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GOLF PLUS

WELCOME BACK

By Michael Bamberger

Sal's Corner

By Sal Johnson

Just Win, Baby

The bar has been set remarkably high for Jordan Spieth, who despite all he's done at 20, still needs to raise his game

By Alan Shipnuck

MY BAG: Brandt Snedeker

By Rob Sauerhaft

SI.com

DIGITAL

THE MAIL

THE MAIL

CARLOS GOMEZ

WHY CAN'T EVERYONE LOVE CARLOS GOMEZ?

THE BREWERS CENTERFIELDER PLAYS WITH PASSION—TOO MUCH PASSION FOR SOME OPPONENTS' TASTE—AND DOESN'T EXACTLY BUY INTO THE IDEA THAT A LEADOFF HITTER SHOULD BE PATIENT. BUT HE HAS NOT ONLY TURNED AROUND A FLOUNDERING CAREER, HE HAS ALSO TURNED HIMSELF INTO AN MVP CANDIDATE. SO, WHAT'S NOT TO LIKE?

By Luke Winn

NBA PLAYOFFS

Fit for A Ring

The uniquely skilled Kevin Durant has the scoring titles. He has added an MVP, thanks to a more complete game. But his next leap will be the defining one: taking the Thunder to a title

By Chris Ballard

Will The Real Roy Hibbert Please Stand Up?

His rapid fall from All-Star to no-show had the league buzzing. His return to form put the Pacers in control of their Eastern Conference semifinal. Can anyone solve the 7'2" Rubik's Cube?

By Chris Mannix

2014 NFL DRAFT

AGENTS ARE PEOPLE TOO ...

From guiding the top quarterback taken to finding homes for the unchosen, from Central Park to Newport Beach, the most dedicated advocates for next season's rookies (next to their moms) had a busy weekend. SI was there

By Austin Murphy

BASEBALL

THE COMEBACK KIDS

On a breezy evening in the heartland, 558 people pa id for what they thought would be some typical Class A baseball: O.K. music, quirky promotions, young men chasing big league dreams. What they got instead was one of the most incredible games in hardball history

By Thomas Lake

MAY 25, 2013

LIFE AND DEATH AND THE HEART OF AMERICAN RACING MAY 25, 2013

Memorial Day weekend is motor sports's annual showcase: excitement, glamour and tradition at 200 mph. But last year, far from the spotlight of Indy or NASCAR, three men driven only by their love of racing came up against the harsh reality of risk that rides with them on every lap of the nation's small-time dirt tracks

By Lars Anderson

POINT AFTER

Converts to The Church

By Jon Hamm

Departments

Leading Off

Johnny Fever

Believers went bonkers for the Browns' latest savior, but many Clevelanders, scarred by the Drive and the Fumble and QBs past, remain wary

By Mark Bechtel

Positive Influence

Good deeds follow the death of a player and coach

By Alexandra Fenwick

Naming Rights

Mariano brings his A game to the Bronx—again

By Kalyn Kahler

HOT | NOT

A New Iron Age

Cal Ripken has done well by sticking to what he knows

By Daniel Roberts

Faces in the Crowd

Edited by Alexandra Fenwick

Angels in The Infield

By Alexandra Fenwick

Just My Type

By Interview by Dan Patrick

The Case for ... P.K. Subban

By Brian Cazeneuve