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Aug. 03, 2015
Aug. 03, 2015

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Aug. 3, 2015

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POINT AFTER
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FOR JULY 20, 2015

This is an article from the Aug. 3, 2015 issue

I've never been so moved by Tom Verducci's writing as I was by his article on Pete Rose. I felt like I was right there in the Bentley with them. I hope we see Charlie Hustle in the Hall of Fame while he is still around to enjoy it.

Jeff Meyerhofer, Minneapolis

What part of "lifetime ban" is open for interpretation? We are a nation of second chances ... blah, blah, blah. It's been nothing but lie after lie, contradiction after contradiction. That is the legacy of Pete Rose. Reinstating him would be an insult to the memory of Bart Giamatti and to baseball.

Bill Perry, Monmouth Junction., N.J.

I am 12 years old and I play goalkeeper for a recreational soccer team. I really love watching the USWNT. I look up to these players, and I would like to be on the team one day. I'm collecting all 25 covers. Here's a picture of the first 17.

Bailey Cook, Dallas, Ga.

The LEADING OFF photo of Carli Lloyd's second goal in the U.S.'s 5--2 win over Japan must be what Jim McKay was visualizing when he said, "The thrill of victory and the agony of defeat."

Jim Lavold, Wauwatosa, Wis.

COVER

The U.S. Women's National Team was an exceptional choice for your cover. But while Megan Rapinoe has world-class soccer feet, I found myself focusing more on her clodhopper choice of footwear.

Patrick Jones

Cary, N.C.

PAGE 21

SCORECARD

Tim Layden's piece on Ken Stabler was a fine tribute to a true NFL legend. Not getting inducted into the Hall of Fame while he was alive is sad, but it will not diminish Stabler's stature among football fans.

Glenn Hang

Peoria, Ariz.

PAGE 72

POINT AFTER

Michael Rosenberg's article on pro women's soccer doesn't point out the power of the media. The NWSL won't become popular enough to make it financially feasible unless the media covers it adequately.

Olli Silander

Virginia Beach

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PHOTOFRED VUICH FOR SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (ROSE)PHOTOSIMON BRUTY FOR SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (COVER)PHOTOAL MESSERSCHMIDT/AP (STABLER)PHOTOCARLOS M. SAAVEDRA FOR SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (ROSENBERG)PHOTOMADDIE MEYER/FIFA/GETTY IMAGES (SOCCER)PHOTOCOURTESY OF BAILEY COOK (MULTIPLE COVERS)