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LEADING OFF

How to Lose 17 Pounds in a Week: the (Brutal) UFC Diet

From the sauna to the steak house, SI followed fighter Gian Villante as he went through the process of making weight—and then regaining it—for UFC 159

By L. Jon Wertheim

THE MAIL

THE MAIL

SIDNEY CROSBY

JAW-DROPPING

CONCUSSED, CRACKED IN THE MOUTH WITH A PUCK—YOU CAN'T KEEP SIDNEY CROSBY DOWN. YOU CAN ONLY MARVEL AT HOW HOCKEY'S BEST PLAYER KEEPS COMING BACK EVEN BETTER THAN WHEN HE LEFT

By Michael Rosenberg

HORSE RACING

Saving Race

ON A DREARY DAY AT CHURCHILL DOWNS FAVORED ORB CHARGED TO A ROUSING VICTORY IN THE KENTUCKY DERBY, PROVIDING SWEET REDEMPTION FOR TWO OWNERS AND A TRAINER WHO HAD EACH ENDURED MOMENTS OF EPIC MISFORTUNE

By Tim Layden

NBA PLAYOFFS

SPACE ODYSSEY

THE DURATION OF THE PLAYOFF JOURNEYS OF MANY TEAMS (THE SUPERSTAR-LADEN HEAT INCLUDED) WILL BE DETERMINED IN LARGE PART BY THE SEDENTARY SHOOTERS WHO GIVE THE BIG NAMES ROOM TO OPERATE

By Chris Ballard

DRINKING AND DRIVING

DRINKING AND DRIVING AND DYING

PROFESSIONAL ATHLETES DON'T CAUSE MORE DUI FATALITIES THAN OTHER AMERICANS—THEY JUST MAKE MORE HEADLINES. BUT WITH SO MANY HIGH-PROFILE TRAGEDIES IN RECENT YEARS, WHY DID JOSH BRENT AND JERRY BROWN NOT LEARN FROM THEM?

By Thomas Lake

YOENIS CESPEDES

The Risk WORTH TAKING

Money-conscious Oakland shelled out $9 million a year for a Cuban slugger no other team would touch at that price. Now Yoenis Cespedes is drawing comparisons to Bo Jackson and, ahem, Willie Mays—and proving yet again that the A's know a baseball bargain when they see one

By Ben Reiter

POINT AFTER

A Season Sacrificed, a Life Saved

By Steve Rushin

Departments

Out and About

Robbie Rogers, who announced he is gay three months ago, is ready to return to MLS—a progressive league that should welcome him

By Grant Wahl

Powerball: a Winner

A soccer ball that harnesses kinetic energy is bringing light to children with limited electricity

By Jeremy Repanich

HOT | NOT

Anti-Frankenstein

Looking to build a ballplayer? Don't bother going to New York, where healthy body parts are at a premium

T.O. Babies

Please. No more whining about timeouts

By Mark Bechtel

The 8 Debate

Best Triple Crown Races

By Mark Beech

Faces in the Crowd

Edited by Alexandra Fenwick

Just My Type

By Dan Patrick

Vanderbilt to Last

The Commodores' pitching staff has become a pipeline to the majors, and this season the SEC power is home to two hurlers bound for the bigs

By Mark Bechtel

The Case for ... Justin Upton

By Joe Sheehan