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FOR JAN. 23, 2017

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Until They Meet Again

Monday's Cavaliers-Warriors showdown was the second regular-season meeting between the teams everyone expects—and hopes—will face off in the NBA Finals for the third consecutive year. The game, a matchup that has become the NBA's best rivalry, raised some questions that may not be answered until June: Did either Cavs coach Tyronn Lue or Warriors coach Steve Kerr tip his hand and reveal a plan for a possible Finals re-rematch? Does the addition of guard Kyle Korver make Cleveland's new shooting-heavy unit as formidable as Golden State's Splash Brothers? Did the Warriors put to rest any concerns regarding their crunch-time lineup? To see what Ben Golliver, Andrew Sharp and the rest of our NBA experts have to say about this game and what it means, head to SI.com/TheCrossover

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Impactful Change

Dominique Booth arrived at Indiana in 2014 as a four-star football recruit who had suffered three concussions at Pike (Ind.) High. After each, he says, he became more prone to depression. When he had a fourth concussion, in his sophomore season in Bloomington, the wide receiver walked away from the sport. SI's Joan Niesen tells the story of Booth's struggle on SI.com on Jan. 19.

Hall and Votes

With the announcement, on Wednesday, of the 2017 Baseball Hall of Fame inductees, discussion will begin about the class of 2018. Although PED links are again likely to keep Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens from being enshrined, there are plenty of big names who could find themselves headed to Cooperstown next year. One player making his debut on the ballot, and likely to get the requisite votes in his first try, is Chipper Jones, with his 2,726 hits and career .303 batting average. Tom Verducci and Jay Jaffe have a full rundown of the class of 2017 (and beyond) at SI.com/MLB