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Leading Off

Aug. 24, 2015
Aug. 24, 2015

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Aug. 24, 2015

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JOHN URSCHEL
BRIAN CASHMAN
  • Since being promoted at 30, the Yankees' GM has thrived for nearly two decades in the cauldron of the Bronx. Whether or not he earns a fifth ring this fall, he's already one of the most iconic—and most fearless—figures in franchise history

  • BY SHUNNING BIG TRADES THAT WOULD COST TOP PROSPECTS, CASHMAN HOPES TO GET BACK TO WHERE HE STARTED

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PHOTOPHOTOGRAPH BY ROBERT BECK FOR SPORTS ILLUSTRATEDMajor Dad Before Jason Day could receive the Wanamaker Trophy for winning the PGA Championship at Whistling Straits, he had to come to grips with his three-year-old son, Dash, on Sunday in Kohler, Wis. After a series of disappointments on golf's biggest stages, the 27-year-old Day fired a 67 in the final round to hold off Jordan Spieth and earn his first major title, finishing at 20 under par, a record for a Grand Slam event (page 32). PHOTOPHOTOGRAPH BY JONATHAN DANIEL GETTY IMAGESPoppin' Jay While Bears quarterback Jay Cutler was attempting to work out his preseason kinks, completing 4 of 7 passes for 42 yards, Pro Bowl defensive end Cameron Wake of the Dolphins appeared to be in midseason sacking form last Thursday in Chicago. The Bears won 27--10. PHOTO ILLUSTRATIONPHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY JOHN CHENG USA GYMNASTICSThe Flight Fantastic Simone Biles scored a 16.25 on this vault—an Amanar 2½ twist with a blind landing—to surge into first place last Thursday at the P&G Gymnastics Championships in Indianapolis. The 18-year-old from Columbus, Ohio, won her third straight U.S. title with a two-round total of 124.100, a whopping 4.950 points better than Maggie Nichols. Biles, a two-time world champion, is unbeaten in her last nine meets.