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LE'VEON BELL

The Jets' new running back talks about his sabbatical

BY JENNY VRENTAS

TRIBUTE

36

GLORY AT GOAT HILLS

Revisiting a classic by an SI master

BY DAN JENKINS

Baseball Preview

42 RISE OF THE MACHINES

How tech has infiltrated every facet of the game

BY TOM VERDUCCI

56 ALEX BREGMAN

The Houston infielder wants baseball to shine

BY BEN REITER

64 TRANSACTION PLAN

How the winter's biggest moves shape the season

BY JACK DICKEY

70 SCOUTING REPORTS

Predictions, analysis, everything you need to know about all 30 teams

March Madness Preview

104 THE TOP DOGS

The five teams likeliest to cut down the nets in Minneapolis

BY DAN GREENE

116 THE BRACKET

Our pick: March Madness ends in April gladness for Duke

BY DAN GREENE

118 ASIA DURR

Louisville's electrifying guard takes one last shot at a title

BY BEN BASKIN

DEPARTMENTS

SI TV

P. 4

LEADING OFF

P. 6

INBOX

P. 12

SCORECARD

P. 15

FACES IN THE CROWD

P. 26

POINT AFTER

P. 124

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Photographs by Simon Bruty (Bell, Phillies); Nils Nilsen (Padres)