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July 28, 2014
July 28, 2014

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July 28, 2014

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  • THE SAINTS' SUPER BOWL HOPES, WHICH ARE OH-SO-VERY-REAL, ARE HITCHED TO THEIR 35-YEAR-OLD QUARTERBACK, WHO GAVE SI AN EXCLUSIVE LOOK AT HIS OFF-SEASON TRAINING REGIMEN. THE LESSON: DREW BREES IS NOT LIKE YOU AND ME, BUT IT DOESN'T MEAN YOU HAVE TO BE AN ALL-PRO TO REAP THE BENEFITS OF FUNCTIONAL FITNESS

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PHOTOPHOTOGRAPH BY PAUL SANCYA APTrout of Focus Angels outfielder Mike Trout finally pulled in an MVP trophy, albeit for his heroics at the All-Star Game on July 15 in Minneapolis. Trout, the two-time American League MVP runner-up, went 2 for 3 with a double, a triple and two RBIs in leading the AL to a 5--3 victory.PHOTOPHOTOGRAPH BY KAI PFAFFENBACH REUTERSHead Start Felipe Massa of Brazil crashed in the first turn of the German F1 Grand Prix at Hockenheimring on Sunday; he was not hurt. "The accident was more scary watching than being inside," said Massa, 33, who collided with Kevin Magnussen after qualifying third. "I saw everything the other way around."TWO PHOTOSPHOTOGRAPHS BY THOMAS LOVELOCK FOR SPORTS ILLUSTRATEDToo Little, Two Plates Rickie Fowler (in orange) and Sergio García paraded their second-place trophies at the British Open on Sunday after coming up two shots short of champion Rory McIlroy (page 28). Despite their hard charges in the fourth round at Royal Liverpool—García fired a six-under 66 and Fowler a 67—they couldn't prevent McIlroy from going wire-to-wire to win his third major title.