Friday March 18th, 2016

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.

Kawhi Leonard leads Spurs' dynasty

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The understated San Antonio star has quietly turned into one of the best all-around players in the game. Even though he was the recipient of a $94 million contract, he still drives his '97 Chevy Tahoe. By Lee Jenkins.


The fall of Johnny Manziel

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Two years ago, he was a first-round NFL draft pick and supposed to be a franchise quarterback. Now, he's without a job and unwilling to make a change. By Emily Kaplan.


How Little Rock upset Purdue

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The 12th-seeded Arkansas-LIttle Rock team busted brackets everywhere when they topped No. 5 Purdue in double overtime. But who exactly is Little Rock, how did they do it and what do mountain retreats and cinnamon ice cream have to do with their upset win? By Luke Winn.


Why wasn't Connor Cook made a captain?

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The Michigan State quarterback shares his combine experience and answers the question he was asked at nearly every turn: Why didn't your Spartan teammates make you a captain? By Connor Cook.


Meet the a-cappella-singing senior who led Yale's upset win

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For the first time in program history, Yale won a game in the NCAA tournament. Led by senior Brandon Sherrod, who didn't play last year to tour the globe with his a cappella group, the Bulldogs took down the Bears. By Ben Reiter.


Why is the NCAA's leading receiver being ignored by the NFL?

Garrett shined against some of the nation’s best cornerbacks during Tulsa’s non-conference schedule.
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He has ideal size and eye-popping stats. But Tulsa's star wideout has been largely ignored by NFL scouts. What gives? By Ben Baskin.


NFL red-flagged draft prospects

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As is the case every year, questions surrounding off-field transgressions and other issues are dogging several prospects ahead of the draft. NFL scouts and personnel men share their views on four such players. By Robert Klemko.


Controversy between White Sox, Adam LaRoche's son

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White Sox first baseman Adam LaRoche unexpectedly retired amid a bizarre situation in which the team limited the amount of access for LaRoche's 14 year-old son. Here's why it's so weird. By Jay Jaffe.


What's a catch in the NFL? Not even receivers know

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NFL wide receivers weigh in on what they think a catch really is. The verdict? No one really knows, not even the officials. By Kalyn Kahler.


Explaining Ben Simmons's future

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By this point in the season, there aren't a whole lot of surprises in the NBA. But can the unexpected rise of Giannis Antetokounmpo help forecast Ben Simmons's NBA career? By Andrew Sharp.


SI Vault: Who's better: LeBron or Jordan?

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From 2011, which player is the best in NBA history? The question causes a rift between generations. By Joe Posnanski.

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