Friday February 19th, 2016

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.

The Von Miller Experience

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Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller won Super Bowl 50 MVP honors, and he's now reaping the off–field benefits of his stellar playBy Peter King.

NBA trade deadline winners and losers

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With the NBA trade deadline in the rearview mirror, runs down the biggest winners and losers. By Ben Golliver.

10 years of Goodell

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Roger Goodell is closing in on a full decade as NFL commissioner. Here's a look at the policies that have defined his tenure, and why, despite a rocky public perception, he has staying power. By Andrew Brandt.

Brutally honest scouting reports

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Heading into the final stretch of the college basketball season, the stakes are getting higher. Two coaches from the ACC, Big Ten and SEC share their honest scouting reports of the conferences' top teams to identify their strengths and weaknessesBy Seth Davis.

Behind the scenes with Rashan Gary

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When top recruit Rashan Gary committed to Michigan, he ended a frenzied, closely dissected recruitment that spanned five years and multiple time zones. It also signaled the arrival of a defensive force who has the potential to tilt the sport's balance of power. By Chris Johnson.

Nowitzki still loving the ride

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His body might require a little more care than it used to, but 37-year-old Dirk Nowitzki is still a force in the NBA and loving every minute of it. One thing about Nowitzki's future is for sure: “When I'm gone, I'm gone.” By Chris Ballard.

Do FIFA voters want change?

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Rocked by scandal last year, FIFA will hold the election to determine Sepp Blatter's successor later this month. But some of those voting are the very people supporting bribery and racketeeringBy Grant Wahl.

Ranking every MLB team for 2016

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Which teams are primed to make a World Series run? And which are playing for 2018? Jonah Keri answered these questions and many moreBy Jonah Keri.

One of these teams will win the NCAA tournament

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With the regular season nearing its home stretch, SI looked into the crystal ball and made some predictions. Of these eight teams, one will win it allBy Luke Winn.

Best Scenes from NBA All-Star Weekend

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From below-zero temperatures to Kevin Hart to crazy dunks to Michael Irvin tweets and so much more, the NBA All-Star Weekend in Toronto lived up to the hypeBy Andrew Sharp.

SI Vault: LeBron James the Chosen One

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Just a junior in high school in 2002, LeBron James was so good that he was already being called the heir to Air JordanBy Grant Wahl.

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