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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.

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When Preston Wynne, a 6'1" senior guard from the Spokane Tribe in Wellpinit, Wash., scored 20 points to lead Vanguard (Calif.) to a 70--65 victory over Emmanuel (Ga.) for the NAIA Division I title last month, it was a win for his entire reservation—and for anyone who's traveled the long road. Wynne, 26, took six years off between high school and junior college to work construction and take care of his kids and his mom, who has multiple sclerosis, all the while practicing his jump shot at the community center. The first Native American to be selected tournament MVP, Wynne now hopes to play pro ball here or overseas while completing his psychology degree. "I want to change the dynamic of the reservation and help people get into college," Wynne says. "Hopefully, seeing me be successful, everyone will see it's not that hard."

This is an article from the April 14, 2014 issue

PHOTORYAN COODY PHOTOGRAPHY (WYNNE)