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INBOX

INBOX

NEYMAR

Out of the Shadows

Messi and Ronaldo are winding down—too old. Host Russia is a political mess—too depressing. The U.S. should qualify, but barely—too dubious. A year out from World Cup 2018, it's all about the inevitable rise of Brazil's Neymar. But is he ready?

By Brian Straus

THE PLOTS THICKEN

SIX MORE NON-NEYMAR STORY LINES THAT WILL DOMINATE THE RUN-UP TO WORLD CUP 2018

By Avi Creditor

MLB

LOVE SPRINGS ETERNAL

By Tom Verducci

NFL

MARTAVIS BRYANT WILL ...

By Jacob Feldman

THE PRESIDENT

FIRST GOLFER

By Alan Shipnuck

HIDEKI IRABU

THE SEEKER

By Ben Reiter

POINT AFTER

Head Games

By CHARLES P. PIERCE

Departments

SI.COM

Leading Off

Hall Pass

The decision to enshrine Terrell Davis in Canton has raised the hopes of other players whose greatness was short-lived

By TIM ROHAN

Drive to the Super Bowl

Trade Imbalance

When stars fetch prospects, who wins?

By Brendan Marks

Pitch Ahead

FC Barcelona embraces science

By Tom Taylor

FACES IN THE CROWD

Edited by JEREMY FUCHS

Goal Oriented

By Eden Laase

Double Plays

HOT | NOT

The Case for ... The Career Slam

By Michael Bamberger