"We were very tempted to go with the women's soccer team, but they could have been eliminated by the time the issue reached subscribers. Imagine the story you'd write if that happened."
-- Terry McDonell, editor of the Sports Illustrated Group, explains why SI opted to put Derek Jeeter's 3,000th hit on its cover this week instead of the U.S. women for its short-handed comeback win over Brazil in the Women's World Cup quarterfinals. The Americans' semifinal against France is on Wednesday and the issue hits mailboxes on Thursday. (Business Insider)