FOR APRIL 14, 2014
Who came out of the dugout swinging? Which teams are off to a slow start? Check out SI.com/mlb for our 2014 MLB Power Rankings. With their 4--1 start, the Tigers top the list, while the Cubs, with an anemic .294 SLG, are mired at the bottom. Detroit's offense has been blazing with a league-best .488 SLG and an .825 OPS. Two-time and defending AL MVP Miguel Cabrera has started his campaign to repeat, with seven hits and three RBIs in his first 20 at bats. Setting the table for him is Torii Hunter, who also homered in three straight games.
Young Belinda Bencic upsets Kirilenko today. Hingis won Miami 2x yesterday. Good times for Swiss tennis. If only the men were decent....
Attention Masters punters: Rory shot a sweet little 65 in Houston and is probably already having lunch in Augusta. #Favorite?
SI.com bids farewell to the NCAA basketball tournament with a gallery of March Sadness, including this photo of Wichita State guard Ron Baker after his No. 1--seeded Shockers lost to Kentucky, 78--76, in the round of 32.
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Strutting Their Stuffs
From the SI Vault | Feb. 9, 1976
Thirty-eight years ago the ABA All-Star Game featured the greatest halftime invention since the restroom: the first annual Slam Dunk Contest, a high-flying, mind-blowing spectacle for which the Doctor was most definitely in.
By John Papanek
JED JACOBSOHN FOR SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (HUNTER)
CHAD MATTHEW CARLSON FOR SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (IPHONE)
CARL IWASAKI FOR SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (DR.J)
TRAVIS HEYING/WICHITA EAGLE/MCT/GETTY IMAGES (BAKER)
HOWARD SCHATZ FOR SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (WERTHEIM)