Friday April 10th, 2015

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


A Tragic, Violent Relationship

Former Major League outfielder Milton Bradley was known for his temper, but trial transcripts and divorce records suggest no one endured that side of Bradley worse than his wifeBy Michael McKnight with L. Jon Wertheim.


Okafor, Jones turn friendship into national title

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After meeting in third grade and committing to Duke as a package deal, freshmen best friends Jahlil Okafor and Tyus Jones led the Blue Devils to a national championship. By Luke Winn.


Inside the failure to stop Darren Sharper's rape spree

Mark Boster/Los Angeles Times

Following former NFL safety Darren Sharper's 20-year sentence for a series of rapes, ProPublica and The New Orleans Advocate explore the police's failure to stop him sooner.


San Diego's coaching pipeline

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Despite lacking a deep on-court tradition, the University of San Diego has cultivated a mafia within NBA coaching staffs and front offices, including Mike Brown, Bernie Bickerstaff, David Fizdale and othersBy Lee Jenkins.


Polarizing pariah Matt Barnes

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When people talk about Clippers forward Matt Barnes, one word often comes to mind. That word is a--hole. "When he was with the Lakers, I hated him," says Clippers center DeAndre Jordan. "And I mean hated him." By Chris Ballard.


What about Arsenal?

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Seven points back of first place as the seasons winds down, Arsenal has an unlikely yet viable roadmap to unseating Chelsea and capturing the Premier League crownBy Andy Glockner.


Kyler Murray's dual-sport dilemma

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High school football player Kyler Murray committed to play quarterback at Texas A&M after heavy recruitment from numerous top-flight programs. But Murray must weigh his college football career against another option: professional baseballBy Chris Johnson.


The Floppies

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For the third straight year, SI.com breaks down the 10 most outrageous flops of the 2014-15 NBA season, this time featuring P.J. Hairston, Glen Davis, Roy Hibbert and more. By Ben Golliver.


Way-too-early college basketball top 25

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Looking ahead at the 2015-16 college basketball season, where Virginia, North Carolina and (shocker) Kentucky look like early favoritesBy Seth Davis.


Rethinking concussions

Rob Tringali

A recent study of concussed baseball players raises an intriguing question: Could the secret to fixing the concussion problem be to focus more on its negative competitive side effects than on its medical impactBy Tom Taylor.


SI Vault: Troy Polamalu

George Gojkovich

Troy Polamalu, who announced his retirement from the NFL on Thursday, was soft-spoken off the field and a maniac on itBy Nunyo Demasio.

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