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Sports Illustrated DIGITAL

April 16, 2012
April 16, 2012

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April 16, 2012

Sports Illustrated DIGITAL
LEADING OFF
GOLF PLUS
THE MAIL
Inside: THE WEEK IN SPORTS
GOLF
  • Ridiculously long, sublimely creative, yet absolutely just a regular guy, Masters champion Bubba Watson has a story that will bring you (and him) to tears

NHL /// PLAYOFF PREVIEW '12
BASEBALL
  • It's been 65 years since Jackie Robinson smashed the color barrier, nearly 40 since his death. Rachel Robinson—closing fast on 90, still effecting social change—has ensured that his memory and message remain as powerful as ever

PRO BASKETBALL
SPORTS BUSINESS
SAMMY WANJIRU
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TOM VERDUCCI'S THREE STRIKES

THE CYs HAVE IT: They gave up nothing on Opening Day. Roy Halladay, Johan Santana, Justin Verlander and Clayton Kershaw(from left to right) combined to throw 24 shutout innings while giving up just eight hits and four walks, striking out 20. Combine those numbers with those of Felix Hernandez and Bartolo Colon, former Cy winners who pitched in Japan last week for Seattle and Oakland, respectively, and you get a 2012 Cy-line of 2--0 with an 0.45 ERA over 40 innings.

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BOBBY VALENTINE

With his creative baseball mind and Veeckian flair for showmanship, the former Mets manager is a national hero —alas, halfway around the globe.

BY CHRIS BALLARD

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