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Inside: The Week In Sports


Chris Shelton swings a hot bat for the hot Tigers • Prince Fielder feels the love • Curt Schilling, Jonathan Papelbon deliver for the Red Sox


Familiar faces get the nod as SI's league MVP and top defenseman • Coach of the Year? The Rangers' staff got the job done as a team


Was the reigning MVP even more valuable this season? • SI's All-NBA team • Five things we'll still be discussing five years from now


A gracious Floyd Mayweather keeps his head--and takes another title • A Russian revolution in the heavyweight ranks?


Photograph by Steve Grayson/

 BRAVINGTHE STORM Atlanta righthander John Smoltz got caught in a downpour that causeda 25-minute delay in the second inning of an April 4 game in Los Angeles.Smoltz was also pelted by the Dodgers, who got nine hits and five runs againsthim in five innings, then held on for a 5-4 victory.