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Sept. 21, 2015
Sept. 21, 2015

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Sept. 21, 2015

INBOX
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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Ever want to lose yourself in Rex Ryan's face? An aerial roundup of this year's top sports-related farm-field mazes

BUFFALO WIN

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

New Bills coach Ryan received a flattering welcome to the region with a replica of his face cut into the fields at Stokoe Farms in Scottsville, N.Y.

HAWK LOOKOUT

The Stanley Cup champion Blackhawks got a large and lovingly detailed tribute at Richardson Adventure Farm in Spring Grove, Ill.

ALL HAIL

The Kings received the royal treatment at Cool Patch Pumpkin farm in Dixon, Calif., which prominently features the NBA team's logo.

STATE'S FIGHTS

The Cardinals and Royals, cross-Missouri rivals, had their logos etched into Shryocks Callaway Farm along I-70, about halfway between the two cities.

TRUE STORY

NASCAR driver Martin Truex Jr. and his number 78 car have been honored at Donaldson Farms in Hackettstown, in his home state of New Jersey.

SIGN OF THE APOCALYPSE

DuBois (Pa.) High scored 90 points and threw for 782 yards in its game against Meadville—and lost by 17.

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