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Covering the Bases

AS THE season's second half begins, it's time to take stock of what has happened in MLB and to reset expectations. SI's baseball experts Tom Verducci, Stephanie Apstein, Emma Baccellieri and Jon Tayler make bold predictions and propose the one trade-deadline move each team can make. You'll also find coverage of stars such as MVP candidate Cody Bellinger, the outfielder who broke the Dodgers' record for most homers before the All-Star break (30); Cy Young favorite Max Scherzer of the Nationals, who leads the NL with 181 strikeouts; and rookie sluggers Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (Blue Jays) and Pete Alonso (Mets). also brings you up-to-the-minute news, in-depth analysis of the top story lines and weekly Power Rankings.


Come to for comprehensive coverage of the Open Championship's historic return to Northern Ireland, beginning on July 18. Led by Michael Rosenberg, SI's experts will break down all the action from Royal Portrush in County Antrim, where Brooks Koepka (below), Tiger Woods and the rest of the world's best golfers will compete for this year's final major title.


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