About This Week's Cover
There's no place to hide against the middle of the Tigers' lineup: Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder are both massive, freakishly strong and hitting savants. But the scariest thing about the game's most relentless 3-4 combo? They're both out there grinding every single day, Michael Rosenberg writes. For more baseball coverage, check out SI.com's MLB blog, The Strike Zone.
This Week in SI
A sampling of some of the stories you'll find in this week's issue:
Men at Work: Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder are naturals at the plate, but they are also students of the hitting trade. They are today's Maris and Mantle. By Michael Rosenberg.
Destiny's Children: The Bruins probably should have lost in the first round, but they pulled off an unlikely rally and haven't looked back since. By Brian Cazeneuve.
Future Tense: The Heat's championship hopes and dynastic ambitions have come to hinge on Dwyane Wade's knee. By S.L. Price.
The Tempest: The NCAA's fumbling of a gift-wrapped case exposes a fractured department that is unable to do its job. By Pete Thamel and Alexander Wolff.
Doc on Film: Julius Erving provides behind-the-scenes commentary for some favorite photos. As told to Mark Bechtel.
MORE FROM SI.COM
It's the season of the Big Three -- in Miami, in San Antonio and at the U.S. Open. This week the top players in golf, Adam Scott, Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy, will play together in the first and second rounds of the 113th Open, at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa. Go to Golf.com for complete coverage, including daily analysis and roundtables with former U.S. Open winners. Plus, SI Now -- SI.com's daily live show, hosted by Maggie Gray -- will stream live from the Open each night at 6 EDT.
Viva La Rafa!
Tennis' clay king, Rafael Nadal, has eight French Open titles, the most of any player in a single Grand Slam event. SI.com has a gallery of scenes from throughout Nadal's career, including this portrait at age 20.
Doctor, Reveal Thyself
For video of Dr. J reminiscing about classic photos, click here.
The Institution Has Lost Control
Alexander Wolff delivers an intimate look at rogue booster Nevin Shapiro, detailing how he gave the NCAA the case against Miami on a silver platter, through a series of jailhouse interviews.
Pete Thamel examines the ineptitude of the NCAA enforcement process and how it went from bad to worse under the leadership of president Mark Emmert.