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SI NOW

SI NOW

By WITH HOST Maggie Gray

EDITOR'S LETTER

More than A Champion

By Christian Stone

SPORTSPERSON Of the YEAR

PICTURES of the YEAR

Victory and defeat are only the beginning: Our games can inspire, unite and be a balm for communities in pain. The best photos of 2015 celebrate the spirit as well as the beauty of sports

SERENA WILLIAMS

By S.L. Price

THE GOLDEN RULE OF THE GOLDEN BEAR

By Michael Bamberger

PLAYERS of the YEAR

By Ben Reiter

STAYING POWER

By Alan Shipnuck

GOING WITH THE FLOW

By Lee Jenkins

MAKING THE MOMENT LAST

By Emily Kaplan

PLAY LIKE A GIRL BADASS

By Grant Wahl

OVER AND OUT

By Chris Mannix

AMERICAN BEAUTY

By Tim Layden

EVERYDAY SPORTSMEN

By Dan Greene

INBOX

INBOX

Sports Illustrated FOR AMAZON

Score on Sports-inspired Gifts

The action lovers on your list will cheer for these all-star picks

The Challenger Gear Guide

Take the tackle out of gifting with these sure-to-please picks for those who push the limits

BAKER MAYFIELD

Walk-on: The Wild Side

By Albert Chen

MICHAEL BENNETT

Force of nature

From black stormtroopers to hip-swiveling pro wrestlers to the secret in Ben Carson's hands—destructive Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett has something to say about just about everything

By Greg Bishop

POINT AFTER

On Time

By Steve Rushin

Departments

Strike Three

In again refusing to reinstate Pete Rose, MLB ensured that the Hit King will never be back in the good graces of the game he loves

By Tom Verducci

Big Mac

Conor McGregor's fast and furious win

By L. Jon Wertheim

TWEETABLE REVIEWS

Seasonal Confusion

Made to Measure

Homing in on the stress of pitching—every day

By Tom Taylor

Big and Strong

By Tom Taylor

FACES IN THE CROWD

Edited by Alexandra Fenwick

Sports Illustrated HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

JUST MY TYPE

By Interview by Dan Patrick

The Case for ... Farewell Tours

By Phil Taylor