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Sept. 29, 2014
Sept. 29, 2014

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Sept. 29, 2014

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BASEBALL
  • Derek Jeter might not be the most famous ballplayer ever, but he's certainly the most familiar. In a series of revealing interviews, the Yankees' shortstop reflects on how he survived being watched, photographed, praised and poked like no one else, and what has changed in the game (lots) and in himself (little) over two decades in the New York glare

  • Jeter is almost as famous for his ability to avoid controversy as for his on-field skill, and New York's reporters are still in awe

THE NFL FAN POLL
COLLEGE FOOTBALL
ERIK SPOELSTRA
  • PERVASIVE SELF-DOUBT NEARLY KEPT ERIK SPOELSTRA FROM THE NBA. BUT HE USED THAT FEAR OF FAILURE TO FUEL HIS RISE FROM "THE DUNGEON" TO THE TOP OF THE COACHING FIELD. POST-LEBRON HOPE IN MIAMI STARTS WITH THE AUTHOR OF THE TEAM'S CODE

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The Ryder Cup's widened search for talent

WHEN THE RYDER CUP began in 1927, it was America versus Great Britain. The U.S. dominated, compiling a 16--3 record that forced the British to expand, first to include the Republic of Ireland, in '73, and then, in '79, all of Europe.

This is an article from the Sept. 29, 2014 issue Original Layout

Since looping in the rest of the Continent, Europe leads 10--7. The maps chart Ryder Cup appearances by birthplace and show how much the Euros have relied on players outside Great Britain. They also show how the U.S. team has widened its base, bringing in more players from the Midwest and the Pacific Northwest as the game, the quality of players and the awareness of those players expanded.

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1979--present

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Not shown: Guernsey(G.B.)—1

Jersey(G.B.)—3

Puerto Rico(U.S.)—1

Who Wore It Best?

It was rookie-hazing season in MLB, and several teams went with a superhero theme.

METS

Infielder Wilmer Flores and catcher Juan Centeno make an odd pair.

CUBS [X]

Infielder Javy Baez and rightfielder Jorge Soler get bonus points for matching.

For an expanded gallery of rookies on parade, go to SI.com/extra-mustard

THEY SAID IT

"I made a poor decision regarding the limits of my alcohol intake."

Aaron Cruden

New Zealand rugby player who was dropped from the All Blacks lineup after missing a Sunday-morning flight to Argentina.

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