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INBOX

INBOX

NBA FINALS

BELIEVELAND

DOWN 3--1 TO THE BEST TEAM IN HISTORY? NOT A PROBLEM FOR LEBRON JAMES, WHOSE THREE EPIC PERFORMANCES CAPPED AN UNPRECEDENTED COMEBACK FOR THE CAVALIERS AND ENDED CLEVELAND'S 52-YEAR CHAMPIONSHIP DROUGHT

By Lee Jenkins

U.S. OPEN

Ruling Power

By Alan Shipnuck

MLB

JUST. KEEP. PLAYING.

The Red Sox expected Jackie Bradley Jr. to be a star three years ago. Their—and his—reward for keeping the faith? The breakout season they were waiting for.

By Ben Reiter

WHAT'S NEXT

MUTUAL ATTRACTION

By Albert Chen

MASTER OF SPACE AND TIME

By Grant Wahl

BRAND NAME STARS

BRAND NAME STARS

By Pete Thamel

TEXTBOOK CASE

API in Dallas lacks NCAA-certified academics. Why did so many highly ranked players enroll there?

By Pete Thamel

POINT AFTER

Agony and Ecstasy

By Mark Bechtel

Departments

SI.COM

Leading Off

Desert Bloom

A Las Vegas gamble and the arrival of Arizona-bred Auston Matthews would herald a new era for the NHL

By ALEX PREWITT

Bear Down

Russia's track and field team is banned from competing in Rio

By Tim Layden

Picture This

HOT | NOT

Power Play

What cyclists teach us about energy efficiency

By Tom Taylor

Pitch Meeting

Paul Giamatti, Ethan Hawke play ball

By Alexandra Fenwick

FACES IN THE CROWD

Edited by Alexandra Fenwick

An Athlete Lost in Orlando

By Alexandra Fenwick

JUST MY TYPE

By Interview by Dan Patrick

The Case for ... The Lynx

By Richard Deitsch