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June 17, 2013
June 17, 2013

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June 17, 2013

LEADING OFF
THE MAIL
FIELDER AND CABRERA
  • THERE'S NO PLACE TO HIDE AGAINST THE MIDDLE OF THE TIGERS' LINEUP: MIGUEL CABRERA AND PRINCE FIELDER ARE BOTH MASSIVE, FREAKISHLY STRONG AND HITTING SAVANTS. BUT THE SCARIEST THING ABOUT THE GAME'S MOST RELENTLESS 3--4 COMBO? THEY'RE BOTH OUT THERE GRINDING EVERY SINGLE DAY

  • Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder are the current kings when it comes to destructive middle-of-the-lineup tandems. But even if these other combinations can't quite match the Tigers pair's consistency and production, they can give pitchers fits

STANLEY CUP PREVIEW
NBA FINALS
Special Report
Departments

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52 BASKETBALL

DOC ON FILM

Julius Erving provides behind-the-scenes commentary for some favorites photos

AS TOLD TO MARK BECHTEL

BASEBALL

30 Men at Work

Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder are naturals at the plate, but they're also students of the hitting trade

BY MICHAEL ROSENBERG

The best 3-4 combos in MLB

STANLEY CUP FINALS

38 Destiny's Children

The Bruins should have lost in the first round, but they pulled off an unlikely rally and haven't looked back since

BY BRIAN CAZENEUVE

Pierre McGuire's breakdown

NBA FINALS

46 Future Tense

The Heat's championship hopes and dynastic ambitions have come to hinge on Dwyane Wade's knee

BY S.L. PRICE

SPECIAL REPORT

60 The Tempest

The NCAA's fumbling of a gift-wrapped case exposes a fractured department seemingly unable to do its job

BY PETE THAMEL AND ALEXANDER WOLFF

DEPARTMENTS

2 SI Digital

4 Leading Off

10 The Mail

13 Scorecard

Merion is golf's bellwether

23 Faces in the Crowd

24 Just My Type

Karl Malone's alltime NBA team

BY DAN PATRICK

26 The Case AGAINST

Signing the letter of intent

70 Point After

Rashard Lewis chases a ring

BY LEE JENKINS

ON THE COVER: Photograph by Robert Seale for Sports Illustrated

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PHOTOJAMES DRAKE FOR SPORTS ILLUSTRATEDRIMSIDE MANNER Erving soared for a dunk in the 1977 Finals, which the Sixers lost to the Blazers.