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April 28, 2008
April 28, 2008

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April 28, 2008

SI Bonus Section: Golf Plus
SI.com
SI Players: LIFE ON AND OFF THE FIELD
NFL DRAFT PREVIEW
BASEBALL
STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS
PRO BASKETBALL
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This is an article from the April 28, 2008 issue

NFL DRAFTPREVIEW

30 You Don't KnowHim
Blue-chip back Darren McFadden confronts questions about his character
By Jim Trotter
• Dr. Z's mock draft
• The lessons of '98

BASEBALL

50 BraveHearts
Two best friends from Cuba fulfilled their dream of playing for Atlanta
By Melissa Segura

STANLEY CUPPLAYOFFS
54 Second to Sidney
Center Evgeni Malkin, together with Sidney Crosby, gives Pittsburgh a bigone-two punch
By Michael Farber

BASKETBALL
58 Russian Revolution
The home of Stalin, Putin and Langdon—Langdon?—tries to embrace American-style(read: capitalist) hoops
By Ian Thomsen

The Best GameEver
Fifty years ago the Colts and Giants, with 17 Hall of Famers, met in the titlegame. Raymond Berry and John Unitas shone brightest
BY MARK BOWDEN
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6 Leading Off

12 Letters

14 Players
• Unmasking steroids' "Max"
• Who's the NHL's worst skater?
• Carl Edwards looks to Talladega
• Welsh boxer beats Hopkins
• Moving TV tribute to Clemente

26 Faces in theCrowd

28 Just My Typeby Dan Patrick
• Chris Long on the grill
• Age Amnesty Day for athletes!

86 Point After
Dale Webster surfs ... and surfs ... and surfs by Chris Ballard

Inside ...

82 Olympics
• Kastor takes marathon trials

84 The NBA
• Inexperienced? Hornets still win

 

PHOTOGREG NELSON (MCFADDEN)30 UPHILL BATTLE There's no question Darren McFadden can run the ball, but how high he goes in the NFL draft may hinge on his rep off the field.PHOTOHY PESKIN (BEST GAME)