Lineup

September 26, 2010

40 | PRO FOOTBALL

The Mannings

The much-hyped showdown between Peyton and Eli turned into a rout by the Colts, but afterward the two brothers reverted to their mutually supportive ways

By Damon Hack

46 | COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Owen Marecic

Stanford's fullback and middle linebacker is the only two-way starter in Division I-A. As if that weren't enough, he's also the Cardinal's hardest worker and best student

By Kelli Anderson

50 | BASEBALL

Jim Thome

The Twins' DH is 40, but he's still thinking about the same things he's wanted to do for the last 20 major league seasons: hit home runs and win his first World Series championship

By Joe Posnanski

56 | SPECIAL REPORT

Anthony Galea

The doctor who has promoted the use of HGH to heal injuries is under investigation in the U.S. and Canada, but elite athletes still seek him out

By David Epstein and Melissa Segura

The Education of DEMETRIUS WALKER

An eight-year immersion in America's youth basketball machine

By George Dohrmann

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Departments

6 Leading Off

12 Letters

16 Scorecard

What to pay Jeter?

26 Faces in the Crowd

28 Just My Type

JJ on the Chase

By Dan Patrick

32 Inside ...

Baseball

Giants' clutch rookie

College Football

Who's hot in the Big 12

The NFL

QBs' body language

Fantasy Football

Joe Flacco falls

NASCAR

Hamlin leads Chase

76 The Vault

Bucs on a roll, 1979

80 Point After

A no-win situation for the NCAA

By Phil Taylor

ON THE COVER Photograph by Tom Dahlin and Marilyn Indahl

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