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Aug. 25, 2014
Aug. 25, 2014

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Aug. 25, 2014

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TENNIS
  • AS THE WORLD'S TOP PLAYER PREPARES TO DEFEND HER U.S. OPEN TITLE, THE TENNIS WORLD WONDERS IF HER WIMBLEDON MELTDOWN WAS A SIGN OF HER FINAL FADE. OR IS A LITTLE CONTROVERSY EXACTLY WHAT THIS FEROCIOUS COMPETITOR NEEDS TO KEEP GOING?

BASEBALL
Kobe Bryant
LONGFORM
POINT AFTER
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FOR AUG. 25, 2014

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SI DIGITAL BONUS

Father Knew Best

From the SI Vault

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.

Fallen Irish

120 SPORTS

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.

FanNation

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 YEARS

S160

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.

PHOTOMARY SCHILPP/CLP (WILLIAMS)PHOTOPATRIC SCHNEIDER/AP (CLOWNEY AND RYAN)PHOTOJUSTIN K. ALLER/GETTY IMAGES (SNIDER)PHOTOMICHAEL O'NEILL FOR SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (RUSSELL)TWO PHOTOSTWO ILLUSTRATIONS