FOR APRIL 21, 2014
With the NFL draft less than a month away, the rumor mill is in full swing. Will concerns about his work ethic cost South Carolina's Jadeveon Clowney (page 24) the top spot? Is Teddy Bridgewater (5) a better quarterback prospect than Johnny Manziel? Will offensive tackle Jake Matthews (75) be the first Texas A&M player taken (instead of Manziel)? Go to SI.com/nfl for complete coverage, including the SI 64, our ranking of the top 64 prospects, breakdowns of the top 10 players at each position and analysis of what each team needs.
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Final Twist of the Drama
From the SI Vault / April 22, 1974
When Henry Aaron broke Babe Ruth's home run record in Atlanta 40 years ago, the Hammer didn't do it alone. The moment immortalized a host of supporting players as well.
By George Plimpton
OUR INTERACTIVE MAP THE STORIES ALONG THE COURSE
One year after terrorist bombs shattered the 117th running of the Boston Marathon (page 52), the strength of the city and of the race is more evident than ever—especially in the faces and in the voices of runners, spectators and first responders. This week SI Longform takes you on an interactive journey through the marathon route to explore their stories. Go to SI.com/longform
PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY NICOLE ZIGMONT; SCOTT CUNNINGHAM FOR SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (CLOWNEY); DAVID E. KLUTHO/SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (BRIDGEWATER); DAVID EULITT FOR SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (MATTHEWS); HERB SCHARFMAN FOR SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (AARON)
CHAD MATTHEW CARLSON FOR SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (IPHONE)