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Aug. 26, 2013
Aug. 26, 2013

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Aug. 26, 2013

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  • FRIEND OF POPES, LOVER OF PIGS, OFTEN-TAUNTED SYMBOL OF AN INCREASINGLY MULTIRACIAL EUROPE—MARIO BALOTELLI IS A LIGHTNING ROD FOR ATTENTION. AT 23, ITALY'S STAR FORWARD ALSO HAS TALENT THAT'S EVERY BIT AS ELECTRIC AS HIS PERSONALITY

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FOR AUG. 26, 2013

This is an article from the Aug. 26, 2013 issue

Queen of New York

Fatigue and a resilient, second-ranked Victoria Azarenka may have undone the world's No. 1 in the final of Sunday's Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati, but make no mistake: Title aspirants at the U.S. Open—which begins on Aug. 26—must still go through defending champ (and four-time winner) Serena Williams, who's 60--4 in 2013. Follow the action from Flushing Meadow at SI.com/tennis, including Jon Wertheim's men's and women's seed reports and match analysis in Courtney Nguyen's Beyond the Baseline blog.

SI PHOTO

SI.com celebrates the world's fastest man, Usain Bolt—last week he won three gold medals at the world championships in Moscow—with a gallery of shots, including one of Bolt striking his To Di World pose with Prince Harry.

SI VIDEO

SPORTS ILLUSTRATED senior writer Andy Staples breaks down the three things to keep an eye on in the Big 12 this season and explains why it has gotten a bit crowded for Texas and Oklahoma at the top of the conference.

RISING STARS

From now through the college and pro football seasons, as well as during the Winter Olympics, SPORTS ILLUSTRATED will regularly feature the most intriguing on-the-climb athletes across all its platforms. To see a video on this week's Rising Star, Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson, on your laptop or mobile device, go to SI.com/risingstars

SI Tablet Extra

Little Big Time

From the SI Vault

Aug. 25, 2003

For kids and fans alike, the Little League World Series has become a major league event, complete with a heavy international focus and voluminous media coverage.

By Stephen Cannella

PHOTO ILLUSTRATIONPHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY NICOLE ZIGMONTTWO PHOTOSBOB MARTIN FOR SPORTS ILLUSTRATEDPHOTOERICK RASCO FOR SPORTS ILLUSTRATEDPHOTOMARK J. REBILAS-USA TODAY SPORTS (PETERSON)PHOTOCHUCK SOLOMAN/SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (LLWS)PHOTOPETER READ MILLER FOR SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (TEXAS)PHOTOCHRIS JACKSON/GETTY IMAGES (BOLT AND HARRY)