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March 25, 2013 | Volume 118, Issue 13

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Kelly Olynyk Cover - Sports Illustrated March 25, 2013

March 25, 2013
I really enjoyed your Power Issue, but I was shocked to see that Sidney Crosby did not make your top 10 power players ranking. Crosby's influence on the NHL and on the city of Pittsburgh has been...

March 25, 2013 | JIM TROTTER
This year's tepid player market suggests that the days of the massive—and massively back-loaded—free-agent deal are over

March 25, 2013 | JIM TROTTER
Eighty-six tons of dead catfish, sea bass, yellowtail and tilapia choked the Rodrigo de Freitas lagoon in Rio de Janeiro—site of the 2016 Olympic rowing competition—after pollution depleted the...

March 25, 2013
NOT: PISTONS JAMMED

March 25, 2013 | Michael McCann
Asking a draft prospect about his sexual orientation could land a team in a legal minefield

March 25, 2013 | Don Banks
Judging from the boffo reviews, West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith appeared positively pro-ready last week at the Mountaineers' pro day workout, completing an outlandish 60 passes in 64 attempts...

March 25, 2013 | Chris Mannix
It would be easy to give all the credit for the Heat's winning streak—which on Sunday reached 22, the second longest in NBA history—to LeBron James, who's having his best season. But bad news for...

March 25, 2013 | Chris Mannix
Since dumping their top scorer, the Grizzlies have been on a tear

March 25, 2013
ONE AND ONE

March 25, 2013 | Brian Cazeneuve
A surprise ice dancing gold aside, U.S. skaters continued to slump at the world championships

March 25, 2013 | TOM VERDUCCI
Team USA just didn't get the WBC party vibe

March 25, 2013 | TOM VERDUCCI
"The league could play opening games in Australia next season and in the Netherlands in 2015."

March 25, 2013 | David Epstein
A more nuanced way to test for doping is catching on—and catching athletes in ever larger numbers

March 25, 2013 | David Epstein
Match the sports figure with his Twitter exploits last week

March 25, 2013 | David Epstein
"I thought we stunk, and I'm not going to give Buffalo any credit.... We sucked, and we sucked at a time that you can't suck."

March 25, 2013 | MARK BECHTEL
Greatest Early-round Upsets

March 25, 2013 | Edited by ALEXANDRA FENWICK
REBEKAH DAHLMAN

March 25, 2013 | Edited by ALEXANDRA FENWICK
San Lorenzo, the Argentine soccer team that counts the newly installed Pope Francis among its card-carrying fans (the former Jorge Mario Bergoglio is number 88,235 on the club's list), wore his...

March 25, 2013 | Edited by ALEXANDRA FENWICK
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March 25, 2013 | DAN PATRICK
CHIPPER JONES

March 25, 2013 | DAN PATRICK
SAY WHAT?

March 25, 2013 | GARY VAN SICKLE
John Maginnes was the definition of a journeyman when he played on the PGA Tour a decade ago and proud of it. Out of necessity, he played a heavy schedule as he chased his Tour card. "My son was...

March 25, 2013 | Kelli Anderson
The NCAA tournament isn't just about breakout stars and bracket-busters (college basketball's version of last-lap crashes), but it's also about community. From 12:15 p.m. on Thursday, when...

March 25, 2013 | Tim Layden
VICTOR OLADIPO'S JOURNEY FROM OVERLOOKED RECRUIT TO THAT GUY WHO COULD SINGLE-HANDEDLY CHANGE THE TIDES OF MARCH HAS EVERYTHING TO DO WITH THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN THERE WITH HIM ALONG THE WAY—AND...

March 25, 2013 | Ben Reiter
In the final days of camp, hope springs eternal for five veterans of struggle and heartbreak

March 25, 2013 | Kelli Anderson
GONZAGA'S KELLY OLYNYK HAS BECOME A MODEL OF EFFICIENCY THANKS TO DRILLS BORROWED FROM ANOTHER SPORT

March 25, 2013 | Andy Glockner
A FRESHMAN WHO COULD GO NO. 1 IN THE DRAFT, BEN MCLEMORE STILL HAS TO LEARN HOW TO TAKE HIS ACT ON THE ROAD

March 25, 2013 | Dan Greene
POINT GUARD MICHAEL CARTER-WILLIAMS BARELY PLAYED LAST SEASON FOR SYRACUSE. NOW, HE HARDLY EVER SITS

March 25, 2013 | Luke Winn
FROM A (AARON CRAFT) TO Z (THE NO. 1 ZAGS), HERE'S HOW TO SORT THROUGH THE STATS—AND FIND THE KEY PLAYERS—TO BUILD THE BEST BRACKET

March 25, 2013 | Ed Feng
SI'S ANALYTICS EXPERT CALCULATED THE WIN PROBABILITIES FOR ALL 68 TEAMS IN THE FIELD. CHECK OUT THE FULL, INTERACTIVE BRACKET AT THEPOWERRANK.COM

March 25, 2013 | SETH DAVIS
SETH DAVIS'S ALL-GLUE GUY TEAM, NCAA TOURNAMENT EDITION

March 25, 2013 | SETH DAVIS
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March 25, 2013 | George Dohrmann
MONTANA COACH WAYNE TINKLE AND HIS KIDS RACKED UP FOUR TITLES

March 25, 2013 | George Dohrmann
Player of the Year

March 25, 2013 | Kelli Anderson
EACH OF THE FOUR TEAMS WITH THE BEST SHOTS AT THE TITLE HAS A HIGH-WATTAGE STAR. BUT THEY EACH HAVE A PLAYER JUST AS IMPORTANT, ONE WHO FILLS KEY GAPS AND KNOWS EXACTLY WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE

March 25, 2013 | Kelli Anderson
Who will advance to New Orleans? For bracket analysis from SI's experts and to follow the latest developments in the women's NCAA tournament, go to SI.com/mag.

March 25, 2013 | Seth Davis
NOTORIETY ISN'T USUALLY GOOD FOR A REFEREE, AND A WILD RUN-IN 15 YEARS AGO HAS TURNED TED VALENTINE INTO AN INVITING TARGET FOR FANS. BUT IF TV TEDDY IS SO BAD, WHY IS HE WORKING ALL THE BIGGEST...

March 25, 2013 | L. Jon Wertheim
THE AUTHOR SEARCHES FOR AN ICON OF HIS ADOLESCENCE, BENNY ANDERS—THE LONG-LOST, HIGH-FLYING MEMBER OF HOUSTON'S PHI SLAMMA JAMMA, WHICH 30 YEARS AGO TURNED GAME TIME INTO THE WORLD'S MOST...

March 25, 2013 | Lee Jenkins
WHEN NOT IN THE GUISE OF HIS MUSTACHIOED, INSURANCE-PEDDLING ALTER EGO, ULTRAINTENSE POINT GUARD CHRIS PAUL HAS MADE THE CLIPPERS NOT ONLY THE HOTTEST TEAM IN L.A., BUT ALSO A THREAT TO WIN THE WEST

March 25, 2013 | Lee Jenkins
Find out which point guards have been the NBA's most efficient, on the digital edition of SI—available free to subscribers at SI.com/activate. (Spoiler: Lil Chris isn't on that list. Yet.)

March 25, 2013 | S.L. PRICE
Less than eight months after he opened a stadium built in his own image and at a taxpayer expense that will eventually exceed $2 billion, Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria green-lighted yet another...

March 25, 2013 | PHIL TAYLOR
It is more than two hours before tip-off, and I have come to Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, along with lots of other armchair physicians, for a medical consult, to offer an unsolicited second...