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LEADING OFF

LEADING OFF

THE MAIL

THE MAIL

NBA PLAYOFFS

How 'Bout Them Apples?

Kevin Durant knows his place in the game, and however hallowed it might be, he's not happy about it. Here's how the game's most lethal scorer found his mean streak—and a taste for metaphor

By Lee Jenkins

BASEBALL

Mannyball

LAST SEASON WAS THE YEAR OF TROUT AND HARPER, BUT THERE WAS A THIRD BRO FROM THE ROOKIE CLASS OF 2012 WHO LEFT HIS MARK IN MORE SUBTLE WAYS. HEED THE WORDS OF HIS BUDDY BRYCE: MANNY MACHADO'S CAREER IS ABOUT TO GET REAL LOUD, REAL SOON

By Albert Chen

Short Story

MANNY MACHADO'S ADEPT HANDLING OF THE HOT CORNER SHOULD NOT PREVENT THE O'S FROM MOVING HIM BACK TO THE MIDDLE

By Joe Sheehan

FILM ROOM

Is This Your Franchise QB?

PAUL CREWE OR JOHNNY UTAH? AND WHAT ABOUT RIFLEMAN? THE 2013 DRAFT IS SHORT ON QUALITY QBS, BUT HOLLYWOOD IS LOADED WITH THEM. WE HIT THE FILM ROOM—AND YOUTUBE AND NETFLIX—TO SCOUT MOVIEDOM'S TOP SIGNAL-CALLERS

By Paul Pabst

A Reel-Life All-Pro Team

THREE OSCAR WINNERS, TWO PRO FOOTBALL HALL OF FAMERS AND ONE FORMER SI SWIMSUIT COVER MODEL MAKE OUR MOVIE BEST-OF SQUAD

By Andrew Perloff

CELTICS 5

Boston stands as one

AFTER A SHOCKING AND VIOLENT WEEK, EVEN THOSE WHO DIDN'T LOSE LIMBS OR LOVED ONES IN THE BOSTON MARATHON BOMBINGS KNOW THE FULL MEANING OF TERROR. THE APPARENT END TO THE ORDEAL BROUGHT RELIEF, RESOLVE—AND THE HARD TRUTH THAT OUR GAMES WILL NEVER BE THE SAME

By S.L. Price

GREGG POPOVICH

Pop Art

HOW GREGG POPOVICH—A FOODIE, FORMER SPY (MAYBE), RUSSIAN LITERATURE LOVER, FRENCH NEW WAVE CINEPHILE, WINE ENTHUSIAST, CURMUDGEON, FATHER FIGURE, DEFENSIVE GURU TURNED OFFENSIVE MASTERMIND AND THE LONGEST-TENURED COACH IN AMERICAN PROFESSIONAL SPORTS—CREATED A MASTERPIECE IN SAN ANTONIO

By Jack McCallum

POINT AFTER

For Boston, A Paralympian Effort

By Michael Rosenberg

Departments

College Lettermen

In decline everywhere else, the art of putting pen to paper is being kept alive by a collection of unlikely wordsmiths: NCAA football coaches

By Austin Murphy

HOT | NOT

Pat Summerall 1930--2013

The iconic NFL star brought insight, understated dignity and a mellifluous voice to the booth

By Richard Hoffer

Muzzling the Little Bird

The NFL wants to make sure that draft news breaks on TV, not on Twitter

By Richard Deitsch

Clean, Quiet and Fast

Formula E, a new racing series for electric cars, promises to bring a charge to cities around the world

By Lars Anderson

Talent Show

The battle at the Heritage between major champs Graeme McDowell and Webb Simpson served as a reminder of how tough it is to win on the PGA Tour

By Gary Van Sickle

Faces in the Crowd

Edited by Alexandra Fenwick

Just My Type

By Dan Patrick

He's No Russell Wilson

Mike Glennon replaced the Seahawks' star in college, but the similarities end there. If you want a classic drop-back QB, that's a good thing

By Matt Gagne

Don't Sleep on Saturday

Ten intriguing prospects who may still be around waiting for rounds four through seven on Day 3

By Andy Staples

Go Fourth (or Later) and Prosper

Need more reasons to watch on Saturday? SI assembled a pretty stellar team from players (all active in 2012) taken in the fourth round or later, or undrafted

By Andrew Lawrence

The Case for ... Three-Point Wins

By Matt Gagne