Lineup

August 30, 2009

36 | TRACK

Usain Bolt
The Jamaican sprinter obliterated his year-old records in the 100 and 200 meters, raising two questions: Will he win every race for years? And, is he clean?
By Tim Layden

40 | BASEBALL

Pennant Winners?
Players such as Giants pitchers Matt Cain and Tim Lincecum will determine whether their teams make the playoffs and how far they go in October
By Tom Verducci

48 | PRO FOOTBALL

Giants Receivers
Led by Steve Smith, New York's young, largely unproven wideouts fight to replace Plaxico Burress as Eli Manning's favorite target
By Damon Hack

52 | BOOK EXCERPT

The Mighty '75 Reds
Sure, the Yankees had some great lineups, but the most talented team in baseball history may have been the Reds of Rose, Morgan, Bench, Perez....
By Joe Posnanski

Departments

4 Leading Off

12 Letters

14 Scorecard
• Raiders duke it out
• Calipari bolts again

22 Just My Type
Smoltz on Boston bust
by Dan Patrick

24 Faces in the Crowd

26 Inside ...
• Tennis
Querrey's hot summer
• College Football
Spartans' blazing LB
• Fantasy Football
Palmer's rising stock
• NASCAR
Vickers' Chase push
• SOCCER
Sky Blue's WPS title

60 The Vault
Giants, Dodgers spill blood in '65 brawl

70 Point After
Old ultramarathoner lives for Death Valley
by Chris Ballard

Serena Williams is SI's pick to win the U.S. Open (page 27).

ON THE COVER Photograph by Bob Martin Insets: John Biever (Favre jersey number); Howard Schatz (Cain and Lincecum)

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