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Leading Off

Sept. 08, 2008
Sept. 08, 2008

Table of Contents
Sept. 8, 2008

SI Players: LIFE ON AND OFF THE FIELD
COLLEGE FOOTBALL
BASEBALL
  • Amazin' 36

    Do you believe in miracles? The '69 Mets certainly do—and when they look at the upstart Rays, they see plenty of parallels with their own remarkable run. Will it happen again?

  • Dodgers win, Dodgers lose, Dodgers come, Dodgers go, but one truth remains constant: Vin Scully—half a century in the L.A. booth—remains the play-by-play gold standard

ACTIVISM
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Leading Off

Scary Good

This is an article from the Sept. 8, 2008 issue

With intensitywritten all over his face, Great Britain's Andy Murray prepared to pound aserve at Austria's Jürgen Melzer in their third-round match last Saturday atthe U.S. Open (page 68). The sixth-seeded Murray needed three hours and 52minutes to beat back the challenger 6--7, 4--6, 7--6, 6--1, 6--4 in FlushingMeadows, N.Y.

UnanimousDecision

Catcher ChrisIannetta, pitcher Livan Hernandez and ump Rob Drake all punched out the Giants'Dave Roberts after the throw by Rockies centerfielder Willy Taveras beat thebase runner to the plate. Though Roberts failed to score on the fly ball, SanFrancisco still won the game, 4--1, on Aug. 27 at AT&T Park.

By a Thread

Thanks to hisjersey's tearaway fabric, Hawaii's Ryan Mouton escaped the grasp of Florida'sJeff Demps and picked up extra yardage on a kickoff return last Saturday inGainesville. In the end, it was the Gators who ripped apart the Warriors 56--10in the opening week of the college season (page 28).

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