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LEADING OFF

LEADING OFF

INBOX

INBOX

NBA PLAYOFFS

BACK WHERE HE BELONGS

By Lee Jenkins

LOTTERY LOWDOW

HOW THE TOP 14 PICKS WILL SHAKE OUT

By JEREMY WOO

DEANDRE AYTON

FIRST THINGS FIRST

By ANDREW SHARP

VLADIMIR GUERRERO JR.

HERE COMES THE SON

By JON TAYLER

BABY BOOMERS

Of the 10 best players in baseball (measured by Wins Above Replacement), half are 25 or younger. When he's called up to the Show, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. will join a crop of phenoms, some of whom aren't old enough to drink the champagne in a winning clubhouse. Here are the best of the bunch, and whom they'll most resemble by 2023.

By Emma Baccellieri

The MMQB

A KING'S TALE

By TIM ROHAN

U.S. OPEN PREVIEW

SWING STATE

By Michael Rosenberg

STANLEY CUP FINALS

THE STANLEY CUP FINALS MCPHEE VS. MCPHEE

By ALEX PREWITT

WORLD CUP PREVIEW

WORLD CUP PREVIEW

EDITED BY Adam Duerson

1 ICELAND

By Grant Wahl

2 PANAMA

By Adam Duerson

3 ARGENTINA & 4 PORTUGAL

By Grant Wahl

5 ENGLAND

By Stanley Kay

6 MOROCCO

By Adam Duerson

7 BELGIUM

By Stanley Kay

8 MEXICO

By Brian Straus

9 FRANCE

By Adam Duerson

10 BRAZIL

By Chris Hunt

11 & 12 TUNISIA & SAUDI ARABIA

By Adam Duerson

13 AUSTRALIA

By Brian Straus

14 PERU

By LUIS MIGUEL ECHEGARAY

15 EGYPT

By Grant Wahl

16 CROATIA

By Brian Straus

17 NIGERIA

By Brian Straus

18 SPAIN

By LUIS MIGUEL ECHEGARAY

19 GERMANY

By Brian Straus

20 SENEGAL

By Brian Straus

21 POLAND

By Stanley Kay

22 COSTA RICA

By Grant Wahl

23 COLOMBIA

By Brian Straus

24 URUGUAY

By LUIS MIGUEL ECHEGARAY

25 DENMARK

By Stanley Kay

26 SWITZERLAND

By Stanley Kay

27 JAPAN

By Adam Duerson

28 SERBIA

By Brian Straus

29 SOUTH KOREA

By Adam Duerson

30 SWEDEN

By Adam Duerson

31 IRAN

By Brian Straus

32 RUSSIA

By Adam Duerson

NO U.S.A.? NO PROBLEM

FOOTBALL BROS

By Jacob Feldman

ULTIMATE WORLD CUP XI

By Avi Creditor

SPAIN

By Grant Wahl

POINT AFTER

POSITION BATTLE

THE NFL NOW REQUIRES PLAYERS TO STAND FOR THE NATIONAL ANTHEM—OR FACE FINES. BUT THE NEW RULE ONLY INTENSIFIED THE LEAGUE'S DEBATE OVER PATRIOTISM AND FREE SPEECH

Departments

SHADOW OF DOUBTS

COULD A ROGUE FBI AGENT DERAIL THE NCAA CORRUPTION PROBE?

By JAKE FISCHER

TRIPLE THREAT

HE WON'T END A DROUGHT, BUT JUSTIFY CAN STILL MAKE HISTORY

By Tim Layden

BILLY CANNON 1937-2018

By Mark Bechtel

BACK TO SCHOOL

NFL ALUM AARON MAYBIN IS SHAPING STUDENTS' LIVES

By Jack Dickey

Going All In

By Stanley Kay

MO BETTER

A TEAM IS TRAINING MO BAMBA—AND THAT'S JUST FOR THE DRAFT

By Jamie Lisanti

PULSE OF RACING

WHAT IF SOMEONE LIKE A.J. FOYT WERE DRIVING TODAY?

By Mark Bechtel

FROM THE PAGES OF SI

By Bob Ottum

ROAST OF THE TOWN

A PIRATES HURLER CHRONICLES LIFE ON THE ROAD, ONE FRESHLY BREWED CUP OF COFFEE AT A TIME

By JEREMY FUCHS

ELEVENTH HEAVEN

WHO CAN OVERTHROW THE KING OF CLAY? NO ONE

FACES IN THE CROWD

Edited by JEREMY FUCHS

All-Around Mastery

By JEREMY FUCHS