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July 30, 2012

FEATURES

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

38 PENN STATE

The NCAA penalties for the worst scandal in college sports history leave a legacy in ashes and a program in shambles

BY ALEXANDER WOLFF

GOLF

42 BRITISH OPEN

Controversial putters, Ernie Els's rally and Adam Scott's heartbreaking collapse made for a memorable Open

BY MICHAEL BAMBERGER

PRO BASKETBALL

46 JEREMY LIN

For the Rockets' new point guard, life as a global icon will be less insane in Houston than it was in New York

BY LEE JENKINS AND PABLO S. TORRE

PRO FOOTBALL

50 NFL CROSSROADS

As the 2012 season approaches, the league's aura of invincibility is threatened by several issues

BY PETER KING

BASEBALL

58 DYLAN BUNDY

Finding a stud prospect was easy for the Orioles. The hard part is making him an ace

BY TOM VERDUCCI

DEPARTMENTS

4 SI Digital

6 Leading Off

12 The Mail

15 Scorecard

Opening ceremony blues

20 Faces in the Crowd

21 Just My Type

Mike Trout settles in

BY DAN PATRICK

24 Inside ...

MLB

Olympics

NBA

66 Point After

The Higgs boson, explained

BY ROY BLOUNT JR.

ON THE COVER: PHOTOGRAPH BY MICHAEL J. LEBRECHT II/1DEUCE3 PHOTOGRAPHY; BACKGROUND BY FRED VUICH; PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY SI IMAGING

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PHOTOROBERT SEALE (LIN)ROCKET MAN Jeremy Lin cashed in on his sudden NBA fame but had to return to Houston to do it. PHOTOAL TIELEMANS (BUNDY)

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