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Sept. 02, 2013
Sept. 02, 2013

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Sept. 2, 2013

LEADING OFF
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NFL PREVIEW 2013
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FOR SEPT. 2, 2013

This is an article from the Sept. 2, 2013 issue

Prospect Heights

The NFL draft is still nine months away, but one name is atop everyone's board as the odds-on favorite to go No. 1: Jadeveon Clowney. The South Carolina defensive end's ferocious pass-rushing skills make him college football's premier defender. But what about the other top draft contenders? This season SPORTS ILLUSTRATED senior writer Andy Staples will rank college football's top 50 draft prospects each week, breaking down their on-field performances and what they need to do to improve their stock before selection day next May. Go to TheMMQB.com

SI PHOTO

SI.com celebrates the U.S. Open with a collection of iconic images from Flushing Meadows, including this shot of Martina Navratilova in the 1984 championship final, when she beat Chris Evert 4--6, 6--4, 6--4 to win her second Open singles title and sixth straight Grand Slam event.

SI NOW

Check out SI NOW, SI.com's daily live talk show, hosted by Maggie Gray at 1 p.m. EST, for news and analysis with SI writers and guests like Fast N' Loud's Richard Rawlings and Aaron Kaufman (above), who stopped by to discuss creating custom cars for Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Mark Cuban.

RISING STARS

From now through the end of the college and pro football seasons, as well as during the 2014 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, Bills running back C.J. Spiller, on your computer or mobile device, go to SI.com/risingstars

SI DIGITAL BONUS

Bird Calls

From TheMMQB

We went behind the scenes when Bruce Arians, the Cardinals' rookie head coach, taught Larry Fitzgerald and friends a critical element of Arizona's new offense—and how the minutiae of the game can be the difference between winning and losing.

By Peter King

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