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Aug. 04, 2008
Aug. 04, 2008

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Aug. 4, 2008

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BASEBALL
OLYMPIC BASKETBALL
SOCCER
  • First played in the 16th century, revived in 1930, an infernal, no-holds-barred version of soccer known as calcio fiorentino keeps the good citizens of Florence, Italy, battling and reveling

NFL: TRAINING CAMP KICKOFF
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NFL: TRAINING CAMP KICKOFF

This is an article from the Aug. 4, 2008 issue

46 The Catch
Even Giants still marvel at their Super Bowl miracle play
By TIM LAYDEN

52 His Own Manning
Eli's new stature was evident at the Mannings' QB camp
By LEE JENKINS

58 Shocks to The System
Some big names (but not Favre) showed up in surprising spots
By PETER KING

64 Fantasy Preview
SI ranks the top running backs, quarterbacks, wideouts, tight ends, kickers, defenses and special teams

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BASEBALL
32 Gifted and Black
Rays phenom David Price is closing in on the majors, helping Tampa—and baseball—reconnect with its African-American heritage
By Lee Jenkins

OLYMPIC BASKETBALL
38 Changing of the Guard
WNBA All-Star Becky Hammon puts her all-American reputation at risk by playing for Russia in Beijing
By Andrew Lawrence

SOCCER
42 Balls and Blood
An infernal, centuries-old version of soccer, calcio fiorentino, keeps men in Florence, Italy, battling and reveling
By Jake Halpern

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6 Leading Off

16 Letters

18 Players
• Iraq and IOC at a standoff
• No dope: Spaniard wins Tour
• NBA's Childress goes to Greece
• Supersaver K-Rod, goggleless

29 Faces in the Crowd

30 Just My Type by Dan Patrick
• Nine questions for Tim Tebow
• Army's reverse on Campbell

86 Point After
Ten years after the summer of self-deception by Phil Taylor

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82 Baseball
• Great stretch moves from within

84 NASCAR
• Tony Stewart already moving on

PHOTOSIMON BRUTY58 SLAM DANCING Redskins defensive end and former Dancing with the Stars contestant Jason Taylor worked over a practice dummy at training camp.