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2014 NFL DRAFT PREVIEW
WHO'S JOHNNY?
SI ASSEMBLED A TOPFLIGHT TEAM OF PASSING EXPERTS TO PICK APART THIS YEAR'S MOST INTRIGUING PROSPECT
ACE IN THE ROLE
AS TRENDS EVOLVE, SO DO PERSONNEL NEEDS. HERE ARE FOUR SKILL SETS OF CRUCIAL IMPORTANCE IN 2014—AND THE PROSPECTS WHO CAN FILL THEM BEST
STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS
YOU GOTTA PLAY HURT
The playoff beard is a cute badge of honor, its thickness a measure of how deep a team goes into the postseason. Those two dozen stitches in the mug, that four-tooth gap, that broken leg you finish out your shift with? Those are the badges of courage by which the NHL measures itself come spring
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NBA PLAYOFFS
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The Greatest
After 32 years SI's Gary Smith is retiring from magazine writing. But his influence—like his best leads—will stick with us
Of Jocks and Jockeys
Many athletes have dabbled in the sport of kings, including current owners Wes Welker (horse: Undrafted), Michael Phelps and Wayne Rooney. No sports figure has a starter in this year's Derby, but a few have had success inside and outside of Churchill Downs