's 10 most popular stories from the week ending May 29

Friday May 29th, 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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With 14 FIFA officials and associates indicted on corruption charges, what happens now with the Department of Justice's investigation? And 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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It has been 17 months since Ray Rice last played in an NFL game and almost nine months since his football career unraveled. Will Rice ever play in the NFL againBy 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

Getty Images's legal analyst explains how FIFA officials will defend themselves against the investigation that resulted in 14 indictments. By Michael McCann.

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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As part of SI's My Town, My Team series, Chris Ballard reflects on the lean years of Warriors history and explains why this year's run means so much to the bay area—especially Oakland

A thankless end for Thibs

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Why owner Jerry Reinsdorf and the Chicago Bulls showed their true colors in a classless dismissal of coach Tom ThibodeauBy Chris Mannix.

100 reasons to be excited for college football

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To celebrate the impending college football season (less than 100 days away!),’s college football staff has assembled 100 reasons to get excited.

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

After a promising junior season as a coxswain at Cal, Jill Costello learned she was in the late stages of cancer. The next year was her bestBy Chris Ballard.

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