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July 27, 2015
July 27, 2015

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July 27, 2015

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  • JORDAN SPIETH FELL JUST SHORT IN HIS BID TO WIN A THIRD STRAIGHT MAJOR, AS HARSH WEATHER AT ST. ANDREWS, A DENSE PACK OF CONTENDERS AND A MONDAY FINISH CREATED THE PERFECT CRUCIBLE FOR ANOTHER GOLFER ALSO WITH THE GRIT OF HOGAN

BASEBALL
COLLEGE FOOTBALL
BASKETBALL
  • THE FORMER KENTUCKY AND NBA STAR HAS STRUGGLED WITH AN ADDICTION TO PAINKILLERS SINCE HIS PLAYING CAREER WOUND DOWN 15 YEARS AGO. AFTER BEING ARRESTED FOR THEFT AND TRAFFICKING IN STOLEN PROPERTY, HE'S TRYING TO REBUILD HIS LIFE

Darrelle Revis
  • Now that he's ditched the Super Bowl--winning Patriots for a homecoming (and a lot of cash) in New York, Darrelle Revis wants to make a few things clear. No, it's not all about the money. But it's not entirely about rings either. It's about winning the negotiation ... and, the Jets hope, following in Joe Namath's footsteps

POINT AFTER

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Myles Garrett emerged as a premier pass rusher last year, but he has a few guys to beat if he wants to be the best

This is an article from the July 27, 2015 issue

JOEY BOSA, DE, Ohio State

The junior, one of several key contributors returning to the national champions, racked up 13½ sacks and 21 tackles for loss last year, both bests in the Big Ten. At 6'6" and 275 pounds, Bosa is explosive off the line and uses his hands well to get to the quarterback. Bosa would have been a first-round selection in this year's NFL draft had he been eligible; next year, he could be the No. 1 pick.

SHAWN OAKMAN, DE, Baylor

6'9" and 280 pounds of muscle, Oakman has a firm grasp on the title of college football's most intimidating player. He backs up that reputation with his play: Last season he set a Bears record with 11 sacks, to go along with 19½ tackles for loss and three forced fumbles. Freakishly athletic—he did a 40-inch box jump while holding 70-pound dumbbells this off-season—Oakman should show even more improvement in his second year as a starter.

SHILIQUE CALHOUN, DE, Michigan State

Bosa and the Buckeyes draw the bulk of the headlines, but the 6'5", 250-pound Calhoun is a worthy foe in the battle to be the Big Ten's top pass rusher. He chose not to enter the 2015 draft after his junior year, citing "unfinished business" in East Lansing. Calhoun, who totaled 15½ sacks over the past two seasons, will be critical to the Spartans' defensive transition after coordinator Pat Narduzzi left to become the coach at Pittsburgh.

PHOTOJAMIE SABAU/GETTY IMAGES (BOSA)PHOTOJEROME MIRON/USA TODAY SPORTS (OAKMAN)PHOTORANDY LITZINGER/ICON SPORTSWIRE/AP (CALHOUN)