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March 25, 2013
March 25, 2013

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March 25, 2013

LEADING OFF
  • In the final days of camp, hope springs eternal for five veterans of struggle and heartbreak

THE MAIL
MARCH MADNESS PREVIEW
PRO BASKETBALL
JEFFREY LORIA
  • Less than eight months after he opened a stadium built in his own image and at a taxpayer expense that will eventually exceed $2 billion, Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria green-lighted yet another stripping down of the franchise. He insists it's all in the name of winning

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This is an article from the March 25, 2013 issue

VICTOR OLADIPO

P. 38

KELLY OLYNYK

P. 42

BEN MCLEMORE

P. 45

MICHAEL CARTER-WILLIAMS

P. 46

MARCH MADNESS PREVIEW

34 Bracket Racket

Kelli Anderson makes SI's picks as the men begin their march to Atlanta

38 Victor Oladipo

Indiana's late-blooming forward could change the tides of March

BY TIM LAYDEN

51 5-Minute Guide

A quick look at the top stats, stars and story lines of the 2013 NCAA tournament

56 Women's Preview

Each of the Final Four favorites depends on a player who fills key gaps

BY KELLI ANDERSON

64 Ted Valentine

The most notorious referee also works the biggest games. Why?

BY SETH DAVIS

72 Benny Anders

The author goes in search of the former Phi Slamma Jamma star

BY L. JON WERTHEIM

FEATURES

PRO BASKETBALL

80 Chris Paul

The point guard—and his alter ego—have made the Clippers L.A.'s team

BY LEE JENKINS

BASEBALL

88 Jeffrey Loria

Flush with a fancy new park, the Marlins' owner gutted his team (again)

BY S.L. PRICE

DEPARTMENTS

2 SI Digital

4 Leading Off

10 The Mail

13 Scorecard

The changing economics of NFL contracts

28 Faces in the Crowd

30 Just My Type

Chipper Jones on the world's grossest person

BY DAN PATRICK

98 Point After

Derrick Rose? Dr. Phil will see you now

BY PHIL TAYLOR

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