Friday April 3rd, 2015

Here is a roundup of's 10 most popular stories this week. Be sure to read to the bottom for a bonus story from the SI Vault.

Cardale speaks

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Few athletes have seen their lives change more over the course of a five-week period than Cardale Jones. After leading the Buckeyes to a national title, the former third-string quarterback is fighting to secure a starting spot. Jones sat down with to talk about the QB battle, life after the title and moreBy Pete Thamel

April, come she will

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April has arrived, and that means Major League Baseball is set to return. Who will reign supreme in 2015?'s experts make their picks for the upcoming seasonBy Staff

How to beat Kentucky 

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Can the undefeated Wildcats be topped? Notre Dame almost managed to knock out Kentucky in the Elite Eight of the NCAA tournament, but the Irish fell short. Here's how Wisconsin, Duke and Michigan State can give Kentucky its first loss of the seasonBy David Gardner

Where will Jameis land?

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are on the clock, and they have less than a month to make their selection. All signs are pointing to quarterback Jameis Winston, but in what direction will the rest of the NFL go? Check out's latest mock draftBy Don Banks

Bryce Harper, the man they love to hate

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The Nationals are probably the best team in baseball. But the team's World Series hopes hinge on a 22-year-old who was a star before he actually became a star. By Tom Verducci

Kraft takes the stand

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Two months ago, Patriots owner Robert Kraft took the stage in Glendale, Ariz., to raise the Lombardi Trophy. This week, he took the stand in court to testify in former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez's murder trial. His testimony showed that Hernandez apparently lied to his former bossBy Michael McCann

The best Final Four ever?

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There's no denying that Kentucky, Duke, Michigan State and Wisconsin make up one of the most intriguing Final Four fields in recent memory. But how does it stack up against some of the great Final Fours of the pastBy Ted Keith

How Brad Stevens empowers the Celtics

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Former Butler coach Brad Stevens was hired by the Celtics prior to last season on a six-year, $22 million deal despite having only coached on the collegiate level. But the second-year NBA coach has been worth every pennyBy Rob Mahoney

Ignore the score (for now)

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Things haven't been pretty recently for the U.S. men's national team, which failed to record a victory in its latest trip to Europe despite holding leads in both of its matches. Yet while fans might be tempted to panic, the U.S. has showed a number of positives (in addition to negatives) as of lateBy Brian Straus

The other Final Four matchup

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With the NCAA tournament coming to a close and the 2015 NBA draft around the corner,'s basketball experts examine the biggest question that will bridge the two events: Is Duke's Jahlil Okafor or Kentucky's Karl-Anthony Towns the better NBA prospectBy SI Staff

SI Vault: The Perfect Game

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Villanova's NCAA Final victory over Georgetown in 1985 shook the sport and transformed the lives of Wildcats coaches and playersBy Tim Layden

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