GOLF PLUS
Good As Gold
Imagine that the PGA Championship was the 2016 Olympics. Y.E. Yang's improbable victory might have touched off the next golf boom, and even Tiger Woods could've found a silver lining in his most crushing defeat
Majordomos
Only 12 players made the cut in all four major championships this season. Here's how they rank based on average finish.
LEADING OFF
Inside: THE WEEK IN SPORTS
No Guarantees
After the 2--1 loss in Mexico, the U.S. suddenly faces a make-or-break stretch in World Cup qualifying
Rise in Fall?
The most exciting races in both leagues are for wild cards, and four unlikely teams are in hot pursuit of them
Worth His Wait
After spending three seasons as Pat White's backup, big-armed QB Jarrett Brown takes the reins at West Virginia
PGA CHAMPIONSHIP
Major Breakthrough
At the PGA Championship, South Korea's Y. E. Yang stunned the golf world by overtaking sports' greatest front-runner to become the first Asian male to win a Grand Slam event
COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Surviving A Scandal
A towering figure in hoops-crazed Kentucky, Louisville coach Rick Pitino has weathered sordid revelations of an affair with a woman accused of trying to extort him. The Cardinals, after all, need him
PRO FOOTBALL
Masked Man
Michael Vick began practicing with the Eagles, with plenty of questions still hanging in the air
BASEBALL
The Last Iconic Baseball Card
Twenty years ago one teenager made a bet on the stardom of another teen, whose rookie card would become one of a kind. It would also signal the beginning of the end of a once-thriving industry
Three Lives, Two Hits, One Happy Ending
Fate chose Marc Buoniconti to be the one left a quadriplegic, but he became the force behind a research center that has saved or improved the lives of other spinal-cord victims. He also brought peace of mind to Henry Mull and Herman Jacobs
Point After
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Gameplan
What smart fans should do this week
Things I Think I Think
SI's fearless NFL expert ponders all the latest news, buzz and inside information. This is just a taste of what you'll get online.