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Sports Illustrated DIGITAL

April 29, 2013
April 29, 2013

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April 29, 2013

LEADING OFF
THE MAIL
NBA PLAYOFFS
BASEBALL
  • LAST SEASON WAS THE YEAR OF TROUT AND HARPER, BUT THERE WAS A THIRD BRO FROM THE ROOKIE CLASS OF 2012 WHO LEFT HIS MARK IN MORE SUBTLE WAYS. HEED THE WORDS OF HIS BUDDY BRYCE: MANNY MACHADO'S CAREER IS ABOUT TO GET REAL LOUD, REAL SOON

  • MANNY MACHADO'S ADEPT HANDLING OF THE HOT CORNER SHOULD NOT PREVENT THE O'S FROM MOVING HIM BACK TO THE MIDDLE

FILM ROOM
CELTICS 5
GREGG POPOVICH
  • Pop Art 60

    HOW GREGG POPOVICH—A FOODIE, FORMER SPY (MAYBE), RUSSIAN LITERATURE LOVER, FRENCH NEW WAVE CINEPHILE, WINE ENTHUSIAST, CURMUDGEON, FATHER FIGURE, DEFENSIVE GURU TURNED OFFENSIVE MASTERMIND AND THE LONGEST-TENURED COACH IN AMERICAN PROFESSIONAL SPORTS—CREATED A MASTERPIECE IN SAN ANTONIO

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NFL DRAFT

Does BYU's Ziggy Ansah have the stamina to play in the NFL? Can West Virginia's Geno Smith master an NFL offense? Is USC's Matt Barkley big enough to succeed as a pro QB? How will the Manti Te'o scandal affect his draft position? After months of mock drafts and other speculation, these questions will finally be answered. Use SI.com's NFL draft tracker to see which players your favorite team selects and to get instant analysis after every pick from the first two rounds, draft grades on every team and Peter King's thoughts on what should be an eventful and unpredictable first round. For more, including videos and photo galleries, go to SI.com/mag

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SI DIGITAL BONUS

And the Winners Are ...

SI's hockey expert predicts who will take home the NHL's most coveted individual trophies.

BY BRIAN CAZENEUVE

SI VIDEO

NBA Playoffs

Can anyone beat the Heat? Carmelo Anthony won his first scoring title, but how will he and the Knicks fare this postseason? SI's experts are on hand to analyze every series and highlight the story lines and players to watch at SI.com/mag

Happy birthday, Phillie Phanatic! One of major league baseball's most lovable mascots turns 35 this week. To commemorate this historic occasion, go to SI.com/mag for Bryan Graham's feature on mascots in every sport, from the elder statesmen to the spring chickens to old favorites who have been put out to pasture.

PHOTOMICHAEL CONROY/AP (ANSAH)PHOTOCHRISTOPHER JACKSON/AP (SMITH)PHOTOCHARLES BAUS (BARKLEY)PHOTOSCOTT TERNA (TE'O)PHOTOERICK W. RASCO/SI (ANTHONY)PHOTOMATT SLOCUM/AP (PHANATIC)PHOTOFRANÇOIS LACASSE/NHLI/GETTY IMAGES (HOCKEY)PHOTO