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Sochi 2014

Murder, Magic and the Crazy Birth of Showtime

By JEFF PEARLMAN / P. 52

DALE JR. Gets His Intimidator On

P. 40

The GOLD Standard

America Finds a New Teen Idol: 18-Year-Old

MIKAELA SHIFFRIN

By TIM LAYDEN

P. 30

Shiffrin became the youngest Olympic slalom champion and the youngest U.S. Alpine medalist.

PHOTOSI HAS REGIONAL COVER THIS WEEK: SIMON BRUTY/SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (MIKAELA SHIFFRIN) PHOTOMANNY MILLAN/SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (LAKERS)