Features

PRO FOOTBALL

28 Andy Dalton

The Bengals' quarterback is out to justify his polarizing extension

By Phil Taylor

BASEBALL

36 Felix Hernandez

Seattle's ace may have the best pitch in the game. Now the Mariners are hoping to ride his magical changeup into October

By Greg Bishop

TENNIS

44 Serena Williams

With a sixth U.S. Open victory—and 18th major title—her dream lives on

By S.L. Price

MOTOR SPORTS

50 Jeff Gordon

At 43 retirement beckons, but not before he goes all-in on a fifth Cup title

By Andrew Lawrence

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

56 The Marleys

Descendants of the reggae icon thrive on the gridiron and in the coffee business

By Michael McKnight

Departments

2 SI Digital

4 Leading Off

10 Inbox

12 Scorecard

How the Ray Rice video exposes the NFL

18 Faces in the Crowd

20 Just My Type

Dan Patrick: Steve Sarkisian on the wild win over Stanford

64 Point After

Michael Rosenberg: Buffalo's place in Jim Kelly's heart

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