution of Roethlisberger and rising stars around him Andy Benoit Andy Benoit How will Josh Rosen, Baker Mayfield, more new QB starters fare in 2015? http://www.si.com/college-football/2015/08/27/new-quarterback-battles-baker-mayfield-josh-rosen?xid=si_topstories Which new quarterbacks have emerged since spring practice? Thu, 27 Aug 2015 11:00:00 -0400 http://www.si.com/college-football/2015/08/27/new-quarterback-battles-baker-mayfield-josh-rosen writer How will Josh Rosen, Baker Mayfield, more new QB starters fare in 2015? Zac Ellis Zac Ellis Though often overlooked, Broncos' Harris is now one of NFL's top CBs http://www.si.com/nfl/2015/08/27/chris-harris-denver-broncos-2015-nfl-season?xid=si_topstories Thu, 27 Aug 2015 12:21:00 -0400 http://www.si.com/nfl/2015/08/27/chris-harris-denver-broncos-2015-nfl-season writer Though often overlooked, Broncos' Harris is now one of NFL's top CBs Joan Niesen Joan Niesen Near no-hitter shows Justin Verlander can still dominate, but for how long? http://www.si.com/mlb/2015/08/27/justin-verlander-detroit-tigers-no-hitter?xid=si_topstories Wednesday night's near no-hitter was a reminder that Justin Verlander remains a threat from the mound even as he ages. Thu, 27 Aug 2015 15:32:00 -0400 http://www.si.com/mlb/2015/08/27/justin-verlander-detroit-tigers-no-hitter writer Near no-hitter shows Justin Verlander can still dominate, but for how long? Jay Jaffe Jay Jaffe How would USA Basketball roster look at '16 Olympics without NBA players? http://www.si.com/nba/2015/08/27/usa-basketball-2016-olympic-roster-mike-krzyzewski-georges-niang-kris-dunn?xid=si_topstories How would USA Basketball's 2016 Olympic roster look without current NBA players? Thu, 27 Aug 2015 15:15:00 -0400 http://www.si.com/nba/2015/08/27/usa-basketball-2016-olympic-roster-mike-krzyzewski-georges-niang-kris-dunn writer How would USA Basketball roster look at '16 Olympics without NBA players? Jeremy Woo Christen Press reflects on most memorable World Cup Final moments http://www.si.com/planet-futbol/video/2015/08/27/christen-press-most-memorable-world-cup-final-moments?xid=si_topstories On SI Now, USWNT forward Christen Press shares her favorite moments from the 2015 Women's World Cup Final. Thu, 27 Aug 2015 14:39:00 -0400 http://www.si.com/planet-futbol/video/2015/08/27/christen-press-most-memorable-world-cup-final-moments lists Christen Press reflects on most memorable World Cup Final moments Is dominant Justin Verlander back after near no-no? http://www.si.com/mlb/video/2015/08/27/detroit-tigers-justin-verlander-no-hitter-dominance?xid=si_topstories On SI Now, Sports Illustrated staff writer Albert Chen discusses how Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander has bounced back from his early season... Thu, 27 Aug 2015 16:16:00 -0400 http://www.si.com/mlb/video/2015/08/27/detroit-tigers-justin-verlander-no-hitter-dominance lists Is dominant Justin Verlander back after near no-no? Jerry Rice says 49ers lack locker room leadership http://www.si.com/nfl/video/2015/08/27/jerry-rice-san-francisco-49ers-lack-locker-room-leadership?xid=si_topstories Thu, 27 Aug 2015 14:56:00 -0400 http://www.si.com/nfl/video/2015/08/27/jerry-rice-san-francisco-49ers-lack-locker-room-leadership lists Jerry Rice says 49ers lack locker room leadership Does Hanley Ramirez have a promising future at first base? http://www.si.com/mlb/video/2015/08/27/boston-red-sox-hanley-ramirez-switch-first-base?xid=si_topstories On SI Now, Sports Illustrated staff writer Albert Chen explains how new Boston Red Sox GM Dave Dombrowski looks to retool his lineup by returning a... Thu, 27 Aug 2015 15:22:00 -0400 http://www.si.com/mlb/video/2015/08/27/boston-red-sox-hanley-ramirez-switch-first-base lists Does Hanley Ramirez have a promising future at first base? Christen Press on the rise of the NWSL http://www.si.com/planet-futbol/video/2015/08/27/national-womens-soccer-league-growth-uswnt-christen-press?xid=si_topstories On SI Now, USWNT forward Christen Press discusses the challenges of playing in a new league and explains how the NWSL has taken steps to both gain... Thu, 27 Aug 2015 15:37:00 -0400 http://www.si.com/planet-futbol/video/2015/08/27/national-womens-soccer-league-growth-uswnt-christen-press lists Christen Press on the rise of the NWSL A thriving gym, open-air fights put the spirit of New Orleans on full display http://www.si.com/boxing/2015/08/27/new-orleans-hurrican-katrina-10-years-friday-night-fights-gym?xid=si_topstories In a thriving gym and in festive open-air fights, the spirit of New Orleans is on full display. Thu, 27 Aug 2015 13:25:00 -0400 http://www.si.com/boxing/2015/08/27/new-orleans-hurrican-katrina-10-years-friday-night-fights-gym bigtiles A thriving gym, open-air fights put the spirit of New Orleans on full display Richard O'Brien Richard O'Brien