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May 21, 2012 | Volume 116, Issue 21

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Jabari Parker Cover - Sports Illustrated May 21, 2012

May 21, 2012
I'm not buying this "new-look" LeBron James. It still seems that everything he does, from tweeting the hoodie photo in support of Trayvon Martin to his current mea culpa for the Decision, is a...

May 21, 2012 | STEVE RUSHIN
The passing of a Red Sox P.A. man reminds us of the soothing sounds of subtlety

May 21, 2012 | STEVE RUSHIN
A soccer player in Norway's fifth division was red-carded and thrown out of a game after he argued in defense of an opponent, saying that the other man had not, in fact, fouled him and wasn't...

May 21, 2012
NOT: OH, BOY, CANADA

May 21, 2012 | Ben Reiter
A new novel deposits the reader at the surreal intersection of football, war and America

May 21, 2012 | Ben Reiter
"The two things you look for: butt height and sweating."

May 21, 2012 | Daniel Roberts
Jake Seau carries on his family's sports legacy—on a different field

May 21, 2012
NOW ON SI.COM

May 21, 2012
| DIED |

May 21, 2012
$1.65 MILLION

May 21, 2012
Which athlete from another sport could play in the NBA today?

May 21, 2012 | David Epstein
Two studies refute reports in the media about former NFL players' life expectancy

May 21, 2012 | DAN PATRICK
BIG QB ON CAMPUS

May 21, 2012 | Edited by ALEXANDRA FENWICK
KAYDEN PORTER

May 21, 2012 | JACK MCCALLUM
Clutch, durable, as badass as there is, Paul Pierce has built a career that has left front offices, even a Legend, in awe

May 21, 2012 | JACK MCCALLUM
An Eastern Conference scout addresses three key issues going forward in the postseason

May 21, 2012 | JOE SHEEHAN
What should determine how much Josh Hamilton is worth as a free agent—his freakish talent or his age and checkered past?

May 21, 2012 | GRANT WAHL
With the debut of the Dynamo's new downtown Houston stadium, most every MLS team now has a venue well-suited for the sport

May 21, 2012 | CHRIS BALLARD
TIM DUNCAN is the most successful player of his generation, maybe even its best, the foundation of yet another Spurs team built to win it all. So why haven't you fallen for him? The reasons aren't...

May 21, 2012 | ALBERT CHEN
That's the question surrounding one of baseball's crown jewels as the sport enriches its young stars with an unprecedented urgency, changing the economics of the game

May 21, 2012 | ALBERT CHEN
Since the end of last season, 12 players with less than three years of service time have signed contract extensions that lock them up through their arbitration-eligible years. Here are the six...

May 21, 2012 | JOE SHEEHAN
Eric Hosmer isn't the only exciting young player whom teams should try to keep under control for as long as possible. These coming stars are next in line for a long-term contract

May 21, 2012 | MICHAEL FARBER
John Tortorella has molded the Rangers in his own driven and confrontational image, and in the process led them to their first conference final in 15 years

May 21, 2012 | SARAH KWAK
After two decades in net for New Jersey, the venerable Martin Brodeur is aiming for a fourth Cup

May 21, 2012 | ALEXANDER WOLFF
A lord and a legend, an Olympic hero who once tussled with a clown, Sebastian Coe is the upbeat face and driving force of this summer's Games

May 21, 2012 | JEFF BENEDICT
THE BEST HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL PLAYER SINCE LEBRON JAMES, BUT THERE'S SOMETHING MORE IMPORTANT TO HIM THAN INSTANT NBA STARDOM: HIS FAITH

May 21, 2012 | JEFF BENEDICT
Like many young Mormon athletes before him, Jabari Parker will be encouraged to serve as a missionary—but not compelled

May 21, 2012 | PHIL TAYLOR
Together, we can do this. No, we must do this. The problem threatens to destroy the very fabric of a sport we love, and it cannot be allowed to go on unchecked. I speak of a danger more widespread...

May 21, 2012 | MICHAEL BREED
The Masters champ may not have dropped any cash, but he's likely received some advice

May 21, 2012 | MICHAEL BREED
Even though Augusta National breaks the Tour's rule on diversified membership, do you agree with Tim Finchem that the tournament is "too important" to exclude from the Tour?

May 21, 2012
FOR THE SYBASE MATCH PLAY

May 21, 2012 | MICHAEL BAMBERGER
Even as he grinned all the way to the end, Matt Kuchar showed his ruthless side in making the Players Championship his biggest victory

May 21, 2012 | MICHAEL BAMBERGER
A month ago Ben Curtis had limited status on the PGA Tour. Then he won the Valero Texas Open, finished 13th at the Zurich, tied for fifth at the Wells Fargo Championship and tied for second at the...

May 21, 2012 | MICHAEL BAMBERGER
How will Players champion Matt Kuchar fare in next month's U.S. Open? If the last dozen years are any indication, Kuchar will either contend or miss the cut. Here's where the Players champion...

May 21, 2012 | MICHAEL BAMBERGER
Since his win at Bay Hill, Tiger Woods has finished 40th at the Masters, MC'd in Charlotte and was 40th at the Players—the first time in his career that he has been outside the top 30 in three...

May 21, 2012 | MICHAEL BAMBERGER
Warm, dry weather around much of the U.S. led to an overall 29.5% increase in play this March compared with last. Some regions soared.

May 21, 2012 | BRANDEL CHAMBLEE
I understand why athletes are reticent to open up to the media, but those who do speak become darlings, or at least they do in golf, and none more so than Phil Mickelson. The PGA Tour should hire...

May 21, 2012 | Gary Van Sickle
Eight of the 16 pros making their first start in the Players made the cut. Here, listed in order of finish, are their background checks and experiences at Sawgrass.