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April 28, 2014

BASEBALL

28

Max Scherzer

The 2013 AL Cy Young winner turned down a $144 million offer from the Tigers. What does he know that we don't?

By Albert Chen

NFL DRAFT

34

Sammy Watkins

One small step reversed the receiver's career arc

By Andy Staples

SPORTS MEDICINE

40

Concussions

New research may offer a treatment breakthrough

By Robert Klemko

HORSE RACING

44

California Chrome

His unlikely path to Kentucky Derby favorite

By Tim Layden

MEDIA

50

Da Gold Standard

There's still no match for The Sports Writers on TV

By Rich Cohen

WORLD CUP

56

Bosnian Soccer

A brave band is set to make history in Brazil

By Jonathan Wilson

Departments

4 SI Digital

6 Leading Off

14 The Mail

17 Scorecard

23 Faces in the Crowd

24 Just My Type

Dan Patrick: Size doesn't matter to Aaron Murray

64 Point After

Lee Jenkins: Ron Howard, king of the D-League

COVER AND LINEUP PHOTOGRAPHS BY ANDREW HANCOCK FOR SPORTS ILLUSTRATED

PHOTOPHOTOGRAPH BY ANDREW HANCOCK FOR SPORTS ILLUSTRATEDNOT MAXED OUT Though he'll turn 30 this season, the Tigers' righthander is betting that his best baseball is still ahead of him.

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