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September 10, 2006

FEATURES

PRO FOOTBALL

72 Eli vs.Peyton

The brothers willadd to the Manning family saga when they make NFL history in the Sunday-nightopener

by MichaelSilver

COLLEGEFOOTBALL

78 Alive andWell

New quarterbacksColt McCoy at Texas and John David Booty at USC opened to rave reviews

by PhilTaylor

BASEBALL

82 Got Your Back,Bro

Baseball broughtbrothers Jeff and Jered Weaver closer--too close, in fact, for a team that hadroom for only one

by RichardHoffer

PAT TILLMAN

Remember HisName

Even as a boy hefelt a destiny, a need to do the right thing whatever it cost

by Gary Smith

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Departments

6 Leading Off

12 From theEditor

14 Letters

17 Air andSpace

Beating17-million-to-1 odds, with two long shots by Steve Rushin

20 Scorecard

• A grittygoodbye from Andre

• Clemsonfootball's father figure

• The creativityof gate crashers

33 Faces in theCrowd

34 Players

114 Life ofReilly

One man fills an"urgent" need with $165 million. Go, OSU! by Rick Reilly

Inside ...

106 The NFL

• Quarterbacksget a better grip

• Dr. Z: Bewarethe New York teams

108Basketball

• Hey, USA,bronze isn't so bad

• A comeback keysthe Monarchs

110 Tennis

• Andy Roddick'sideal mentor

• A French teenis on the rise

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