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MAD MAX

MAD MAX

The Tigers made a dramatic $144 million offer to Max Scherzer in the offseason. Even more dramatically, the 2013 AL Cy Young winner said no. Max Scherzer is a really smart guy, so what does he know that we don’t?

By Albert Chen

Underworked and Highly Paid

By Joe Sheehan

NFL DRAFT

A CUT ABOVE

By Andy Staples

SPORTS MEDICINE

If You Give a Mouse a CONCUSSION

At an NIH lab in Maryland, a brilliant intern stumbled on a novel way to observe the brains of concussed mice in real time. The resulting research is transforming ideas of how the brain reacts to mild traumatic injury and pointing the way to possible treatment

By Robert Klemko

KENTUCKY DERBY

THE Accidental FAVORITE

Once upon a time two no-name owners plowed their money into a no-name filly, who bred a colt that would one day—this day—become the wonder of the horse racing world and return its trainer to Churchill Downs for the first time in nearly 60 years. California Chrome's journey is the best kind of Kentucky Derby story

By Tim Layden

MEMOIR

Da Gold Standard

By Rich Cohen

WORLD CUP 2014

HAIL, BOSNIA

URUGUAY WILL BE THE SMALLEST COUNTRY AT THE WORLD CUP; IRAN WILL BE THE LONGEST SHOT. THEN THERE IS THE FORMER YUGOSLAV REPUBLIC, WHICH SAW ITS CAPITAL CITY BOMBED TO BITS IN A BLOODY CIVIL WAR. FROM THAT RUBBLE EMERGED A BRAVE BAND OF BARNSTORMERS WHO PAVED THE WAY TO A HISTORIC MOMENT THIS SUMMER IN BRAZIL

By Jonathan Wilson

POINT AFTER

The Ant Who Won't Cry Uncle

By Lee Jenkins

Departments

Leading Off

Healing Run

The 118th Boston Marathon was a story of 32,000 small victories and one massive triumph

By Greg Bishop

Rubin (Hurricane) Carter 1937--2014

By Richard Hoffer

Going Long

How Bubba tamed Augusta with his driver

By Jeff Ritter

HOT | NOT

JERRYBALL

On July 5 the Brooklyn Cyclones, a Mets Class A affiliate, will host Seinfeld Night in honor of the sitcom's 25th anniversary. If the cast members took the field, here's what positions they'd play.

Faces in the Crowd

Edited By Alexandra Fenwick

Long Legacy

By Alexandra Fenwick

Just My Type

By Interview by Dan Patrick

The Case for ... Kawhi Leonard

By Rob Mahoney