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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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By Sal Johnson

Lexi Thompson just turned 19 on Feb. 10, but her four LPGA wins are already double the total of any other teen in the history of the tour. (Marlene Hagge, Paula Creamer and Lydia Ko, who turns 17 on April 24, won twice before 20.) Thompson is also the second-youngest winner of a major in LPGA history.

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PlayerMajorAge
Morgan Pressel2007 Kraft Nabisco18 years, 10 months, 9 days
Lexi Thompson2014 Kraft Nabisco19-1-27
Yani Tseng2008 LPGA Championship19-4-6
Inbee Park2008 U.S. Women's Open19-11-17
Sandra Post1968 LPGA Championship20-19-0