Tom Brady's Deflategate win, the NBA's top 100 players and more of SI's most popular stories of the week.

By SI Wire
September 04, 2015

Here is a roundup of's 10 most popular stories this week. Be sure to read to the bottom for a bonus story from the SI Vault.

U.S. District Judge Richard Berman sided with Brady after the NFL failed to show that it applied the collective bargaining agreement in a fair and consistent way. By Michael McCann

From Giannis Antetokounmpo to LeBron James, our staff lists the best players in pro basketball. By SI NBA staff.

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How Colorado State's junior Biletnikoff Award finalist and coveted NFL prospect Rashard Higgins overcame obstacles on his way to college.By Ben Glicksman.

Judge Richard Berman’s reversal of the Tom Brady suspension is nothing less than a scathing rebuke of Roger Goodell and the NFL—and yet another major legal loss for the league. By Andrew Brandt.

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On the eve of the football season, SI predicted which teams would make the second College Football Playoff and how the rest of bowl season would play out. By Zac Ellis.

How an ex-MLS general manager who became the most connected American in European soccer. By Grant Wahl.

Joe Flacco has the best postseason winning percentage of any active quarterback not named Tom Brady, to go along with elite size and amr strength. So when will he recognized as one the NFL’s superstars? By Andy Benoit.

Mets manager Terry Collins has another shot at reaching the postseason, but can he and New York avoid another September collapse? By Tom Verducci.

The Seahawks recovered from a heartbreaking Super Bowl loss with a players only training camp in Hawaii this offseason. By Greg Bishop.

From a championship game hero (Duke's Grayson Allen) to a Greek big man (Wake Forest's Konstantinos "Dinos" Mitoglou), here are five sophomores poised to breakout. By Luke Winn.

What happened to the men and women who had surrounded Ali when he was the greatest show on earth? By Gary Smith.

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