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VIDEO REVIEW

July 27, 2015
July 27, 2015

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July 27, 2015

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BRITISH OPEN
  • 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

VIDEO REVIEW

Rory McIlroy replaced Tiger Woods on the cover of EA's golf game this season (now titled Rory McIlroy PGA Tour). Two weeks before the game's release McIlroy suffered a season-ending ankle ligament tear playing soccer. McIlroy is not the first victim of the EA cover jinx, a phenomenon SI knows something about.

This is an article from the July 27, 2015 issue

MADDEN NFL 2004

Cover subject Michael Vick of the Falcons was virtually unstoppable in this version of the game, the most dominant sports video-game character of all time. The real Vick was, however, eminently stoppable. Five days after the game's release, in '03, he broke his leg in a preseason game, missing six weeks.

FIFA 11

Brazilian soccer star Kaka was the subject of two press releases on Aug. 5, 2010: one, from Electronic Arts, announced that the midfielder would appear on the box of FIFA 11; the other, from Real Madrid, announced that the team's star player had undergone knee surgery. He would miss nearly five months.

NBA LIVE 2002

Chosen as the box art for the game's eighth edition, Rockets point guard Steve Francis missed 25 games in '01--02 due to plantar fasciitis and symptoms related to Ménière's disease, which included migraines and hearing loss. It wasn't all bad, though—after the 28-win season Houston won the draft lottery and picked franchise center Yao Ming.

MVP BASEBALL 2003

Curses! The Diamondbacks' reigning NL Cy Young winner, Randy Johnson, and the A's reigning AL MVP, Miguel Tejada, shared the cover. Johnson was hurt (knee) for much of the season and went 6--8 with a 4.26 ERA (a year after going 24--5 with a 2.32 ERA), and Tejada hit .278, a 30-point drop from the previous season.

FOUR PHOTOSEA SPORTS (COVERS)