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Aug. 08, 2011
Aug. 08, 2011

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Aug. 8, 2011

LEADING OFF
Inside: THE WEEK IN SPORTS
SPORTS MEDICINE
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NFL 2.0

This is an article from the Aug. 8, 2011 issue

SI went behind the scenes with a Super Bowl hopeful during the wildest first week in training-camp history

BY PETER KING

PAGE 28

36 SOCCER

THE ROAD TO RIO

For Palestine, the World Cup is as much about global acceptance as it is about quixotic hopes of a title

By Grant Wahl

42 BASEBALL

MATT KEMP

The Dodgers' centerfielder is putting on a dazzling five-tool show that makes you Say Hey!

By Ben Reiter

SPECIAL REPORT

SPORTS MEDICINE'S NEW FRONTIERS

A look at what we've learned—and how far we have to go

• SURGERY P. 47

• PROSTHETICS P. 50

• ANTICIPATION P. 54

• PAIN P. 58

BY DAVID EPSTEIN AND ALEXANDER WOLFF

Departments

2 Leading Off

8 Letters

10 Scorecard

The strained friendship of Roger and Tiger

16 Just My Type

Matt Ryan is raring to air it out

By Dan Patrick

17 Faces in the Crowd

20 Inside ...

Swimming

Revelations in Shanghai

Baseball

The prizing of prospects

NASCAR

Jeff Gordon's still racin'

68 Point After

The business of being Pete Rose

By Phil Taylor

ON THE COVER Photograph by Al Tielemans

PHOTODAMIAN STROHMEYER (NFL)THREE PHOTOSILLUSTRATION