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4 SI Digital

6 Leading Off

12 Inbox

16 Scorecard

22 Faces in The Crowd

24 Just My Type

Dan Patrick: Darius Rucker pays tribute to Prince

60 Point After

Steve Rushin: At the intersection of sports and art

Features

MLB

26 Shortstops

Six exciting, all-around players are ushering in a new Golden Age at the position

By Ben Reiter

NBA

32 Craig Sager

The colorful TNT reporter's defiantly optimistic fight against cancer

By Lee Jenkins

IN MEMORIAM

38 Pearl Washington

The Syracuse star was a rare talent. Rarer still was the chance to watch his legend grow

By Charles P. Pierce

NFL

40 Kevin Dodd

Stay in school another year, or cash in now? The Clemson DE faced a million-dollar dilemma

By Andy Staples

NFL

44 The 2011 Draft

The major players recall all the drama of those three pivotal days in New York City

By Ben Baskin

NHL

52 Lost Americans

Long before the Islanders, hockey left its mark on Brooklyn

By Alex Prewitt and Jeremy Fuchs

ON THE COVER: Michael J. LeBrecht II

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Photograph by Joe Amon

The Denver Post/Getty Images

POWER SURGE Rockies rookie Trevor Story is just the latest young star to emerge at short.