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Sports Illustrated DIGITAL

May 13, 2013
May 13, 2013

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May 13, 2013

LEADING OFF
THE MAIL
SIDNEY CROSBY
  • CONCUSSED, CRACKED IN THE MOUTH WITH A PUCK—YOU CAN'T KEEP SIDNEY CROSBY DOWN. YOU CAN ONLY MARVEL AT HOW HOCKEY'S BEST PLAYER KEEPS COMING BACK EVEN BETTER THAN WHEN HE LEFT

HORSE RACING
  • ON A DREARY DAY AT CHURCHILL DOWNS FAVORED ORB CHARGED TO A ROUSING VICTORY IN THE KENTUCKY DERBY, PROVIDING SWEET REDEMPTION FOR TWO OWNERS AND A TRAINER WHO HAD EACH ENDURED MOMENTS OF EPIC MISFORTUNE

NBA PLAYOFFS
  • THE DURATION OF THE PLAYOFF JOURNEYS OF MANY TEAMS (THE SUPERSTAR-LADEN HEAT INCLUDED) WILL BE DETERMINED IN LARGE PART BY THE SEDENTARY SHOOTERS WHO GIVE THE BIG NAMES ROOM TO OPERATE

DRINKING AND DRIVING
  • PROFESSIONAL ATHLETES DON'T CAUSE MORE DUI FATALITIES THAN OTHER AMERICANS—THEY JUST MAKE MORE HEADLINES. BUT WITH SO MANY HIGH-PROFILE TRAGEDIES IN RECENT YEARS, WHY DID JOSH BRENT AND JERRY BROWN NOT LEARN FROM THEM?

YOENIS CESPEDES
  • Money-conscious Oakland shelled out $9 million a year for a Cuban slugger no other team would touch at that price. Now Yoenis Cespedes is drawing comparisons to Bo Jackson and, ahem, Willie Mays—and proving yet again that the A's know a baseball bargain when they see one

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COLLEGE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR

This is an article from the May 13, 2013 issue

TREY BURKE

KHALED HOLMES

LOREN SHEALY

BRITTNEY GRINER

TAYLOR THORNTON

There's a new award on the college sports landscape: This year SI is selecting its inaugural men's and women's College Athlete of the Year. SI editors selected five male and five female athletes who have achieved athletic distinction and have had an outsized impact in the classroom or in their communities. Beginning on May 8, fans can go to SI.com/collegeathlete to vote for their favorites. The winning male and female athletes will be announced on SI.com on May 22 and will be featured in the May 27 issue of SPORTS ILLUSTRATED.

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Strong Deliverance

From the SI Vault: March 25, 1996

Long before A's slugger Yoenis Cespedes burst onto the scene, Livan Hernandez, the Marlins' 21-year-old Cuban defector, proved he was ready for the majors.

BY S.L. PRICE

PHOTOJOHN W. MCDONOUGH/SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (BURKE)PHOTOJOHN PYLE/CAL SPORT MEDIA (HOLMES)PHOTOJEFFREY A. CAMARATI/UNC ATHLETIC COMMUNICATIONS (SHEALY)PHOTOROB CARR/AP (THORNTON)PHOTOGREG NELSON FOR SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (GRINER)PHOTOBILL FRAKES FOR SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (HERNANDEZ)PHOTOCHAD MATTHEW CARLSON FOR SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (IPHONE)