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Sept. 21, 2015
Sept. 21, 2015

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Sept. 21, 2015

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U.S. OPEN
  • THE U.S. OPEN IS THE TOUGHEST VENUE IN TENNIS, WHETHER YOU'RE FIGHTING THE HEADWINDS OF A HOSTILE CROWD OR CARRYING THE WEIGHT OF HISTORY ON YOUR RACKET. BUT NEW YORKERS HAVE BIG HEARTS, TOO: WHILE NOVAK DJOKOVIC WON OVER FANS WITH HIS MASTERLY FINALS WIN, ADMIRATION FOR SERENA WILLIAMS ONLY INTENSIFIED EVEN AS SHE FELL SHORT OF A GRAND SLAM

NFL
  • THE MANY SIDES OF THE NFL'S BEST QUARTERBACK: HE'S FRIGHTENINGLY SMART, BUT WOULD RATHER LISTEN THAN TALK. HE SHIES FROM FAME, BUT DATES A CELEBRITY. HE'S ONE OF THE GUYS IN GREEN BAY, BUT ALSO THE BOSS. AND HE'S PRETTY CHILL, BUT HE REMEMBERS EVERY SLIGHT ... AND THAT'S WHY HE'S CONSTANTLY IMPROVING

NFL WEEK 1: ROOKIE QBS
Question? EVERYTHING
  • The importance (and income) of the left tackle position is based on an old NFL. It's time to adapt

COLLEGE FOOTBALL
  • Braxton Miller's move from QB to H-back was born out of necessity; his NFL stock, for one, was at stake. The inside look at the switch that spun college football on its head

  • Though it's not uncommon for a quarterback to shift to receiver in college or the NFL, there's no blueprint for the move either. Braxton Miller is off to a good start, but here are a few pointers from guys who have successfully made the switch

DWIGHT GOODEN
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TENNIS

This is an article from the Sept. 21, 2015 issue

26 U.S. OPEN

Novak Djokovic won his 10th major, while Serena Williams finished just short of a Slam

By L. Jon Wertheim

Features

NFL WEEK 1

32 Aaron Rodgers

The many sides of the NFL's best quarterback

By Greg Bishop

42 The New QBs

Jameis Winston was picked No. 1—but it was Marcus Mariota who had a historic pro debut

By Greg A. Bedard

ROOKIE RUNNING BACKS

RETHINKING LEFT TACKLE

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

50 Braxton Miller

Switching to H-back wasn't easy for the former QB, but it may have helped his draft stock

By Pete Thamel

BASEBALL

56 Dwight Gooden

A dream season in '85 turned out to be the beginning of the end for the Mets phenom

By Tom Verducci

Departments

4 SI Digital

6 Leading Off

12 Inbox

14 Scorecard

20 Faces in the Crowd

22 Just My Type

Dan Patrick: Andrew Luck rates himself as an actor

64 Point After

Michael Rosenberg: Fans rationalize like champs

SI has regional covers this week: John W. McDonough for Sports Illustrated (Rodgers); Gary Bogdon for Sports Illustrated (Mariota)

PHOTOPhotograph by Erick W. Rasco For Sports IllustratedROGER, OUT After playing six matches of nearly flawless tennis in Flushing, Roger Federer fell to Djokovic in the men's finals.