FOR AUG. 25, 2014
SI DIGITAL BONUS
Father Knew Best
From the SI Vault
August 25, 2014
Sept. 20, 1999
With her win over Martina Hingis in the U.S. Open final 15 years ago, her first Grand Slam title, Serena Williams not only proved Dad right—he predicted that she, not older sister Venus, would be the better player—but also may have created family tension.
By S.L. Price
Ready for Prime Time
Texans rookie linebacker Jadeveon Clowney wasted no time showing why he was the No. 1 pick in the draft. In last Saturday's 32--7 preseason victory over the Falcons, Clowney ripped through the backfield to take down running back Antone Smith and, on the next play, blew by Atlanta's pass protection to sack quarterback Matt Ryan. Are there other rookies already strutting their stuff? Go to SI.com/nfl for complete coverage from training camp and for Chris Burke and Doug Farrar's take on which players to watch this fall.
120 Sports hosts Ro Parrish and Dave Ross weren't too shocked by allegations of academic fraud at Notre Dame. "Every football program does a little something to get a leg up," says Parrish. "No matter how sparkling a school's record may be, there's always something behind the scenes, especially in football." Says Ross, "While you wouldn't expect this out of Notre Dame, I'm surprised that I still get surprised about this stuff. If it can happen there, it can happen anywhere." For more from Parrish and Ross's Point/Counterpoint, and 24-hour access to video highlights and analysis, go to 120sports.com or download the free mobile or tablet app.
PLAY DAILY. WIN BIG
The new FanNation fantasy-sports app allows you to select a set of players each day and challenge your friends for cash prizes or just for bragging rights. In Baseball Throwdown, pick a pitcher, an infielder and an outfielder, and see who beats his daily projection. Last week's top outfielder was the Pirates' Travis Snider, who batted .423 with three home runs and seven RBIs. To learn more, go to fannation.si.com
60 ICONIC STORIES
To celebrate SPORTS ILLUSTRATED's 60th anniversary, SI.com is publishing 60 of the magazine's best stories. Last week we featured The Ring Leader, Frank Deford's award-winning May 10, 1999, cover story about legendary Celtics center Bill Russell. Go to SI.com/60th-anniversary to see the story and to read SI.com associate editor Ted Keith's Q&A's with the featured writers.