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NBA PLAYOFFS

30 THE ROCKETS

Getting out of the way and creating room is the guiding tenet of the NBA's most explosive offense. Threes are demanded and a midrange runner will get you an "X" on your face

BY LEE JENKINS

NFL DRAFT

40 THE BROWNS

Find a franchise quarterback with the No. 1 pick: That was the mission for Cleveland's new GM, John Dorsey. So how did he do? Check the stands (and the standings) in a few years

BY PETER KING

MLB

46 CLAYTON KERSHAW

With free agency looming, the greatest pitcher of his generation is desperate for the one thing that has been beyond his reach: a World Series title with the Dodgers

BY STEPHANIE APSTEIN

MOTHER'S DAY

54 KIDS 'N' PLAY

These elite moms are all champions in their respective sports, and there's no doubt they love competition. But there's nothing they cherish more than spending time with their children

BOOKS

58 SCENES FROM THE SHOW

In a pair of memoirs, two quintessentially New York baseball figures—Keith Hernandez and Lou Piniella—offer fascinating insights into the struggles that fans don't see

BY STEVE RUSHIN

SOCCER

64 CHRISTIAN PULISIC

He's no savior—witness the U.S.'s failure to qualify for the 2018 World Cup—but his technical mastery of the midfield at age 19 has American soccer fans excited about Qatar in '22

BY GRANT WAHL

NBA

70 BRIAN GRANT

In a 12-year career as a power forward, he stood up to Shaq and went toe-to-toe with the Mailman. Now he has met an opponent he can't simply outhustle: Parkinson's disease

BY CHRIS BALLARD

DEPARTMENTS

SI TV P.4

LEADING OFF P.6

INBOX P.14

SCORECARD P.17

FACES IN THE CROWD P.28

POINT AFTER P.80