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MLB '19STATE OF THE GAME

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THE YANKEES

Setting the pace in the AL with their power, bullpen and depth

BY STEPHANIE APSTEIN

34

NOLAN ARENADO

A peek at how the Rockies' superstar spends his workday

BY STEPHANIE APSTEIN

38

THE ATLANTIC LEAGUE

It's a laboratory for changes. Think more hits, less downtime

BY EMMA BACCELLIERI

42

STUCK IN THE MUD

No major league game can begin without an oozy secret substance

BY EMMA BACCELLIERI

48

NFL

CRYSTAL BALL

Picking the winners of every game for 2019

BY CONOR ORR

52

WNBA

THE VANDERQUIGS

The Sky guards have found balance and bliss

BY JOAN NIESEN

58

BOXING

ROBEISY RAMÍREZ

How the gold medalist fled Cuba for the U.S.

BY GREG BISHOP

66

SPECIAL INVESTIGATION

DAVID ORTIZ

Who would shoot the Dominican icon?

BY DANNY GOLD

74

MLB

HARD ROAD

TO .400 The resolve it takes to hit that magic number

BY TOM VERDUCCI

FASHIONABLE FIFTY

50

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SERENA WILLIAMS

Challenging convention and crossing over from athlete to fashion icon, the tennis diva styles on and off the court

BY JAMIE LISANTI

94ALL-STARS

Ten style MVPs

96TRENDSETTERS

Fearless and fun athletes

98WALK-INS

Arena tunnels as catwalks

106RISING STARS

Watch out for the next wave

DEPARTMENTS

SI TV

P. 4

LEADING OFF

P. 6

INBOX

P. 12

SCORECARD

P. 15

FACES IN THE CROWD

P. 27

POINT AFTER

P. 108

ON THE COVER

Bodysuit: Wolford; Jacket: Thom Browne; Earrings and Necklace: Serena Williams Jewelry; Watch: Audemars Piguet; Sandals: Giuseppe Zanotti. Styling by Jason Bolden for JSN Style Team; Hair by Lorraine Dublin using Keracare, Dyson and Avlon; Makeup by Pauline Briscoe using Nars, Laura Mercier and Lilly Lashes.