LEADING OFF
Inside: THE WEEK IN SPORTS
Not Dead, But ...
The Red Sox have been knocked around by winning teams since late June; now it's time to make a coldhearted call
Big Finish
With two consecutive wins before 2009's final major, Tiger Woods is making his comeback season special
Cruise Control
With four races left to make the Chase, the fiercely competitive Kyle Busch needs to focus on points, not wins
One Mo Time
As Team USA opens its Olympic training camp, is throwback Mike Modano still the man to lead?
Rockets' Science
Injuries and departures have taken their toll on a contender. Can Houston come up with a formula for success?
Why We Fight
For new Jets coach Rex Ryan, nothing builds team unity like a good old-fashioned training camp brawl
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PREVIEW
Leap Year
Three resurgent programs—Oregon, Oklahoma State and Ole Miss—have what it takes to jump to BCS spoiler and national title contender
2 TEXAS
Sack artist Sergio Kindle and the Horns have some unfinished business
3 OKLAHOMA
A new crew of blockers has to quickly get in sync for OU to have another shot at a title
4 USC
Even with an untested quarterback, the Trojans shouldn't miss a beat
6 OLE MISS
Can the Rebels live up to the hype of 2008's big wins over Florida and Texas Tech?
10 OHIO STATE
High turnover in the lineup isn't unusual, nor does it faze the perennial Big Ten power
13 LSU
Once an SEC rival, the new coordinator shakes up an impassive defense
17 TCU
The Frogs are primed to finish on top in the annual Mountain West slugfest
19 UTAH
A BCS repeat? First the Utes have to pick a quarterback to run their spread attack
Point After
Departments
Gameplan
What smart fans should do this week
Jeremy Piven
The Entourage star is in The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard, in theaters Friday
Three Strikes
SI's lead baseball writer goes inside the game. This is just a taste of what you'll get online.