FOR SEPT. 29, 2014
This is an article from the Sept. 29, 2014 issue
Storm on The Ryder
Although Rory McIlroy and Team Europe are 2-to-1 favorites over Phil Mickelson and Team USA at this week's Ryder Cup, the Americans are determined to redeem themselves after their epic collapse in 2012, when they squandered a 10--6 lead. Can the U.S. wrest the cup from Europe? Go to Golf.com for complete coverage, including breaking news and commentary from SPORTS ILLUSTRATED senior writers Alan Shipnuck and Gary Van Sickle, our live tournament blog and photo galleries of the day's most arresting images from Gleneagles in Perthshire, Scotland.
SI DIGITAL BONUS
Born to Be A Bomber
From the SI Vault Nov. 13, 1996
Swaddled in pinstripes, rookie Derek Jeter was destined to put on blue and white and become shortstop of the New York Yankees
By Kelly Whiteside
Would you draft Jameis Winston as your franchise quarterback? 120 Sports hosts Laurence Holmes and Dylan McGorty weigh in on the troubled Seminoles QB and his NFL potential. "Look, he stole some crab legs and jumped on a table and yelled something," says McGorty. "Stupid move. However, you put Winston between the lines, and he becomes a savant. He gives you the chance to change the entire course of your franchise with one pick." Holmes disagrees, saying, "The NFL is trying to find players to better represent the shield. He is not mature enough to run a franchise." For more from Holmes and McGorty, plus 24-hour access to video highlights and analysis, go to 120sports.com
PLAY DAILY. WIN BIG
Keep your football fantasy alive. Football Throwdown on the FanNation fantasy sports app allows you to select a set of players each week and challenge your friends for cash prizes or just for bragging rights. Go to fannation.com to pick a quarterback, running back, wide receiver and tight end, and see who beats his projection. Week 3's top QB was the Redskins' Kirk Cousins, who, while filling in for an injured RG3, threw for 427 yards and three touchdowns in a gut-wrenching 37--34 loss to the Eagles.
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