SCORECARD
After the Gold Rush
The ill will between two post-Athens tours signals a rift between USA Gymnastics and some of its biggest stars
Pound for Pounded
Once seemingly unbeatable, Roy Jones lost a second consecutive bout, casting an ominous cloud over his future
CATCHING UP WITH
LETTERS
AIR AND SPACE
SI Players
Dear Dr. Zzzz
NFL players know the importance of sleep--they just differ on how to get it. All the snooze that's fit to print
Fin City
Hurricanes, injuries and Ricky's retirement--it's hardly the Perfect Season, but the sun's gonna shine again
Baseball
Basball
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL
Return to Odessa
A new movie based on his controversial 1990 best seller about high school football in West Texas took the author on a long-dreaded journey to revisit his main characters
PRO FOOTBALL
Turned Around by A Tackle
With a blue-collar defense built around Pro Bowl lineman Marcus Stroud, the surprising Jaguars stuffed the rival Titans and stayed atop the AFC South
College Football
The Big Ten's Big Shift
In a year when the conference's traditional powers look vulnerable, Kyle Orton and explosive Purdue are leading a realignment of the pecking order
Inside
Inside College Football
Born Leader
Inspired by his deaf parents and brother, quarterback Stefan LeFors is lifting Louisville to new heights
Inside Tennis
Racket Boss
For his dominance of the men's field and for the virtuosity of his game, Roger Federer is SI's player of the year
Inside The NFL
Selling Point
No-nonsense coach Dennis Green says he will succeed in Arizona if the Cardinals buy into his system
Inside Baseball
Artful Dodgers
Despite a badly banged-up rotation, L.A. won a critical showdown with the Giants to maintain its NL West lead
LIFE OF REILLY
Departments
The Single Guy
He's taken flak for not being flashy or rattling the rafters with the ball. But Ichiro Suzuki is a baseball miniaturist fashioning a season like no man has had before
Q+A Tim McGraw
The Grammy-winning musician plays the alcoholic father of a high school football player in Friday Night Lights