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April 14, 2014
April 14, 2014

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April 14, 2014

SI.com
THE MAIL
2014 NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP
  • After they were banned from the NCAA tournament a season ago, coach Kevin Ollie held the Huskies together by giving them a higher sense of purpose. Then he guided the No. 7 seed to upset after upset—and, with a steely win over Kentucky, to the school's second title in four years

  • The season may have just ended, but it's never too early to start thinking about which teams will be at the top of the polls next fall

PATRICK BEVERLEY
BASEBALL
  • The economic landscape is set for this season: The Dodgers sit atop the payroll heap, the Marlins at the bottom. But in an era of LONG CONTRACT EXTENSIONS (this spring everyone from Indians catcher Yan Gomes to Tigers superstar Miguel Cabrera got one) some teams have players signed through 2024. Here's a season-by-season look at each club's salary commitments over the next decade.

  • The seven-year, $215 million extension he signed in January didn't just make Clayton Kershaw the game's HIGHEST-PAID PITCHER—it also made him the ninth player the Dodgers must pay at least through 2017. The Giants and the Reds have L.A. beat on long-term commitments, though: They already have payroll obligations through '21 and '24, respectively.

POINT AFTER
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Money Ball

It came out last week that Duke men's basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski will make $9.7 million this year, likely making him the highest-paid coach in America. Here's how the leaders in other sports and a not-so-random selection of other coaches match up.

$9.7 million Coach K Duke

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~$7 million Nick Saban Alabama

$40KJohn Wooden UCLA

~$600,000Bob Hoffman Mercer

$11 million Phil Jackson Lakers

$5 million Mike Scioscia Angels

$7 million Doc Rivers Clippers

~$2 million Mike Babcock Red Wings

$7.5 million* Bill Belichick Patriots

*Forbes estimated Belichick's salary at $7.5 million in 2009 and the number has stuck, but (surprise, surprise) no one outside the team actually knows what he earns.

SIGN OF THE APOCALYPSE

A ninth-division Italian soccer league game must be replayed after the referee sent off a player for a foul that was, in fact, committed by his identical twin.

PHOTOGREG NELSON FOR SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (KRZYZEWSKI)PHOTOJOHN BIEVER FOR SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (SABAN)PHOTOSIMON BRUTY/SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (HOFFMAN)PHOTOJOHN W. MCDONOUGH/SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (RIVERS)PHOTOMADDIE MEYER/GETTY IMAGES (JACKSON)PHOTOMARK HUMPHREY/AP (BABCOCK)PHOTODANNY MOLOSHOK/AP (SCIOSCIA)PHOTORICH CLARKSON FOR SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (WOODEN)PHOTODAMIAN STROHMEYER FOR SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (BELICHICK)PHOTOSCOTT HEAVEY/GETTY IMAGES (RED CARD)