Sports Illustrated

July 09, 2012

A TASTE OF THE FUTURE

Catch a glimpse of five of the nation's top high school athletes, including snowboarder Arielle Gold, strong safety Jabrill Peppers and hoops phenom Jahlil Okafor, all poised to make a big impact in college and the pros. SI.com brings you video highlights of each athlete in action plus interviews with their parents and coaches explaining why these future game changers will make it on the world's largest stages.

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THE ETERNAL EXAMPLE

FROM THE SI VAULT: DEC. 21, 1992

Tennis great Arthur Ashe, SI's Sportsman of the Year and winner of three Grand Slam singles titles during his career, epitomized good work, devotion to family and an unwavering grace under pressure.

BY KENNY MOORE

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SETH DAVIS

@SethDavisHoops

You guys know about my man crush on Bryce Harper, but Chipper Jones should be on the All-Star team ahead of him. It's not even close.

TIM LAYDEN

@SITimLayden

Usain Bolt has run several lousy races this year. His start was messy in Ostrava May 25. Still messy now. Can't ignore.

ANDY STAPLES

@Andy_Staples

All cynicism aside, this is pretty cool. College football is getting a playoff. Can't wait for the eight-team deal in 2026.

SI PHOTOS

U.S. OLYMPIC GYMNASTICS

SI.com showcases some of the biggest stars on the U.S Olympic gymnastics team, including 16-year-old Gabby Douglas, who won the women's trials.

PHOTO ILLUSTRATIONPHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY CHRIS ALLEN: LUCAS J. GILMAN (GOLD); MICHAEL LEBRECHT II/ 1DEUCE3 PHOTOGRAPHY (PEPPERS); AL TIELEMANS (OKAFOR) PHOTOAL TIELEMANS (DOUGLAS) PHOTOMICHAEL O'NEILL (ASHE) PHOTOPETER READ MILLER (BASEBALL PLAYER) THREE PHOTOS

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)