Here is a roundup of's 10 most popular stories this week.

By SI Wire
May 29, 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.

What's next for FIFA?

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what is the future of soccer's governing body? By Grant Wahl.

NBA players speak out

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NBA players are increasingly making their voices heard about social issues as a new civil rights movement rises. By Stanley Kay.

Comeback for Ray Rice?

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By Don Banks.

Pats fan: I'm giving up on football

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A lifelong Patriots fan explains how the circus surrounding Deflategate has allowed him to see the NFL for what it is—and set him freeBy Jamie Conway.

FIFA's defense

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Baseball's biggest bargain

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From a strictly financial angle, the Rangers appear to be the beneficiaries of a virtually unprecedented, and unexpected, windfall: beleaguered slugger Josh HamiltonBy Ben Reiter.

Success too sweet not to savor

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A thankless end for Thibs

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By Chris Mannix.

100 reasons to be excited for college football

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The fearless Chip Kelly

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How Chip Kelly's fearless and innovative coaching mind is driving the Eagles' roster overhaul. By Greg E. Bedard.

SI Vault: The Courage of Jill Costello

John Todd
By Chris Ballard.

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